Position Art Director

Company  Salt Lake magazine / JES Publishing Industry 

Magazine Publishing Salary Competitive

Job Duration Full Time

Job Location Salt Lake City, UT

Job Requirements:
Salt Lake magazine is looking for a detail-oriented art director with a great eye, excellent type design skills and the ability to capture the reader's attention through engaging layout and design. Serious candidates will have a good knowledge of Salt Lake City and Utah, will have worked on and managed multifaceted design projects, possess the technical skills to create a wide range of elements across consumer and custom publications and will be fluent in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. This position requires someone who is organized and self-directed, capable of conceiving and carrying projects through from inception to the final layout and is an energetic team player. Candidates must live in the Salt Lake area or be willing to relocate.

To apply, please email your cover letter, resume and portfolio to Salt Lake magazine editor, Marcie Young Cancio at editor@saltlakemagazine.com. NO CALLS, PLEASE.

* Create and maintain brand and publication identity and design for JES Publishing titles, including Salt Lake magazine, Utah Style & Design, Utah Bride & Groom and various custom publications
* Work closely with editors to create and oversee the overall look of the magazines, making each vibrant, fresh and smart for our sophisticated readers
* Collaborate on story and issue concepts with art team and editors of individual magazines
* Design layouts, graphics, illustrations and provide art direction across all titles
* Create consistent flow of editorial content and identity for each magazine's authentic and authoritative voice
* Direct staff and freelance photographers on photographic needs for each issue; manage art interns and freelancers as needed
* Work with editors to identify art needs for each story and acquire the necessary outside and provided art for each issue
* Coordinate all the photos, illustrations and graphics that appear in the issue
* Photo editing /manipulation and color correction
* Make sure the magazines overall brand, including its website and other digital products, has a consistent visual presentation
* Maintain project schedules, timelines and deadlines within art and editorial departments to meet production deadlines
* Concept, creative direct and produce collateral and brand direction for special events as well as special sections or magazine inserts
* Foster community relationships representing the magazines
* Prepare final files for printer
* Assist with website and e-mail campaign design and ad design as needed
* Update and maintain photo and file archives
* Contribute to social media feeds for all magazines and brands
* Direct and manage in-studio photo shoots, both with still product and model shoots
* Stay abreast of new technology and innovations to improve workflow and products

BFA or BA in graphic design, art or similar field of study
At least 6 years of editorial design experience at a consumer magazine; experience as the art director or the deputy (No. 2) art director preferred
Ability to manage intern and freelance designers and motivate them to do their best work
Ability to work well with editors in conceiving stories that work well visually
Experience creating compelling covers, layouts, charts and diagrams
Strong knowledge of and contacts among illustrators and photographers
A strong creative vision and ability to produce high-energy, high-impact work on a budget
Proven ability to juggle multiple priorities, plan ahead and meet deadlines
Knowledge of Mac-based InDesign, InCopy, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator
Some digital design experience preferred

About Our Company
Salt Lake magazine is a bimonthly, award-winning publication dedicated to covering the state of Utah. JES Publishing also creates and produces Utah Bride & Groom, Utah Style & Design and a number of high-end, custom publications.