Design Director, Austin Monthly

Job Description: Concept, produce and design all covers, features and miscellaneous department-specific collateral for Austin Monthly.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Employed full-time as Design Director of Austin Monthly and acting as supervisor of art staff. Works directly with Publisher, Editor-in-Chief and other editors on department, feature and cover design.
  • Assign all illustration, hiring local and national artists within a predetermined budget. Approve all photography assigned by Photo Director.
  • Approve and assist in all layouts done by Art Director and Ad Designer.
  • Assist with materials for sales team (media kits, event branding, digital promotions).
  • Work on a redesign of Austin Monthly in 2018.
  • Work directly with printer on preflight, uploads and press checks.

ABILITIES

  • Bring innovative ideas and designs to the table for fresh, unique magazine issues.
  • Prioritize work load and communicate well to team of art department and other departments for effective accomplishment of goals.
  • Collaborate to accomplish task of taking excellent art to print; detailed and meticulous.
  • Work independently and within team to maximize talents; great work ethic.

Job Requirements:
QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience: 5-10 Years editorial design or publication experience
  • Knowledge and Skills:
    • Mac OS
    • Advanced InDesign skills
    • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat
    • Good time management skills and organization
    • Knowledge of printing, binding, and proofing

Position: Design Director

Type of Job: Design

City: Austin

Region: Texas

Duration: Full-time

About Our Company: Austin Monthly, the award-winning city magazine of Texas’ state capital—home to South by Southwest, Austin City Limits, Barton Springs, the University of Texas, and the best barbecue in the world—is seeking a design director to join our team full time. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in editorial design for print and/or digital publications. We’re a small staff, so this role offers an amazing opportunity (and concomitant responsibilities) to define the visual language of our monthly magazine—including a planned redesign in 2018. We want an artistically minded creative force who understands the ways in which photography, illustrations, graphics, and blocks of copy interact to elevate the quality of our storytelling throughout the book. Qualified candidates must have a strong work ethic, the ability to manage a budget, and a solution-oriented attitude when confronting challenges. Established relationships with a stable of top-notch freelance artists are a big plus. Knowledge of Austin and Central Texas is a major asset as well, obviously. 

Company: Austin Monthly

Contact Name: Stewart Ramser

Contact Email: sramser@openskymediainc.com

How to Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, work samples and/or a link to your portfolio to sramser@openskymediainc.com.

Associate Art Director, Entertainment Weekly

Job Description: Entertainment Weekly is seeking an Associate Art Director. The Entertainment Weekly art department is responsible for developing, designing and producing the brand’s visuals across every platform—including: the magazine, ew.com, social media, etc. He/She will have extraordinary design sensibilities, excellent storytelling abilities and strong communication skills. 

As an integral part of a six-person team, this role is essential to the fast paced work environment the art department works within. The Associate Art Director is a team player able to maintain a highly productive work-rate while working under the pressure of daily deadlines. The ideal candidate will be someone who is distinctly able to come up with clear ideas (big and small), a motivated collaborator who naturally keeps up with industry trends, and someone who possesses uncommon design skills—specifically in the areas of typography, art direction and image making.

Job Requirements:

You Have: 

  • A minimum of 3+ years experience working in publishing, media or relevant industries 
  • Deep command of all the Adobe Suite programs (motion graphics skills are a major plus)
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Willingness to work long hours (at times)
  • Awareness of and experience using social media platforms—web user experience knowledge and design (i.e. HTML, DHTML, JavaScript, Flash, etc.) a major plus
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines
  • A passion for entertainment (we serve the biggest entertainment fans on earth)

You Will: 

  • Concept, cultivate, design, oversee and create innovative layouts and artwork for Entertainment Weekly products
  • Commission original and noteworthy illustrations suitable for the brand
  • Guide assigned stories through the entire design and production process
  • Collaborate daily with the Entertainment Weekly edit team and photo department
  • Be a key part in the success of an especially ambitious team

Position: Associate Art Director

Type of Job: Design

City: Los Angeles, CA

Region: Brentwood

Duration: Full-time

About Our Company: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) is a leading multi-platform consumer media company that engages over 230 million consumers globally every month. The company's influential brands include PEOPLE, TIME, FORTUNE, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, INSTYLE, REAL SIMPLE, SOUTHERN LIVING and TRAVEL + LEISURE, as well as approximately 60 diverse international brands. Time Inc. offers marketers a differentiated proposition in the marketplace by combining its powerful brands, trusted content, audience scale, direct relationships with consumers and unique first-party data. The company is home to growing media and platforms, including digital video, OTT, television, licensing, paid products and services and celebrated live events, such as the TIME 100, FORTUNE Most Powerful Women, PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED’s Sportsperson of the Year and the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen.

Company: Time Inc.

