Waiting Room Magazine Waiting for a Designer.

A new magazine called Waiting Room is currently looking for a designer who can create a really compelling and unique media kit. They already have the content and structure.
They can only pay $500.00, but if they like the results, there may be a long-term design engagement for designing every issue; this would amount to real money. I think the design calls for someone young, unafraid and bold who has already developed a pretty sophisticated visual vocabulary and who wants to potentially make their mark in magazine design.
What’s is Waiting Room? I’m glad you asked. The magazine will cater to a young audience of those diagnosed with cancer or who know people have cancer. The disease, from the information I’ve seen on Cancer.org, is completely out of control [PDF] and affects even the young among us.
[Disclosure: I’ve been on the advisory board of the magazine for a while now and I told Elizabeth Daniels, the founder, that I would post this in the hopes she’ll find someone right for the job.]
Here is the advertisement that was posted for this project a few weeks ago in the online design journal Newstoday:

Graphic Designer with Illustration Skills

We are looking for someone to design our media kit. We are hoping the person we end up hiring to do our media kit will also be the right person to design our first issue. We are the first national, lifestyle magazine about cancer for the 15-39 demographic. We launch in early 2007 with a circulation of 25,000.
Designer must have experience in print work, have mean illustration skills, and must also know how to deal with typography. We are looking for someone special, an “artist” to bring a vibe to the media kit that will preview the magazine and be unlike anything anyone has seen about cancer. Think Swindle, BlackBook, YRB. This person must be able to both take direction and work independently. Knowledge of production (working with a printer) is a must.
Must know InDesign.
Responsibilities for the Media Kit include:

  • taking a document that is already laid out and making it look spectacular
  • using different ideas throughout (being really creative) but having a theme that pulls everything together
  • listening to ideas, suggesting things, and executing what is necessary with flair
  • working quickly and effectively

Please email us a short statement about you with samples of your work or a link to your online portfolio. Make sure that you specify your role in creating the material you send us if it was produced by collaboration.
A big plus would be to be located in Los Angeles (but not a requirement).