ELLE, Art Editor

London (Central)
08 Oct 2015
08 Nov 2015
Art Editor, Designer
Job Type
Full Time



  • Working with the Creative Director, Art Director, Designers and the Picture Team to complete and enhance all visual content from initial design concept through to the final printed product.


  • 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 team to ensure production standards are maintained and deadlines are met
  • Select pictures and illustrations to be used throughout the magazine while ensuring  at all times that these images and visual direction are approved by heads of department and the EIC / Editor
  • 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 contributors
  • Assist in the development of the Designers
  • Gain full knowledge of the role of the Creative Director and their involvement in production and running of the art team
  • Generate new ideas to keep the magazine looking fresh
  • Work efficiently at all times to ensure deadlines are met
  • Alert the Creative Director 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 editorial work as and when requested by the Company


  • 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 brand and an endless supply of new ideas

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