Art Director - Architect Magazine

Employer
Location
Washington
Posted
Feb 12, 2013
Closes
Mar 14, 2013
Contact
Ms. Dana Pace
Duration
Full Time
Art Director - Architect Magazine

Hanley Wood, www.hanleywood.com, is currently seeking an Art Director in the Business Media division. This position will primarily execute on design with powerful photo, illustration and info-graphic presentations, managing art acquisition process and budget. The Art Director will also commission and direct photos and illustrations, conceptualize layouts and type treatments, and produce layout and pages in preproduction. This individual will also ensure the workflow between art and edit meets the daily and weekly deadlines and maintain all of the style sheets and templates within the K4 and/or Woodwing process. He/She will be responsible for managing two direct reports, and work as a partner with editors and staff writers to create a look for the magazine that powerfully connects with specialized intelligence needs of business executive readers.

Major Responsibilities and Related Duties Include:

Coordinating online design with web producers
Assigning photo shoots and illustrations
Ensuring adherence to budgets and deadlines
Work with art staff to select artwork and photos for magazine (commission illustration and photography, find stock art, create custom illustration using royalty-free art, etc.)
Work with editors to obtain art from developers, owners, architects, and other sources for their specific articles
Hire illustrators and photographers; and manage art/illustration contracts and materials return
Manage creation of charts for stories
Manage art/photo expenditures, staying within budget
Manage invoicing, submitting bills within appropriate budgeting cycle
Keep to a strict production schedule that allows for multiple projects at the same time

Qualified applicants should possess the following Education, Experience and Skills:

Minimum 4 years media design/production experience – preferably in both print and digital
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in graphic design, graphic arts, or fine arts
In-depth knowledge of Mac OS and design software, primarily Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat, Quark Xpress and other print and digital design tools
Experience managing a team of direct reports and freelance contributors
Ability to present own creative concepts and create original art elements (using photography, illustration, typography, infographics)
The ability to shape a project from conception to completion as well as the ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously
Extensive knowledge of 4-color reproduction, page production, prepress operations, and color correction
Able to work independently and in a collaborative team environment
Working knowledge of web design a must
Outgoing, enthusiastic, self-starter
Excellent communication, organization and computer skills
Strong typographic skills
Great attention to detail
Excellent time management skills
Ability to work with little to no supervision
Tablet design knowledge preferred but not required

Please submit resume (Word, .pdf accepted) and sample portfolio (web, .pdf preferred)