Art Director

Jun 12, 2012
Jul 12, 2012
Mr. Hiring Manager
Design, Publishing
Full Time
Want to live and work one hour from Napa, 90 minutes from San Francisco, 2 hours from Lake Tahoe and 3 hours from Monterey and Yosemite?

Sacramento is in the heart of Northern California, and the city's most respected and biggest circulation magazine, Sactown, is looking for a talented Art Director with a strong work ethic, positive outlook and extensive publication experience.

Since the magazine's launch in 2006, Sactown has won numerous regional and national awards, including 14 Maggie Awards from the Western Publications Association for writing, design and photography, including the Maggie Award for Best City & Metropolitan Magazine. It has also won three Folio Awards and two City & Regional Magazine Awards. In addition, its photographs have been selected twice for the Communications Arts Photography Annual.

The ideal candidate will be organized, detail-oriented, able to multitask and work well under pressure. The candidate must be extremely proficient with the Mac OS system, as well as Adobe InDesign CS 5.5, Photoshop and Illustrator. Familiarity with Adobe InCopy is preferred. The ideal candidate will also have excellent production skills such as color correcting, pre-flighting, press check experience, etc.

The candidate will work closely with and report directly to the owners/editors-in-chief.
Main duties will include laying out the bimonthly magazine (with plans to go monthly), designing features and departments, and maintaining and updating the design and functionality of the magazine's newly revamped website:

Secondary duties will include occasional ad design and the design of miscellaneous marketing materials ranging from advertising media kits to sales collateral material and more.

Experience in magazine design is strongly preferred. At least 3-5 years of professional design experience is required.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and an online portfolio to No phone calls, please.

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