Consumer Reports, Inc.

Associate Art Director

Job Locations US-NY-Yonkers | US-NY-NY | US-CA-San Francisco | US-DC-Washington
ID
5107
Category
Journalism

WHO WE ARE

CR’s Print Design team marries design and data to create visually compelling stories for the more than 3.6 million members that receive our monthly magazine, special interest publications and Health Newsletter.  

 

As Associate Art Director, you will report  to the Director, Design and partner with other art directors , our editors, photo editors and external illustrators to create designs and layouts that complement our award winning journalism.

 

 

Under our CR Flex program, this is a hybrid position that is eligible for remote work.  

THE OPPORTUNITY

How You’ll Make An Impact:

 

Your design talents and passion for championing consumer’s rights will be valued in this highly collaborative and creative role.  Projects will include layouts and designs for both the front and the back of the book and as needed, work on feature articles, special interest auto publications and our weekly and monthly newsletters.  You’ll also get to put your project management skills to best use assisting the Director, Design with hiring external illustrators, scheduling meetings and managing invoices from time to time. You may also work on  feature articles,  special interest auto publications and weekly and monthly health newsletter and assist the Director, Design with hiring external illustrators, scheduling meetings and managing invoices as needed.

 

If you are comfortable exercising your creative chops, while learning and maintaining brand standards in a fast-paced environment, we  encourage you to apply. 

 

 

 

ABOUT YOU

You’ll Be Highly Rated If:

  • You have a relevant degree.  A minimum of a BA or BS in a design discipline is required. 
  • You have experience designing for print mediums.  2-3 years experience in print design is ideal as well as an appreciation for the power of storytelling on the printed page.
  • You are well-versed in Adobe Suite.  You couldn’t work without your tools which include In-Design, Illustrator and PhotoShop.
  • You are collaborative. You’re inspired by working closely with other team members and colleagues across the organization 
  • You have worked to deadlines.   You are comfortable with the cadence of working to established deadlines and publication dates. 
  • You have a portfolio that demonstrates your past experience.  Please make sure to include the link.

 

You’ll Be Our Top Pick If:

  • Your experience includes working for a magazine.
  • You have worked with K4 or similar publishing system.
  • You’re a comfortable communicator.  Not only can you express yourself through design, you are also clear and comfortable communicating, verbally  and in writing.

 

THIS POSITION REQUIRES YOU TO BE FULLY VACCINATED PRIOR TO YOUR

START DATE.

 

 

 

Our Commitment to Fair Pay:

At Consumer Reports, we are committed to fair, transparent pay and we strive to provide competitive, market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is $77,000-$90,000. It is anticipated that most qualified candidates will fall near the middle of this range. Compensation for the successful candidate will be informed by the candidate’s particular combination of knowledge, skills, competencies and experience. Salary ranges for union positions are determined by collective bargaining agreement with the NewsGuild of New York.

 

 

EEO STATEMENT

Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to a fair and just marketplace for consumers. Our team is made up of truth tellers, change agents, and consumer advocates who investigate and build coalitions to fight for fairness and justice in the marketplace. We leverage our evidence-based approach to demand safer products, a healthier environment, and equitable services for everyone.

Our mission starts with you. We offer medical benefits from that start on your first day as a CR employee that include behavioral health coverage and unlimited sick days. There’s also generous family planning benefits and a generous 401K match (10%!). Learn more about how CR’s advocates for strong benefits on behalf of their employees here: https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/careers/landing-page/index.htm

Consumer Reports proudly seeks to build a richly diverse workforce by hiring people with a diversity of thoughts, identities, perspectives, and experiences that help advance the difference we make for consumers, and by ensuring our people experience equity and inclusion in their work lives. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, LGBTQIA people, people of color, and people with disabilities.

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