Associate Art Director

Indianapolis Monthly careers
Indianapolis Monthly magazine has a circulation of more than 30,000 that focuses on service, city and regional issues, and lifestyles for an upscale readership.

Job Overview

Indianapolis Monthly seeks a versatile designer to handle design projects across a variety of publications and both print and digital platforms.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Design and execute page layouts for Indianapolis Monthly, its ancillary publications, and client publications.
  • Design and create within various branding styles.
  • Concept comprehensive briefs and commission original artwork from illustrators and photographers where needed as well as source stock art and pick-up art.
  • Negotiate fees, manage contracts, track photo crediting and payment information for all your assignments.
  • Work within editorial and client publications, flowing in text, routing to editors efficiently, and getting approval from clients
  • Work with team of other art directors, photographers, illustrators, editors, and sales account executives.
  • Concept and design a variety of promotional assets for events such as print and digital ads, signage, eblasts, menus, etc.
  • Color correct and prepare artwork for publication
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Highly proficient with InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Knows not only how to use, but when to use each.
  • A positive attitude and flexibility
  • Strong organization skills and the ability to juggle multiple projects while still meeting necessary guidelines
  • Self-motivated, independent worker, capable of executing project guidelines without continuous oversight
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication sills
  • Thrives in a team atmosphere and enjoys collaborating
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Portfolio that shows off layout design skills


  • College degree in communication design or comparable, plus 3+ years relevant experience.

Application Process:

Please email Brittany Dexter at the following: a cover letter, resume, and portfolio samples (pdf or website link). Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

No phone calls please.