Job Opening: Asst. Art Director, New York

Departures, a luxury lifestyle/travel magazine based in NYC, is looking for an Assistant Art Director.

Description is below.

If you’re interested, please email your resume to our Art Director, Alex Spacher, and make sure to send him examples of your work. His email is Please also make sure to apply online on the American Express website, because our HR department is quite strict about this. Job code is: 1211755.

Departures Magazine is seeking a strong designer to bring passionate dedication and creative collaboration to our magazine. The ideal candidates must be hard working, ambitious conceptual thinkers with strong typographic skills and a positive attitude. He/she will be responsible for designing pages for any or all sections of the magazine while striving to continually push and explore the visual direction. Candidates will conceptualize, assign and art direct illustration and, while under the supervision of the Design Director and Art Director, work closely with the photo department art directing imagery. He/she must have the ability to work closely with editors to assist in creating visually captivating design solutions while excelling at working both independently and in a team environment, paying close attention to detail and deadlines. Must also assist Production Manager with production tasks as needed

Responsible for working with editors and photo department to design front-of-book layouts and sections like BlackBook, a sizable news/notes package. Also, Perform administrative duties, such as issuing contracts to illustrators and trafficking color and page proofs. Act as backup to production manager, documenting and sending out art, liaising with Prepress house, when necessary.

American Express is an equal opportunity employer.
Minimum 2 years experience in art and production departments at a consumer magazine. Proficiency in InDesign and Adobe Photoshop, plus working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator required. Knowledge of production systems and processes, a necessary plus. Extremely organized and detail-oriented, able to manage multiple projects under deadline pressure.

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