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Cooking Light is seeking a temporary Senior Designer to fill in for our current Senior Designer who will be out on maternity leave (mid-July to mid-October). He or she will work on all sections of the magazine from the feature well to the department pages and will also be tasked with reviewing and approving color for main magazine and special editions. The Senior Designer will be expected to design pages in a fast-paced environment under firm deadlines. He/she will also art direct photo shoots on set and approve images for their assigned stories. He/she must work closely with the editors to create a layout that fulfills the editorial requirements, fits the look and feel of the magazine and fulfills the Creative Director¹s instructions. The Senior Designer must be meticulous with typography and creative with their layouts as well as fast enough to keep the magazine on schedule. An interest in and experience with food is a plus. Must have experience assigning illustrations as well as enjoying coming up with concepts to fit the stories. This person will be responsible for guiding assigned stories through the entire design/production process (visual concept, image choice, layout, print orders, color correction). The work schedule is generally 9:30-6. Proficiency in InDesign and editorial magazine experience is a must. Knowledge of Woodwing (or a similar system) is preferred. The position is located in Birmingham, AL but open to designers who are interested in temporarily relocating.

Deputy Art Director, Country Living

We already know you're...

-creatively savvy

-a team player, but self-motivated with a collaborative mindset

-a multi-tasker and prioritizer

-someone who works well with editors to make their words and ideas come to life in a vibrant, fun and exciting way

-passionate, fearless and excited to work in print

-a visual problem solver


On-the-job responsibilities include...

-working with the Creative/Design Director on a daily basis to maintain the look of the magazine while continuing to push the brand's visual identity

-working with editors to visually illustrate and strengthen their ideas throughout the magazine

-handling a story start to finish" taking an editorial brief and working with editors to thumbnail a story, presenting styling direction, preparing styling briefs for food and prop stylists (both in and out of the house), on-set art direction, and final story design

-helping to manage our team of designers, including helping to nurture their creative talents

-working with the Photo Director and Assistant Photo Editor to plan and execute photo shoots

Bonus points if you...

-can do spot illustrations

-have a good sense of humor

-have an awareness of pop culture and current trends

-practice hand-lettering on the side

Please do not apply if you...
are a diva, have no sense of humor, or tend to sing aloud to your music (we have an open office).


The editorial art department at Cooking Light--the country's largest epicurean magazine--seeks a passionate and energetic fellow to join our creative team in Birmingham, AL. The art department fellow will design various front-of-book stories and assist the art department while learning the ins-and-outs of working at a national magazine. Visual storytellers wanted--photography/video experience a plus. Responsibilities: • Route layouts through the production process--work with master pages, apply style sheets to text, and format layouts • Design various front of book sections • Design on-brand content for print and digital on the fly • Assist designers in pulling photography inspiration and creating art plans • Along with other fellows, assist with general office duties, including answering customer service emails, distributing mail, and organizing the library

Art Director, Cooking Light

Job Category: Content Time Inc. is one of the largest branded media companies in the world. The company reaches more than 130 million people globally each month across multiple platforms, with influential brands like Time, People, Sports Illustrated, InStyle, Real Simple, Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine and Wallpaper. Our Birmingham, AL location is home to our well-known Cooking Light, Southern Living, Coastal Living, MyRecipes and Oxmoor House brands. About Birmingham: This Southern city is in the midst of a cultural renaissance. Birmingham has terrific museums, converted loft neighborhoods, cool coffee joints, barbecue, and reclaimed urban green space. And that's just a sampling of what it has to offer! With new restaurants, bars, shops, and gallery openings always on the calendar, there's something for everyone here. Did we mention Birmingham also boasts an ever-growing music, art, and film festival scene? Thanks to short commute times and mild weather, you can enjoy everything the city has to offer year-round. The Job: Cooking Light is recruiting a highly motivated Art Director with a passion for food photography and design to work in our Birmingham, Alabama office. Reporting to the Creative Director, the Art Director is responsible for art directing photography on location and in the new state-of-the art Time Inc. Food Studios. The Art Director will also commission and oversee illustration and package and design stories, while maintaining the overall design quality and integrity of our print and digital platforms-- from design to production. You Will: Conceptualize, plan and art direct feature and FOB photo shoots Design innovative, dynamic features and special packages Guide assigned stories through the entire design/production process Assign photography and illustration to consistent high standards Collaborate with editors on story concepts and the integration of editorial content and design Work with the Creative Director to manage and mentor designers. Serve as a first line of approval for their work. You Have: Minimum of six years of editorial design experience Expert-level skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign Strong typography skills Experience in assigning and producing food photography Experience in assigning illustrations and hand-lettering Ability to juggle multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment without sacrificing quality Strong leadership and communication skills, a detail-oriented approach, consistent execution and overall reliability A love for complex and layered magazine design as you will be working primarily on large feature packages A passion for what you do; your enthusiasm for your work is contagious Clear communication skills, a detail-oriented approach, consistent execution and overall reliability

