ART DIRECTOR job vacancy in 405 Magazine – Jobs in Oklahoma

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Job Details
Company Name : 405 Magazine
Company Location : Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Job Position : ART DIRECTOR
Job Category : Jobs in Oklahoma

Job Description :

405 Magazine, the highest quality, most widely read magazine in the Oklahoma City metro, is searching for an Art Director. 405 Magazine is a large format lifestyle magazine that produces a wide variety of stories in every issue—Features, profiles, interviews, along with regular food, home, garden, art and book stories, and more.

The ideal candidate must be highly creative, possess solid high-quality lifestyle magazine or ad campaign art direction experience, and be able to drive the conceptual and design direction for the magazine, website and ancillary material.

The Art Director should possess a strong knowledge of photography, typography, and have excellent organization and communication skills. The Art Director will work closely with the Publisher, Editor(s) in Chief, Managing Editor, and Production Director during the story planning process, and may also be responsible for producing some marketing/promotional and website layouts.

To apply for this position, please email [email protected] with your resume and portfolio.

Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate must be highly creative, possess solid, high-quality lifestyle magazine or ad campaign art direction experience, and be able to drive the conceptual and design direction for the magazine, website and ancillary material
  • The Art Director should possess a strong knowledge of photography, typography, and have excellent organization and communication skills
  • Superior design skills, and art direction skills coupled with the ability to explain rationale
  • Have at least 5 years of high-level design experience at a magazine, ad agency or other communications organization
  • Have substantial experience hiring photographers, illustrators and stylists, locating archival material and scouting locations for photo shoots
  • Very strong understanding of typography, photography and illustration
  • Expert in Adobe CC: InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator etc
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Be able to tailor some magazine print layouts to the website
  • Have knowledge of offset printing and be capable of executing press checks
  • Be able to manage an art budget for the magazine
  • Be able to brainstorm ideas
  • Be able to work within a system of strict deadlines
  • Be personable and possess a collaborative working style in line with company core values
  • Oklahoma City, OK 73103: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
  • Adobe Creative Suite: 5 years (Required)
  • Typography: 5 years (Required)

Responsibilities

  • The Art Director will work closely with the Publisher, Editor(s) in Chief, Managing Editor, and Production Director during the story planning process, and may also be responsible for producing some marketing/promotional and website layouts
  • Provide creative direction and layout for 405 Magazine (monthly) and 405 Home magazine (quarterly)
  • Consider which photographer, illustrator, and/or stylist is the best match for the story
  • Meet with the Editorial team regularly to review budget, story ideas, and art ideas for stories
  • Assign photographers and illustrators for articles
  • Art Direct feature photo shoots for maximum quality
  • Design layouts, and put into production cycle through Publishing and Editorial departments
  • Follow workflow organization on Google Drive
  • Review digital press checks
  • Oversee advertisements to be placed in marketing vehicles
  • Manage and update flat plan
  • Recruit interns and freelancers for Art Department

Education

  • B. A. or Masters in Graphic Design or similar degree

Benefits

  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • No weekends

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