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Associate Art Director, D Magazine

This year, at the annual City and Regional Magazine Awards, D Magazine won general excellence in its circulation category. You know what you should do? Come work here and help us win it again in 2017. You should email our art director, Kevin Goodbar, and tell him why you’re the right person to be our next associate art director. Send Kevin a cover letter, your résumé, and either PDFs of your work or a link to an online portfolio. His email address is kevin.goodbar@dmagazine.com. But wait! Don’t send Kevin a note if you are mean or if you suck. If you are the kind of person who likes to gripe and who leaves dirty dishes in the sink, do not send Kevin a note. If you’ve ever un-ironically used the typeface comic sans, do not send Kevin a note. Send Kevin a note only if you are generally excellent. Is that clear? Good.

Here are some details about what the job entails:

  • Reports to art director of D Magazine.
  • Plan art for department pages of D Magazine and occasional feature layouts.
  • Communicate and collaborate with editors through editorial, one-on-one conversations, and email about the art needs for stories.
  • Maintain flexibility in planning art as stories develop.
  • Mock up layouts for story word counts as needed.
  • Contact local companies or people for pick up photography.
  • Assign and art direct photography and illustration to freelance artists. Project management of these assignments. Communicating deadlines and revisions to freelancers to receive art in timely manner.
  • Keep track of freelance invoices and forwarding for necessary approval.
  • Contact photo subjects for portrait permission or venue managers for permission to photograph.
  • Produce occasional photo shoots.
  • Styling experience a plus.
  • Pitching story ideas a plus.
  • Attend and art direct some photo shoots. Local travel to some shoots required.
  • Occasional assistance and design for associate creative director of D Home and D Weddings.
  • Occasional image research and calling in pick up art for feature stories.

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Research and Data Coordinator, D Magazine

D Magazine seeks a smart editorial research coordinator to join our staff and help us put out one of the best magazines in the country. The ideal candidate must be able to work independently and manage multiple data-driven projects simultaneously. The ideal candidate would be a pleasure to eat lunch with, and, additionally, the ideal candidate would be the sort of person who remembers to pick up whatever he or she just printed and not just leave it on the printer, contributing to the ridiculous stack of unclaimed print jobs that wastes paper. The ideal candidate would never say, “Hot enough for ya?” The ideal candidate would not have a criminal record or a code name like The Muffin Man that was given to him or her by the FBI during the course of an investigation. The ideal candidate would know that “data” is a plural subject.

Please note: this job is not the right fit for someone whose goal is to write and edit longform magazine stories. This job is about gathering and managing survey data.

The ideal candidate should send a great cover letter and résumé to Melissa Chowning (melissa.chowning@dmagazine.com). Here are some specifics to help you decide if you are that candidate:

Key Responsibilities
  • Organize and implement voting processes for all professional services award programs (Best Doctors, Best Lawyers, Best Real Estate Agents)
  • Fact check final winner lists before they go to print
  • Manage and update online directory listings for professional services, including overseeing the work of an outside freelancer who assists in this effort
  • Oversee fact checking and story generation/assignments for annual D Medical Directory
  • Collaborate with sales, editorial, marketing, and audience development to streamline award programs’ processes and ensure accuracy
  • Organize and lead panels of doctors and lawyers and other professionals who review our “Best” lists prior to publication
Experience and Attributes of Ideal Candidate
  • Bachelor’s degree and one to two years working in data analytics and/or media
  • Proficient with Excel a must; familiarity with DataJoe, Wufoo, Second Street, or other survey software preferred
  • Remarkable organizational and time-management skills
  • Quick learner, strong work ethic, ability to stay on task, driven, analytical
  • An interest or experience in social media marketing
  • The desire to think promotionally and out of the box
  • Completely comfortable and happy to spend hours at a time enveloped in data

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People Newspapers

Editor

People Newspapers a D Magazine affiliate is looking for a smart, creative advertising sales person to join our team. Candidates must be self-starters, resourceful and able to thrive in high pressure, but fun, environments.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Manage assistant editor and a team of freelance writers and photographers
  • Assign and edit stories for both editions
  • Work with writers on story and special section development
  • Work collaboratively with Publisher and Production on developing special sections and story packages
  • Act as voice for the paper in the community by being involved
REQUIREMENTS, EXPERIENCE, AND ATTRIBUTES OF IDEAL CANDIDATES
  • Bachelor’s degree + 3-4 years newsroom experience
  • Management experience a plus
  • Exceptional organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Indesign, InCopy, and WordPress
  • Loyal, honest, high-energy, driven, strong work ethic, good sense of humor
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
  • Competitive compensation plan
  • People Newspapers benefits include medical, dental insurance, disability and retirement savings.

To apply for this position, email a cover letter and your resume to pat.martin@peoplenewspapers.com.

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Production Manager/Graphic Designer

People Newspapers a D Magazine affiliate, is seeking a Production Manager to produce two monthly community newspapers, special section magazines, and various digital products.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Work with editors and photographers to design and produce print and digital newspapers, magazines, website content and e-newsletters
  • Work with sales department to design and produce advertisements to be placed in all People Newspapers print and digital products
  • Work with Publisher and other key staff members on marketing material, sales pieces and client proposals
  • Manage relationship with production team at print facility
  • Assist with development of special sections
  • Manage placement and scheduling of content and advertisements on websites
  • Manage design/photography interns
REQUIREMENTS, EXPERIENCE, AND ATTRIBUTES OF IDEAL CANDIDATES
  • 2+ year’s experience in graphic design and/or production. Journalism experience a plus.
  • Exceptional organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite 6 for Mac, specifically Photoshop, InDesign, InCopy, Illustrator, Distiller, and Acrobat.
  • Experienced in assessing and enhancing CMYK and B&W photography and art for press ready production. Working knowledge of pre-fighting files, performing quality evaluations, and making necessary revisions in order to ensure quality reproduction.
  • Experienced in web content production utilizing; WordPress, MailChimp, Wufoo, and DoubleClick. Knowledge of HTML CSS a plus
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player
  • Loyal, honest, high-energy, strong work ethic, good sense of humor
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
  • Compensation commensurate with experience
  • Benefits include medical, dental insurance, disability, retirement savings, paid holidays, and personal days

To apply for this position, email a cover letter and your resume to pat.martin@peoplenewspapers.com.

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