Associate Art Director, AARP

Job Description: AARP publications is seeking an ambitious Associate Art Director to join our creative team, art directing and designing for AARP The Magazine (America’s most-read magazine), AARP Bulletin, digital iterations of the publications, and a variety of other special print and digital projects. This is a position for a self-starter, big thinker, who thrives in a fast-paced environment and has a proactive work style—eager, with the desire and ability to craft the smallest of sidebars to the most complex multi-part features.

We’re looking for a candidate with national magazine experience. Applicants welcome from New York and beyond. Relocation assistance offered.

• Art concept and lay out department pages and features for AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin, digital iterations and any associated collateral. Must have the ability to design and package complex features with multiple stories and to adapt quickly to changes in editorial or design direction. Strong typographic skills are essential.
• Collaborate with photo editors to offer input and art direction on photo shoots and photo-research requests.
• Broad knowledge of editorial illustration, and experience assigning and giving art direction to illustrators.
• Work well under pressure; multitask and adhere to tight deadlines. Must be driven and detail oriented—strong organizational and time-management skills are a must.
• Ability to work independently, collaborate with editors and execute the vision of the senior design staff.

Job Requirements:
•Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in art and design and 5+ years of experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience related to the duties of the position.
•Proficient in Adobe CC—InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
•Online portfolio of work
•National magazine experience preferred

Type of Job: Design

City: Washington

State/Country: DC

Duration: Full-time

Benefits: AARP offers competitive benefits with a 401K, 100% company funded pension plan, health, dental, vision and life insurance, STD/LTD, paid vacation and sick, and other benefits.

Company: AARP

About Our Company: AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

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