Art Director

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/22/17
Cincinnati, OH
Publishing & Printing
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/22/17

F+W Media’s Small Business Group seeks a highly motivated, disciplined creative for our Popular Woodworking and Horticulture brands. The art director is responsible for the big-picture design and day-to-day execution of Popular Woodworking magazine and books, Horticulture magazine, and their companion digital properties and ancillary materials, such as advertising and marketing collateral. You’ll work with two well-established, leading brands for passionate enthusiast audiences and the talented editorial teams who are equally passionate about serving those customers.

If this is you:

  • Change is not a scary word to you. You thrive in an organization that constantly evolves.
  • You jump at the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues on projects.
  • People enjoy working with you because you exhibit tact, diplomacy and patience. An approachable nature is a must.
  • You are crazy about designing. Like, really crazy about it!
  • Motivated personality with a positive sense of urgency.
  • You thrive on feedback
  • An unwavering commitment to developing leadership skills
  • You get geeked up about furniture and garden design, as well as access to our full wood shop.

What you’ll need to win:

  • A totally killer portfolio.
  • Thorough knowledge of print and digital production.
  • Experience directing photo shoots. You give clear, friendly direction to photographers and others on set, and can prop appropriately for a target audience.
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple teams, and to receive, interpret and implement feedback regardless of the source.
  • We only hire nice people. You need to have an approachable, adaptable nature.
  • Meticulous organizational skills. If you daydream about well-constructed file structure and consistent naming conventions we want to work with you.
  • Extraordinary design taste and skill.
  • You understand the importance of staying on budget.
  • The usual computer skills: Adobe, Microsoft, Google, etc. Experience with Sketchup or another 3-D modeling progam is a huge plus.
  • A BFA in graphic design (or equivalent) and 5-10 years print and digitalpublishing experience.
  • Did we mention a good personality is a requirement?

Reaping the benefits of this job:

  • This is an opportunity to shape the company’s future. You’ll help define brand positioning and build creative campaigns.
  • Your voice will be heard. Good ideas come from everywhere and we want to hear them!
  • You get to work with awesome people. Seriously, awesome.
  • Oh yeah, and we’ve got really great benefits! 12 paid holidays, summer Fridays, health, dental & vision insurance just to name a few.


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