- Full Time
For more than 25 years, Cowboys & Indians magazine has covered the American West with award-winning stories and visuals that reach an international readership of more than 850,000.
We are seeking a talented and resourceful art director to join our team in Dallas and guide the visual direction of the magazine. The ideal candidate for this position would work in our office under editorial directors on a Monday-through-Friday schedule.
Candidates for the position must possess advanced design skills including pagination, typography, photo manipulation, and working knowledge of style sheets. The position also requires a high level of understanding of Adobe CC programs including InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Digital production is part of the job, so candidates must be comfortable designing for both print and web.
We’re a relatively small team producing eight editions of C&I a year, so we’re looking for someone who is highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle production and design duties simultaneously for all the magazine’s departments. C&I’s sister publication, the twice-yearly Western & English Today, is also in the art director’s realm of design duties.
Most important, the ideal candidate for this role should be able to quickly study the evolution of the magazine’s design and apply those principles and approaches to the look of the publication going forward. They should also come equipped with knowledge about the magazine’s editorial focus, and possess innovative ideas for improving and updating design styles regularly.
In addition to the in-office duties, our art director takes a leading role in guiding several original photo and fashion shoots in any given year.
Preferred: AA or BA in Graphic Design with 4-6 years of experience.