Art Director, St. Louis

ALIVE seeks a full-time Art Director to join its team. The role will ultimately be responsible for the creative planning, layout and pre-press duties of ALIVE’s print publication, with responsibility for photography assignments, photo shoot coordination, intern management and layout of all editorial pages.

The role requires superior project management skills and a desire to create a consistently top-notch product from month to month. The position directly reports to the magazine’s Editor in Chief, with dotted-line reporting to its Executive Editor.

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversight and design of all editorial pages of the magazine, including department pages and features
  • Conceptualize both department page and feature layouts, including execution of photo shoots, prop styling, and hiring of crew for larger shoots
  • Hire, manage and coach graphic design and photography interns
  • Assign and schedule art for the magazine including photography and illustrations
  • Hire freelance photographers, schedule and direct photo shoots and manage monthly art budget
  • Scout locations and style props for shoots as needed
  • Oversee pre-press process of editorial pages and on-press color management
  • Oversee creation of website graphics as needed, as well as the upload of magazine’s digital issue to the site and the postings of online photo galleries
  • Oversee creation of promotional branding materials for events

Skill set

  • Graphic Design
  • Art Direction
  • Project Management
  • Leadership
  • Passion for magazine design and production
  • Fluent knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop (CS4 or later)
  • Organized, with strong project management skills, including timelines, task lists and budgets
  • Process- and detail-oriented
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, with frequent deadlines
  • 2-3 years of relevant experience
  • Degree in graphic design, editorial design or similar
  • Visual eye for photography, layout and typography

Upper salary range: 38,000-40,000

More info here.