Art Director, Southern Living

Job Description: We are looking for the right “somebody” with a passion to create award winning work and the desire, commitment, and effort it takes to achieve it. As the art director you will help to define the overall vision of the brand. Work with some of the top photographers, prop stylists, and food stylists in the business. Collaborate with the creative director, designers, photo editors and editors to create the most intriguing, stylish, and beautiful pages possible.

Job Requirements:

  • Designing Features, departments and covers

  • Conceptualizing art and photo ideas

  • Art directing photo shoots both in-house and on-location (some travel required)

  • Mentoring junior designers

  • InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop

  • Multi-tasker

  • Collaborative

  • Good communication skills

Type of Job: Design

City: Birmingham

State/Country: AL

Duration: Full-time

Benefits: Yes

Company: Southern Living

About Our Company: Southern Living is a Meredith Corporation brand, located in Birmingham, AL. We cover the food, the people, the places, and the things that make the South unique. We are a regional brand with national appeal. Our business is strong and our readers can’t get enough of us.

Contact Name: Robert Perino

Contact Email:

How to Apply: Send resume with link to your work samples to

Designer, Reader's Digest

Job Description: Are you a seasoned Intern, Art Assistant or Designer looking for your next step? Do you have a Pinterest board devoted to your favorite designs or an Instagram account that matches your eye? Are you a self-starter whose passion for design is rivaled only by the great stories you read? If so, we have an immediate opening to join our team.

Our ideal candidate is a quick study and creative multi-tasker with strong design, typographic and production skills. You have an eye for the details. You are comfortable and confident switching between our print and digital departments. You consistently meet deadlines with inspiring ideas and with a great attitude.

Our ideal candidate has a minimum of 1.5+ years of print magazine experience. Digital design experience (in a media context) is also on our wish list. This role reports directly to the Creative Director.

Job Requirements:
What you’ll do…
• Design editorial print pages for FOB/BOB sections, and some features.
• Design/translate pages for RD¹s large type edition and for
• Produce clean, ready to publish layouts.
• Articulate and pitch design ideas including photography and illustration approaches for stories in art meetings.
• Commission illustrations and do photo research for the print and digital team as needed.
• Assist Production Manager to produce monthly digital editions and art archiving.
• Keep magazine wall up-to-date.

What you’ll bring …
• Excellent typography and layout skills
• Ability to think editorially and partner with editors on solutions.
• Attention to detail.
• Ability to produce tight, neat layouts.
• Strong understanding of style sheets and templates.
• Ability to take direction, work well both independently—and collaboratively
• Expert in InDesign. Equally at home with Illustrator and Photoshop
• Well-versed in current magazine design trends.
• Proficiency in WordPress, HTML/CSS, InVision, and Sketch a plus

Type of Job: Design

City: White Plains

State/Country: New York

Duration: Full-time

Benefits: Competitive salary, Health, Dental, Vision, Free parking or shuttle, 401K

Company: Trusted Media Brands

About Our Company: This full-time position is located in our White Plains office, just a short distance from Manhattan, New Jersey and Connecticut. It is easily accessible via Metro North. We offer a free shuttle to our office, and free monthly parking if you are a commuter who would prefer to drive.

Contact Name: Courtney Murphy

Contact Email:

How to Apply: Please include a short email stating your interest in the job and why—plus any factors that make you good fit. Send your letter with subject line SPD JOB BOARD along with your resume and website link or a pdf of samples to Courtney Murphy,

Media Designer, This Old House

Job Description: This Old House Ventures is seeking a Media Designer, a staff position, to work on digital and print projects for all of This Old House’s platforms and groups, including Marketing, This Old House magazine,, This Old House and Ask This Old House TV. This position is a member of the Design team and works across the organization and mission. It’s equal parts production, creative design, and assisting design team members. The role involves design and production work including, but not limited to marketing projects, digital advertising, magazine editorial and ad pages, in-house corporate and brand materials, digital newsletters, video titling, and more, as well as supporting the creative director and art director as needed. The designer must be a self-starter, able to juggle multiple projects at the same time, skilled with desktop publishing programs, but especially InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, fluent in typography and image creation, and precise with production skills. Must have the ability to work hands-on from beginning to end of a project, as well as to work collaboratively with a team and with managers across the company. The position is based in Stamford, CT and reports to the Creative Director.

