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The Art Director works closely with the Founder, Editor in Chief and Production Team to lead the creative direction of our brand, to guide a cohesive vision for MakeItBetter.net and our online channels, and to deliver an outstanding bi-monthly print magazine.

Responsibilities

  •      Develop monthly magazine, ensure all magazine pages meet established brand guidelines
  •       Plan and layout magazine articles and feature stories
  •       Work with EIC and publisher to create bi-monthly bookmaps
  •       Supervise work of staff designer
  •       Collaborate to concept, plan, and execute bi-monthly magazine cover
  •       Determine artwork for each magazine article (i.e. obtain relevant photos, commission illustrations)
  •       Plan and supervise photoshoots for cover and feature stories
  •       Cultivate and maintain relationships with freelance photographers
  •       Set monthly production schedule and ensure all deadlines are met
  •       Coordinate proofreading and final edits
  •       Color-correct and retouch photos as needed
  •       Oversee printing process: prepare all files for prepress, upload and approve final pages for printer, supervise monthly press checks
  •       Guide the vision for our online presence, continue to grow online aesthetic and creative avenues for digital development.
  •       Ensure brand guidelines are followed.
  •       Ensure visual standards for Shop For Good, e-commerce platform
  •       Post digital issue on issuu and create graphic for edition for website
  •       Maintain photo and illustration library
  •       Design social media graphics (headers/backgrounds) for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.
  •       Create needed ads as well as sales collateral, sales sheets, images for decks, CVC sheets, monthly mag sell sheets
  •       Create event collateral
  •       Contribute to team social media efforts
  •       Supervise and assign tasks to production intern
  •       Participate on and contribute to executive committee
  •       Design/order printed office materials (signs, business cards, window clings)

Job Requirements

Skills & Toolsets

  • Expert in Adobe CC (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator are a must; Adobe Digital Publishing Suite is a big plus)
  • Expert photo editing skills
  • Excellent design, typography, and layout skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Dropbox, Google Docs
  • Familiarity with WordPress CMS and digital best practices
  • Eagerness to learn new skills and technologies
  • Ability to collaborate with others and work well on a team
  • Superior organization skills and a high level of attention to detail

Experience and Background

  • Experience managing multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment
  • Review-ready portfolio demonstrating a sophisticated design aesthetic
  • Knowledge of print production processes
  • Degree in graphic design or relevant work experience

Compensation & Benefits

This is a full-time position. Health insurance is available.

Location

This position is on-site at our offices in Winnetka, IL.

Need

Immediate

To Apply

Please send the following to Genevieve Lill, Editor in Chief, [email protected]

  • resume
  • cover letter
  • salary requirements
  • link to online portfolio or work samples in one PDF under 20MB
  • 3 or more references