Careers - 405 Magazine

If we’re actively seeking new personnel, we will post the available positions here. But even if we don’t have any listings posted, we know Oklahoma has a wealth of talented people – you can always email careers@405magazine.com or kaley@hilltopmediagroup.com to ask about submitting a resumé.

 

ART DIRECTOR

405 Magazine, the highest quality, most widely read magazine in Oklahoma, is searching for an Art Director. 405 Magazine is a large format lifestyle magazine that produces a wide variety of stories in every issue— features, profiles, interviews, along with regular food, home, garden, art and book stories, and more.

 

The ideal candidate must be highly creative, possess solid, high-quality lifestyle magazine or ad campaign art direction experience, and be able to drive the conceptual and design direction for the magazine, website and ancillary material.

 

The Art Director should possess a strong knowledge of photography, typography, and have excellent organization and communication skills. The Art Director will work closely with the Publisher, Editor in Chief, Managing Editor, and Production Director during the story planning process, and may also be responsible for producing marketing/promotional and digital elements for online and social media. The Art Director will also be responsible for designing and editing all advertisements, advertorials and promotional materials for clients of 405 Magazine to be placed in print or online.

 

Responsibilities Include:
● Provide creative direction and layout for 405 Magazine (monthly)
● Design advertisements for clients
● Design digital elements for social media and website
● Design and produce marketing materials
● Consider which photographer, illustrator, and/or stylist is the best match for the story.
● Meet with the editorial team regularly to review budget, story ideas, and art ideas
● Assign photographers and illustrators for articles
● Art Direct feature photo shoots for maximum quality
● Design layouts, and put into production cycle through Publishing and Editorial departments
● Follow workflow organization on Google Drive
● Review digital press checks
● Manage and update flat plan
● Prepare and upload files to the printer

 

Qualifications
● Have at least 5 years of high-level design experience at a magazine, ad agency or other communications organization
● Superior design skills, and art direction skills coupled with the ability to explain rationale
● Have substantial experience hiring photographers, illustrators and stylists, locating archival material and scouting locations for photo shoots.
● B. A. in Graphic Design or similar degree
● Very strong understanding of typography, photography and illustration
● Expert in Adobe CC: InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator etc.
● Strong communication and organizational skills
● Be able to tailor some magazine print layouts to the website.
● Have knowledge of offset printing and be capable of executing press checks.
● Be able to manage an art budget for the magazine
● Be able to brainstorm ideas.
● Be able to work within a system of strict deadlines.
● Be personable and possess a collaborative working style in line with company core values.

 

Please email resume to kaley@hilltopmediagroup.com.