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D Magazine

Assistant Art Director


D Magazine Partners is seeking an experienced Assistant Art Director to assist the Art Directors of D Magazine, D Home and D CEO.

Key Responsibilities
  • Responsible for assignment of art, and the design of department pages, for primarily the front and the back of book.
  • Assign stories to photographers and illustrators as needed, communicating art direction and negotiating rates
  • Request press images as needed
  • Assist in production photo shoots, helping with the coordination of the photographer, stylists, hair & makeup, and model agencies
  • Research and find press contacts
  • Request high resolution images of products
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design
  • 2-3 years of professional work experience. Editorial design experience a plus.
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite 6 for Mac
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Exceptional organizational, written and verbal communication skills

To apply for this position, email cover letter and resume to Kevin.Goodbar@dmagazine.com. No phone calls, please.

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Advertising Associate

D Magazine Partners is looking for a smart, creative Advertising Associate to join our team. Candidates must be extremely detail oriented and organized and able to thrive in a high pressure, but fun, environment. Candidates must also be able to define and enforce processes, yet adapt to changing requirements, timelines and priorities.

Advertising Associate Responsibilities:
  • Work directly one on one with Associate Publisher of Medical & Legal services
  • Prioritize artwork requests for clients by being a main point of contact for clients and production team to ensure ad materials are collected and submitted by deadline and ad standards are met
  • Strategize client service initiatives for medical and legal advertisers by organizing and executing shipment tasks for each publication
  • Maintain strong organizational skills to manage client database, proposals, contracts, client communications and sponsor reports
  • Prepare presentations and collaborate on various advertising programs
  • Ensure all contracts and/or insertion orders are correct and accurate. Review terms and conditions for any red flags
  • Assist marketing team with the planning and execution of medical and legal events
  • Serves as creative liaison between account management and production team
  • Provides general administrative support for medical and legal print and digital advertising
  • Acts as intern manager which includes hiring interns for fall, spring and summer semesters and manages their projects and tasks
  • Analyze past and present advertising history, trends and strategies
  • Professional and considerate attitude for interaction with clients on a daily basis
  • Provide a positive experience from start to finish, including follow up
  • Heavy customer service in a professional relationship role
  • Creativity with client interaction gifts and thank you’s

To apply for this position, email cover letter and you resume to Phyllis@dmagazine.com. Phone calls are encouraged: 214.523.5282

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SALES DIRECTOR – D MAGAZINE PARTNERS

The Sales Director reports to the Group Publisher. Responsible for:

  • Migrating data, managing and training reps on new CRM (Launchpad).
  • Managing costs/budget on the sales side, including event, sales promotion materials, sales team members’ T&E expenses, etc.
  • Overseeing pricing on contracts, and in custom projects, creating pricing in accordance with company guidelines.
  • Managing and upgrading the quality of the weekly sales meeting.
  • Helping reps with simple problem solving, make-goods, communication issues, etc.
  • Interfacing with other departments. For instance, if a rep wants to create a program with web assets and an event, he will be the coordinator of the program with appropriate employees in each department.
  • Project managing all custom programs (multi-platform). He will operate in a coordination role.
  • Managing marketing and sales admin.
  • Creating weekly Friday reports for upper management.
  • Assigning new accounts to reps in a fair and transparent manner.

This person would benefit from experience managing/coordinating multiple persons on multiple projects. Temperament required: calm, neutral, positive. Needs to be able to say no, and while working to create revenue, respect standards and ROI requirements. Should be able to navigate a sometimes emotional, challenging sales environment. This position will be managing projects/trafficking, with cost/budget responsibility, sales team management. He/she will not necessarily work with clients, but serve as an internal manager of the department.

Send a cover letter and résumé to Jas Robertson at jas.robertson@dcustom.com . No phone calls, please.

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ACCOUNT SERVICE MANAGER – D CUSTOM

D Custom is hiring an Account Service Manager to manage and grow existing customer accounts. The ASM serves as the primary business contact for the client and is responsible for excellent customer service and overall client satisfaction. The ASM acts on behalf of our clients, representing their needs and goals to the internal creative team to ensure quality. In addition, the ASM will build relationships with clients to encourage new and repeat business opportunities.

Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for implementing client strategy and effectively working with the internal team to meet client objectives and timelines.
  • Communicates the client’s goals and represents the client’s interests to the team.
  • Provides regular two-way communication between the client and team, to provide strong team representation and set proper client expectations.
  • Manages all client communications, conflict resolution, and adherence to client deliverables according to scope of work.
  • Reviews all major deliverables to ensure quality standards and client expectations are met.
  • This position will also be responsible for maintaining client workflow and adhering to process while ensuring brand standards are met and projects are profitable.
  • Works closely with the project team to maintain a continuous knowledge of project status in order to identify potential issues and/or opportunities within or related to the project.
  • Ensures that client issues are dealt with in an efficient manner, informing the director of client solutions of any problems that may arise.
  • Assists the director with the contract and contract renewals.
  • Approves change orders and invoices.
  • Is aware of and in pursuit of opportunities for account growth and new business, involving the director.
  • Understands company capabilities and services, and effectively communicates all offerings to the client.
  • Reports to the director, providing regular input on all account activity, including status and reports on a weekly basis.
Requirements:
  • Tactical project management expertise and a high capacity for multi-tasking
  • Minimum 3-7 years of account/project management experience (agency experience preferred) of external client relationships
  • Ability to develop a strong rapport with designated client contact as well as grow and develop other relationships within the account
  • Digital marketing experience (Content marketing experience preferred)
  • Extremely detail oriented, self-starter, goal oriented, persistent and a problem solver
  • High level of initiative and works well in a team environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Handles stressful situations and deadline pressures well

Please send resume to Cory Davies at cory.davies@dcustom.com . Please, no phone calls.

