Magazine Art Director
AAA Washington - Bellevue, WA

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AAA Washington seeks a talented, motivated Magazine Art Director to join the creative team behind our award winning AAA Washington Journey magazine. The Magazine Art Director is a passionate design leader who works closely with writers, editors and photographers to conceptualize ideas that are smart and provocative and deliver engaging designs that connect with the magazine’s readers.

As the Magazine Art Director, you will:
  • Partner with VP Marketing, Publisher and Editor to manage the design of Journey magazine .
  • Work closely with the editorial staff to visualize and execute concepts for stories.
  • Create covers, feature layouts and department layouts, producing an overall graphically pleasing publication .
  • Establish and maintain a network of photographers both locally and out of state .
  • Oversee printing, including attending press checks .
  • Manage budget and deadlines.
  • Thrive under deadline pressure while maintaining a fast-paced production schedule .
  • Offer new ideas to keep Journey magazine vibrant, relevant and engaging for readers.
Desired Skills & Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree with coursework in Visual Communication or Graphic Arts or Journalism.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in Magazine Design with strong prepress experience.
  • Proficiency using Mac/PC computers and strong working knowledge of design software programs, including Photoshop, Illustrator and Adobe InDesign.
  • Expertise with a variety of graphic design applications and extensive experience with file preparation including all aspects of prepress procedures.
  • Five to eight years of senior level experience as an Art Director or Associate/Deputy Art Director.
Then join our team! We offer:
  • Three weeks of paid vacation in your first year
  • Health and Life Benefits
  • 401(k) and company paid retirement benefit
  • Opportunity for year-end company performance incentive
  • Travel Discounts and free AAA membership
  • Commuter benefits, including a free ORCA card
  • Free parking and a convenient Bellevue location
  • On-site fitness room
Interested candidates should submit or include a website link to your work or portfolio.

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