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Associate Art Director, Midwest Living 8/31/2016

Meredith Corporation Des Moines, IA

Company
Meredith Corporation
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
JR02427
AJE Ref #
576029994
Location
Des Moines, IA
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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The Associate Art Director, assists in the design of Midwest Living magazine, including maintaining a high visual aesthetic of design, photography, illustration and production that is the standard for the new Midwest Living brand. In addition, this position will assist the Creative Director with executing and/or managing production of Midwest Living brand extension products including MWL customs as assigned. A strong attention to detail and a keen eye for creative photography is an expectation. This position requires ability to create detailed photo plans and assignments in a clear, executable manner with proven success.

A strong desire to stay on top of design trends, both print, interactive, usability and social platforms is an expectation and a strong interest in other production mediums a plus.
I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.
The Associate Art Director, assists in the design of Midwest Living magazine, including maintaining a high visual aesthetic of design, photography, illustration and production that is the standard for the new Midwest Living brand. In addition, this position will assist the Creative Director with executing and/or managing production of Midwest Living brand extension products including MWL customs as assigned. A strong attention to detail and a keen eye for creative photography is an expectation. This position requires ability to create detailed photo plans and assignments in a clear, executable manner with proven success.

A strong desire to stay on top of design trends, both print, interactive, usability and social platforms is an expectation and a strong interest in other production mediums a plus.


II. Essential Job Functions
Weight %
Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results
40
Plan, produce and design pages for Midwest Living magazine and MWL brand extensions
40
Overseeing photography both in studio and on-location for assigned stories. Assist with planning of other photo projects as needed.
10
Pay close attention to project budgets,
10
Prepare all assigned files for press with great attention to detail

100%


III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.
Education:
BA in graphic design or related field

Experience:
10+ years experience with demonstrated eye for innovative design in consumer-facing magazines.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Exceptional page design and typography skills; strong ability to communicate and execute design objectives internally and externally; eye for exceptional photography, especially in the field; proficient in Adobe Creative Suite; proficient in pre-press/color correction process; strong project-management skills for leading on-time production of issues; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously; positive, collaborative attitude that inspires the best work in others.

% Travel Required (Approximate): 10.