Art Director, The Lily at The Washington Post

Job Description: The Washington Post’s Emerging News Products team has an immediate opening for an Art Director on The Lily. This role requires a well-rounded visual journalist who can design, illustrate and art direct across The Lily’s platforms.

See examples of work done by our art directors at www.thelily.com or by searching for @thelilynews on Instagram.

Job Requirements: We are looking for someone who understands The Lily’s brand and is excited to design within our established visual voice. This person must be highly organized and able to produce quality work in a fast-paced environment. On any given day, you will be expected to design or illustrate share images for several stories, plan Instagram posts and work on longer-term projects.

Art directors on The Lily work closely with the rest of our team, so a collaborative spirit is a must. For example, you may work with our video editor to create graphics for a series, or our multiplatform editors to design our twice-weekly newsletter, Lily Lines. We are looking for a designer who is excited to contribute ideas. In the past, our designers’ ideas have included a mural for International Women’s Day and a zine for The Lily’s first anniversary.

Ideal candidates will have a portfolio demonstrating a strong use of typography, photo-editing skills, the creation of original illustration and experience directing illustrators.

Type of Job: Digital

City: Washington

Region: DC

Duration: Full-time

Company: thelily.com

About Our Company: The Lily is a publication from The Washington Post that elevates stories critical to the lives of women. The Lily is named after the first U.S. paper made by women, started in 1849 by Amelia Bloomer. Read more about our mission here: https://www.thelily.com/welcome-to-the-lily/

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter explaining your strengths and a PDF portfolio with six examples of recent work to Christopher Meighan (christopher.meighan@washpost.com), Amy King (amy.king@washpost.com) or Tracy Grant (tracy.grant@washpost.com) by Dec. 7. Please use the subject line “THE LILY ART DIRECTOR: YOUR NAME.”

Associate Art Director, Philadelphia and Boston magazines

Job Description: The Associate Art Director is a Philadelphia based position supporting Philadelphia and Boston magazines, reporting to the Creative Director of Creative Services. This person will play an integral role in the conceptual development of brand projects across print, digital and experiential. The Creative Services team is responsible for maintaining the Philadelphia and Boston magazine brands as well as coming up with unique and engaging solutions for clients. This is a unique role that combines agency style work with brand work through the lens of a modern media company.

We are looking for someone who is incredibly brand orientated who can bring a new perspective to the table and help us take our identities to the next level. This person will be responsible for projects ranging from, but not limited to event collateral and promotion, sales and marketing materials and client projects. This role will also help to support City/Studio, an in-house creative and custom content studio and the newest addition to the Philly Mag/ Boston Mag family.

Metrocorp is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Requirements:

Roles and Responsibilities Include:

  • Work closely with the Marketing Departments to execute pieces for events, client projects and promotional campaigns.

  • Items include but are not limited to:

    • Event branding design and strategy

    • Philly Mag and Boston Mag branding design and strategy

    • Event and marketing promotional ads

    • Event collateral

    • Direct mail pieces

    • High-level mock-ups for larger sales and City/Studio proposals

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, take direction, work independently and adhere to quick-turn around deadlines

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • BA Required

  • 2-4 years of professional design experience

  • Skills/Qualifications: Expert in Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator,

  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS and general digital design is a plus.

  • Familiar with print magazine design work, deadlines and process as well as marketing and branding experience

  • Graphic Design Skills, Layout Skills, Creative Services, Customer Focus, Creativity, Flexibility, Team Mentality, Attention to Detail, Deadline-Oriented, Collaborative and can adapt to client and senior management direction

Type of Job: Mid-Level Brand Design and Art Direction

City: Philadelphia

Region: PA

Duration: Full-time

Company: Philadelphia Magazine

About Our Company: Philadelphia magazine is edited for the area’s community leaders and their families. It provides topical, in-depth reports on crucial and controversial issues confronting the region-business trends, political analysis, metropolitan planning, sociological trends, plus critical reviews of the cultural, sports and entertainment scene. Articles range from law enforcement to fashion, voting trends to travel, transportation to theatre, also includes background studies of the area’s newsmakers.

Benefits: Competitive health and retirement benefits

Contact Name: Brandon McArdle

Contact Email: Bmcardle@phillymag.com

How to Apply: Email resume, portfolio and salary requirements to Brandon McArdle at bmcardle@phillymag.com.

Upon applying please provide a pdf or link to your portfolio as well as provide salary requirements. Applications will not be considered without portfolio AND salary requirements.

