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America Media
Editor in Chief
Media
Design
New York City
Full-time

 

 

About America Media:

America offers a smart, Catholic take on faith and culture, and is the leading provider of editorial content for thinking Catholics and those who want to know what Catholics are thinking. America leads the conversation about faith and culture by producing excellent, unique, relevant and accessible content across multiple platforms. Our contributors are the principal figures in the American Catholic Church today, the decision-makers and opinion leaders who drive the ecclesial and civic debate about religion, society, politics and the arts. Our weekly magazine, America, has been published continuously since 1909, making it one of the oldest periodicals in the United States today.

 

The Job:

America Media is in the midst of a project to redesign and transform all our platforms, especially our website and print magazine, to “lead the conversation” about faith and culture with a digital-first, print-savvy approach. The newly created Creative Director position will develop and champion a consistent and excellent design vision across our organization, delivering a first-class experience to our audience, however they encounter our content.

 

Responsibilities:

The Creative Director at America Media leads all aspects of its visual design and execution across all platforms and provides leadership and support for the America Media design team. The Creative Director has primary authority for America Media’s visual identity and aesthetic and for design assets across platforms and products. The main responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

●      Establishing and maintaining design excellence organization-wide

●      Managing use of art and photography and outside commissions across all platforms, including daily digital publication and weekly print publication

●      Supervising the design of the organization's marketing and promotional materials across platforms, ensuring consistency of brand presentation.

●      Practicing brand stewardship to ensure creative deliverables are representative of the America Media brand across all platforms and products

●      Collaborating on high-design stories and features on all platforms

●      Soliciting and evaluating user data for integration into design planning

●      Advocating for design quality from the audience perspective

 

Platform Redesign Project

In our ongoing redesign project, currently in its opening phase, the Creative Director will:

●      Lead the design discovery process with the editorial team

○      including collaboration with the content architecture development process

●      Develop consensus on design approach and engage all channels behind design vision

○      connecting vision to editorial and business goals

○      contributing to planning for new platforms and feature pieces

●      Direct development of look and feel for web redesign, which will be mobile-first and responsive

○      including consultation on user experience and interaction design

○      using mobile web design discovery process to identify design assets (typography, colors, etc.) for use across all platforms in the redesign

●      Direct development of look and feel during print redesign process

●      Contribute to ongoing data-driven evolution of platform designs

 

Requirements:

●      Has been responsible for design within an organization with multiple platforms including print, web and mobile

●      Has managed web, print, mobile and collateral design projects and resources

●      Has experience collaborating with business/marketing teams and demonstrated understanding of business aspects of editorial design choices

●      Has made design contributions to a development project, with a preference for experience contributing to a sprint-based project schedule

●      Demonstrated technical competence with design tools and software

○      Wireframing and prototyping for front-end web design

○      Adobe tools (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)

●      Able to coach and help develop design skills across the organization

●      Managed internal and external resources and an operating budget

 

Additional:

Individuals who have successfully led the redesign of a brand that included digital and print products will be considered with high priority.

 

Please forward cover letter telling us a little more about yourself than we will see in your resume, along with salary requirements, resume or cv and link to portfolio or website to: [email protected]