Art Director, Variety

Job Description: Variety is seeking a passionate and collaborative Art Director who will help define and produce our weekly magazine. The ideal candidate will work alongside our Editorial team to translate complex stories and ideas into amazing and award-winning designs. This role is based in Los Angeles. 

• Design key features and news sections, often under tight deadlines
• Commission and art direct original illustrations and photography
• Negotiate fees, manage contracts and paperwork for assignments made
• Produce graphics and data visualizations
• Contribute to critiques and offer constructive feedback in a collaborative environment
• Color correct and prepare artwork for publication
• Conduct daily meetings with the Creative Director to schedule the team's plan each day
• Send out weekly emails with team assignments
• Manage individual team members' workloads
• Work closely with the team on overall aesthetics

Job Requirements:
• Recruit freelance talent as needed
• Ability to illustrate abstract concepts is a plus
• A strong passion for typography is essential
• A solid knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator is required

Type of Job: Design, Art Direction

City: Los Angeles

Region: CA

Duration: Full-time

Company: Variety

About Our Company: 

About Variety: 
Recognized and respected throughout the world as the definitive voice of the entertainment industry, Variety has been the premier source of entertainment news for over a century. Since 1905, the most influential leaders and decision makers in entertainment have turned to Variety for timely, credible and straightforward news, analysis and perspective — taking our readers behind the cameras, curtains and screens of film, television, theatre and digital media with our unique, award-winning combination of breaking news reporting, insightful deep dive think pieces and engaging, must-read feature spotlights. Variety’s commitment to our community- covering its successes and failures in equal measure- is unparalleled both domestically, in our US entertainment capitals, and abroad, across the rapidly changing international entertainment landscape.

About the Company:
Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a monthly audience of more than 180 million and empowers more than 1 million global CEOs and business thought-leaders in markets that impact the world. Our dynamic events, data services, and rich content entertain and educate today’s fashion, retail, beauty, entertainment and lifestyle sectors. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 11 countries worldwide, Penske Media is the way global influencers are informed, connected, and inspired. To learn more about PMC and its iconic brands, visit

How to Apply:

Freelance Junior Designer, WWD

Job Description: The Junior Designer’s primary responsibility will be the Digital Daily, but also include the .com and bimonthly print magazine Beauty Inc. WWD operates on a news cycle and requires an individual who can think on their feet and troubleshoot visual solutions. We cover subjects ranging from breaking fashion news, designer profiles, conceptual business stories, to fashion editorials, beauty trends, menswear and financial reporting. You will be working closely with all departments of the newsroom.

Job Requirements: This is for Fashion Week coverage. February 5th- February 14th with possibility for full time. Will include some late night shifts. 

  • Enthusiastic designer with strong attention to detail and love of type

  • 1+ years of editorial design experience (internships count)

  • Excellent communication skills and experience talking through editorial ideas in a lively, collaborative environment

  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently under pressure handling multiple projects

  • Thorough knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite

  • An interest in fashion preferred

Type of Job: Design

City: New York

Region: New York

Duration: Freelance to Full-time

Company: WWD

About Our Company: 

About WWD:
Often referred to as “the fashion bible,” WWD provides a balance of timely, credible business news and key fashion trends to a dedicated readership of retailers, designers, manufacturers, marketers, financiers, Wall Street analysts, international moguls, media executives, ad agencies, socialites, and trend-makers. WWD’s parent company, Penske Media Corporation (PMC), is a leading digital media company, publishing, and information Services Company founded in 2003.

About PMC:
Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a monthly audience of more than 180 million and empowers more than 1 million global CEOs and business thought-leaders in markets that impact the world. Our dynamic events, data services, and rich content entertain and educate today’s fashion, retail, beauty, entertainment and lifestyle sectors. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 11 countries worldwide, Penske Media is the way global influencers are informed, connected, and inspired. To learn more about PMC and its iconic brands, visit

Contact Name: Jessica Sarro

Contact Email:

How to Apply: Please send a link to an online portfolio or work samples in order to be considered for the position.

Designers for new digital travel initiative, The Washington Post

Job Description: The Washington Post seeks two designers for a new digital travel initiative. These roles require well-rounded visual journalists who can design, illustrate and art-direct across platforms.

Job Requirements: We are looking for designers who are excited about travel journalism. Successful candidates must be highly organized and able to produce quality work in a fast-paced environment. These designers will be expected to design or illustrate social images for several stories, plan Instagram posts and work on longer-term projects. Designers will work closely with the rest of our team, so a collaborative spirit is a must.

Ideal candidates will have a portfolio demonstrating a strong use of typography and photography, the creation of original illustration and experience directing illustrators. Front-end development skills would be a plus.

This job is based in our Washington newsroom and is not eligible for remote work.

Type of Job: Digital editorial design

City: Washington

Region: DC

Duration: Full-time

Company: The Washington Post

About Our Company: The Washington Post is one of America's major daily newspapers.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a resume, a cover letter explaining your strengths and a PDF portfolio with six relevant examples of recent work to Amanda Finnegan (, Amy King (, Christopher Meighan (, and Tracy Grant ( by Feb. 1. Please use the subject line “Travel Designer: Your Name.”