• Create print and digital ads
• Create digital newsletters
• Create editorial and marketing print pages for This Old House magazine
• Work with the creative director and art director to assign illustrations, diagrams, and other
• Create in-house promotional materials, stationary, cards, signs, etc.
• Create animated digital ads, and graphics and images for social media and other digital
• Work with Vox team and its Chorus platform re: design for re-launched
• Assist in creation of promotional graphics, images and artwork for content on
• Create graphics and typography for TOH video segments
• Work with the TOH Concord office to create graphics to support the This Old House and Ask This Old House TV shows
• Assist the Photo Editor with researching photos and organizing photo shoots
• Assist TOH executives in preparing Powerpoint presentations, for corporate, advertising and marketing meetings and events
• Assist the TOH Insider team with developing newsletters, web graphics, merchandise, and event graphics and signage for the subscription/membership product

Job Requirements:
• At least 2-3 years’ experience in graphic design work in related design role
• Strong proficiency and experience in the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) and able to work in Powerpoint and Keynote; experience with AfterEffects helpful
• Experience optimizing designs for online, mobile and digital platforms.
• Familiarity with trends in digital and editorial design essential
• Fluent with typography and image creation and manipulation
• Ability to work hard, fast, and precise, with a love of detail and a strong familiarity with production processes
• Capacity to quickly learn new software and equipment
• Able to work collaboratively as well as being a self-starter
• Essential: A joy and love of visual storytelling, art direction and graphic design, a hunger to learn, and a dedication to building a brand
• Interest in the home improvement space a plus

Type of Job: Design

City: Stamford

State/Country: CT

Duration: Full-time

Company: This Old House Ventures

About Our Company: This Old House is the number one multi-platform home enthusiast brand, serving over 33 million consumers each month with trusted information and expert advice through its EMMY
award-winning television shows This Old House and Ask This Old House on PBS (started airing 1979), its highly regarded This Old House magazine and its inspiration and information-driven digital properties, including Webby Award-winning

How to Apply: Please send your cover letter, resume with salary requirements to:

Art Director, Reader's Digest

Job Description: Are you a deeply creative, highly experienced Art Director with great taste and killer typographic skills? Do you geek out on Netflix’s Art of Design series and follow the latest design trends? Do you correct your friends when they call something orange when it’s actually coral?

And yet, do you have a taste for vintage, an appreciation for time-tested content—coupled with a desire to keep it fresh? Do you remember reading your first copy of Reader’s Digest lying on your grandparents’ living room floor—and still love the way that memory makes you feel?

If so, we want you to join our creative team!

What you'll do...
• Partner with the Creative Director to evolve Reader’s Digest visual voice across the brand.
• Lead by example on our small but energetic team of designers and visual editors
• Manage and mentor less-experienced team members.
• Design innovative, dynamic pages for the print magazine.
• Be a collaborative editorial thinker who can roll up his/her sleeves and present solutions that best serve the reader.
• Conceptualize art solutions, art direct internal studio shoots, commission infographics, icons and photo collages—or better yet, do them yourself.
• Commission original illustrations for the magazine. Negotiate competitive use and re-use fees. Have the rolodex to make it happen.
• Ensure all pages are consistent—and on brand. This includes the monthly print magazine, Apple News+, digital versions and large print.
• Possess a deep knowledge of image processing and retouching, color correction, and CMYK pre-press and printing processes. Be comfortable marking up and reviewing proofs.

Job Requirements: We recently redesigned and are looking to improve and strengthen our multi-platform brand even further. We want a great thinker who enjoys collaborating and concepting with a team of like minds. Whether you are a seasoned Art Director or a Deputy ready to step up to the next level, we want to talk to you. As America's most trusted brand, we're all about being real, optimistic, authentic, inspiring and actionable. We hope you will be too.

Our ideal candidate has 8+ years of print magazine experience. Digital design experience (in a media context) is also on our wish list. This role reports directly to the Creative Director and has a key role in the art team.

What you'll bring...
• You have amazing taste and strive to design award-winning pages that put the reader first.
• You are a Creative Suite Ninja. You know all the ins and outs of InDesign, and your Illustrator and Photoshop skills are sharp and current.
• You are a quick study and have most likely already worked in K4, Woodwing, and Elvis, but are always happy to be trained in new systems.
• You are a master juggler with excellent organizational skills.
• You have a keen sense of when your help is needed, and you offer to help out wherever and whenever you can.
• You pivot easily and take stress in stride. You have gift for proactive problem-solving under pressure and enjoy thinking on your feet.
• You always read the story before even thinking about a layout. You often sketch it out first. Editors love you.
• You have a passion for great content and love magazine making.

Your resume includes …
• BA/BFA in graphic design, visual arts, journalism or related field.
• 8+ years of senior-level design experience at a national magazine.
• At least one job where you had a supervisory role with direct reports.

