Situation Vacant: Art Director

by Mark Alker 0

Art Director.

Salary Circa £22500

Closing date for applications: 17th May 2013

Singletrack is looking to appoint an Art Director to continue the job of producing the longest standing and best looking independent mountain bike magazine on the market. The position is full-time and based at our office in Todmorden, West Yorkshire.

Current crayon manager Sim is off to work at t’other end ot’ Valley at Orange as their new Marketing and Graphics guy. If you think you can fill his shoes then read on.

We supply the Crayolas, you supply the talent

Essential Skills

  • An understanding of what Singletrack is, what it stands for and what it attempts to achieve.

  • A belief and desire in producing the best mountain bike content on the market.

  • An almost obsessive knowledge of mountain biking culture.

  • Ability to understand, tame, placate and converse intelligently with photographers.

  • Intimate knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom

  • Good working knowledge of photography, both studio and location.

  • A work ethic that ensures you’ll do whatever it takes to produce a fantastic looking magazine.



  • A contact book full of mountain bike photographers, illustrators, riders and bike companies. An existing stock of great images won’t hurt either.

  • Clean, full driving licence

  • Knowledge of video shooting and editing

  • Experience of working to deadlines within a small team.

Work Involved

  • Commission work from photographers, illustrators and any other creatives in relation to the magazine and to the brand.

  • Design a 132pp magazine over a six week cycle and ensure its transfer to our printer on deadline.

  • Produce merchandising, promotional and other ad-hoc material as and when needed.

  • Represent Singletrack at press events, races, shows, online.

  • Be responsible for and manage the work of our other in house designer to ensure they have clear, commissioned work and to help with any design issues and keeping the design output recognisably ‘Singletrack’.

Singletrack has employee-friendly work policies, from commute allowances to paid dependant leave as well as an employee performance bonus scheme.

Application by covering letter plus CV (with two references) to the address below. We strongly advise that interested parties contact us to arrange a pre-application visit. Applicants subsequently selected for interview will be expected to present a portfolio of their work.

To enquire and arrange a visit to our office email

Art Director Position, Singletrack Magazine, Lockside Mill, Dale Street, Todmorden, Lancs OL14 5PX.