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:

How to Apply: Please send your cover letter, resume and portfolio link or PDF to Rose DeMaria at

Design Director, Austin Monthly

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


  • 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.


  • 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:

  • 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:

How to Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, work samples and/or a link to your portfolio to

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:

Contact Name: Alison Lenert

How to Apply: To apply, please send your resume and website to