Type of Job: Design

City: White Plains/New York City

State/Country: New York

Duration: Full-time

Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, 401K

Company: Trusted Media Brands

About Our Company: This full-time position is located in our White Plains office, just a short distance from Manhattan, New Jersey and Connecticut. It is easily accessible via Metro North. We offer a free shuttle to our office, and free monthly parking if you are a commuter who would prefer to drive. This position includes the option to work 1-2 days per week in our New York office.

Contact Name: Courtney Murphy

Contact Email:

How to Apply: Please include a short cover letter stating your interest in the job and why, plus any factors that make you good fit. Send your letter with subject line SPD JOB BOARD along with your resume and website link to Courtney Murphy,

Art Director, John Brown Media

Job Description: John Brown Media, one of the leading global content marketing agencies and part of Dentsu Aegis, is opening an office in San Francisco—and we are seeking an experienced Art Director to lead the visual direction for our newest account, Sam’s Club. This is an exciting opportunity to evolve the visuals and art direction for a large direct mail program, finding creative ways to implement a new aspirational, editorial look and feel that excels across both print and digital formats.

The ideal candidate will have a strong editorial and/or catalog design background, experience briefing and directing photoshoots, especially in the home/lifestyle categories, and be looking for an exciting opportunity to transform a large national retailer’s communications into an engaging and cohesive set of content that captures the attention of customers across all channels.

Job Duties:
• Collaborate with the Content Strategist to concept ideas in a visual-forward, editorial-minded way
• Implement new photography look and feel in multiple styles and identify new photographers to work with to bring this to life
• Understand the brand’s tone and positioning and translate into compelling editorial visuals and a new look and feel to be implemented in catalogs, direct mail, and promotional materials
• Create detailed mock-ups and present new concepts to the client ahead of production
• Brief and direct photoshoots, capturing assets on-set that will work across channels (print + digital)
• Lead a team of designers to take each issue and catalog from mockups through final press-ready files

Job Requirements:
• Strong design background and portfolio showing editorial, branded content and/or catalog design
• Experience art directing visuals in lifestyle categories, particularly home, food, style, and tech
• On-set photoshoot experience
• Experience overseeing a creative team, including visual direction as well as task delegation
• Ability to prioritize and manage time efficiently in a fast-paced position

Type of Job: Design + Photo

City: San Francisco

State/Country: California

Duration: Full-time

Benefits: Competitive

Company: John Brown Media

About Our Company: John Brown Media is a leading global content marketing agency that’s part of the Dentsu Aegis Network Group. Our teams are built around the best editors and creatives in the industry, who together incorporate editorial intelligence into the heart of our clients’ communications. We specialize in omni-channel strategies for some of the world’s leading brands. Our philosophy? Find the best talent there is and build a team around it. We attract some of the best minds in publishing, who bring their industry expertise to creating conversations around our client’s brands.

Contact Name: Nicole O'Toole

Contact Email:

How to Apply: Please email your resume, cover letter, and a link to portfolio or online samples to Nicole O'Toole;

Designer, Texas Monthly

Job Description: Texas Monthly is looking for an experienced designer to direct and produce graphics, illustrations, animations, and visual solutions for editorial stories. This designer is multidisciplinary and able to design across a range of platforms.

Job Requirements:
Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Art direct and design stories across all platforms
• Assist in photo research and assigning
• Create original art for website
• Assign original illustration, as needed
• Create graphics and logos for various platforms

Successful candidates possess the following skills/abilities:
• A strong portfolio of work designing across a range of platforms: digital, print, and social
• Excellent typography and layout skills
• Thorough understanding of digital production processes and capabilities
• Expert proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
• Proficiency in Wordpress, HTML/CSS, and Sketch
• Illustration and motion graphics skills are a plus

Required Qualifications:
• BA/BFA in visual arts, journalism, or related field, with 3+ years of editorial experience

Type of Job: Multidisciplinary

City: Austin

State/Country: Texas

Duration: Full-time

Benefits: Competitive medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k)

Company: Texas Monthly

About Our Company: Since 1973, Texas Monthly has chronicled life in contemporary Texas, reporting on vital issues such as politics, criminal justice, the environment, industry, and education. Often referred to as “the National Magazine of Texas,” Texas Monthly is known for smart, literary journalism and in-depth investigative reporting that illuminates issues of public policy and drives the discussion of what’s important in the Lone Star State. Additionally, Texas Monthly continues to be the indispensable authority on the Texas scene, covering music, the arts, travel, restaurants, museums, and cultural events with its insightful recommendations.

How to Apply: If you are a qualified candidate and interested in this position, we encourage you to apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to with the job title in the subject line.