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Editorial/News
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National Magazine Co
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1901540 Requisition #
We are looking for a talented Art Editor to join Elle. You will be working with the Creative Directors, Art Director, Designers and the Picture Team to complete and enhance all visual content from initial design concept through to the final printed product 

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Work closely with the Creative Director & Workflow Director to constantly develop the unique visual style of each magazine and monitor overall production throughout each issue
Design pages that perfectly complement the editorial content and that follow the house style whilst maintaining the individual style, design and look of each individual brand. 
Take initiative in making design decisions
Marking up pages to be sent to press and pre media
Checking colour proofs, ensuring pages are of an excellent standard and any corrections or instructions have been actioned when requested 
Read copy and be aware of every component of a feature before designing 
Work closely with the Production and Picture teams to ensure production standards are maintained and deadlines are met
Select pictures and illustrations to be used throughout the magazines while ensuring  at all times that these images and visual directions are approved by heads of department and the EIC / Editor
Understand the visual difference of the brands and have a disciplined approach to  maintaining their visual identities. 
Attend picture meetings, and other meetings when requested and contribute inspirational ideas for visuals
Commission illustrations on schedule (after approval from the Workflow Director and Editor) 
Source new illustrators
Assist in the development of the Designers
Gain full knowledge of the role of the Creative Directors and their involvement in production and running of the art team
Generate new ideas to keep the magazines looking fresh
Work efficiently at all times to ensure deadlines are met
Alert the Creative Directors to any potential problems or issues
To work with industry-standard toolsets to complete your work, as well as work within the proscribed processes of the structured workflow systems used to create editorial content
You will be required to undertake commercial, marketing and/or digital editorial work as and when requested 

ABOUT YOU:
Demonstrate experience working as a Senior Designer or Art Editor on a leading monthly magazine title.
Excellent knowledge of magazine design, typography, photography and illustration
Highly creative able to think laterally and come up with brilliant design ideas in a demanding and challenging environment
Ability to take initiative and to implement key visions and develop them 
Ability to take initiative when making decisions of design and coming up with ideas
Well organised
Previous experience working as part of a team and ensuring the smooth running of a department
Exceptional passion, enthusiasm for the brands and an endless supply of new ideas

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