Design Director, Coastal Living

The Position: Design Director, Coastal Living Location: Birmingham, AL Time Inc. is one of the largest branded media companies in the world. The company reaches more than 130 million people globally each month across multiple platforms, with influential brands like Time, People, Sports Illustrated, InStyle, Real Simple, Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine and Wallpaper. Our Birmingham AL location is home to our well-known Coastal Living, Southern Living, Cooking Light, and Oxmoor brands. About Birmingham: This southern city is in the midst of a cultural renaissance. It's not about barbecue; it's not about cool coffee joints; it's not about reclaimed urban green space; it's not about converted loft neighborhoods; it's not about new restaurant, bar, shop, and gallery openings; it's not about music, art, and film festivals. It's about all of that, and so much more. Best of all: you can enjoy everything the city has to offer and a high quality of life. Thanks to short commute times and mild weather (think year-round outdoor living). The Job: Do you love gorgeous homes, delicious food, sunny travel, inspiring people, and warm-weather style? Are you passionate about a coastal lifestyle? Do you have a knack for seeing the big picture outlook while also obsessing over the smallest of details? Do you art direct your world, from your home to your outfit? If your answer to these questions is a resounding yes, then read on for details about the Coastal Living Design Director. The Design Director is a senior member of the management team, the visual authority of the staff. S/he will work with the Editor and Style Director to create, define, and execute visual strategy for all content for Coastal Living. You will: • Oversee all design direction. Ensure that overall look and feel of the brand products is appealing to both consumer and advertising audiences. • Assist in shaping editorial direction. Collaborate with editor, style director executive editor, and managing editor to generate editorial content mix, relying heavily on brand awareness and brand filter. Work closely with editors and the art department to reinforce brand mission through story design. • Manage and mentor members of the art and photo departments and freelance designers. Coach them in all things "coastal"; share resources; and help them find solutions when questions and challenges arise. Serve as a first line of approval for their work product. • Design and art direct content. Design all covers and certain features; art direct photo shoots when needed. • Facilitate communication. Help serve as a liaison between editorial, art, and photo departments. • Ensure consistency of brand design across all sections and platforms. • Know the landscape. Monitor competitors for ideas and talent. You have: • 7-10 years of art direction experience at a magazine, catalogue, or other relevant business • The ability to navigate adversity and anticipate issues before they arise • Clear communication skills, a detail-oriented approach, consistent execution and overall reliability • A passion for what you do; your enthusiasm for your work is contagious • A deep understanding of and finely honed filter for the brand

