Art Director

CMJ seeks an Art Director for a full-time, in-house position operating from CMJ’s Manhattan office. The Art Director will be responsible for the creation and maintenance of CMJ’s visual presence across CMJ.com, CMJ’s marketing materials, CMJ Music Marathon, College Radio Network and related properties.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Design weekly trade magazine PDF
  • Daily production of graphics and illustrations throughout online, mobile and email properties
  • Production of marketing materials
  • Design event assets, including logos and overall look/feel of campaigns
  • Photo editing and curation for editorial and marketing content
  • Interpret style guides to produce various collateral for all departments
  • Work with executive, editorial, and events staff to maintain consistent branding and cohesive style

Requirements:

  • A good eye for typography, type hierarchy and photographic composition congruent with the CMJ brand
  • Facility in digital illustration techniques
  • Able to prototype/mock up various web layouts
  • Able to produce various marketing collateral
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Advanced proficiency in:
    — Adobe Photoshop – retouching (clone stamp, healing brush tool, magnetic lasso, etc.), resizing and cropping files, color balance, exporting for web, print pre-production, creation of animated GIFs
    — Adobe InDesign – understanding of character/paragraph styles, layout, creating print-ready files
    — Adobe Illustrator
    — Microsoft Powerpoint
    — Google Apps

  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of HTML5, CSS3 and WordPress or similar CMS
  • 3+ years of relevant experience
  • A strong ability to be a creative part of a dynamic team

Please send resume, cover letter, and portfolio to jobs@cmj.com.