Production Designer, AARP's The Girlfriend

Job Description: 

SUMMARY:
Looking for a production designer to work on TheGirlfriend.com V2 Newsletter. He or she will contribute to shaping the creative look of this new digital publication. He or she is an editorial layout or production designer who is great at MAC OS, Indesign CC, Photoshop and Illustrator. They must have a good idea for detail and have great communication and organizational skills. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works with the art director and photo editor in an agile environment to develop art on brand of the aforementioned publication
  • Contributes to the creative process in conceiving design solutions and editorial pitches
  • Conducts research and follows procedures (stock, archival, publicity and personal collection imagery)
  • Manages Indesign and Photoshop templates
  • Builds out necessary social media graphics weekly and supplies to necessary creatives or outlets
  • Creates additional on brand graphics for digital and other media outlets.
  • Uploads imagery to Wordpress weekly
  • Demonstrates excellent ability to multi-task and to interact well with others

Job Requirements: 

DESIRED EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelors Degree 3-5 years professional experience (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of multiple photographic styles; art, conceptual, editorial, food, lifestyle
  • Experience working in editorial, such as Buzzfeed, Refinery29, City Paper or similar publication
  • Proficient in page layout software applications (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator).
  • Strong organizational, project management and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to research and communicate/interpret conceptual ideas.
  • A self-starter who can traffic his/her own layouts through the editorial process, adhere to tight deadlines, and maintain quality throughout.
  • Social Media Savvy
  • Application Experience a Plus – DAM, WordPress, CMS
  • Photo/video production (helpful but not necessary)

Type of Job: Graphic Design

City: Washington

Region: DC

Duration: Part-Time

Company: AARP

About Our Company: AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

Contact Name: Dian Holton

Contact Email: dholton@aarp.org

How to Apply: Please email a copy of your resume and a portfolio to dholton@aarp.org

Art Director, Pop-Up Magazine and The California Sunday Magazine

Job Description: We're looking for someone special to join the design team. The selected candidate will be designing for The California Sunday Magazine in print and online as well as contributing to the visual aspects of our live-events series, Pop-Up Magazine. This position is based in San Francisco and will report directly to the Creative Director.

The California Sunday Magazine publishes deeply reported stories and beautiful photography from across California, the West, Asia, and Latin America. Launched in late 2014, California Sunday has been a finalist for ten National Magazine Awards, including for General Excellence, Magazine of the Year, Reporting, Design, and Photography, and a winner three times, for Photography and Design. In 2018, the Society of Publication Designers named California Sunday the Magazine of the Year. Pop-Up Magazine is a live magazine, a night of new, live-scored, multimedia stories performed by writers, radio producers, photographers, and filmmakers at large theaters across the country, like Lincoln Center and BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in New York, Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, and the Warner Theatre in Washington DC. We have also collaborated on live magazine performances with Beck, ESPN, National Geographic, and the TED Conference.

Salary will depend on experience. Employees receive equity in Pop-Up Magazine Productions, publisher of The California Sunday Magazine and Pop-Up Magazine, and health insurance.

Job Requirements: The ideal candidates view themselves as problem solvers. They need context to be effective with their solutions. To them design is more than pretty pictures — clarity, purpose, and meaning are important. They understand who the audience is and what is appropriate. They take feedback as a process and a means to build something even better. There is purpose in every design decision. They have a strong foundation of design principles and possess sophisticated typographic sensibilities. Beauty is never the goal but is always part of the solution.

If you like to challenge the expected, appreciate the beauty of design that’s invisible, have an eagerness to learn in a collaborative environment, have a point of view, and respect other points of view, we want to talk to you.

Applicants should have 3-5 years of editorial and/or brand experience with a passion for the creative potential of print, digital, and live mediums.

Type of Job: Design

City: San Francisco

Region: California (CA)

Duration: Full-Time

Company: Pop-Up Magazine Productions

About Our Company: https://www.popupmagazine.com/productions/

Benefits: Medical, Dental, 401K, pre-tax commuter benefits

How to Apply: Please apply at the links provided here: https://californiasunday.applytojob.com/apply/8SfhlS2gCw/Art-Director-PopUp-Magazine-And-The-California-Sunday-Magazine

Assistant Photo Editor, Washingtonian

Job Description: Washingtonian magazine, located in Washington, DC, is currently seeking a motivated and talented full-time Assistant Photo Editor to join our art team. The ideal candidate will have the chance to make an impact on our award-winning suite of publications: Washingtonian magazineWashingtonian Bride & Groom and Washingtonian Welcome Guide.

