Art Director

Royal Oak
Feb 11, 2014
Mar 13, 2014
Ms. RJ King
Full Time
Hour Media has several design positions available, including art director and associate art director to join our award-winning editorial team. Our main titles are Hour Detroit magazine (12 issues per year) DBusiness magazine (6 issues), Detroit Home magazine (4 issues), and Metro Detroit Bride magazine (2 issues). ?The ideal candidate will have a deep-seated interest and 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 magazine 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 art directors are responsible for managing budgets, negotiating freelance rates, 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 (if not ahead of) current magazine design trends. ?The right candidate will know the importance of kerning. ?They must have the ability to work on and meet deadlines (which occasionally overlap), to be efficient and be able to turn projects around quickly. ?
Please submit PDF or JPG work samples along with your cover letter, resume and online portfolio address to: ?Applicants may be asked to perform a series of design tests as a part of the qualification process. ???

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