Associate Art Director Opening

June 28, 2010
Job Title: Associate Art Director - ReadyMade
Requisition #: PUBL15
Department: Ready Made Editorial & Art
Job Summary: The Associate Art Director, ReadyMade assists the Creative Director in the design, photography direction and production supervision and implementation of ReadyMade magazine and related website.

Essential Job Functions

45% -articipates in all story planning sessions. Designs assigned sections of ReadyMade and contributes visual direction as assigned stories are being planned and developed.
25% -irects and arranges assigned photography shoots and illustration concepts under supervision of Creative Director. Assists with propping and styling of photo shoots. Manages issue flow with prepress.
20% -stablishes and maintains a group of high quality freelance photographers, designers and illustrators for use by the magazine.
10% -ssists with design of website and other ReadyMade branded products

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications:
All must be met to be considered.

Bachelor’s degree in Art, Graphic Design or a related field, or equivalent training and/or experience.

Four years in area of graphic design; two years on set photography supervision experience.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must possess excellent graphic, photography and typographic design skills.
An understanding of magazine production and editorial direction processes.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Good organizational and time management skills.
Ability to meet deadlines.
Ability to train, develop and oversee new staff designers and interns.
Must possess strong typographic skills, great attention to detail, and ability to shape a project from conception to completion.

Employment Status: Full Time
City: Des Moines
State: Iowa