Art Director

Grey Dog Media seeks an Art Director to aid in the production of assigned print and/or digital publications under the direction of senior design and editorial staff. The Art Director will produce layouts, as well as manage and direct photography shoots.

OUR WORK INCLUDES: 

Hy-Vee Balance Magazine, a monthly magazine that covers a variety of health and fitness related topics, and features celebrities and athletes such as Harrison Barnes, Mark Wahlberg, Laurie Hernandez and more.

Hy-Vee Mega Ad, a publication featuring nutrition tips, fun recipes, and grocery deals.

Life:Beautiful, a women’s Christian lifestyle magazine, covers a variety of helpful topics with a Biblical perspective including craft projects, devotions, finance, health, home improvement, organization, travel, while featuring advice columnists such as Joyce Meyer and Dave Ramsey.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or a related field
  • Minimum three (3) years' experience as an Art Director, preferably on a consumer magazine
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Solid understanding of the elements of design
  • Advanced layout and typography skills
  • Sophisticated sense of design, photography and typography
  • Able to adapt skills to the aesthetics of each project
  • Experience directing studio and location photography; experience photographing food and models preferred
  • Problem-solving, interactive approach to design
  • Able to interpret editorial direction and vision to align visual design with magazine content
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Able to work efficiently in a deadline-driven environment
  • Able to balance multiple priorities and demands simultaneoulsy
  • Maintains a positive attitude, even while working under pressure
  • Able to work collaboratively while maintaining high standards
  • Experience using MS Word, Excel, and Outlook preferred
  • Web/Interactive Design experience preferred

Job Location: West Des Moines, Iowa
Position/Type: Full-Time/professional
Benefits: Medical/Dental/Vision401k/LTD/Life Ins./PTO
Compensation: 50K-90K depending on skill and experience

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