Art Director

San Francisco
Jul 28, 2008
Aug 27, 2008
Emma Logan
Design, Other, Publishing
Full Time
We are seeking an experienced full-time art director with a passion for visual journalism.

The art director reports to our creative director, and should have an appreciation for serious long-form journalism, as well as the ability to create striking editorial pages that effectively communicate both the information and the appropriate tone. He or she will be responsible for stories throughout the magazine, from collaborating with the editors on concept development through the commissioning of illustration and information graphics, working with our photo editor on assignments and photo research, and the design of finished InDesign files. An interest in working with the web team to help shape the look and feel of web projects would be a plus. The art director will also occasionally be responsible for the design of promotional pieces or other collateral material.

* a minimum of five years of editorial design experience
* experience commissioning work from top national illustrators and infographic artists
* ability to work using CS3 (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)

The terms of this job are covered under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement with Local 2103, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, AFL-CIO. Mother Jones and its parent organization, the FNP, are committed to building and maintaining a diverse and welcoming work place.

Interested candidates should send résumés and cover letters to, with "Art Director" in the subject line.

Submissions by recruiting agencies are not accepted.

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