Associate Art Director-The Photo Group

New York
Jun 06, 2014
Jul 06, 2014
Jane Larson
Other, Publishing
Full Time
TITLE: Associate Art Director, Photo District News (PDN)
REPORTS TO: Creative Director
LOCATION: New York City

Photo District News (PDN), the monthly New York City based photography industry magazine is currently seeking an experienced, motivated, and talented Associate Art Director to join the magazine's editorial and Custom Media team. We desire that the individual be a self-starter and creative multi-tasker with strong design and typographic skills. This individual should have an eye for detail, and the ability to work efficiently while juggling multiple projects and production tasks working between departments within a fast-paced environment, meeting firm deadlines.

Essential Functions/Job Duties: (Listed in order of importance. This list is not all inclusive; additional duties will be performed as required.)

•Reporting to Creative Director to design editorial pages for PDN’s front and back of book sections, and occasional features.
•Reporting to PDN’s Custom Media, Circulation departments to design on a variety of projects including House-Ads, Contest Pages, Advertorials, printed guides, web ads.
•Producing and uploading of PDFs to press, processing of image files for online.


•Good design, typographical sensibilities and problem solving abilities.
•An ability to proactively work with Creative Director, editorial, photo editor and Custom Media Staff as well as being a self-starter in getting projects off the ground and taking initial concepts forward to a highly polished product on deadline.
•An attention to detail, able to juggle multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
•Able to take direction, works well both independently and collaboratively, with strong communication skills.
•Thorough knowledge of Adobe InDesign, and working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
•Working knowledge of HTML a plus.

•Minimum 2–3 years publication design experience preferable.

To apply send a cover letter explaining how you qualify for the above position, your resume and your salary requirements/history. SUBJECT: Associate Art Director, PDN

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