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;