Editorial 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, 417mag.com, biz417.com, 417 Custom Publishing and high impact thought leadership events.

417 is looking for a graphic designer with a skill for editorial creation and storytelling 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 Editorial Designer.  This position produces effective, high quality print and digital editorial content in a deadline-driven atmosphere.

Additional duties include: 

• Support production of all publications through organizational and planning efforts, technical setup and production-focused design.
• Design editorial layouts for all publications in keeping with the brand and demographics.
• Design custom visuals that quickly and concisely communicate content.
• Provide art direction and collaborate with photographer and Creative Director on photoshoots.
• Execute digital art components during photo shoot and art production, including both print-to-digital considerations and online-only products.
• Prepare design ideas, in conjunction with creative team, for participation in editorial brainstorm meetings.
• Provide retouching, color correcting and photo manipulation as needed.

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,  or a related field required. At least two years of previous experience is required.

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

Working Conditions

• Normal working conditions in an office environment absent extreme factors. Travel will be required, even after hours or on weekends, for local community events.

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? Submit a cover letter, portfolio and resume to WorkFor417@417mag.com.

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!