Art Director

Los Angeles
Mar 04, 2014
Apr 03, 2014
Mr. Creative Director
Design, Other, Publishing
Full Time
Backstage is seeking a full-time Art Director to develop top-level design and typography for the print and tablet version of the acting industry’s leading trade publication Backstage Magazine. Responsibilities will include:

• Design development for all aspects of a weekly trade magazine, including illustration and photo assignments, type and layout design for front of book, features and back of book sections

• Hands-on approach to conceptual magazine layouts, including photo collage, photo manipulation, digital illustration and/or other visual solutions for features

• Preflighting, photo retouching, creation of print-ready PDFs and color correcting

• Design of tablet publication using Mag +


• Expert knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat

• Extensive experience with style sheets in InDesign, formatting text, flowing copy into multiple page documents

• Degree in Design from four-year institution

• 3+ years working for a publication in the design department

• Print and tablet design experience

• Experience art directing photo shoots is a plus

Position requires a strong work ethic, ability to process constructive criticism into solutions and clear thinking in a fast-paced, weekly publication environment. Time management and organization skills a must. Candidate should have experience working with editors, copy editors, photographers, illustrators and production staff and respond effectively to emails and phone calls from editorial headquarters in New York. Position reports to LA-based Creative Director and will work in LA office.

No phone calls
Include portfolio link or relevant samples in pdf format is a must
include cover letter with resume

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