Reason Magazine Art Director

Reason – the monthly print magazine of “free minds and free markets” – is seeking an art director to do layout and image selection for the monthly print magazine, and to contribute to the visual elements of the magazine’s online presence and video project.

Applicants must have experience working under deadline pressure at a periodical publication and interacting with printers. They should be credentialed in a relevant field and/or be able to demonstrate an understanding of design principles, typography, page composition and grid structures, photo manipulation, and the print production process.

The job involves big picture aesthetic decision making, but also finicky attention to detail. Excellent time management skills are required. InDesign and Photoshop fluency is a must, and familiarity with motion graphics software, such as After Effects, Motion, Cinema4D a plus. While there is no ideological litmus test, the ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in libertarianism.

Job location is negotiable, but candidates who can work from our Washington, D.C. office are preferred. Candidates at all levels of experience are invited to apply. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume, three professional references, and a portfolio of relevant design samples – all as a single word or pdf file – to Your cover letter should include a description of why you are interested in working for Reason, how your past experience is relevant to a role here, and a description of any relevant technical skills. Please also specify your desired job location and ability to relocate.

About Reason
Founded in 1968, Reason advances a free society by developing, applying, and promoting individual liberty, free markets, and the rule of law. Reason Foundation’s nonpartisan public policy research promotes choice, competition, and a dynamic market economy. Reason, the monthly print magazine and popular Web site of “free minds and free markets,” covers politics, culture, and ideas through a provocative mix of news, analysis, commentary, and reviews.

Reason provides full benefits to all individual employees, including health insurance coverage, long-term disability and life insurance, and a 403(b) retirement savings program.