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Art Director, Benefits Canada

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Art Director, Benefits Canada REF#: JG30429
TC Media
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posted: November 16, 2018
Salary:

Description

Benefits Canada is seeking an Art Director to design its print magazine, custom projects, graphics for numerous annual events, as well as taking part in a website rebrand.
 
Responsibilities 
  • Working closely with editors to refine the brand identity of Benefits Canada
  • Designing 10 print publications per year
  • Providing creative direction for BenefitsCanada.ca, as well as taking part in an upcoming website rebrand
  • Creating and/or providing creative direction for external-facing materials such as media kits, social media assets, house ads and event graphics
  • Working on custom design projects
  • Creating infographics
  • Organizing and art directing photo shoots, both in-person and remotely
  • Assigning illustrations to freelancers
  • On occasion, assigning designs to freelance designers
  • Collaborating with peer art directors to share best practices
  • Working with editors to uphold brand standards 

Qualifications

  • Ability to work calmly under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, as you will be working closely with an established editorial team, as well as production and digital graphics departments
  • Strong relationship-building skills, especially with photographers and illustrators across Canada
  • Excellent negotiating skills and adeptness with budget management
  • A postsecondary degree in art or graphic design
  • Minimum five years’ experience in a design/art direction role at a magazine or newspaper in the trade or consumer publishing industries
  • Advanced knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator (required); familiarity with WordPress considered an asset


Please submit a portfolio (PDF or website link), resume and cover letter - stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board, via our career site or to:

Jennifer Paterson, editor
Benefits Canada
Toronto , ON


E-mail: jennifer.paterson@tc.tc
 
 

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