Associate Art Director, C & G Media

Job Description: C & G Media is looking for a highly talented Associate Art Director to join our award-winning editorial art department. We work in a fast-paced environment with a minimum of 24 issue closings per year with overlapping deadlines. He or she will contribute to shaping the creative look for front-of book stories from concept to completion on all three titles (Connecticut Cottages & Gardens (CTC&G), New York Cottages & Gardens (NYC&G) and Hamptons Cottages & Gardens (HC&G). He or she is an independent thinker and a seasoned editorial layout designer with a love for the craft. Excellent command of the MAC OS, Indesign CC, Photoshop and Illustrator are a must, along with impeccable attention to detail and off the charts communication and organizational skills.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Publication Design or other related field
  • Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite with respect to layout design and graphic design: INDD, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Passion for typography 
  • Experience with template design and workflow 
  • Solid work ethic expected and shelter magazine experience a plus
  • Work with the Production Manager on any issues that may arise on your page designs
  • Assist in backing-up the Production Manager in the event that she is out.
  • Assist in securing Art Interns.
  • Conceive and execute Front-of Book Designs including but not limited to; product and furniture packages, jewelry and travel stories, design news and people profiles for all three titles
  • Product silhouetting in photoshop for low res placement in front-of book layouts
  • Assist Design Director and Art Director with story concepts and posses the ability to carry a sketch to layout completion
  • Design on-page graphics and simple illustrations/maps, photo collages in Illustrator
  • Manage Indd templates for all three titles
  • Meet with front-of book editors on their stories and brainstorm ideas
  • Assist in acquiring the images including keeping track of photo credit and payment information for all of your pages
  • Assist in the design of any annual Design Guides or Special Interest Publications
  • Assigning illustrations to contributors when needed

Position: Associate Art Director

Type of Job: Art

City: Norwalk, CT

Region: Connecticut

Duration: Full-time

Benefits: Medical/Dental/Vision

About Our Company: C&G Media Group delivers the finest regional design magazines to residents of America’s most affluent communities. The company's three titles, CTC&G (Connecticut Cottages & Gardens), HC&G (Hamptons Cottages & Gardens), and NYC&G (New York Cottages & Gardens) represent the very best in architecture, design, art and antiques, real estate, and entertaining to a highly influential regional readership. Visit cottages-gardens.com.

Company: C&G Media Group

Contact Name: Julie Curtis-Pakinat

Contact Email: jcurtis@candg.com

How to Apply: This position is full-time out of our Norwalk, CT Office and reports to the Design/Photography Director. Please provide a PDF portfolio or digital link for portfolio review along with your resume and apply directly to Julie Curtis-Paktinat at jcurtis@candg.com. Final applicants will be asked to perform a series of design tests.

Art Director, Weight Watchers Magazine

Job Description: Long-established and consumer-beloved health & lifestyle brand is on the rise! Weight Watchers International is seeking a talented and dynamic NYC-based Food-centric Art Director for its award-winning bi-monthly food and lifestyle magazine. This position reports to the Creative Director.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide creative visual ideas and solutions for editorial stories and pages, with an eye and strategy for creating assets that can live cross-functionally & multi-channel (digital, web, mobile, social, video, etc.)
  • Help seek out and direct top NY photographers & stylists: food, lifestyle, fashion & beauty
  • Design those stories and pages 
  • Supervise stories through all phases of editorial production, color correction, etc.
  • Manage, communicate with, and inspire team of experienced designers

Job Requirements:

  • Strong creative design and typographic skills
  • Strong editorial food background: a must
  • Must be able to effectively collaborate, communicate, and present: up, down and across multiple positions and departments

Candidate Requirements:

  • Experienced magazine Art Director or Creative Director
  • Skilled in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Experience designing, managing, or overseeing digital editions or web: a strong plus

Position: Art Director

Type of Job: Creative Direction, Art Direction, Design

City: New York City

Region: New York

Duration: This is a full-time freelance position, with strong possibility for full-time staff.

About Our Company: We inspire and guide the healthier choices that transform lives. We meet our members where they are and leverage the latest nutritional and behavioral science to help them eat healthier, move more, and shift their mindset. We are a purpose-driven organization and we understand how to create community and deliver personalized services to help our members throughout every step of their journey. 

We have more than 50 years of history and trust to build on, and we are leveraging technology, community, and behavior science to help more people around the world reach their goals. Our approach is science-based and evidence proven to help people lose weight and develop healthy habits to live life fully.

Company: Weight Watchers International

Contact Name: Ed Melnitsky

Contact Email: ed.melnitsky@weightwatchers.com

How to Apply: Email resume and samples (or link) to ed.melnitsky@weightwatchers.com. Must put “ART DIRECTOR SPD” as the subject, or email will not be opened.

 

Junior Designer, The Knot Magazine

Job Description: 

ABOUT THE JUNIOR DESIGNER ROLE AND OUR TEAM
We are looking for a talented, full-time Junior Designer in The Knot Magazine’s editorial department. This position is a part of a creative, fast-paced, deadline-oriented three-person team. This individual will have a strong design aesthetic with a modern, thoughtful and fresh approach to design solutions. The Junior Designer should have excellent production skills and follow industry best practices.