Contact Name: Keir Novesky

Contact Email: Keir.Novesky@ew.com

How to Apply: Apply here: https://boards.greenhouse.io/timeinc/jobs/996413?gh_jid=996413&gh_src=75rwbg1 or email Keir directly.

Designer / Art Director, V Magazine

Job Description: The Art Department at V Magazine is looking for a detail-oriented designer/art director with enthusiasm for typography, magazines, and fashion. Experience with motion graphics is essential. The Art Department designer will assist with digital design (including animated graphics), magazine design for V and VMAN, concepting, visual research, event design, creation of product mock-ups, image retouching, and general support for the art team. This is a great opportunity to work on a wide range of projects as part of a small team in a fast-paced environment.

Job Requirements:

  • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and AfterEffects is a must. 

If you think you might be a good fit at V and your work shows that you have a great eye and a sophisticated and modern point-of-view, please send a resume along with a link to your work.

Position: Designer / Art Director

Type of Job: Design

City: New York

Region: Greater New York City

Duration: Full-time

About Our Company: Launched in 1999, V Magazine is a bimonthly, supersize lifestyle brand that covers the next wave in fashion, beauty, art, celebrity, and music as captured by the industry's most important photographers.

Company: V Magazine, LLC

Contact Name: Nancy Gillen

Contact Email: careers@vmagazine.com

How to Apply: Please send resume and link to work to careers@vmagazine.com

Deputy Art Director, New York Magazine

Job Description: New York is seeking a seasoned magazine designer to join our award-winning design team as a Deputy Art Director. Under guidance of the Design Director, the Deputy Art Director is responsible for a wide range of editorial design assignments for the creation and production of our bi-weekly magazine. 

  • Responsible for 1-2 features per issue, and section layouts as needed (e.g. Culture Pages, Intelligencer, Cut, Strategist, etc.)
  • Lead design for special issues, large editorial feature packages, and special section packages.
  • Commission illustrations as needed.
  • Iterate several layout options that inform editorial structure and photo selections.
  • Contribute to the team’s creative power through fine art, illustration, and typographic exploration, research, and discovery.
  • Collaborate with art directors, photo editors, editors, and other staff to meet tight deadlines.
  • Other duties and editorial projects as assigned by manager.

Job Requirements: 

  • 5+ years in print editorial design required
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator required; experience with K4 preferred
  • Ability to work with a team to meet tight deadlines
  • A love of typography and an eye for complex page design
  • Proactive work style
  • Ability to contribute clever creative solutions

Position: Deputy Art Director

Type of Job: Design, Art

City: New York

Region: New York

Duration: Full-time

About Our Company: New York Media is a premium content company reaching sophisticated readers on the subjects they’re passionate about. The company publishes the groundbreaking magazine New York; the up-to-the-minute news and service website nymag.com; the entertainment-and-culture news site Vulture; the fashion-and-lifestyle site the Cut; the Grub Street food site; Select All, a vertical exploring technology and digital culture; the online shopping site Strategist; and New York Weddings and New York Design Hunting magazines.

Company: New York Magazine

How to Apply: Please submit your resume and samples of work or link to your portfolio via our online portal at https://jobs.lever.co/nymedia/8ad8426a-5070-4da0-a6e5-8bb70fb6bbc2. Only applications submitted through the portal will be considered.

Freelance Editorial Designer, Vanity Fair

Job Description: Vanity Fair’s art department will be redesigning sections of the magazine in the upcoming months. Looking for a freelancer(s) to start as soon as possible. This position is full-time and cannot work remotely.

We are in need of someone to simultaneously help with the workload of the current monthly issue, but also be able to experiment on layouts for future issues. Applicants should be knowledgeable and interested in the Vanity Fair brand, with a passion for journalism and storytelling. 

Job Requirements:

  • 5+ years of editorial design experience
  • Excellent type and design sensibilities
  • Proficient in InDesign and K4; knowledgeable of Photoshop, Illustrator a plus
  • Strong time-management skills: projects across the VF brand present themselves weekly (events, marketing, web)
  • Collaboration with the Creative Director and team throughout the monthly print cycle; must be a team player and a self-starter
  • Finding and commissioning illustrators

Position: Freelance Editorial Designer

Type of Job: Design

City: New York

Region: New York

Duration: Full-time, freelance, onsite

About Our Company: Vanity Fair features in-depth reporting, gripping narratives, and world-class photography, plus heaping doses of Oscar-blogging, royal-watching, and assorted guilty pleasures. Every month, the magazine commissions the best writers and photographers to explain the pressing issues of the day and take the pulse of the culture. Vanity Fair consistently delivers crucial reporting on business and finance, domestic politics and world affairs, even as it covers the very best in arts and entertainment.

Company: Vanity Fair

Contact Email: alison_lenert@condenast.com

Contact Name: Alison Lenert

How to Apply: To apply, please send your resume and website to alison_lenert@condenast.com.