We want your skills on our team.
Senior Art Director
As the Senior Art Director you will manage all aspects of design related to the production of assigned print and/or digital publications under the leadership of the Executive Art Director. You will be concepting print and/or digital layouts through mood boards, sketches and templates; planning, procuring/producing materials and sets for photography; directing photo shoots and completing finished graphic design works. The ideal candidate has a passion for creating visually innovative work and thrives in collaborative, creative settings.
Please include your portfolio along with your resume
Grey Dog Media is a growing, national-award-winning creator and publisher of custom and consumer media. Our products include magazines, catalogs, books, websites, videos, commercials, and collateral. This is a fast-paced, yet relaxed environment with experienced professionals. We offer a friendly, professional workplace, full-benefits, competitive salary, and remarkable opportunities for creative-skills development, and career advancement.
Concept print and/or digital layouts and stories in agreement with established strategies, style and aesthetics using thumb nails, mood boards, sketches and templates
Design and produce finished layout designs working within the confines of the Editorial Brief, Editorial Outline, directives from the Project Director(s), client input and established strategies, style and aesthetics
Plan, procure products/produce materials and build sets for photography
Direct photoshoots in the studio and on location to create high-level photography covering a variety of subjects including food, products, plants and floral, talent and interior/exterior sets
Oversee photography set and staff, including directing photographers, stylists, assistants and talent to maintain safe practices and achieve project goals
Flow text, place photography and finalize layouts
Deliver complete designs in a clean and finished fashion to executive team
Assist with all aspects of magazine or project production, including opening and closing an issue, folder generation and management, client change inputs, color mark ups, etc.
Follow production schedules and meet deadlines for all assigned tasks
Use and maintain physical and digital folders
Demonstrate knowledge, understanding of and respect for media law
Exhibit strong attention to detail, with an understanding and goal of achieving high-level, refined work
Ability to multi-task, assess and prioritize layered deliverables with different schedules
Attend and participate in progress meetings, work presentations, brainstorms and post-mortems
Remain up-to-date on marketplace, industry and design trends, including insights into cultural trends, competition and target audiences
Work in a collaborative manner to meet client deadlines
Maintain a positive can-do attitude, even while working under pressure in an environment where job demands change regularly and support that attitude among other staff and freelancers
Other duties as assigned
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Art, Graphic Design or a related field
Minimum of 5 years’ Art Director experience in magazine publishing
Advanced layout and typography skills
Sophisticated sense of design, photography and typography
Experience directing studio and location photography
Problem-solving, interactive approach to design
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Strong organizational and time-management skills
Strong attention to detail
Highly motivated with ability to work in a deadline-driven environment
Ability to multi task
Desire to work on a collaborative team with high standards
Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office
Web/Interactive Design experience preferred
Job Location: West Des Moines, Iowa, On-site
Benefits: Medical/HSA/401K/LTD/AD&D/Life Ins./Dental/PTO
Compensation: Highly Competitive
To ensure the security and authenticity of our recruitment process, at this time Grey Dog Media is only conducting in-person interviews. Please be aware that Grey Dog Media will never reach out to candidates via text message or any other unconventional means to conduct interviews.