Art Director

Location
Dallas
Posted
Mar 11, 2014
Closes
Apr 10, 2014
Contact
Christina Zahn
Category
Design
Duration
Full Time
POSITION SUMMARY:

We are looking for an experienced designer with strong editorial instincts to join a team of editors and designers as we build a multi-channel content program for a Fortune 500 financial services company. Primary responsibility is the visual direction of magazine (print and digital) that serves as the flagship of a content ecosystem which includes a news hub; a blog; newsletters; and an employee-facing intranet. Collaborates with editorial staff on editorial direction as it relates to page and magazine architecture. This position requires a strong collaborator and an experienced editorial thinker. The Art Director must be able to do more than make pages look good; but must create pages that function well and communicate clearly and easily. Should have opinions on display copy and structure just as much as opinions on art and layout details.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:Bachelors degree in graphic design or equivalent
Experience: 5-10 years of cross-platform design with an emphasis in publication work
Skills: Grid-based layout, art direction (photo and illustration), typography and typographic hierarchies, strong reading skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, and ability to manage and direct other creative people

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
•Work closely with an editorial team (including a Creative Director and an Associate Art Director) and participate in planning meetings for all publications and other media across this account
•Design magazine covers, features, and some departments, and oversee design of departments
•Assign photography and illustration to consistent high standards
•Contain publications within budget and deadline constraints
•Oversee production of proofs for editorial staff through final PDF files to printer
•Handle client interface
•Prepare and present presentations to client
•Travel for business – client presentations and art directing of photo shoots
•Quality control checks on web sites

WORKING CONDITIONS: Work in typical office setting with some travel required.

No phone calls please.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer m/f/d/v


Please apply directly to the url link provided here: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=11182552
All other applicants will be ignored.

Please provide a PDF of work samples (no bigger than 5MB).

No phone calls please.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer m/f/d/v

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