Variety: Creative Director

Penske Media Corporation, Los Angeles, CA USA

Content is the cornerstone to all we do, and our audience is why we do it.

Salary: Base + Benefits + 401-k

Level: Executive (Director, VP, Department Head)

Duration: Full-Time

Variety: Creative Director

COVID-19 HIRING UPDATE: We have transitioned to a remote work model and are continuing to hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We appreciate this is unprecedented times and will work closely with you, taking into account your individual circumstances.

Based in our West LA headquarters, the Creative Director will lead an award-winning art department to conceptualize and execute the look and feel of the 115-year-old Variety brand, which is the leading voice in entertainment news and analysis.

This position will direct the vision for the weekly print magazine and digital verticals, including all editorial features and packages as well as multiple seasonal editions published throughout the year.

The Creative Director will lead an art department of designers and photo editors and work collaboratively with the team and with editors and department heads to develop original design concepts and execute award winning original photography. We are seeking an experienced manager and a proven thought-leader in design, magazine structure and storytelling. Strong conceptual thinking and hands-on design skills are necessary. The Creative Director reports to the Editor-In-Chief, and daily collaboration is expected on all areas brand development.


  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to talk through editorial ideas in a lively, collaborative, and fast-paced environment
  • Accomplished print art director and designer with strong attention to detail and love of cutting edge typography, design, illustration and photography
  • Nurture and develop an internal team of award-winning designers, art directors and photo editors
  • Have a strong network of industry connections with illustrators, designers and photographers
  • Works closely to implement designs across all brand verticals, including print, web and video
  • Manages budget and allocate spending for freelance, illustrations and photography
  • Deep interest in entertainment and the business of entertainment
  • Thorough knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite

To apply:

In addition to an updated resume, candidates must submit a link to an online portfolio or 5 work samples via PDF in order to be considered for the position.

About Variety:

Now celebrating its 115th year anniversary, Variety is the seminal voice of the entertainment industry. Featuring award-winning breaking news reporting, insightful award-season coverage, must-read feature spotlights and intelligent analysis of the industry’s most prominent players, Variety is the trusted source for the business of global entertainment. Read by a highly engaged audience of industry insiders, Variety’s multi-platform content coverage expands across digital, mobile, social, print and branded content, events and summits.

About PMC:

PMC is a leading independent global media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a passionate monthly audience of more than 310 million. Since 2004, Penske Media has been a pioneer in digital media and a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens across its ever-growing constellation of iconic brands, which includes Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Rolling Stone, Billboard, WWD, SHE Media, Robb Report, Deadline, Sportico, Vibe, BGR, ARTnews, Fairchild Media, and, among many others. PMC’s journalists and content creators deliver daily the most comprehensive news and information in their industries and areas of coverage, unequaled in ambition, depth and courage. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 14 countries worldwide, PMC believes companies should not only be profitable but also forces for good. To learn more about PMC, our 2% Foundation and its iconic brands, please visit

About Penske Media Corporation

Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a monthly audience of more than 260 million a month and reaches users in more than 175 countries as well as a collective 390 million social media followers. The company houses a constellation of globally prominent and legendary brands, including Variety, Rolling Stone,, WWD, Robb Report, SHE Media, BGR, IndieWire, Beauty Inc, Sourcing Journal, TVLine, FN, BlogHer, HollywoodLife, Gold Derby, and SPY. PMC delivers exceptional content to consumers, business leaders and organizations around the world across multiple platforms: digital, mobile, social, print, video, broadcast, and dynamic live events. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 11 countries worldwide, Penske Media is the way global leaders and influencers are informed, connected, and inspired.

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