Art Director, Pop-Up Magazine and The California Sunday Magazine

Job Description: We're looking for someone special to join the design team. The selected candidate will be designing for The California Sunday Magazine in print and online as well as contributing to the visual aspects of our live-events series, Pop-Up Magazine. This position is based in San Francisco and will report directly to the Creative Director.

The California Sunday Magazine publishes deeply reported stories and beautiful photography from across California, the West, Asia, and Latin America. Launched in late 2014, California Sunday has been a finalist for ten National Magazine Awards, including for General Excellence, Magazine of the Year, Reporting, Design, and Photography, and a winner three times, for Photography and Design. In 2018, the Society of Publication Designers named California Sunday the Magazine of the Year. Pop-Up Magazine is a live magazine, a night of new, live-scored, multimedia stories performed by writers, radio producers, photographers, and filmmakers at large theaters across the country, like Lincoln Center and BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in New York, Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, and the Warner Theatre in Washington DC. We have also collaborated on live magazine performances with Beck, ESPN, National Geographic, and the TED Conference.

Salary will depend on experience. Employees receive equity in Pop-Up Magazine Productions, publisher of The California Sunday Magazine and Pop-Up Magazine, and health insurance.

Job Requirements: The ideal candidates view themselves as problem solvers. They need context to be effective with their solutions. To them design is more than pretty pictures — clarity, purpose, and meaning are important. They understand who the audience is and what is appropriate. They take feedback as a process and a means to build something even better. There is purpose in every design decision. They have a strong foundation of design principles and possess sophisticated typographic sensibilities. Beauty is never the goal but is always part of the solution.

If you like to challenge the expected, appreciate the beauty of design that’s invisible, have an eagerness to learn in a collaborative environment, have a point of view, and respect other points of view, we want to talk to you.

Applicants should have 3-5 years of editorial and/or brand experience with a passion for the creative potential of print, digital, and live mediums.

Type of Job: Design

City: San Francisco

Region: California (CA)

Duration: Full-Time

Company: Pop-Up Magazine Productions

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Benefits: Medical, Dental, 401K, pre-tax commuter benefits

How to Apply: Please apply at the links provided here: