Senior Editorial Designer, Milwaukee Magazine

Job Description: Milwaukee Magazine, one of the nation’s most respected city and regional magazines, is seeking a full-time senior editorial designer with the ability to think conceptually as well as aesthetically. Known for its award-winning in-depth profiles, investigative features, reader service pieces and top-notch dining and entertainment packages, the magazine is central to Milwaukee’s media landscape. We are located in the Historic Third Ward, mere steps from Lake Michigan, and have a front-row view of the city’s burgeoning downtown while we serve the entire metro Milwaukee area.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Senior Editorial Designer with a passion for journalism and dedication to reflecting Milwaukee’s creativity, diversity and vibrancy in our expanding, multi-platform media brand. The senior designer’s main function will be to collaborate with the art and editorial teams to assist in the creative execution of innovative design concepts in print, digital and marketing materials. This position requires a self-motivated, reliable team player with a positive professional attitude. Successful candidates will possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience with photography, camera equipment and studio lighting a big plus.


  • Oversee your own projects through to completion

  • Work with the Art Director to successfully translate concepts to print and digital media

  • Prioritize workload and meet deadlines

  • Pay extreme attention to detail and consistency

  • Research, organize and assign photography and illustrations

  • Design department pages, features, and special editions

  • Assist in the coordination of photo shoots

  • Create photo illustrations and graphics for print and digital media

  • Prepare files and images for print assets: image retouching, clipping, layering, conversion, etc.

  • Prepare files and images for digital assets: image resizing, image galleries, social media, etc.

  • Follow and maintain branding standards

  • Interview and oversee art department interns

  • Assist ad designer with ad design, Web ads and sales/marketing projects

Job Requirements:

  • Must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

  • Demonstrate a passion for design and creative thinking

  • Must understand basic prepress production of print files

  • Degree in graphic design or media-related equivalent and 2 years of print magazine experience

  • Superior communication skills and a friendly, positive attitude

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and meet strict deadlines

Type of Job: Designer

City: Milwaukee

State/Country: WI

Duration: Full-time

Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, 401K - vacation and holiday pay

Company: Milwaukee Magazine, a subsidiary of Quad

About Our Company: Employees at Quad thrive at the intersection of thinking, making and marketing. As we continue to take the bold steps necessary to transform our offering, our goal is to provide our clients with the most powerful integrated marketing platform. We’re all partners in our company, committed to do the right thing, trusting the process, innovating for the future, growing the business, believing in each other, and having a little fun along the way.

Additional Company Information

We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations and more.
Quad/Graphics is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company’s policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

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