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Art Director / Magazine Designer

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Our client is seeking a full-time art director/graphic designer. The designer’s primary responsibility would be to design and lay out a local business magazine. The designer’s secondary responsibility would be to assist with the design and production of said magazine, custom publications and the web sites for both publications.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING:
• Develop art concepts for stories
• Design pages & covers
• Create and develop art and illustration
• Assign freelance photography and illustration; negotiate fees, complete/use contracts
• Research stock and pickup photography
• Manage budgets and timelines to ensure that visuals are received in a timely manner and produced to the quality standards associated with the magazine
• Work with the other editor, production manager, publisher and staff in making certain that timelines, visual presentation and standards are approved and maintained
• Make certain all files, digital information, etc. are prepared in the correct format for pre-press and PDF
• Assist with updating the websites, where applicable and reasonable
• Assist with design and production of custom publications and special sections
• Assist other Art Directors of the clients products with layout or photo editing as needed
• Process or build ad materials or collateral materials as needed

A SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:
• Strong consumer magazine design, typography, art direction and image-manipulating skills
• The skill to communicate with a wide range of people
• A good working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
• A great work ethic with an ability to follow projects to completion
• The ability to be creative under the pressure of deadlines
• The capacity to take critique and integrate the ideas of others into his/her work, but also to stand up and make an argument for your own vision
• Publication design experience and or photo shoot experience
• A sense of humor

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