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Design Director

Publication or Company  Next Magazine
Industry  Graphic Design/Art Direction, Internet/Online/New Media, Magazine Publishing
Salary Competitive
Benefits Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location New York, NY
Experience Level 2 years
Job Requirements Next Magazine has an immediate opening for an experienced graphic designer to serve as the magazine’s Design Director. The position will be an integral part in the design and production of the largest and most widely known weekly gay nightlife publication in New York City. Main responsibilities will include working closely with the editors to create the overall look and design of the magazine, including covers, editorial layouts, event listings, and party photos pages, managing our photo library and server, some retouching, and creating web graphics for web postings. You will be responsible for working with the editorial and advertising teams in making sure the overall brand has a consistent visual presentation and to make sure weekly deadlines are met for production.

Job Requirements:
BFA or BA in graphic design
Proficient with Mac computers
Must have some magazine design experience
Strong attention to detail while also working with quick turnaround times to meet weekly deadlines.
Good sense of typography
Ability to maximize a small budget to plan photoshoots with staff photographers.
Ability to manage a fast paced workflow under pressure while staying extremely organized.
Adobe Suite CS5 (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) and Quark experience preferred.
Some digital design experience a plus.
Ability to generate ideas and conceptualize visual elements to complement editorial content.

Send your resume, cover letter, and design samples or online portfolio link to be considered.
About Our Company Next Magazine is “New York’s Gay Guide”—a weekly comprehensive lifestyle resource for all gay New Yorkers. Since 1993, we have aimed to highlight both the popular and under the radar events, personalities and products that appeal to such a diverse range of gay men, especially when those stories are about gay New Yorkers themselves. Colorful, fun and always with a good sense of humor, Next’s provocative commentary on nightlife, entertainment, politics, fashion, sports and celebrity informs its community and engages its readers in order to help the Big Apple maintain its vital and supportive gay legacy. Next Magazine is available on a weekly basis throughout New York City, Upstate New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Fire Island and 24/7 internationally through its web component, NextMagazine.com.