Come join the talented team at FOX CITIES Magazine. We are currently seeking an Art Director to lead the design department of the Valley’s premiere monthly city magazine and family of quality publications.
Duties include: Create and oversee the look of the monthly publication as well as annual specialty publications, making them vibrant, fresh, and smart for a sophisticated reader; hire and manage freelance photographers as needed; Oversee/approve all design elements of the magazine and all the photos, illustrations, and graphics that appear in it; Coordinate the work of multiple departments, including sales and editorial, through production planning to ensure that project deadlines are met; Make sure the magazine's overall brand, including its website and other print products, has a consistent visual presentation; Work directly with print vendors to ensure that accuracy and quality standards are achieved; Organize and prepare digital files, mock-ups and instructions for printer; Design marketing pieces, sales materials as well as internal and external informational materials; Oversee photoshoots and take photos as needed; Create, implement and maintain organizational procedures to increase efficiency; Serve as a client point-of-contact and provide customer service in ad creation; Conceptualize new projects; Source vendors as needed; Conceptualize social media campaigns, blog posts and contests to promote readership across various platforms.
-BFA or BA in graphic design, art or similar field of study.
-At least 4 years of design experience at a consumer magazine or agency.
-Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite required.
-Knowledge of hardware and software on Mac platform and ability to troubleshoot when necessary.
-Photography experience required.
-Ability to manage and motivate designers and freelance team
-Ability to work well with editors in conceiving stories that work well visually.
-A strong creative vision and ability to produce high-impact work within a budget.
-Proven ability to manage multiple projects and hit deadlines.