Art Director, The Penn Stater Magazine

Pennsylvania State University
University Park
Nov 13, 2012
Dec 13, 2012
Human Resources
Design, Other, Publishing
Full Time
Art Director, The Penn Stater Magazine
Job # 37894

The Penn Stater magazine seeks a talented graphic designer to art direct and design a bimonthly, full-color, 80- to 96-page alumni magazine with a circulation of 169,000.

Responsibilities include identifying, making assignments to, and cultivating relationships with photographers and illustrators; working collaboratively with the editorial staff; helping plan future issues; working closely with the prepress vendor; and supervising a full-time graphic designer.  The magazine staff is creative and committed to producing one of the best magazines of its kind; The Penn Stater has won numerous national awards for writing, design, photography, and illustration.  Magazine experience strongly preferred.  Also essential are a thorough knowledge of four-color process, color correction, prepress, and printing; a sophisticated sense of typography, photography, and illustration; and proficiency in the Adobe CS5 package (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) for the Mac.  

The ability to prioritize and manage a workload under deadline pressure is essential. The successful candidate must also demonstrate a genuine appreciation for working with diverse audiences. Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher plus eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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