Job opening detail :
Calendar Art Director
posted: Jan. 25, 2018
Offered by:
Workman Publishing Co.
Health, Dental, 401K, Bonus, Profit-sharing
Full Time
New York, NY
Workman Publishing seeks a creative, forward-thinking, collaborative art director to run the calendar/stationery design department. This is a rare opportunity to be part of a dynamic team of publishers, editors, photographers, writers and designers, who are focused on constantly creating new calendars while keeping our customers’ favorites fresh. The ideal candidate will possess a keen design eye and merchandising instinct, the ability to organize and motivate a group, excellent communication skills, and a love of paper.

Responsibilities include:
• Head a talented team of designers, delegating tasks and guiding designs
• Work closely with the calendar publisher, editorial director, editors, designers, production department, photographers, and photo researchers to create exciting new calendars, while keeping older calendars fresh
• Select and hire artists
• Run art meetings at which calendar covers and interiors are discussed
• Work closely with production editors to keep schedules on track
• Work closely with the digital team to ensure design excellence
• Oversee production of merchandise shots suitable for catalog, online, and social media

• Strong interest in paper products
• Stellar design portfolio
• Strong interest in the calendar and stationery marketplace
• Ability to think three-dimensionally and generate ideas for new titles and formats
• Experience with branding
• Self-sufficiency, organizational skills, attention to detail, and entrepreneurial spirit
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Ability to multi-task and work under pressure
• Mastery of Adobe CC, especially Indesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator; photography skills a plus
• 10+ years design experience; experience with calendars is not necessary
About Our  
Workman is a medium-sized independent publisher of award-winning books and calendars. Our West Village office is high-energy and creative.
Please send resume, cover letter, and link to online design portfolio to We apologize in advance, but not all applicants will receive a response.

In the cover letter please include the name of the calendar(s) you use, if you use one, and explain why that’s your choice. If you use only a digital calendar, that’s okay, too, though we’d love to know why.
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