Freelance Art Director, Food Network Magazine

Job Description: Food Network Magazine is looking for a freelance mid-level art director for a one to two month commitment. We’re a fast-paced but fun and energetic group (and there will be snacks!) The candidate will contribute to designing all sections of the magazine independently as well as being a team player.

Job Requirements: Must be comfortable working with editors on projects from concept to completion. Experience directing photo shoots is a plus (working on food shoots an additional plus). Must have full knowledge of page production, color mark-up and preflighting final InDesign files.

Type of Job: Print Design

City: New York

Region: NY

Duration: Freelance

Company: Hearst

About Our Company: Hearst Magazines is one of the world's largest publishers of monthly magazines, with 25 U.S. titles and close to 300 international editions. Hearst Magazines also publishes 19 magazines in the United Kingdom through its wholly owned subsidiary, Hearst Magazines UK.

Contact Name: Ian Doherty

Contact Email:

How to Apply: Email resume and PDF samples.

Art Director, American Way Magazine

Job Description: We’re looking for someone with flair and creative passion. They must have a friendly can-do attitude, be inclusive with their ideas and deliver great content. The position is deadline-driven, so they must be comfortable working within a fast-paced environment, across multiple titles. 

You will be:
• art directing and leading the design of all creative for the American Airlines account
• working with the picture desk to organize all photoshoots and image call-ins
• art directing photoshoots where needed
• working closely with the editors to plan and execute each magazine
• working with in-house and overseas production teams to ensure delivery of designed files in a timely manner 
• managing the creative budget

Job Requirements:

A successful candidate must have:
• minimum 8-years experience art directing
• proficiency with InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
• have a great contacts book
• strong background in commissioning illustrators and photographers
• experience working across multi-platforms

What we offer:
• Competitive salary 
• Health, dental and vision coverage
• Life insurance and 401k plan
• Paid time off
• Great working environment

Type of Job: Design, Print, Art Direction

City: Miami

Region: Coral Gables

Duration: Full-time

Company: Ink Publishing

About Our Company: Ink, the world’s largest travel media company, is looking for a motivated and dynamic Art Director to join our award-winning team on the American Airlines account. Publications include main-cabin American Way, Spanish/Portuguese Nexos and premium cabin Celebrated Living.

Benefits: Competitive Salary, Medical, Vision, Dental and Life insurance, 401k, paid vacation

Contact Name: Ara Baez

Contact Email:

How to Apply: Please send your resume and link to your previous work to

Art Director, Pacific Standard

Job Description: Ready for the next step? Come make your mark on the design and art direction of an award-winning digital magazine on social and environmental justice.

You'll spend some quality alone time working hands-on to design elements for the website—but you'll also collaborate with editors, writers, our engagement team, and other key members of the Pacific Standard newsroom to produce awesome, industry-leading work.

You'll have the opportunity to work on both large products—like our website and newsletters—and help us find innovative ways to create engaging daily and enterprise storytelling, building on the award-winning art and photography we've become known for. You will have a high degree of autonomy and oversee Pacific Standard's visual identity across publishing platforms and on projects both large and small.

* You have a proven track record of solving complex design challenges, and have an online portfolio to demonstrate your experience with real work examples.
* You have an eye for visually compelling photography and illustration and an understanding of how to use them to deepen readers' experiences.
* You can design and create visually engaging, on-brand illustrations and iconography for Pacific Standard's evolving digital presence.
* You have strong communication skills, and can make design decisions with the organization's mission and goals in mind.
* You have a collaborative attitude, a sense of humor, and an open and curious mind.
* You're deeply interested in the intersection of social justice and visual art.
* You can create/curate a distinctive and consistent look and feel for the Pacific Standard brand.
* You're able to help the organization grow in the areas of multimedia and interactivity.
* You believe that stories can generate empathy, and that design can maximize the extent that they can engage, inspire, and challenge.

Job Requirements:

* Experience providing art direction to illustrators, photographers, and other creative minds.
* A background in visual design with an appreciation for the finer arts of typography, layouts, and spacing.
* A solid foundation in design thinking and user experience principles.
* Knowledge of HTML & CSS, and a working knowledge of modern JavaScript.

We don't expect you to have all of these abilities, and we know you'll bring interesting skills and experiences that we haven't thought of. Don't hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

This is a full-time position based out of Pacific Standard's Santa Barbara headquarters. We offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package. You will be a member of our newly formed audience desk, which oversees the packaging, presentation, and distribution of Pacific Standard's content across our Website, social media accounts, and other projects.

Type of Job: Digital Design, Web Design, illustration, Art Direction

City: Santa Barbara

Region: California

Duration: Full-time

Company: Pacific Standard

About Our Company: Pacific Standard publishes stories that matter, stories that, by virtue of their ideas and craft, are capable of creating a better and more just society. With a methodology that mixes rigorous reporting and narrative journalism with peer-reviewed research, we are fiercely committed to covering social and environmental justice.

Benefits: Generous benefits package including medical and health benefits

Contact Name: Eric Zassenhaus

Contact Email:

How to Apply: To apply, send us a résumé, cover letter, and several examples of work to