Phoenix New Times has an immediate opening for an experienced editorial art director. The art director is responsible for all visual components of both digital and print publications, overseeing photography, videography and illustration as well as maintaining the overall design quality and integrity of the print publication. He/she must be able to conceptualize and produce modern, sophisticated, and vibrant design for covers, features, editorial pages and special online presentations. This individual must be an exceptionally creative designer who has experience commissioning high-quality videography, photography and illustration, negotiating fees, clearing rights and managing a budget. The art director will balance strong leadership with strong collaboration in order to thrive in a team environment.
Applicants must have a superior understanding of typography and expert-level skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat. Five years of editorial design experience is required. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to juggle several projects at once. The art director will work with and manage other designers in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Knowledge of PDF and postscript technology is beneficial. Other talents such as illustration, photography or video production are desirable.
This is a full-time position, with competitive salary and benefits. Interested and qualified applicants should submit resume, samples, salary requirements and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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