Senior Food Editor

Location: Birmingham, AL Southern Living celebrates the best of life in the South, both in our content and through publications and programs that enrich the lives of millions of our devoted readers. As the signature Southern brand in the Time Inc. portfolio, Southern Living acts as the go-to resource, both in print and online, for people who love the Southern lifestyle. Created by a team of experts on Southern food, gardens, home design, travel, and style, is the ultimate insiders' guide to life in the South. The job: The Senior Food Editor, will help shape the food & entertaining vision for Southern Living leading the charge at the signature Southern brand within the Time Inc. portfolio. This is a key role for an experienced food editor who is excited by the chance to mobilize a team around big ideas, projects, and packages. You will: • Pitch, package and produce seasonal food and entertaining stories across platforms and pillars for features, section leads and monthly columns and traffic-generating digital campaigns • Own and edit the food section of the magazine • Mentor junior staff in pitching, packaging, reporting and writing • Utilize your network of talented freelancers and tastemakers, finding creative, relevant angles for them to contribute to our brand • Work with our General Manager to monitor workflows, especially from the perspective of junior editors • Meet every deadline, every time - and work with junior staff to do the same • Generate multiple pieces of digital content every month You are: • Experienced magazine editor: You can map out 15 months of seasonal food content at a time. You are inspired by great packaging and come with the knowledge and experience needed to plan and pull off inspired packaging youYou willrself. You have superior editing, writing and reporting skills. • Leader with a vision: You take abstract ideas and transform them into compelling, robust packages. You are part diplomat, part project manager. You can motivate groups of people and bring them together to execute ambitious projects. You get things done. You enjoy teaching and mentoring. In a world where we're working on multiple things at once you help others determine what to prioritize and the most efficient way to stay on track. • Problem solver: When writers and editors come to you with issues, you identify solutions. You're always building and maintaining a network of on-the-ground sources that enable us to produce trustworthy food content through a proven community of insiders. • Ideas person: You are naturally creative and enjoy brainstorming and collaborating. When you look at a story in the headlines, you can envision how to approach it from additional, reader-focused angles. You also think bigger: packages, franchises, newsletters, partnerships and more. • Immersed: You come with a clear perspective and a deep interest in all things Southern Living with a specific interest in food. When we invite you in for an interview, we'll be able to feel your energy, enthusiasm, and interest.

Assistant Designer

The editorial art department at Cooking Light--the country's largest epicurean magazine--seeks a passionate and energetic Assistant Designer to join our creative team in Birmingham, AL. The Assistant Designer will design various front-of-book stories, and translate these print layouts for our tablet editions. The assistant will also perform light administrative duties for the Creative Director, including managing her schedule and filing expenses. The ideal candidate will possess: · Excellent layout and typographic skills · Fluency in the Adobe Creative Suite · Relentless attention to detail · Ability to take direction and work closely with other team members · Exceptional time-management skills with capacity to juggle multiple tasks · Past publication internship or work experience required · Tablet experience a plus If you are a can-do person looking to immerse yourself in the magazine design culture and enjoy cat videos and happy hours, we'd like to hear from you. Visit to apply.

Production Coordinator - Cooking Light

Production Coordinator - Cooking Light Posting Job Description Cooking Light is looking for a full-time editorial production coordinator with three years minimum experience working in publication editorial, other print, and tablet production. Will independently manage production of magazine's tablet editions and work as part of the print magazine production team. Candidate must be technologically savvy, detail oriented, well organized, and highly collaborative, with an editorial sensibility and sharp critical thinking skills. Must be able to manage and enforce deadlines throughout print production and tablet production cycles. Tablet: Work as an independent production unit within Cooking Light in partnership with Tablet Designer to create tablet and mobile phone versions of the print magazine. Duties include: •Create and implement tablet-edition production schedules with minimal supervision; will work closely with tablet designer(s), copy editor(s), and off-site imaging team. •Collaborate with tablet designer(s) and editor(s) to plan, implement, and organize bonus/exclusive tablet content. •Work with Consumer Marketing to produce tablet-related promotional assets. •Work with tablet designer(s) and imaging staff to request color corrections and review/correct tablet editions for consistency, accuracy, and functionality. •Collaborate with and digital staff to acquire, organize, and implement any necessary Digimarc- or tablet-related URLs. Print: •Assist in managing workflow of InCopy and InDesign files throughout production cycle(s). • Assist in creating and monitoring production schedules. •Serve as liaison to color separator during tablet production and assist as liaison to separator and printer during print production. •Coordinate creation and placement of all Digimarc watermark files into hi-res images; check functionality for all Digimarc watermarks. •Create, update, and manage network server files and WoodWing dossiers. •Create and update InDesign document templates, place text and images, maintain style sheets, prepare files for separator.

Art Director - Southern Living

Southern Living is currently seeking an experienced, motivated, and talented Art Director to join the magazine's editorial art team in Birmingham, AL. The art director will be responsible for the overall graphic look of the magazine, from photography and illustration to color, typography, and design. The position requires: Art directing photographers and designers on Food, Home, and Travel content. An understanding of food and food photography is imperative. Designing of features, departments, and covers as well as continuing to evolve the magazine's overall look. Sophisticated type sensibility. (Work samples should show this.) A self starter with and eye for detail and the ability to juggle multiple projects within a fast paced environment. Strong communication and leadership skills for both the art and edit teams.

