417 Magazine assisstant art director

Title: Assistant Art Director @ 417 Magazine

Location: Springfield, Mo.

Website: 417mag.com

Description: Upscale city-regional lifestyle magazine based in Springfield, Missouri seeks an assistant art director. The assistant art director is responsible for all things visual at the magazine—including editorial design, page imposition, and photoshoots for 417 Magazine (monthly), along with 417 Bride (published twice a year) and 417 Home (published quarterly) .The job offers a chance to work with a small, close-knit team in shaping each publication.

Contact: Jessica Kennon at jessica@417mag.com

Responsibilities: Duties include page design, directing photo shoots, photo research, some production, as well as collaborating with an art director, photographers, illustrators, interns and models.

Qualifications: Candidates should have at least 2-3 years’ experience. Be a Mac wiz (OS X) who knows Adobe In-Design, Photoshop and Illustrator perfectly. Be a team player, organized, self-motivated, firm about deadlines and have an intense creative vision. Commissioning high-quality photos and illustrations, along with a superior understanding of typography, is a must. Experience doing infographics, maps and illustrations is a plus.

To apply: E-mail PDF cover letter, PDF résumé and PDF digital portfolio with 10-12 examples of best work to Jessica Kennon at jessica@417mag.com.


Whitaker Publishing offers competitive salary, health-care coverage, retirement plan, profit-sharing. To learn more about Whitaker Publishing, home of award-winning 417 Magazine, visit 417mag.com.

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