Designer needed for National Geographic Magazine

Produce graphics and maps as needed for NGM.

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Job Type
Regular/Full-Time, Exempt
Summary of Position
Produce graphics and maps as needed for NGM. Collaborate with the Creative Director, Deputy Creative Director,Art Director, Design Director, Graphics Editors and E-Publishing team to produce information graphics, art, maps and layouts for stories. This requires being familiar with story content and design considerations. Managing projects toward a timely completion is a major component of this job.
– Produce graphics, art, maps, research, and layouts for NGM, both in print and digitally. Assist with large projects, implementing changes from editors and designers and assuring quality control. Assist Graphics Editors, Map Department staff and Art Researcher with research.
– Help other members of the NGM Art Department with meeting deadlines and preparing files for pre-press. Coordinate efforts with NGM departments including Research, Editorial, Foreign partners, Photography, Prepress, E-Publishing, and video for on-schedule delivery of art, graphics, maps and layouts.
– Coordinate graphics, maps and layout production with other magazine departments.
– Assist Deputy Creative Director with internal projects.
– Archiving of art files, server organization and file handling for Foreign Partners, Image Collection and Web.
Supervision Exercised
Minimum Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, visual communication, graphic design, art, cartography, geography, or a related field preferred. One to three years of related work experienced is preferred.
Knowledge & Skill Requirements
An eye for clarity, elegance and accuracy in the visual display of information and typography.   Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team.  Curiosity about topics covered in the magazine and the ability to grasp new subject matter quickly.  Excellent Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop skills required. Knowledge of GIS software, 3D software and/or Adobe Edge, After Effects are a plus.  Superior organizational skills as well as the ability to multitask under the pressure of tight deadlines.
Equal Opportunity Employer


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