Job Requirements:

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Extensive and creative photo research for front of book and feature stories as needed
  • Commissioning and producing front and back of book photography for the magazine including portrait, still life, conceptual, reportage
  • Clearing rights and permissions for all images and talent, as necessary
  • Gathering credit and caption information
  • Working with design/production teams during the proofing process
  • Sourcing and pitching new photographers, artists and photo essay ideas
  • Contributing to the brand's social media platforms
  • Processing invoices and keeping track of budgets
  • Additional administrative duties

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA or BS degree along with 2+ years of professional experience in stock photography, photojournalism, or photo editing in a magazine, newspaper, or picture agency field
  • VERY strong multitasking and organizational skills
  • Understanding of usage rights and experience in negotiating image fees
  • Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, InCopy and InDesign
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, a keen eye for detail 
  • Excellent communication skills and can communicate your ideas in a lively, collaborative environment
  • Knowledge of copyrights, licenses, and permissions is a plus
  • A love of photography and knowledge of all social media platforms

Type of Job: Photo

City: Washington, DC

Region: Washington, DC

Duration: Full-Time

Company: Washingtonian Magazine

About Our Company: Washingtonian is the monthly magazine of the nation's capital. It ranks highly in market penetration among all city and regional magazines, with a paid circulation of 130,000+. The Washingtonian is one of the nation's most respected and successful magazines, winning five National Magazine Awards, as well as SPD and CRMA awards.

Contact Name: Anna Savvidis

Contact Email: photojobs@washingtonian.com

How to Apply: Please send your cover letter, résumé, salary requirements, and samples (no larger than 10MB) or a link to your online portfolio to Photo Director Anna Marina Savvidis at photojobs@washingtonian.com with ASSISTANT PHOTO EDITOR in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Senior Level Designer-Art Director, People Magazine

Job Description: 

The job: 
A Senior Level Designer will join the People Magazine art department; a team of collaborative, award-winning passionate art directors and photo editors who love producing innovative, smart and engaging visuals in a fast-paced, news-centric environment on a weekly basis. This position has enormous access and growth potential. Only seriously skilled and passionate candidates will be considered. 

You will: 

  • Design innovative, dynamic pages and packages for the print magazine and our print publication offshoots.
  • Attend photo selects, proactively conceptualize and organize images in fresh ways on your pages while working directly with editors on creative, intelligent design solutions
  • Commission or design info-graphics, icons and graphic elements
  • Attend still life and other photo shoots to provide real-time on set art direction
  • Assist our senior art directors on larger projects, as well as take on special issues and packages yourself
  • Report to the Design Director on day-to-day management of workload and output

Job Requirements:

Qualifications:

  • You earned: BFA in graphic design or similar degree. 
  • You acquired: 4-6 years (or more) of Editorial design experience on print publications. Experience on tablet, apps, promotions, and or marketing and advertising will be considered if the work is in alignment with the aesthetic bar we set for our brand.
  • You have: A superb understanding of, and passion for, conceptual typography and design principles. You have amazing taste, and strive for winning design awards.
  • You know: all the ins and outs of InDesign. Proficiency in Illustrator and Photoshop hugely valued. Knowledge of Woodwing and Elvis is a ideal but can be trained on site
  • You are: Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills. A person who stays back to finish all work, and sees through your projects to perfected end. 
  • You have: A collaborative, good-natured disposition and take all high stress in stride. You are flexible, with a gift for proactive problem solving under pressure in a high velocity work environment. You have also a keen sense of when your assistance is needed and you offer to help out wherever and whenever you can.
  • You possess: A true passion for the content People magazine creates: Celebrity, Entertainment, Human Interest, Crime, News and World events, Fashion, Beauty, Food, Travel, Décor and an unabashed pop culture awareness and delight. You will be quizzed!!

Type of Job: Design

City: New York

Region: New York

Duration: Full Time

Company: People @ Meredith

About Our Company: PEOPLE revolutionized personality journalism in 1974; today it is the world’s most successful and popular magazine. Each week, the PEOPLE brand brings 81 million* consumers the latest news, exclusive interviews and in-depth reporting on the most compelling people of our time. In addition to unparalleled access to the entertainment community, the stories of real-life “Heroes Among Us” remain an essential component of PEOPLE’s editorial approach. PEOPLE.com is the premier web destination for celebrity news, photos, style and entertainment coverage.

Benefits: Full

Contact Name: Andrea Dunham

Contact Email: andrea.dunham@peoplemag.com

How to Apply: Send a letter of interest along with a PDF of your resume and samples of your work and/or link to your website. No need to follow up, you will be contacted if there is interest. If you are contacted for further inquiry, we'll ask that you supply two professional references; one from an art manager and one from an editor with whom you’ve worked closely.