Art Director
Washington, DC 
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Art Director

Full-time; Remote

Zonda is redefining the future of housing. We are perfectly placed in the heart of the fast-growing real estate industry. We are making big bets on the future of real-estate, trailblazing a 2030 vision for the industry. Here at Zonda, you'll be able to use your passion and curiosity to drive the next generation of real estate analysts, advisors, and technologists.

Zonda is seeking an ambitious, imaginative and collaborative art director to join its creative department. This art director must have solid experience in editorial magazine design and publishing. You will be a key player in evolving our in-house publication, ARCHITECT magazine, while ensuring visual consistency across print and digital channels. Ideal candidates understand the inner workings of the publication world. They are willing to challenge the existing rules of print and digital design and will offer strategies to leverage the growth of our company brand.

This role reports to the Design Director but will work as a partner with the Editor-in-Chief, editors and staff writers of ARCHITECT's content team.

In this position, you will:

  • Manage the design and production of ARCHITECT magazine, 8 issues per year
  • Create innovative layouts, including covers and complex feature packages while setting style standards
  • Oversee the commission of original artwork (includes hiring/assigning illustrations, photographers, photo research, managing photo rights, contracts, invoices, etc..) ensuring adherence to budgets and deadlines
  • Create digital assets for architectmagazine.com, email newsletters, and social channels, as needed
  • Participates in brainstorming and other idea-generating team sessions

Job Requirements:

  • Completion of a Bachelor's degree in Art and Design and a minimum 5 years of magazine design experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience related to the duties of the position
  • Strong, advanced typography, layout and digital/print skills are essential. An online portfolio must demonstrate excellence in magazine design and the art direction of illustration, typography, and photography
  • Strong multitasking, organizational and communication skills, including the ability to talk through editorial ideas in a lively, collaborative, and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently under deadline
  • Expert proficiency in Adobe CC (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InCopy) using Mac OS. Experience with K4 or WoodWing is highly preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of 4-color reproduction, page production, prepress operations, and color correction
  • Experience using collaborative tools like Dropbox, Slack, and online content management systems
  • Have a strong network of industry connections with illustrators, designers and photographers
  • Working knowledge of web design is a plus

Zonda provides data-driven housing market solutions to the homebuilding industry. From builders to building product manufacturers, mortgage clients, and multifamily executives, we work hand-in-hand with our customers to streamline access to housing data to empower smarter decisions. As a leading brand in residential construction, our mission is to advance the home building industry, because we believe better homes mean better lives and stronger communities.

Together, we are building the future of housing.

Zonda (formerly Hanley Wood | Meyers Research) is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. m/f/d/v

 

Job Summary
Company
Hanley Wood
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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