Group Creative Director, Food & Wine/Cooking Light

Time Inc., Birmingham, AL

One of the largest branded media companies in the world

Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) is a leading multi-platform consumer media company that engages over 170 million consumers globally every month. The company's influential brands include PEOPLE, TIME, FORTUNE, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, INSTYLE, REAL SIMPLE, SOUTHERN LIVING and TRAVEL + LEISURE, as well as approximately 60 diverse international brands. Time Inc. offers marketers a differentiated proposition in the marketplace by combining its powerful brands, trusted content, audience scale, direct relationships with consumers and unique first-party data. The company is home to growing media and platforms, including digital video, OTT, television, licensing, paid products and services and celebrated live events, such as the TIME 100, FORTUNE Most Powerful Women, PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED’s Sportsperson of the Year, the ESSENCE Festival and the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen.



The job:

The Group Creative Director is a senior member of the management team and will report to the Editor in Chief of Food & Wine and Cooking Light. S/he will collaborate with the EIC and Photography Director to create, define, and execute visual strategy for all content. The ideal candidate should have significant experience and proven success producing high-profile, premium content that surprises and delights sophisticated audiences—all while developing, managing, and coaching, and empowering a creative team.

You will:

  • Oversee all design direction. Work closely with editors and the art department to reinforce brand mission through story design.
  • Design and art direct content. Design covers and high level features; art direct photo shoots when needed.
  • Facilitate communication. Help serve as a liaison between editorial, art, and the Time Inc. Food Studios.
  • Ensure consistency of brand design across all sections and platforms.
  • Manage a staff of approximately 6 people. Coach them, share resources, and help them find solutions when questions and challenges arise.
  • Know the landscape. Monitor competitors for ideas and talent.

You are:

  • Proven: This isn’t your first senior role. You have 7-10 years of art direction experience, and 4-5 years of experience managing a team.
  • Detailed: You’re a big picture thinker, but that doesn’t mean you don’t zone in on the details of a project. You’re laser-focused on the components of the greater whole, leading with a deep understanding of how aesthetic details contribute to the way people process information.
  • Communicative: Grace under pressure. That’s what you have. You’re indispensable to bosses and teammates for your calm, direct approach to communication – even when you’re working under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment focused on quality. Balancing multiple projects isn’t scary to you – it’s the only way you know how to live.
  • A Problem-Solver: You have the ability to navigate adversity and anticipate issues before they arise.
  • Passionate: You’re obsessed – in a good way – with creating and telling visual stories.  
  • Entrepreneurial: You look for new ways of creating revenue and creative ways of making the most of a budget. 

Time Inc. Birmingham

About Time Inc.

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