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The Atlantic

About the company:
The Atlantic is a brand with 150+-year heritage of outstanding writing and design. Its mission is to drive the conversation of the day with original insight and fresh perspective and to push the edge of inquiry toward tomorrow’s concerns. Drawing from a rich tradition of publishing exceptional literary works, The Atlantic provides analysis of contemporary issues, covering politics and foreign policy, business and the economy, culture and the arts, and science and technology. Atlantic Media Company (AMC) is a rapidly expanding media enterprise whose mission is to inform, elevate, and challenge the national discourse. Its flagship publications — The Atlantic, National Journal, and Government Executive — are among the most influential media outlets in America, reaching more that 1.5 million opinion leaders and decision makers spanning the ranks of business, politics, government, media and academia. In recent times, the privately held company has been aggressive in pursuing its growth strategy. On the digital front, it has launched the news and politics portal The Atlantic Wire, which aggregates content on business, politics and entertainment; The Atlantic Cities, which provides a practical, in-depth look at urban living; and has ongoing online initiatives planned for 2012 and beyond. The company has also launched Atlantic Live, the events arm of the company, which presents offerings ranging from its private salon dinners to the Aspen Ideas Festival.

Job Description

The Atlantic Magazine seeks a full-time Art Director for Editorial and Tablet design. Under the direction of the Creative Director, the Art Director will be responsible for the management and the translation of The Atlantic to the tablet edition, contribute to the design of The Atlantic magazine, hire illustrators, commission photography, and develop information graphics for use across The Atlantic media platforms The ideal candidate is a forward thinking, creative, problem solver with at least 5 years of editorial design experience.

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate :
Fluent in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and k4

Tablet, web and info-graphics designed are pluses

Knowledge of photography and illustration

Organized, motivated and a good communicator

Forward Thinking

Problem Solver

Core Attributes:
Atlantic Media recruits for two personal attributes in its candidates. The first is force of intellect -- reflected in discipline and rigor of thought as manifested, often, in exceptional academic performance. The second is a personal spirit of generosity -- a natural disposition towards service and selfless conduct.

Adaptable and willing to approach tasks with velocity and a high metabolism.

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Atlantic Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.