Online Art Director

New York
Jun 11, 2012
Jul 11, 2012
Ms. Julie Smith
Design, Digital Media
Full Time
Rodale Inc. is currently seeking an Online Art Director responsible for developing and maintaining the visual design for Mens Health and Womens Health Online. This position is also responsible for providing art direction for the design staff as well as leadership and the implementation of design best practices. The ideal candidate will be a proactive, self-starter with a demonstrated passion for design on a personal and professional level.

-Manage Rodale Interactive design team, including staff and freelance designers
-Oversee design work for daily production and projects, including art, photography, information graphics and animations
-Collaborate with product development team in setting design and UI standards for new product initiatives
-Take projects from inception to completion, with a very strong attention to detail and quality. -Interpret design direction and implement it on the project level.
-Liaison to design leads in other Rodale groups responsible for magazine and book design
-Hands-on production of art elements for Mens Health and Womens Health sites, both standing site elements and topical images, on web, mobile and social media platforms.
-In collaboration with Editors, Producers and Project Leads, produce wire frame designs and design specifications

Ideal candidate will possess:
-4+ years experience in an editorial environment with interactive design.
-Experience creating designs from wireframes and written specifications.
-Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite software.
-Intermediate understanding of HTML, CSS and JQuery.
-Demonstrated skill in creating designs for the web, mobile and social media platforms.
-Solid understanding of the web and browser technologies.
-Demonstrates understanding of web usability principals.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
-Experience designing and managing templates for large scale sites, particularly open source content management systems.
-Experience managing design teams throughout a project lifecycle.
-Experience managing/leading design teams and enforcing design standards for major web brands

Rodale has made a positive difference in the lives of millions of people. Perhaps we'll make a difference in yours. Discover this career opportunity and more at

About Mens Health: Mens Health is the go-to source for guys seeking the latest information and expert advice in their pursuit of a healthy and active lifestyle. Published 10 times a year in the U.S. by Rodale Inc., Mens Health is the best-selling mens magazine on newsstands and provides its 24 million readers worldwide with the up-to-the-minute information on health, fitness, fashion, nutrition, relationships, travel, technology and finance. Mens Health is the largest mens lifestyle magazine brand in the world, offering 40 global editions, an interactive ipad edition, a host of apps for iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry subscribers, as well as branded books, eBooks and microsites. The magazine has garnered numerous industry accolades, winning National Magazine Awards in the general excellence and personal service categories as well as being deemed by Media Industry Newsletter as the #1 Most Notable Magazine Launch of the Last 25 Years. Mens Health has also made several appearances on Advertising Ages A List and Adweeks Hot List. For up-to-date news from Mens Health, visit, and get instant updates on Twitter (@MensHealthMag) and Facebook (Mens Health).

About Womens Health: From fitness and nutrition to beauty and style, Women's Health gives young women the tools they need to make instant, positive changes in their lives. Launched in October 2005 and published 10 times a year by Rodale Inc., Womens Health has quickly grown into a multimedia brand that includes branded books, mobile applications and renowned events. With 12 international editions covering 22 countries reaching more than 10 million readers every month, Womens Health is the fastest-growing international womens magazine in the world today. Named the 2011 ASME National Magazine Awards winner in the General Excellence in Fashion, Service and Lifestyle, industry accolades for Womens Health include earning the #2 spot on Adweeks 2010 Hot List and the #1 spot on their 2008 10 Under 50 Hot List. Advertising Age also named Womens Health their Magazine of the Year in 2009 and gave the title the #2 spot on their 2008 A List. For more up-to-the-minute information visit and get instant updates via Twitter (@WomensHealthMag) and Facebook (Womens Health Magazine).

Rodale has made a positive difference in the lives of millions of people. Perhaps we'll make a difference in yours. Discover this career opportunity and more at

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