Art Director – Petersen’s Hunting

NOTICE OF OPENING: Outdoor Sportsman Group
LOCATION: Peoria, IL
CANDIDATE POOL: Internal/External Candidates

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until Filled

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Position Summary

Art Director manages all aspects of graphic design and will work on magazine design as well
as marketing/promotional initiatives to create a cohesive, recognizable brand statement for
Petersen’s Hunting Magazine.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the design and brand identity of the magazine and all other related projects
  • Propose creative and innovative ideas on projects that help strengthen the brand identity
  • Work with Editors and Creative Director in developing design treatments for a wide range of outdoor-related content
  • Maintain the quantity and quality of work while efficiently and effectively meeting all deadlines
  • Promote a standard of excellence that encourages the attention to detail and thoroughness that fosters a quality product across all platforms
  • Define and manage a consistent design style that emphasizes a visual identity and consistency across the brand
  • Research and develop new methods and creative ideas for magazine and other brand projects

Performance Requirements/Skills

  • Extremely proficient in a Mac OS environment and Adobe Creative Cloud applications
  • Experience designing and developing a project from concept to completion while successfully balancing quantity and quality during tight deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle details related to multiple projects at once
  • Effective communication skills, including the ability to communicate design concepts and production needs, both internally and externally, and to advise and promote design policy
  • Experience working with freelance designers, illustrators and photographers
  • Experience directing and acquiring the necessary props for photo shoots both on site and in the field
  • A clear understanding of the concept of brand integrity, and how to successfully promote and maintain it
  • A desire to appreciate the subject matter and its audience to better communicate the editorial message
  • Ability to work overtime when necessary to complete time-sensitive projects
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft OneDrive, a plus

Education/Experience

  • Minimum 5 years as a professional graphic designer, required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art, Graphic Design or comparable field, preferred
  • Outdoors experience preferred, particularly in hunting

**Along with a resume, please also include a submission of a portfolio that demonstrates design work.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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