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Publication or Company Grid Chicago
Job Title Art Director
Industry Magazine Publishing
Salary Very Competitive
Benefits 401K/403B, Dental, Flexible Hours, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Chicago
Job Requirements Grid is looking for an Art Director to join a small, young team of journalists producing a weekly, glossy print publication.

The Art Director will oversee design and production, working closely with reporters, editors, photographers and the digital team to ensure we keep creating a lively, fresh, highly visual book every week.

Organizational skills and attention to detail are crucial, as are knowledge of newsroom operations, and the ability to handle stress with grace and humor. You must work well as part of a team where everybody pitches in to make sure the work gets done at the highest possible level, and where nobody is ever heard to say “that’s not my job.” You will help make sure other members of the team are staying on task and help to make sure deadlines are met.

Mastery of InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator absolutely crucial. Some experience in web design, mobile apps would help. Knowledge of Chicago news important; familiarity with business journalism a plus.

We prefer candidates who live in or around Chicago.
About Our Company Grid is a new magazine for the Chicago business community, and the latest new publication from Wrapports, owner of the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Reader, and more than 20 additional Chicago-area publications.

Grid's launch, on Feb. 3, was modest, but our ambitions are grand. We're trying to create the smartest, most informative, funniest local business magazine there's ever been (that last one won't be difficult).

We're a startup, with a small staff where everybody works extremely hard and feels deeply connected to the magazine's fate. But we've also got the enormous advantage of doing this within Wrapports, which avails us of certain resources we wouldn't have otherwise. It's a rare opportunity to create something new, innovative and cool inside a newspaper company.
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