Associate Art Director

Hour Media LLC, Troy, Michigan

Date PostedJanuary 22, 2018
IndustryMagazines / Publishing
Job StatusFull-time

Hour Media is looking for an associate art director to join our award-winning editorial team. Our main titles are Hour Detroit magazine (12 issues per year) DBusiness magazine (6 issues), Detroit Home magazine (6 issues), and Metro Detroit Weddings magazine (2 issues). The ideal candidate will have a deep-seated understanding and passion for editorial design, typography, and concepting visual approaches to journalism. In addition, she/he should have an eye for details and the ability to think creatively.


Responsibilities: The associate art director will be responsible for assisting the creative director in all aspects of magazine design: Working with the editorial staff to conceptualize stories, arranging and scheduling photo shoots, hiring out photography, illustrations and graphics, collecting supplemental art, page layout/design, working with the production department to get files print-ready, proof markup, and final approval of magazine layout — all within the magazine's existing brand guidelines.


Requirements: ?Minimum three years experience in related field. ?Bachelor Degree in design or related field. ?Adobe Creative Suite — advanced knowledge with InDesign is mandatory. Photoshop and Illustrator skills are a plus.


The right fit: ?We're looking for someone who is always seeking new design solutions. ?You should be interested in (if not ahead of) current magazine design trends. ?The right candidate will know the importance of kerning. ?They must have the ability to work on and meet multiple deadlines.?


Please submit a full online portfolio, resume, cover letter and salary range/expectations to Creative Director Carolyn Chin Watson at ?No calls necessary. Final applicants will be asked to perform a series of design tests.

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