If you are in the business of auto racing, PERFORMANCE RACING INDUSTRY is an integral part of your life. The monthly business magazine, PERFORMANCE RACING INDUSTRY, is widely recognized as "The Voice of the Racing Marketplace." From its inception in 1986, PERFORMANCE RACING INDUSTRY has served tens of thousands of racing entrepreneurs as their key source for industry trends, merchandising ideas, new products, business strategies and much, much more. With issues between 130 and 380+ pages, it is the most closely read magazine inside racing. Strictly for the racing trade, PRI connects manufacturers of racing products and technology with the all-important distribution pipeline of racing retailers, race engine builders, race car builders and warehouse distributors, in addition to thousands of professional race teams.
PERFORMANCE RACING INDUSTRY is the hub of this huge, wildly active market! PERFORMANCE RACING INDUSTRY was purchased by SEMA in 2012. "Steve Lewis launched the PRI concept a quarter-of-a-century ago, as an organization totally dedicated solely to the racing industry," said John Kilroy, vice president/general manager of PRI. "It was Steve's dream that PRI continue to serve the racing community, and to 'nest' PRI with an organization that clearly understands PRI's heritage and the role we play in how the racing industry conducts business. We were pleased to have found that strategic partner in SEMA." A love for cars, trucks and SUVs is the motivating force behind the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). This trade association consists of a diverse group of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street-rod builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams and more. Our organization performs many services for its members and for the hobby as a whole. Perhaps most importantly, SEMA works hard to protect consumers' rights to drive accessorized, customized and vintage vehicles. Every year, SEMA also presents an enormous trade show in Las Vegas. This is where manufacturers unveil their latest offerings, while buyers, distributors and members of the press walk their feet off to see it all. Visit SEMAShow.com for more information.
This is the most exciting time to be working at SEMA! Our mission is to help our members' businesses succeed and prosper. How do we accomplish this? By working as a team and being passionate about what we do. We empower our employees to be experts in their job function and allow them to share their knowledge, we cooperate and collaborate to gain input from all players to achieve our goals, we encourage innovative ideas and provide equity workloads and the opportunity for a healthy balance between work and home.
We are currently seeking a talented and self-motivated person to join our Trade Show department under the Performance Racing Industry team as Art Director Magazine
Manage design and production of PRI's magazine and marketing materials.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITY
Oversee all Art department design projects.
a. Maintain design quality and campaign consistency.
b. Ensure specified project objectives are incorporated into concept and final design.
c. Trouble shoot design and production issues.
Design and layout PRI Magazine.
a. Cover design and production. Create in collaboration with Editor.
b. Story design and layout. Produce own layouts as well as monitor Art team layouts.
Manage production of magazine.
a. Maintain and update annual Magazine production calendar.
b. Facilitate Magazine boarding, MLS, ship and blue line process.
- Initiate monthly ALS file for boarding.
- Assign stories to Art team.
- Link ad files to ALS file to prepare for shipping (MLS).
- Organize, preview and prepare color proof for company review (blue line).
- Coordinate page corrections and approve final page submissions to printer.
c. Prepare Magazine pages for digital edition.
Assist with processing of monthly publication expenses.
Design and produce PRI's annual Media Kit and magazine promotional materials.
PRI Trade Show:
Oversee design and production of PRI Trade Show promotion and marketing materials.
Assist with design concepts and ensure application of specified marketing initiates.
Provide weekly project status report to Director of Marketing and Creative.
Collaborate with marketing coordinator to obtain project estimates.
Facilitate PRI photo shoots and photography for in-house marketing projects.
Collaborate with editorial team on organization of PRI photo archives.
Collect and curate photographic assets for use in PRI marketing and promotional materials.
Report to Director of Marketing and Creative.
Art Department authority when Director of Marketing and Creative unavailable.
Leads Art team design efforts and design application.
Collaborate with Editor on monthly magazine design, layout and scheduling.
Interface daily with Marketing Coordinator, Job Initiators, Editors, Art team and PRI vendors.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED
Exceptional design, typography and composition skills.
"Action Sports"? background with minimum of 7 years related on-the-job experience.
Understanding of production process and ability to manage complex projects from initial concept to press.
Solid working knowledge of the Macintosh OS and Adobe Creative Suite. Specifically Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge and Incopy.
Comprehension of marketing principles and their application to layout and design.
Capacity to conceptualize and implement specified project objectives in both print and digital media design.
Ability to coach others and inspire creative new design solutions.
Working knowledge of digital prepress process, color-correcting and retouching skills.
Photographic experience. Behind the camera or coordinating photo shoots.
Ability to collaborate in a team environment as well as work independently.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Must be detail oriented with excellent verbal and written skills.
This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities, skills, relationships or working conditions associated with the position. While it is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary.
Additional Salary Information: What's in it for you?
When choosing a new employer, it is important to consider different aspects to make sure we are the right fit for you. We offer our employees the chance to work with great people on exciting projects, in a collaborative environment with many opportunities for growth and development. In addition, we offer a full range of benefits for our employees and their eligible dependents including Health Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision), 401K, Paid Time off, Holidays, Sick time, Employee Assistance Program, Life Insurance and AD&D and Long-Term Disability.
So, if you are interested in getting involved with one of the world's most exciting industries and joining a team that places high value on customer service, team work, innovation and giving back to our community, then we would like to hear from you! Apply Today!
About Specialty Equipment Market Association
A love for cars, trucks and SUVs is the motivating force behind the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). This trade association consists of a diverse group of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street-rod builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams and more. Our organization performs many services for its members and for the hobby as a whole. Perhaps most importantly, SEMA works hard to protect consumers’ rights to drive accessorized, customized and vintage vehicles. Every year, SEMA also presents an enormous trade show in Las Vegas. This is where manufacturers unveil their latest offerings, while buyers, distributors and members of the press walk their feet off to see it all. Visit SEMAShow.com for more information.