Hiring – Art Director2 min read

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Ricepaper magazine is a Canadian magazine which has showcased Asian Canadian literatureculture, and the arts since 1994.

We are an active volunteer driven non-profit organization that is proud of the talented and creative people who have passed through our ranks over the past sixteen years. Many of our dedicated staff and volunteers and staff have gone on to become accomplished writers or now work in the media; many have garnered peer recognition and industry awards.

We are searching for an Art Director for the print publication. We offer fun times, junk food in the form of white rabbit candies, networking opportunities with the arts and culture communities, and the opportunity to have an inside look behind the scenes of the only Asian Canadian literary arts magazine in the country.

Design and art direction

• Planning the layout of the issue in conjunction with editorial
• Designing opening spreads for major pieces
• Creating or sourcing illustrations and graphics
• Creating or sourcing cover images and laying out the full wrap saddle-stitched cover
• Typesetting, laying out and designing the whole issue
• Ensuring proper use of styles and fonts, and ensuring italic and bold use is preserved
• Retouching and preparing images for quality press printing using appropriate profiles and print specs
• Entering proof edits and revisions in final draft
• Sending a clean Press version to the printer
• Communicating with the printer to ensure quality output
Note: This is a paid position and must be located in Vancouver.The Art Director must work in conjunction with editorial to plan the layout and approach of the magazine, prepare a flat plan and judge the appropriate length and space for each piece. Feature pieces must be designed and illustrated appropriately to reflect the content and give the magazine a dynamic look. Creative use of illustration and graphics, made in house and sourced, will be necessary and the proper image processing and pre-press methods must be applied.The Art Director must have access to the Adobe Creative Suite and be professionally proficient with InDesign and familiar with Photoshop or similar photo editing software. Careful production diligence is a must as the designer will see the file through from draft to print and must be comfortable with all steps in the process and maintain packaged archives of finished issues.The qualified designer will have a long history of Ricepaper to look back on to consider while having many creative opportunities in future issues. The designer should have a strong ability to work independently while working in conjunction with editorial. They should also look forward to a really fun production process with a lot of potential for creativity and pride in a job that is seen through all the way from draft to press.For more information or apply with cover letter, resume and portfolio, contact Kristin Cheung, Managing Editor at kristin.cheung@ricepapermagazine.ca
Deadline December 31 2015

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