Art Director

Jul 01, 2014
Jul 31, 2014
Mr. Hiring Manager
Full Time
Sactown magazine, the Sacramento region's largest magazine with a circulation of 40,000, is searching for a talented Art Director with a strong work ethic and extensive experience in print publication design, preferably with at least some experience in web design.

Must have at least 3 years of publication design.

The ideal candidate will be organized, detail-oriented, able to multitask and work well under pressure, and be willing to put in additional hours on deadline if necessary.

The candidate must be proficient with the Mac OS system, as well as Adobe InDesign CS 5.5, Photoshop and Illustrator. Familiarity with Adobe InCopy is preferred. The ideal candidate will also have excellent production skills such as color correcting, pre-flighting, press check experience, etc (although we rarely do in-person press checks since we print in Los Angeles). The art director will also be responsible for shipping each issue to the printer.

As a one-person art department, the candidate will work closely with the owners/editors-in-chief.

Main duties will include laying out the bimonthly magazine (with plans to go monthly), designing features and departments, and maintaining and updating the design and functionality of the magazine's website: We also plan to launch a digital edition in 2014 and this position will also oversee that effort.

Secondary duties will include occasional ad design and the design of miscellaneous marketing materials ranging from advertising media kits to sales collateral material and more.

Experience in publication design (magazine or alt-weekly) is required. Please do not apply without any professional publication experience.

A selection of some of our past covers can be found here:

About Sacramento: California's capital city has a metro population of 2.2 million and is located 60 minutes from Napa, 90 minutes from San Francisco, 2 hours from Lake Tahoe and 3 hours from Monterey.

Please send a cover letter, resume and a link to an online portfolio. Salary requirements are a must.

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