Web Artist, Adweek

Job Description: 
Job summary: Adweek, the marketing industry's leading publication, is seeking a highly motivated and organized web artist to work at the company’s growing newsroom in New York.

The web artist will join a Folio award-winning Visual Newsroom, which combines a team of highly talented video producers and web artists. The web artist will assist in the daily production of visual content on Adweek.com. This entails working closely with the rest of the Visual Newsroom and story editors to ensure the site is visually engaging.

The web artist helps design online layouts for stories from Adweek magazine and other special online-only features. The web artist also assists Adweek’s video team and photo editor on in-house shoots.

Knowledge of graphic design, photography, digital workflow and basic web production is essential—as is understanding the relationship between imagery and social media.

Adweek’s coverage reaches an engaged audience of more than 6 million professionals who are interested in advertising, branding, tech, TV, media and creativity.

Job Requirements:

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Download, edit, and resize images for daily news stories

  • Production of original or re-purposed graphics and creative content for the web

  • Creation of photo illustrations

  • Collaborate with digital, print creative and editorial staff to implement the above

Requirements:

  • Photoshop CS

  • Optimization of web graphics

  • Basic color correction

  • Understand layers and non-destructive editing

  • Intermediate retouching skills (specifically cloning and healing)

  • Basic knowledge of actions and batching

  • Basic gif editing/gif creation

  • Understand differences between print and Web resolution

  • Understand basic coding and naming conventions

  • Can edit very basic HTML

Knowledge of the following required:

  • Adobe Illustrator, After Effects

  • Wordpress or similar CMS backend

  • Giphy's Gif Maker

Other Skills:

  • Passion for visual storytelling

  • Fluent in social media platforms (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) and Mac OS

  • Superb visual, verbal and written communication skills

  • Able to meet short deadlines

  • Must be a team player 

  • Comfortable interpreting direction and taking initiative

Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design, Photography or relevant visual communication course of study preferred 

  • One to two years relevant industry experience

Type of Job: Web Artist

City: New York

Region: New York

Duration: Full-time

Company: Adweek

About Our Company: As the leading source of authoritative and essential coverage of the advertising and marketing industries, Adweek provides unparalleled access to engaged professionals at every level of the brand marketing ecosystem who rely on Adweek to help them do their jobs better. We reach over 6MM industry leaders via platforms ranging from digital to print to podcasts to events, providing insights and analysis that informs, entertains and inspires.

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K

Contact Name: Dianna McDougall

Contact Email: dianna.mcdougall@adweek.com

How to Apply: Please send a resumé and a pdf of your portfolio (no more than 5mb total) or a link to an online portfolio.

Marketing Promotions Associate, Foreign Affairs

Job Description: Founded in 1922, Foreign Affairs is published by the Council on Foreign Relations, which is a leading independent, national membership organization and nonpartisan center for scholars dedicated to producing and disseminating foreign policy ideas. Foreign Affairs publishes insightful commentary on global politics, diplomacy, and economics from experts with a wide range of views.

The Marketing Associate, Promotions reports to the Marketing Director, Foreign Affairs, and is assigned to help with the day-to-day branding tasks associated with running the magazine. These tasks include graphic design and quality control for subscription marketing campaigns and content marketing campaigns, as well as digital design tasks and the occasional staging of emails and newsletters. This role occasionally requires working with external vendors, conducting research projects and assisting with promotions for our advertising and events teams as needed.

The position is excellent for a candidate interested in hands-on experience with all the marketing operations of a multimedia publication that includes print, digital, advertising and events departments.

The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

  • Executing design-related tasks for all email and social media subscription and content marketing campaigns, including creating and updating marketing collateral for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using Adobe Creative Suite and occasionally creating print ads to run in the bi-monthly magazine.

  • Conducting research projects and working on new initiatives (e.g. research, design, and quality control for new subscription premiums, or researching options for a Foreign Affairs store or a new high-end subscription tier).

  • Assisting with draft copy for subscription marketing campaigns and content marketing campaigns.

  • Working with remote vendors on oversight and quality control of design and copy for direct mail, renewals, and billing communications.

  • Designing, maintaining, and updating house ads in Google DoubleClick for Publishers.

  • Working with our Advertising and Events teams on digital promotions for sponsored products and events.

