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Associate Art Director, Cleveland Magazine

Department: Art/Design | Updated: August 23, 2018

Cleveland Magazine, a publication of Great Lakes Publishing Co., currently has an opening for an Associate Art Director. We are looking for an extremely creative, energetic, organized individual to design and layout printed and graphic materials. A superior understanding of design concepts, typography, photography and software is key; Web design and photography skills are major pluses. The ideal candidate will work well under deadline pressure to perform routine and complex duties in the preparation of Cleveland Magazine and various marketing and Web projects. The position will work closely with the art director and editors of Cleveland Magazine.


  • Creates concepts and designs that support the editorial mission of Cleveland Magazine
  • Oversees and directs freelance photographers and illustrators
  • Creates graphics and designs for and social media channels
  • Collaborates with art director and editors
  • Oversees photography internship program, including recruiting, hiring, training and management
  • Maintains and organizes in-house photo studio, including tracking of purchases, inventory and overall needs
  • Discusses pages with editors to ensure accuracy
  • Maintains and backs up files
  • Monitors and maintains quality throughout work (maintain quality of standards within Cleveland Magazine and marketing projects)
  • Maintains art for, including working closely with editors to plan and create web images
  • In addition to Cleveland Magazine, creates marketing collateral for Best of Cleveland, Silver Spoons and other magazine events
  • Takes projects from concept to final delivery


  • 2-5 years of design experience, experience in publishing preferable
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Familiar with Mac OS
  • Knowledge of digital photography and retouching
  • Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Must take direction and assert ideas quickly
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail necessary in order to handle a number of projects simultaneously
  • Must work well in a deadline driven environment
  • BFA or BA in design or equivalent experience

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