Art Director (Lead Designer)

NEW HEIGHTS Business Marketing Consultants, LLC / NEW HEIGHTS BMC MEDIA Baton Rouge, LA. United States
JOB ID: EMP982022-06


NEW HEIGHTS BMC MEDIA guides brands, businesses, agencies and start-ups through the concept and development of user-friendly advertising & marketing products, promotions, and strategies that highlight the uniqueness of each brand’s proposition.


The Art Director is expected to play an active hands-on role in all key projects, turning innovative thinking…into inspired creation. The physical look and feel (art and design) of The RTC Directory printed editions will be a direct influence of The Art Director. Everything from the directory’s cover design to its type size and typeface needs to be thought about and then discussed with the Editor-in-Chief, the Managing Editor, Marketing Coordinator, and the Director of Sales & Marketing.

The Art Director will outsource freelance employees, including all graphic designers, videographers, photographers, and illustrators, as well as arrange photo shoots for covers, Menu Ads, and the directory internal pages. This involves overseeing, organizing, and art directing entire photo shoots, deciding the shoot’s location, casting promotional models, as well as clothes shopping for models and searching for all necessary props.

Picture research is a specialist area within the Design department. It is the Art Director’s job to ensure the researcher finds existing images from galleries, museums, and other sources, and to clear rights for their usage. It is also the Art Director’s job to commission images, oversee the activity of the Creative team and serve as the liaison between the Creative team and the Product Development team. In addition, the Art Director will be responsible for attending various assigned business meetings and events.

In order to be successful, it is extremely important that the Art Director is personable, able to articulate objectives clearly, and comfortable directing traffic inside and outside of the office. Work-flow efficiency and effective communication will be key!


The initial staff is expected to assume multiple roles while undertaking multiple responsibilities. Your duties may include:

  • Managing Creative Groups (Creative Interns, Graphic Designers, Art Collectors, Copywriters, Interactive, Freelancers...)
  • Overseeing the management of all Creative Groups’ schedules and workloads
  • Overseeing the process that determines which creatives are available and best suited for upcoming projects
  • Assigning and briefing creatives on all products and/or projects
  • Assigning all tasks for Creative Interns, ensuring that all objectives are completed in full and on time
  • Providing necessary follow-up to ensure all creative work is on schedule for presentations.
  • Finding the necessary resources to get projects done.
  • Developing systems to orientate new creatives and freelancers to agency procedures (agency protocol)
  • Overseeing the designing of advertisement mocks for pre-sales
  • Managing the design of all products for advertising, sales, and sales & marketing materials
  • Overseeing the collection of clients advertising artwork for print and web-based advertising.
  • Managing of all typing, processing, and filing of advertising forms, and related information.
  • Directing of any other creative tasks that may arise

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