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Art Director

Consumer Reports, Yonkers, NY USA

Work at Consumer Reports

Duration: Full-Time


THE OPPORTUNITY

This is a key design role in the print department of Consumer Reports. You will be directly involved with shaping the new brand vision of the organization through the magazine pages. You will be working on feature stories as well as front of book pages for special interest publications sold exclusively on newsstands across the country.

A link to your digital portfolio is required.

  • Design layouts for Consumer Reports special interest publications.
  • Conduct stock imagery searches.
  • Commission illustrations as needed (this includes: setting prices, executing contracts, and all necessary paperwork associated with these transactions).
  • May design infographics and data visualization stories.
  • Prepare pages and images for color separation; approve proofs.
  • Prepare layouts for pre-press and check proofs for final appearance.

ABOUT YOU

What We Need To See

  • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design or comparable major.
  • At least 5 years experience working as a print magazine designer.
  • Must be proficient working with complicated typographic hierarchies.
  • Strong type skills and a deep knowledge of grid based design work is essential to your success.
  • Working knowledge of production tasks.
  • Must be proficient in Adobe CS software.
  • Should have a working knowledge of production tasks.
  • Understanding of color and retouching.
  • Experience doing photo stock research.

What We'd Love To See

  • Must be organized and detail oriented.
  • Strong people skills and administrative ability.
  • Ability to leverage knowledge of the competitive landscape, marketplace trends, best practices and technology to improve CR’s ability to compete.
  • Awareness of current and external trends.
  • Data Visualization and infographics skills.
  • Experience working cross functionally and collaboratively
  • Proficiency in AfterEffects.
  • Experience creating assets for social media. 

About Consumer Reports

We are an independent, nonprofit organization that works side by side with consumers to create a fairer, safer, and healthier world. We do it by fighting to put consumers’ needs first in the marketplace and by empowering them with the trusted knowledge they depend on to make better, more informed choices.

Our objective is simple: for all employees to feel supported so that they’re set up for success.

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