Art Director

Posted 6-08-2014, wanted

Variety, part of rapidly growing media company Penske Media Corporation (PMC), is seeking a passionate and energetic full-time Associate Art Director to join its marketing team in Los Angeles. The Associate Art Director will work with the marketing team on promoting its redesigned and re-imagined weekly magazine and website. This role also interacts on an ongoing basis with Variety Sales, Events, Conferences, and Circulation. This position is responsible for developing and executing original design concepts and overseeing multiple design projects simultaneously. Reporting to Variety’s Art Director, this role offers an exciting opportunity to conceptualize and execute bold ideas in both print and digital and is a role poised for growth.

Job Qualifications:

Strong conceptual thinker who is prolific with ideas.
Ego-free. Invites feedback and knows how and when to defend design choices.
Have a strong understanding of, and passion for, typography and design principles.
Have solid organizational skills and the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment with pixel-perfect execution from beginning to completion.
Have a willingness to work the hours necessary to meet deadlines.
Inspires passion, dedication, and excellence from others.
Take risks in design, pushes past the obvious and makes something outstanding.
Strong grasp of creative and production processes.
Advanced Adobe Creative Suite skills.
Bachelor's degree in design or equivalent work experience.

Job Responsibilities:

Design and branding
Print ads
Web ads/banner ads
Printed signage
Logo creation
Features promotion
Media kits
Sell sheets
PowerPoint Decks
Program Guides
Direct mail

Please send an email to with a cover letter & resume. In addition, candidates must submit a link to an online portfolio or 5 work samples via PDF in order to be considered for the position.

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