Editorial/Production Artist – American Hereford Association

Kansas City, MO • Full-Time

The American Hereford Association (AHA) is seeking candidates for a full-time production artist position in its Kansas City, Mo., office. Hereford Publications Inc. (HPI) publishes the Hereford World, sale catalogs, directories and a variety of small publications. This position will handle routine production duties of the Hereford World and various printed pieces produced by HPI’s design team, Creative Services (CS). This position reports to the production manager and Hereford World editor.


  • Work with the editor to set visual style of the publication, making sure it adheres to the branding of HPI and the AHA.

  • Design layouts for the Hereford World and other AHA or HPI projects.

  • Establish and manage a system for storing editorial photos in-house for easy submission and retrieval by editors and designers. Train editor and designers to utilize the system and work with AHA staff for access to images.

  • Create and refine the InDesign/InCopy workflow process for the editorial team from the design perspective.

  • Post the monthly issues and articles of the Hereford World on the AHA website in a flip and or PDF format by the first of every month. Convert print layouts to digital formats.

  • Source and manage cover photo imagery for the Hereford World. Work with the editor to evaluate photo submissions, stock photography and other design materials to align with Hereford World’s visual style and organizational standards.

  • Serve as a resource for inquiries requesting editorial photos or articles from HPI.

  • Collect sale reports and show reports from the AHA field staff.

  • Format sale and show reports and national sale results for the Hereford World.

  • Manage the archiving process for Hereford World editorial.

  • Work with the assistant editor to update content and design the AHA’s annual Hereford Handbook.

  • Work with the editor to design the AHA’s annual report.

  • Assist with posting AHA or CS projects to the AHA website as-needed.

  • Work with the editor to collect stock photography for HPI and AHA. Ensure all legal documents pertaining to photo shoots are completed, signed and archived as needed. Evaluate photos and provide feedback to photographers.

  • Work with the editor to update the Hereford World stylebook as needed.

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