  • Acting as a departmental backup for staging and deployment of email marketing efforts, including the occasional email newsletter when needed.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g. graphic design, communications design, branding design, marketing design, or related major) with high academic achievement

  • 1+ years of experience in publishing, media, marketing, or a related industry preferred

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including clear and effective written communication

  • High level of proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office, proficiency with InDesign

  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail

  • Results-oriented self-starter who can work independently and as part of a team

  • Experience or interest in international relations and foreign policy a plus

  • Basic HTML proficiency preferred

Type of Job: Design, Marketing

City: New York

Region: Mid-Atlantic

Duration: Full-time

Company: Council on Foreign Relations

About Our Company: Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 5,000+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

How to Apply: https://careers-cfr.icims.com/jobs/1398/marketing-promotions-associate/job

Designer, Washingtonian Magazine

Job Description: Washingtonian is seeking an imaginative, collaborative, and relentlessly ambitious designer for its creative department. For 50 plus years, the award-winning city magazine for the Washington DC area has been a home for groundbreaking feature writing, essential service journalism, and arresting visual storytelling. We're looking for someone who can help us take the magazine to the next level, designing in a high-caliber team of designers, photo editors, and staff photographers. 

Official responsibilities include: 

  • working closely with and collaborating with the Creative Director designing new solutions for Front of the Book

  • designing compelling well and department features 

  • collaborating with staff and freelance contributors 

  • manage special projects as needed from concept to execution, including Digital 

  • redesigns, special interest publications, company initiatives, etc. 

  • working with editors on visually-driven story ideas 

Unofficial responsibilities include: 

  • Contribute to a freewheeling creative environment where staffers are encouraged to cook up ambitious ideas big and small 

  • inspire and contribute to a talented team of designers and editors wanting to collaborate

  • setting and maintaining high visual standards; and having a lot of fun while doing so

Please send your cover letter, résumé, salary requirements, and samples (no larger than 10MB) or a link to your online portfolio with designer in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Contact Email: designjobs@washingtonian.com Contact Name: Jason Lancaster

Job Requirements:

  • BA or BS degree and or 2+ years of editorial design experience

  • VERY strong multitasking and organizational skills

  • 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

  • BONUS: A passion for bold strong typography, photography and knowledge of all social media platforms

Type of Job: Design

City: Washington DC

Region: Washington DC

Duration: Full-time

Company: Washingtonian Media

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: Jason Lancaster

Contact Email: designjobs@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 with designer in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Photo Editor, Adweek

Job Description: 
Job summary: Adweek, the marketing industry's leading publication, is seeking a highly motivated and organized photo editor to work at the company’s growing newsroom in New York.

The photo editor will join a Folio award-winning Visual Newsroom, which combines a team of highly talented video producers and web artists. The photo editor is afforded the opportunity to work with some of the industry’s top photographers, but also celebrities like Serena Williams, Samantha Bee, Issa Rae, Kevin Hart, Ava DuVernay and Jimmy Kimmel.

The photo editor can leave his or her mark on the Adweek magazine, helping shape the design of the cover, features and departments. The photo editor will also create engaging, highly visual web layouts to tell Adweek’s most important stories.

Adweek’s coverage reaches an engaged audience of more than 6 million professionals who are interested in advertising, branding, tech, TV, media and creativity.

Job Requirements:

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Assigning shoots, editing photos, scouting locations and researching stock photos

  • Integration between print, web and social platforms

  • Design of departments and features for print with InDesign

  • Create and manage budgets/invoicing

  • Collaborate with design and editorial staff

  • Retouching images

Requirements:

  • Candidates must have strong multitasking, organizational and communication skills.

  • Excellent relationships with photographers and industry contacts.

  • Minimum five years of photo editing experience at a magazine.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of stock photography agencies and portrait photographers. 

  • Experience with online content management systems. 

  • Working knowledge of photography a plus.

Knowledge of the following required:

  • Photoshop

  • InDesign

  • After Effects

  • Excel spreadsheets

  • Online content management systems [such as WordPress]

Type of Job: Photography

City: New York

Region: New York

Duration: Full-time

Company: Adweek LLC

About Our Company: Adweek is the leading source of news for marketing, media and advertising professionals. It delivers insightful, forward-thinking content across various platforms, including a weekly print magazine, an iPad app, daily newsletters, timely social media updates, original videos, events and awards.

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K

Contact Name: Ron Goodman

Contact Email: ron.goodman@adweek.com

How to Apply: Please send a resumé and a pdf of your portfolio (no more than 5mb total) or a link to an online portfolio.