Senior Designer, Cooking Light - Birmingham, AL

Cooking Light has an immediate opening for a senior designer to work in our Birmingham, Alabama offices. The senior designer will work on feature design, major editorial packages, and sections. The winning candidate's book will demonstrate excellent typographic, design, packaging, feature and department skills. The senior designer will report to the Creative Director.

Designer- Coastal Living (Birmingham, AL)

Coastal Living is a Time Inc. lifestyle magazine, covering home design, decorating, food, entertaining, and travel. We are seeking a designer to join our talented, energetic staff based in Birmingham, Alabama. This key member of the art department should be able to work efficiently to meet firm deadlines, juggle multiple layouts at once, must be detail-oriented, have a strong sense of typography, and be willing to take direction. He or she will be creating dynamic, fresh layouts for all sections of the magazine, and assigning illustration. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of magazine editorial experience. (Candidates with less experience that can demonstrate strong design skills achieved through work and/or internships will be considered.) The designer will report to the magazine's design director and work closely with the senior designer. Expert knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Woodwing is required. Tablet design experience is a huge plus. Please provide a pdf and samples of your work for consideration.

Creative Director, Cooking Light- Birmingham, AL

Cooking Light is looking for a food-passionate, dynamic graphic designer and team leader to be Creative Director in our Birmingham, Alabama office. Food is hot, healthy is hot--and Cooking Light is hot: Having just celebrated our 25th anniversary year, we've seen nominations and awards for our design, features, app, website and books in the past two years. The successful candidate will have deep experience in managing food photography--which takes place in both Birmingham and New York--and have a vision for stylishly expressing the joys of food and cooking in typography, layouts, edit packages, etc. The Creative Director will also work on tablet, licensed food packaging, special editions, books and events. This is a huge opportunity for a creative director who wants to lead a powerful national title and brand to new heights in the emerging media landscape. We're looking for a candidate with deep experience and great references.

Photography Director, Cooking Light (Birmingham, AL)

Cooking Light is looking for an experienced Photography Director with experience in, and passion for, food photography, to work out of our Birmingham, Alabama offices. Food is hot, healthy is hot--and Cooking Light is hot: Having just celebrated our 25th anniversary year, we've seen nominations and awards for our design, features, app, website and books in the past two years, all of which are driven by our excellent food photos. The successful candidate will have deep experience gathering and directing photo teams, managing photo budgets and schedules, supervising photo contracts, managing a staff photographer and assistant photo editors, finding new photo talent, and working closely with designers and editors on the complex matter of making healthy food look absolutely delicious. This is a huge opportunity for a Photo Director who wants to help lead a powerful national title and brand to new heights in the emerging media landscape. We're looking for a candidate with deep experience and great references.

Art Director - Oxmoor House

Experienced Art Director with the ability to conceive, produce and design compelling books, bookazines and other publications for varied and specific brands. Able to assist the Creative Director in the execution of design, photography, illustration and the technical production of all publications. This position is based out of our Birmingham, AL offices.


Creative Director, Southern Living Magazine

We're looking for an accomplished Creative Director to lead the art and photo teams at Southern Living, one of the country's most iconic and beloved brands. You don't have to be a son or daughter of the South, but you must have a sincere affinity for our distinct culture and devoted mass audience of nearly 16 million. In addition to the usual requirements--an unforgettable portfolio, a mastery of the latest design programs, and extensive experience directing photo shoots at far-flung locations--it's essential that you've run a large department and can juggle the fast-paced demands of a monthly title that publishes numerous regional variations. On any given day, you might be shooting a cover, designing feature layouts, developing ideas for new columns, reviewing chapters for one of our dozen or so annual books, advising on collateral material for licensees, and managing the myriad of creative types who work here at our headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama. It helps to have a passion for one or all of our core topics (decorating, gardening, cooking, and traveling), but most of all we want to see how your love of graphic design will translate into our pages as we look forward to a new decade of growth and influence at the heart of Southern life.