Advertising Designer

Are you a self-motivated, resourceful problem-solver with a “we’re all in this together” attitude? Are you passionate about connecting 417-landers to what’s best and what’s next in our community, helping them to fully enjoy their life in 417-land?

Whitaker Publishing is a regional lifestyle company in southwest Missouri. The multimedia company owns and produces 417 Magazine, Biz 417, 417 Home, 417 Bride,,, 417 Custom Publishing and high impact thought leadership events.

417 is looking for a graphic designer with a skill for campaign creation and telling a client's story through visual assets. If you are looking for opportunities for growth and advancement and you’re ready for the next step in your career, apply today!


We currently have an opening for an Advertising Designer. The person in this position will be expected to produce effective, high quality print and digital advertisements while providing excellent customer service in a deadline-driven atmosphere.

Essential Functions of this Role:

Work with internal teammates, including account executive(s) and account coordinator, to produce high quality advertisements for all client initiatives
• Design advertisements in all publications and online under direction of art director. Including, but not limited to: print ads, special sections, targeted display ads, digital impressions, and specialty web ads
• Write and source copy for advertisements including creative headlines, when needed
• Create advertising campaigns
• Assist with photoshoots, as needed
• Utilize customer relationship management (CRM) system to document and receive direction
• Maintain knowledge of CRM to constantly improve efficiency and effectiveness
• Assist with proof and upload process for print publications
• Meet deadlines while maintaining quality standards.

The ideal candidate will excel in professional communication, have a strong attention to detail, demonstrate good judgment and the ability to evaluate tasks and prioritize effectively, excellent design skills, visual creativity, and strong understanding of typography.

A Bachelor's degree in graphic design, related field, and/or related on-the-job experience required. Ideal candidate would have 1–3 years of previous experience as well.

Evaluations and Outcomes:

The position will be evaluated after 90 days with reviews three times per year.

Benefits and #417culture:

• Comprehensive health benefits for employees, disability insurance, SIMPLE IRA match, profit-sharing plan, professional development, flexible work environment, holidays and personal days
• Family-owned
• Through our commitment to being Great Game of Business practitioners, we take ownership of our work, mistakes, actions and wins. We understand we have a stake in the company's—and our own—future.
• Did we mention we have a fun committee?
• We promote from within, so there are opportunities for growth and advancement.

Get to know #417culture and the work we do here.

We’ve been doing this gig for 25 years, but there’s even more to come—we promise. Want to be part of it? Email cover letter, resume and digital portfolio to

417 provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants. Employment decisions shall be based on merit, qualifications and competence. Employment practices shall not be influenced or unlawfully affected by virtue of an applicant's or employee's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, medical status, pregnancy, marital status, military including veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other class protected by law. This policy governs all aspects of recruitment, employment, training, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, assignment, termination, and other terms and conditions of employment.


If you’re ready to take the next step, apply today!