D Magazine, Art Director

Summer travel. Burgers. Golf. Bars. Big Dallas hair. Erykah Badu.

Those are D Magazine’s covers for just the first half of 2024. Navigating that diversity of content, bringing a sophisticated audience beautiful reader service and compelling journalism—that’s the agony and the ecstasy of designing this award-winning city magazine that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

The freelance budget isn’t generally big enough to pay for catering on sets, but we did recently send our staff photographer and an editor to Botswana for a once-in-a-lifetime story about a Dallas art framer who started an elephant orphanage. (Check it out on our website—it is pretty cool.)

Do you love white space and enormous drop caps? Do you obsess over pull quotes and spot illustrations?
Do you thrive on collaboration and brainstorms?
Are you hella organized? Have you been dying to get your hands on a full redesign? Then you should apply for this job.

Responsibilities :

  • Design covers, features, shorter FOB pages
  • Attend and direct photo shoots
  • Assign and art direct photography and illustration to freelance artists;
    project manage these assignments; communicate deadlines and revisions
    to freelancers to receive art in timely manner
  • Process freelance invoices
  • Conduct image research
  • Collaborate on occasion with art directors at D Home and D CEO
  • Supervise an assistant art director.
  • Styling experience a plus
  • Pitching story ideas a plus

Requirements and qualifications :

  • Mastery of all the Adobe stuff
  • Minimum five years relevant experience in publishing


  • D Magazine Partners benefits include medical, dental insurance,
    disability, and retirement savings.
  • 19 days off when our office is closed for holidays and just to take a break,
    in addition to vacation and personal time opportunities.
  • Complimentary and convenient downtown parking, even on weekends.
  • D Magazine Partners offers flexible PTO, that you can take for sick days
    or vacation in coordination with your manager to ensure coverage.

Note: This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the role. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, responsibilities, or other aspects of the job. The responsibilities
and qualifications mentioned above may be subject to change based on the needs of the company.

Please apply by emailing your résumé, cover letter, and portfolio link to resumes@dmagazine.com.

Post Expires on August 7th, 2024