Deputy Art Director, Washingtonian

Job Description: Washingtonian is seeking an imaginative, collaborative, and relentlessly ambitious deputy art director for its award winning creative department. For 50 plus years, the award-winning city magazine for the Washington DC area has been a home for groundbreaking feature writing, essential service journalism, and arresting visual storytelling. Under the guidance of the Creative Director we're looking for someone who can help us take the magazine to the next level, creating in a high-caliber team of designers, photo editors, staff photographers and editors. 

  • Responsible for our Home, Taste, Life, and Style, Beauty & Health sections as well as contributing to the Feature section

  • Lead design for special issues including Washingtonian Weddings and Washingtonian Welcome Guide

  • Creating layout options to inform final design of layouts for the issue

  • Pitching and inspiring the creative team with new illustration, photographic, typography, social media ideas

  • Collaborating with design, photo and edit teams

  • Manage and maintain creative intern position 

  • 10% other responsibilities coming up throughout the cycle of an issue

Job Requirements:

  • 4+ years of professional experience in editorial design

  • Strong multitasking + organizational skills+ communication skills

  • Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, InCopy and InDesign

  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

  • A love and passion for editorial design, photography, illustration, and typography

Type of Job: Design

City: Washington

Region: DC

Duration: Full-time

Company: Washingtonian Magazine

About Our Company: Washingtonian is the monthly magazine of the nation's capital. It ranks highly in market penetration among all city and regional magazines, with a paid circulation of 130,000+. Washingtonian is one of the nation's most respected and successful magazines, winning five National Magazine Awards, as well as SPD and CRMA awards.

Contact Name: Jason Lancaster

Contact Email:

How to Apply: Please send your cover letter, résumé, salary requirements, and samples (no larger than 10MB) or a link to your online portfolio to with Deputy Art Director in the subject line. No phone calls, please.