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Company: Backstage
Art Director
Job Status:  Not Specified
Ad Expires: 
May 22, 2013
Job ID: 1486918


Backstage, a leading entertainment and performing-arts industry magazine, is looking for an Art Director with extensive creative experience, strong visual design skills, and a discerning eye for color and style. This is a 90-day contract position with the possibility of full-time employment at the contract’s end. This individual will be responsible for contributing the editorial design of our weekly publication. The ideal candidate will have experience as a designer and/or art director at a consumer magazine.
Responsibilities include:
• Conceptualizing and designing covers, features, departments, special inserts and other premiere portions of the magazine.
• Collaborating with the staff art director in the creative, efficient layout and production of the weekly magazine, including cover stories, features, departments and listings.
• Recruiting/assigning professional freelance photographers and scheduling/managing photo shoots.
• Working with editorial leadership to maintain the identity and voice of the publication.
The ideal candidate should have:

• A portfolio that contains design examples from leading publications.
• A demonstrated ability to package editorial content in a way that attracts readers and advertisers.
• Extensive knowledge and experience working with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator) for print and digital production.
• Ability and willingness to work under tight deadline.
• Knowledge of digital cross-platform publishing a plus.

Candidates must be based in the Los Angeles area. To apply, send cover letter, résumé, and work samples to, and include "Art Director" in the subject line.

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