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Graphic Designer – D Custom

Do you mock poorly kerned type or bad user experiences? Are you willing to push yourself beyond your creative limits. D Custom, an award-winning Dallas-based content marketing agency, is hiring a graphic designer to grow its design team. As a member of the D Custom design team, you’ll be working in a fast-turn environment where collaboration is essential to your success. It is very much a people-oriented job, involving the development of concepts for multiple design projects and an extremely diverse B2B and B2C client list.

Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic arts or related field.
  • 1-2 agency experience.
  • Strong print and digital design skills reflected in portfolio or website.
  • Keen eye for typography, layout, color, and photography.
  • Ability to think on your feet in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage time well.
  • Positive attitude and proactive, strategic thinker.
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and skills.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML/CSS.
  • Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign.
Responsibilities
  • Be self-motivated, accountable and detail-oriented
  • Support the Creative Director with development of custom publications, websites, marketing collateral, photoshoots, and video direction.
  • Manage digital production of websites.
  • Collaborate with editorial and strategy team to ensure creative is on target.
  • Be able to effectively communicate ideas to team and present them to the client.

Send a cover letter and résumé to Kyle Phelps at kyle.phelps@dcustom.com . No phone calls, please.

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Operations Administrator/Traffic Manager – D Custom

The Operations Administrator reports to the General Manager and works with the entire agency team in directing and coordinating agency operations relating to all client projects from inception through final billing. This project management position requires on-going and in-depth interactions with all agency departments in order to monitor project traffic and sound, proper and timely execution of all assigned work. The Operations Administrator will work with the Account Management team to understand the scope of project work, schedules, and expense budgets to prepare a framework for planning workflow for each project. This role will also be involved with billing procedures.

Job Responsibilities
  • Assign tasks and check the statuses of outstanding tasks.
  • Assess team items/tasks assigned and due for the next day, week, or month and identify potential issues or roadblocks
  • Maintain on-going overview of comprehensive agency workload
  • Initiate new jobs for the client and create timelines, budgets and tasks for the work to be done (future planning)
  • Assist in writing of Project Briefs and Statements of Work
  • Review timelines and project requirements with the Account Service teams, and work to get client approval
  • Assist in management of vendor invoice process and aging
  • Assist Account Service team with the creation of P&L statements at the outset of a project
  • Administrative tasks and double checks of accounting details for financial month close
  • Review of agency personnel timesheets for all employees to ensure completion and accuracy every week
Requirements and qualifications:
  • Expert organizational skills
  • Extraordinary attention to detail
  • Strong ability to multi-task
  • Outstanding communication skills and comfort with communicating directly with all departments within the agency
  • Ability to function well in a fast paced (sometimes chaotic) environment under tight deadlines
  • Comfort/familiarity with billing/accounting processes
  • Proficient in Excel and able to creatively problem solve within Excel
  • Willingness to learn various facets of agency environment and assist in variety of functions
  • Prior experience managing project management software packages that track processes, agency workflow while generating status and financial reports. Hands on experience using the Workamajig Project Management software package is a plus.
  • This is an entry level to junior position, 1-2 years agency project management or traffic experience preferred

Please send resume to Jas Robertson at jas.robertson@dcustom.com

. No phone calls please.

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People Newspapers

Art Director & Production Manager

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

Key Responsibilities
  • Work with editors, freelance writers and photographers to design and produce print and digital newspapers, magazines, blogs and e-newsletters
  • Work with sales department to 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
  • Oversee photo shoots
  • Manage one staff member and art interns
Requirements, Experience, and Sales Attributes of Ideal Candidates
  • 3+ year’s experience in graphic design and/or production. Journalism experience a plus.
  • 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
  • Good grasp of creating content for social media platforms
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player
  • Exceptional organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Loyal, honest, high-energy, strong work ethic, good sense of humor

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

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People Newspapers

Junior Advertising Account Executive

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.

SALES ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Create new business opportunities through personal selling activities and effective networking
  • Thoroughly qualify new opportunities to determine whether prospects are good potential clients.
  • Manage relationships throughout the entire sales cycle, from initial contact through execution of the client campaign
  • Develop creative campaigns / proposals that help clients achieve their business objectives
  • Consistently win new business and achieve personal revenue goals
  • Expand and maintain existing client relationships
REQUIREMENTS, EXPERIENCE, AND SALES ATTRIBUTES OF IDEAL CANDIDATES
  • Bachelor’s degree + 1-3 years sales experience
  • Very strong prospecting skills. Committed to consistent daily selling behaviors
  • Well-networked in the Dallas marketplace. Should be involved with industry associations and have a strong personal network
  • Ability to get in front of high-level decision makers
  • Consultative selling experience a must
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player
  • Experience with and comfort entertaining clients in social setting
  • Exceptional organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Loyal, honest, high-energy, driven, strong work ethic, good sense of humor
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
  • Competitive comp plan and uncapped incentive program
  • Company benefits include medical, dental insurance, disability, retirement savings, holidays, and personal days.

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

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