Jewish Review of Books: Art Director (PT) Chicago, United States

Art Director

Art Director is needed in Chicago, United States.

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Client: Jewish Review of Books

Location: Chicago, United States

Contract: Part Time


  • Lay out our print issue four times a year; implement all changes and corrections per editors from first proof through final
  • Oversee the cover design and interior spot drawings from our illustrator
  • Manage the acquisition of images and art for print and the web, including research, procurement, and licensing of images
  • Supervise production, ensuring that each issue is converted to printer’s specs and uploaded and processed correctly
  • Coordinate detailed communication with our printer regarding any technical and production troubleshooting
  • Assist with, and potentially supervise, the details and design of our visual presence on our website and on social media
  • Create marketing wraps / bind-ins for our print magazine, inhouse print and online ads, and art for online promotions
  • Oversee our media kit and the art coming in from advertisers
  • Communicate regularly with editors and be available for art needs as they arise

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • 3 – 5 years of proven experience with laying out a print publication
  • Excellent facility with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat
  • Deep understanding of the aesthetics of page design and layout, incorporating images, art, and ads into balanced page layouts
  • Familiarity with both the CMYK and RGB color processes
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities, able to interact with a broad range of people and working styles
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Familiarity with libraries, photo houses, art sites, institutions, and public domain sites to aid in image research and procurement
  • Facility with Dropbox, MailChimp, Wordpress-based CMS, and social media platforms (currently Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter)
  • Deep knowledge of Judaism and Jewish history and culture
  • A sense of humor is always appreciated

Next Steps

Please apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Managing Editor Julie Sugar, with the subject line “Art Director.”

Note that interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, and all applicants can expect to hear from us by early- to mid-September regarding the status of their application.


$30,000.00 - $50,000.00 per year

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