Full Time Job

Design Director


Los Angeles, CA 09-01-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
The Design Director will lead the graphic/art department to conceptualize and execute the look and feel of multiple Deadline editorial properties, including a website, magazine and event branding. This position requires a thought-leader in design, magazine structure and storytelling, and background in designing graphics for video series and livestream events. Strong ideation and hands-on design skills are a must.

The Design Director should be comfortable working collaboratively in a fast-paced environment, while balancing a wide variety of creative executions within different verticals. They will assume full ownership and responsibility for their work, including concept and ideation, stakeholder communication, visual research, creative assignments, defining and attending meetings. This is the perfect position for someone who is ready to take on a more senior role in the creation of beautiful and engaging editorial products and graphic design.

• Will oversee a design department of 3 people: Senior Designer, Designer and Design Production Coordinator.
• Must work closely with designers, editors, video producers and department heads to develop original design concepts and oversee multiple projects as necessary.

• 6-7+ years' experience in graphic design and consumer publishing for print and on-air.
• An ability to thrive in a fast-paced and highly creative environment.
• Accomplished designer with strong attention to detail and love of type.
• Hands-on magazine and web designer. Adept at both print magazine structure and UX/UI.
• Hands-on, extensive experience in graphic design for video series, podcast series and live stream events.
• Hands-on extensive experience in graphic design of advertising & marketing print materials.
• Help nurture a team approach and a creative environment conducive to taking risks and advancing the brand in a competitive space.
• Excellent communication skills and know how to talk through editorial ideas in a lively, collaborative environment.
• Thorough knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Splash.
• An interest in entertainment and entertainment related fields.

Typical wage range: $100k - $140k

Factors that could be used to determine your actual salary may include your specific skills, years of experience and comparison to current employees already in this role. The typical candidate is hired below midpoint of the range. The total compensation package for this position will also include other elements, a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits including 401(k) eligibility and paid time off benefits. PMC is committed to the health and wellness of our employees. As part of our company-wide rollout of PMC's paid healthcare plan, for this role the company pays 100% of the monthly health, dental and vision plan premiums for the employee and their family. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.

If you have more or less experience than specified on this job posting, please apply and list your salary expectations.

If hired, employee will be in an ''at-will position'' and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors).

About Deadline:

Deadline Hollywood is an authoritative source for breaking news in the entertainment industry, regularly included on lists of top entertainment websites. Influential industry thought leaders and key decision-makers in the entertainment, financial and other business fields track for the latest news multiple times a day. Due to its avid audience,'s postings regularly receive more reader comments than all entertainment industry news sites combined. Deadline's parent company, Penske Media Corporation (PMC), is a leading digital media company, publishing, and information Services Company founded in 2003.

About Penske Media Corporation:

Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading global media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a passionate monthly audience of over 300 million globally. Since 2004, PMC has been a pioneer in digital media, reaching viewers on all screens across its ever-growing constellation of iconic brands. PMC is committed to fostering a working environment that is inclusive, diverse, and responsible. We value a work culture built on all backgrounds, voices, and experiences. Our greatest wins have stemmed from collaboration, teamwork, and information sharing across our company and brands. PMC's journalists and content creators deliver daily the most comprehensive news and information, unequaled in ambition, depth, and courage. In addition, PMC owns several vital cultural events such as SXSW, LA3C, Life is Beautiful, Latin Music Week and ATX Television Festival. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 14 countries worldwide, PMC believes companies should not only be profitable but also forces for good. For more information on the company, please visit

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-ro2184-3-237-31-191-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $100,000 to $140,000 Per Year ($ USD)