Art Director

Job Title: Art Director
Reports to: Educational Resources Director
Department: Graphics

Purpose:  The purpose of this position is to supervise the graphics department and manage the workflow of visual communication creation for the products and services of the Regular Baptist Ministries by using digital and other artistic media.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the graphic department by supervising and training staff
  • Direct assignments and workflow of graphic projects
  • Monitor the need and purchasing of graphic equipment and tools
  • Design visual communications for Regular Baptist Ministries products and services
  • Attend bi-weekly production meetings with department heads of editing, marketing, and production
  • Coordinate with other departments to gather information and plan workflow and deadlines
  • Meet with the management team to plan and review company wide short and long term goals
  • Work with the Business Director to negotiate costs and schedules with outside artists to supply graphic services
  • Develop staff members directly responsible to this position by following and enforcing standard HR procedures, conducting employee evaluations as directed by HR, and assisting with training as it relates to recognizing a need, communicating to HR, and conducting where asked

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional managerial experience of a graphic personnel team in a publishing environment
  • Management skills in organization, scheduling, budgeting, and directing
  • Familiar with Macintosh OSX system, Microsoft Office, and able to operate Adobe InDesign, PhotoShop, and Illustrator software programs
  • Excellent time management skills and attention to details
  • Solid understanding of current publishing industry work flow
  • Knowledge in marketing, web development, and PowerPoint

Working Conditions:

  • One graphic department serving the needs of multiple Regular Baptist ministries
  • Work with a team of editors, designers, production artists, and photographer
  • Individual office
  • Macintosh OSX graphic, PC editorial, and InCopy/InDesign workflow

This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents may be required to follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties that may be required by their supervisor.

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