Art Director - Popular Mechanics

  • Job Description:
    Popular Mechanics is looking for a self-reliant art director to help define the visual voice of the magazine. We are looking for someone with a very distinct graphic style, the ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment, and the skills to lead by example. Strong conceptual skills are a must. The ability to collaborate with the edit and photo team is crucial to this role. Our work environment is highly critical and ever-changing, so it is important that the candidate is very flexible. This position is also open to getting involved with video and motion projects.

    Daily Responsibilities:
    Coming up with big visual ideas.
    Layout and design of features and some FOB pages.
    Collaborating with edit and photo dept.
    Art directing shoots.
    Communicating technical information to illustrators.
    Communicating the vision of the design director to junior members of the team.
    Following through with retouching via the imaging specialists.
    Adding a distinct visual style to the overall look of the magazine.

    Requirements:
    3-5 years of experience as an art director at major print publication
    strong communication skills
    outgoing
    flexible
    collaborative
    strong typography skills
    general curiosity about science and technology
    positive attitude
    experience with complicated service packages
    self-motivated to do award winning work

    Bonuses but not required:
    Illustration
    Hand lettering
    Video editing
    Motion graphics
    Writing
  • Contact Email:mcwilson@hearst.com
  • Contact Name: Michael Wilson
  • How to Apply: Please email a resume and website or PDF of work to mcwilson@hearst.com. Please include "Art Director Applicant" as the subject of the email.
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