*This position will report to the Design Director. Please provide a PDF portfolio or Digital link for portfolio review.*

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conceive and Execute designs/layouts for FOB and feature sections of both The Knot National and Regional magazines
  • Assist Design Director, Photo Director and Edit team on story development and visual concepts
  • Manage page production for the magazine including assigning, traffic pages, pre-press, pagination and shipping
  • Ensure layouts meet The Knot’s design and print standards throughout each issue cycle
  • Release art and page markups for color correction and retouching
  • Manage and update Art Departments daily work-flow
  • Maintain positive work environment with high creative standards
  • Research and commission illustrations as needed
  • Contribute to and participate in future redesign
     

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Publication Design or other related field required
  • 1-2 years of experience in an editorial design setting
  • Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
  • Solid understanding of Mac-based K4 system and workflow experience
  • Knowledge of editorial print design, visual hierarchy, the creative process
  • Exceptional design and typography skills
  • Excellent production skills with attention to detail
  • Organized with ability to multi-task numerous layouts and responsibilities under tight deadlines
  • Passionate about design, photography, typography, fashion, style and all things weddings!
  • Able to articulate and present ideas
  • Works well independently and as part of a group, possesses a self-starter attitude and a strong work ethic

Position: Junior Designer

Type of Job: Editorial

City: New York City

Region: New York

Duration: Full-time

About Our Company: Here at XO Group, we truly believe in doing work that matters. Through our family of brands—The Knot, The Nest, The Bump, GigMasters, and How He Asked—we inspire, inform, and cheer on our community as they move through life’s most amazing milestones. From the proposal, to creating a home and starting a family together, we’re there for every step of the journey. Our couples and business partners depend on us. They're all in. So are we.

Company: XO Group - The Knot Magazine

How to Apply: Please apply directly on our website using the following link: https://xogroupinc.com/careers-apply/?gh_jid=987271

 

Associate Art Director, The Knot Magazine

Job Description: The Knot Magazine (XO Group) seeks a talented and enthusiastic Associate Art Director with 4+ years editorial experience to join our creative design team. This is the number two spot in a fast paced three person art department. This position offers exposure to all aspects of the design process, from conceptualizing initial story ideas, art directing photo shoots to exploring new design ideas for all sections of the magazine. The Knot produces a quarterly National Magazine and Biannually Regional issues, that you will get to be a part of.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create and design high-impact editorial pages, graphics and typography
  • Generate innovative visual storytelling ideas for FOB, BOB and multi layered Features
  • Elevate the Knot brand through current editorial design trends
  • Partner with Design Director, Photo Director and Edit team on story development and visual concepts
  • Direct still-life photography shoots
  • Manage individual page production, pagination and shipping
  • Ensure layouts meet the design and print standards throughout each issue cycle
  • Oversee and approve color correction and retouching
  • Manage daily workflow of the Art Department
  • Maintain positive work environment with high creative standards
  • Manage and direct interns and freelance staff
  • Contribute to and execute future redesign

Job Requirements:

  • Strong understanding of editorial print design, visual hierarchy, the creative process and editorial problem solving
  • Exceptional design and typography skills
  • Advanced production skills with attention to detail
  • Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Knowledge of Mac-based K4 system and work flow experience
  • Ability to multi-task numerous layouts and responsibilities under tight deadlines without compromising quality
  • In-depth knowledge of print production best practices
  • Passionate about design, photography, typography, fashion, style and all things weddings!
  • Leadership—confident in design abilities and able to articulate ideas and opinions
  • Experience in collaborating with photographers, stylist's and illustrators
  • A flexible personality and strong work ethic

Position: Associate Art Director

Type of Job: Editorial

City: New York City

Region: New York

Duration: Full-time

About Our Company: Here at XO Group, we truly believe in doing work that matters. Through our family of brands—The Knot, The Nest, The Bump, GigMasters, and How He Asked—we inspire, inform, and cheer on our community as they move through life’s most amazing milestones. From the proposal, to creating a home and starting a family together, we’re there for every step of the journey. Our couples and business partners depend on us. They're all in. So are we.

Company: XO Group - The Knot Magazine

How to Apply: Please follow the attached link and apply directly on our jobs site: https://xogroupinc.com/careers-apply/?gh_jid=763984

Design Intern, Los Angeles Magazine

Job Description: Los Angeles magazine is seeking a Design Intern to assist our art department in developing our monthly city regional magazine. Interns will receive hands-on experience with current software, creating and contributing to developing editorial layouts, while developing an appreciation for design aesthetics and conceptual design. Interns will take part in staff meetings and discussions regarding current and future issue content. Examples of daily tasks include; layout design, photo-editing and retouching, illustration, typography, and photo research, and organization projects. Occasionally there will be design needed for social media platforms. If permitting interns will be given the opportunity to attend photo shoots as well. This is an unpaid internship but can receive school credit if needed. There will be free parking. Intern will work a max of 20 hours a week. 

Job Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in school. 
  • Self-motivated, creative, and enthusiastic about design.
  • Proficient in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

Position: Design Intern

Type of Job: Design, Art

City: Los Angeles, CA

Region: SoCal

Duration: Part-time

About Our Company: Los Angeles has chronicled life in the second-largest U.S. city since the magazine’s founding by Geoff Miller in the spring of 1961. The definitive resource for Angelenos, Los Angeles covers the people, food, culture, arts and entertainment, fashion, lifestyle, and news that defines Southern California with a signature mix of feature-length writing, service journalism, investigative reporting, and design. Led by executive editor Matthew Segal, the magazine has been the recipient of three National Magazine Awards in addition to numerous other industry honors. With more than 800,000 monthly readers and 140,000 monthly subscribers, Los Angeles is the only local publication with 100% paid and verified readership. For more on the magazine’s history, read about Geoff Miller’s mission for Los Angeles and peruse more than 50 years of covers in our online archive. For more about the magazine’s audience, please read our media kit.

Los Angeles is owned by Los Angeles Magazine, LLC, which is under the direction of John Balardo, president, and Stefan Wanczyk, CEO.

Company: Los Angeles Magazine

Contact Name: Rose DeMaria

Contact Email: rdemaria@lamag.com

How to Apply: Please send your cover letter, resume and portfolio link or PDF to Rose DeMaria at rdemaria@lamag.com.