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Art Director

Department: Digital Design
Location: Boston, MA

America’s Test Kitchen is looking for a person with the right mix of creativity, vision, and passion to lead all things related to editorial design for our Tastings and Testings (T&T) team. The right candidate has equal amounts of love and respect for print and digital publishing and can think about both at the same time. We’re telling stories about food and the tools you need to be successful, and we want to share our discoveries in all mediums with equal levels of creativity and craft.

Every day you’ll work closely with a group of testers to figuring out how to best convey the team’s discoveries to our readers. The challenge is turning complex ideas into rich, compelling, and engaging visuals.

You’ll be a part of a highly collaborative team full of humble experts. No one is too good for any task. We all roll up our sleeves and do what it takes to get the job done.

Bring your ideas, leave your ego at the door.

 

Responsibilities

  • Lead Creative for Tastings and Testings editorial design in print, web, social

  • Help elevate the presence of T&T content for all our brands

  • Art direct photo shoots for print and digital with a focus on images that clearly convey important information

  • Layout T&T pages Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country magazines and build web articles

  • Direct freelance illustrators to create art to support the stories

  • Partner with editors to create rich and compelling articles in print and on the web

  • Create static and animated art that visually conveys complex concepts and distills essential information effectively

  • Collaborate with marketing designers to ensure brand consistency across channels

  • Gain a deep understanding of what our users find valuable and meet those needs every day

  • Keep business needs in mind and support those initiatives wherever possible

 

Qualifications

  • A portfolio full of inspired and thoughtful work

  • 5+ years of design experience

  • 2+ years experience art directing photo shoots

  • A natural talent for turning abstract ideas into visual stories

  • Stellar communication skills

  • The ability to work in a highly collaborative environment

  • An obsession with quality and detail in both design and process

  • The ability to stay organized even during the messy parts of the process

  • Flexibility and a strong backbone and the wisdom to know which is required

  • A high degree of curiosity

  • A mind capable of generating innovative solutions to tricky layout puzzles

  • Strong understanding of social media

  • Familiarity working with content management systems

  • Mastery of InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator

  • Working knowledge of After Effects

  • Bachelor's degree in art or design (or equivalent experience)

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