Art Director

Employer
Location
Royal Oak
Posted
Sep 17, 2013
Closes
Oct 17, 2013
Contact
Ms. RJ King
Category
Publishing
Duration
Full Time
Hour Media is looking for an art director to join our award-winning editorial team. The art director will be responsible for DBusiness Magazine (6 issues), Detroit Home Magazine (4 issues), and Metro Detroit Bride Magazine (2 issues).
The ideal candidate will have a deep-seeded interest in (and preferably a true love of) editorial design, typography, and printed materials. In addition, she/he should have an eye for details and the ability to think creatively. Editorial design is different than many other types of graphic design - the person who fills this position will know the differences and embrace them.

The art director will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the magazine's design: working with the editor to conceptualize stories, arranging and scheduling photo shoots, hiring out photography and illustrations/graphics, collecting supplemental art, cover conceptualization and layout, page layout/design, working with the production department to get images print ready, proof markup, and final approval of magazine layout - all within the magazine's existing style guidelines.
In addition the art director is responsible for: managing budgets, negotiating freelance rates, teaching/training assistant designers, maintaining the magazine's identity, producing occasional web graphics (pertaining to magazine stories/sections), and working with the production director on editorial calendar deadlines.

Requirements:
Minimum three years experience in related field
Bachelor Degree in related design field
Adobe Creative Suite (CS6) - extreme skill with InDesign is an absolute must. It should be your second language.

Other requirements:
We're looking for someone who is always looking for - and finding - new design solutions.
You should be interested in, and current (if not ahead of), magazine design trends.
The right candidate will know that a two-line drop cap is never acceptable and the importance of kerning is absolute.
The must have the ability to work on and meet deadlines (which occasionally overlap), to be efficient and be able to turn projects around quickly.
The ability to supervise effectively, to teach and motivate members of the design department.

Please submit PDF or JPG work samples along with your cover letter, resume and online portfolio address to: artjob@dbusiness.com
Applicants may be asked to perform a series of design tests as a part of the qualification process.


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