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Art Director (Ref: CampaignOL-UW-AMS-ADR)

SCMP Group Limited is the holding company of South China Morning Post Publishers Limited and other subsidiaries engaged primarily in newspaper and magazine publishing. South China Morning Post, the flagship publication, is the leading English language newspaper in Hong Kong with a circulation of over 100,000 reaching affluent and influential readers. SCMP Group also publishes Chinese language editions of Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar and CosmoGirl! in Hong Kong.

The newspaper's readers desire the most reliable English information on Greater China - be it in a print or digital form - and we aim to ensure that the first source they turn to is the South China Morning Post. As the English language voice of Hong Kong for over a century, SCMP remains committed to distributing the world's highest quality, most authoritative and comprehensive content on Greater China.

We emphasize credibility, accountability, knowledge, truth and professionalism as our guiding principles in all our businesses. Our employees are our most important stakeholders and we offer challenging and dynamic opportunities for those interested in a career in media.

We have the following exciting career opportunity for a candidate who possess the right skills and experiences:

Art Director (Ref: CampaignOL-UW-AMS-ADR)

The Art Director will lead editorial design of the monthly glossy magazine and work closely with the editor and publisher to ensure that the overall design and layout of the magazine is consistently vibrant, fresh and smart for the discerning, sophisticated reader who can appreciate the best things in life. You will be responsible for setting high visual standards for the magazine and all the photos, illustrations, and graphics that appear in it. You should also be able to manage a cost-effective budget and liaise with production and editorial to make sure deadlines are met while ensuring that the magazine’s overall brand is consistent over print and digital.
 
Primary responsibilities:

  • Formulate basic layout design for both print and digital products where necessary;
  • Review and approve art materials, copy materials, and proofs of printed copy;
  • Manage projects and budgets;
  • Review illustrative material to determine if it conforms to standards and specifications.
  • Initiate ideas for illustrations and photo sessions;
  • Attend photo shoots and printing sessions ensure quality;
  • Provide sourcing and liaison with outside suppliers, including photographers, illustrators, and whenever necessary, creative freelancers.

Skills and experience:

  • Designer degree or equivalent qualifications;
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience with a reputable publishing company; experience in advertising agency can be considered;
  • Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, QuarkXpress, PowerPoint and other common design software;
  • HTML, PHP and other Web experience a big plus;
  • Ability to think out of the box;
  • Resourceful, ideas driven and willing to push the boundaries;
  • Strong knowledge of the entire production process of magazines or other publications.
  • Work in Tai Po, shuttle bus is provided.

Interested parties please send curriculum vitae with full career details, salary history, availability and expected salary to the Human Resources Division, Morning Post Centre, 22 Dai Fat Street, Tai Po Industrial Estate, New Territories, Hong Kong or by email to career@scmp.com. Please mark "Private & Confidential" and quote reference.

Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with our Personal Information Collection Statement, a copy of which will be provided upon request sent to us at the address indicated above. You may consider your application unsuccessful if you do not hear from us within 6 weeks.

24 October 2012
24 December 2012
(Ref: CampaignOL-UW-AMS-ADR)