Sacramento, CA
Mar 09, 2019
Metro Area
Full Time

Sactown is the city magazine for Sacramento, founded by editors who were previously NYC-based staff or freelance writers for Money Magazine, InStyle Magazine, SmartMoney, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Metropolis Magazine and elsewhere.

We're looking for a talented designer to join our team and collaborate on a national-quality magazine with a strong visual presence that champions great design, photography and illustration. 

Sactown has won many design, illustration and photography awards since its launch in 2006 (including Folio Awards, City & Regional Magazine Awards and Western Publishing Association awards), and has been included in Communications Arts Photo Annual twice. Our senior photographer is regular contributor to The New York Times, and we have commissioned pieces from top illustrators like Philip Burke, Gary Taxali, Hal Mayforth, Mike Byers, Gary Hovland and Matt Chase.

We’re looking for a designer who is passionate and knowledgeable about typography -- someone who loves exploring type and its many applications, fashioning creative, dynamic, eye-catching headlines and spreads. This is not the right job for a designer accustomed to placing pre-formatted fonts in designated slots on the page.

Naturally, we’re looking for someone who is proficient with the Mac OS system, as well as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Familiarity with Adobe InCopy is preferred since that’s what we use. The ideal candidate will also have excellent production skills such as color correcting and pre-flighting. 

Primary responsibilities will include laying out the bimonthly magazine, designing features and departments, and contributing to the design of the magazine's website: 

Secondary duties will include occasional ad design and creation 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.

About Sacramento: California's capital city has a metro population of 2.3 million and is located 60 minutes from Napa, 90 minutes from San Francisco, 2 hours from Lake Tahoe and 3 hours from Monterey. We have an amazing craft beer and craft coffee community here and are known as the City of Trees and the Farm-to-Fork Capital of America. 

Please send a cover letter, resume and a link to an online portfolio. Also, please send salary requirements. A range is fine.

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