Design Director

Austin Monthly, Austin, Texas

Date PostedJanuary 02, 2018
IndustryMagazines / Publishing
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified


Concept, produce and design all covers, features and miscellaneous department-specific collateral for Austin Monthly.

Employed full-time as Design Director of Austin Monthly and acting as supervisor of art staff. Work directly with Publisher, Editor-in-Chief and other editors on department, feature and cover design.

  • Assign all illustration, hiring local and national artists within a predetermined budget. Approve all photography assigned by Photo Director.
  • Approve and assist in all layouts done by Art Director and Ad Designer.
  • Assist with materials for sales team (media kits, event branding, digital promotions)
  • Work on a redesign of Austin Monthly in 2018.
  • Work directly with printer on preflight, uploads and press checks.

Experience: 5-10 Years editorial design or publication experience

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Mac OS
  • Advanced InDesign skills
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat
  • Good time management skills and organization
  • Knowledge of printing, binding, and proofing


  • Bring innovative ideas and designs to the table for fresh, unique magazine issues.
  • Prioritize work load and communicate well to team of art department and other departments for effective accomplishment of goals.
  • Collaborate to accomplish task of taking excellent art to print; detailed and meticulous.
  • Work independently and within team to maximize talents; great work ethic.

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