Art Director

Apr 15, 2013
May 15, 2013
Mr. Hiring Manager
Full Time
Sactown magazine, the Sacramento region's largest magazine, is searching for a talented Art Director with a strong work ethic and extensive experience in print publication design, preferably with at least some experience in web design.

While full-time is preferred, a part-time position may be considered.

The ideal candidate will be organized, detail-oriented, able to multitask and work well under pressure, and be willing to put in additional hours on deadline. The candidate must have the ability to juggle multiple projects.

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 new 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 publication design (magazine or alt-weekly) is required. Please do not apply without any professional publication experience.

A selection of some of our past covers can be found here:

About Sacramento: California's capital city has a metro population of 2.2 million and is located one hour from Napa, 90 minutes from San Francisco, 2 hours from Lake Tahoe and 3 hours from Monterey.

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

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