Practical Publishing
Practical Publishing, the UK’s fastest growing craft magazine publisher, is looking for a Senior Art Editor who in addition to being a hands-on designer will also be responsible for overseeing the design on a number of titles within the portfolio.  You will ensure your team’s work is consistently eye-catching, commercially effective, on time and within budget. You will also be responsible for the delivery of the digital design output of the team and the development of new formats and working practices.

  • Work with art editors, photographers and editors on a day-to-day basis to ensure all your products are produced to the highest possible standard.
  • Drive your team to design excellence. Develop their technical and design skills and their market knowledge and share your passion for effective design and your experience of what works and what doesn’t. This should be accomplished both informally day to day and formally through regular team meetings.
  • Manage the staff on your small team of in-house designers – setting objectives and running quarterly appraisals.
  • Manage workloads and areas of responsibility across your design team.
  • Achieve deadlines. Attend weekly internal production meetings. Liaise with other departments to highlight any anticipated problems and suggest appropriate solutions.
  • Develop a list of good, reliable freelance designers.
  • The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate:
  • Experience in the magazine industry
  • High competence in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator etc
  • Technical print knowledge
  • Superb communication skills, both written and verbal. You will be comfortable presenting and explaining your ideas with other team members and departments
  • The ability to work collaboratively and actively contribute to inspiring, delivering and generating ideas and building upon the ideas of others
  • The ability to manage time productively to ensure the rapid completion of high quality work under the pressure of fast-paced deadlines
  • An approachable, open and friendly manner, and passion, enthusiasm and knowledge about effective design
The job is based at our office in Stockport.

Full time position Monday to Thursday 9-5.30 and Friday 9-4pm
Salary DOE
20 days holiday per year plus bank holidays
Reference SENART

How to apply

Please forward your CV and a covering letter explaining why you feel you’re ideal for the role to Karen Battrick, HR Manager, at or please click the "apply online" button below, with the subject line SENARTP { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; }

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