Next Magazine has an immediate opening for an experienced graphic designer to serve as the magazine’s Design Director. The position will be an integral part in the design and production of the largest and most widely known weekly gay nightlife publication in New York City. Main responsibilities will include working closely with the editors to create the overall look and design of the magazine, including covers, editorial layouts, event listings, and party photos pages, managing our photo library and server, some retouching, and creating web graphics for web postings. You will be responsible for working with the editorial and advertising teams in making sure the overall brand has a consistent visual presentation and to make sure weekly deadlines are met for production. Job Requirements:BFA or BA in graphic designProficient with Mac computersMust have some magazine design experience Strong attention to detail while also working with quick turnaround times to meet weekly deadlines. Good sense of typographyAbility to maximize a small budget to plan photoshoots with staff photographers.Ability to manage a fast paced workflow under pressure while staying extremely organized.Adobe Suite CS5 (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) and Quark experience preferred.Some digital design experience a plus.Ability to generate ideas and conceptualize visual elements to complement editorial content.Send your resume, cover letter, and design samples or online portfolio link to be considered.