Senior Art Director

  • Job Description:
    Objective Ad Age seeks a Senior Art Director with exceptional design and organizational skills to work with our talented newsroom team to plan, design and produce high-impact editorial pages, graphics, data and other related content that will tell stories in interesting, new and unique ways. Additionally, the role will serve to drive the design of Ad Age digital products, event collateral, motion graphics and other projects taken on by our studio where a designer's expertise can inform and enhance the experience of our brand. This person will report directly to the creative director of the newly-organized, all-platform Ad Age Studio which supports the editorial, marketing, product and business teams' creative needs. The Senior Art Director must be able to produce conceptually-driven content in print, with strong sophisticated design and typography, while also working through day-to-day operations of an art department which is pursuing multiple projects with tight deadlines simultaneously. In addition, the candidate must have a strong background in working with and directing talent, photographers, agents, and illustrators, being very adept at assigning, producing and sourcing original and pickup imaging. A strong original assignment illustration portfolio is a must. Finally, the Senior Art Director will collaborate with stakeholders outside of the department to complete projects ranging from digital product designs to special publications and supplements. This individual should excel at working both independently as well as in a collaborative team environment. And because of the nature of what we do, the successful candidate must be able to work from Ad Age headquarters in Manhattan and have schedule flexibility as work cycles up and down, particularly being available on nights when magazine pages are closing to press. No relocation assistance is available; local candidates only, please. Responsibilities Collaborate with editors, studio colleagues (designers/producers/freelancers), and business colleagues in the office and remotely to create conceptually and visually engaging stories for the legendary Advertising Age print magazine, which has 24 issues annually (bi-weekly) plus several special issue publications throughout the year Manage and complete imaging research requests in the art desk queue, in a timely fashion, for stories posting throughout the day to AdAge.com and Ad Age Creativity Lead and heavily contribute to the efforts of the studio designers across various Ad Age channels Produce imaging/photography research for various stories and manage selects Assign, produce and/or execute various original illustrations, photography and designs for Advertising Age magazine in print and on screen Occasionally attending and/or directing photo shoots as necessary Negotiate and process contracts and invoices for Ad Age editorial photographers and illustrators as necessary Assist creative director in maintaining the annual editorial imaging budget in collaboration with the art director Traffic-manage print projects for production and digital projects for the web Prepare press-ready PDFs (direct-to-plate, PDF X1a standards) Collaborating with manufacturing, manage production scheduling (page-ship schedule) and assist creative director and art director with staffing/freelance resource planning for various print projects including the editorial flagship magazine Work on various other design projects as requested by the creative director or general manager of marketing and brand Other duties as needed
  • Position: Art Director
  • Area of Focus: Production
  • City: New York City
  • About Our Company: Ad Age began as a broadsheet newspaper in 1930 and has grown into a award-winning, fast-paced news group that publishes in print, digital and video. It also convenes major industry events such as the annual Digital Conference and features the industry's best creative work. It is published by Crain Communications Inc. and headquartered in New York. www.AdAge.com @adage Crain Communications has been at the forefront of the publishing industry for more than a century. Combining information with innovation, Crain delivers the story you can’t get anywhere else. As a privately held company, we maintain a personal responsibility for elevating our work to be the best it can be. Every editor, reporter and correspondent at Crain shares the responsibility of ensuring the editorial independence and importance of our work. With an Audience First focus and uncompromising integrity, we strive to make a real impact for the individuals and industries we serve. While other media companies report the news, Crain gives it meaning. We add context to content, infuse information with insights, and initiate connections as well as conversations. Crain Communications offers a competitive salary, a generous benefits package, profit sharing, and a friendly work environment. This is a great time to join our organization -- a profitable, well established publishing leader. @CrainComm #CrainCareers #MyCrainView #CrainCares Follow Crain on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Glassdoor Crain Communications Inc is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability. We thank you for your interest in Crain Communications and invite you to visit our website as positions are updated regularly. EOE/Vet/Disability
  • Company: Advertising Age
  • How to Apply: Please apply directly to the position by going here: https://re22.ultipro.com/CRA1001/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*E2AFE4E9142E9D42
  • Job Requirements: Basic Qualifications 10 years of experience in designing for publications in print and online 5 years of management experience Expert Adobe InDesign and Photoshop skills Editorial management software experience (such as K4, Woodwing/Elvis, Censhare, Méthode, or NewsGate) Familiarity with Microsoft Office tools (primarily Word and Excel) Excellent typographic and informational hierarchy skills demonstrated in a portfolio of work visible via URL Strong verbal and written communication skills Basic HTML and CSS familiarity BFA in graphic design or equivalent Preferences Weekly or bi-weekly consumer newsstand magazine experience strongly preferred Adobe Illustrator expertise strongly preferred Woodwing experience strongly preferred FinalCutPro, Adobe Premiere Pro and/or AfterEffects experience a plus Adobe InCopy expertise a plus Advertising and/or marketing experience a plus Experience with complex data presentation Photo research expertise a plus HTML and CSS fluency
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