Dayton Business Journal Dayton, OH, USA
Feb 19, 2020Full time
Job Description Reporting to the Editor-in-Chief and Advertising Director, the Lead Designer ensures the highest possible design and story-telling standards throughout our products, with a keen eye for details pertaining to accuracy, presentation, photography are met by the Dayton Business Journal on all platforms day in and day out online, and week in and week out in print. The ideal candidate should be well-versed in visual storytelling, with a solid background in publication design and photography. This position is responsible for driving new and creative forms of storytelling and is expected to contribute to, and edify, planning discussions at all levels across the newsroom. The Lead Designer also works on the marketing/advertising design needs of Dayton Business Journal. The designer will create and design DBJ house ads and other promotional materials. The lead designer is responsible for the design support of all departments in the office, including editorial, advertising and marketing across all platforms, including our signature events. Duties - Design and visually edify printed Weekly Edition - Execute companywide design format, standards and style guide for Weekly Edition - Work with editorial news team to creatively present stories and data in print and digital platforms - Generate graphics, images and layout to drive reader engagement for print and online story-telling - Design special sections and reports - Contribute story ideas regularly, as well as a constant stream of ideas for stories in the pipeline - Will be the lead designer on marketing, advertising and signature event campaigns, including print ads, digital ads, Power Point presentations, flyers, email newsletters, logos, signage and other collateral, from conception to execution, across all platforms - Will be responsible for creating print and digital ads following Dayton Business Journal standards. These ads will be for clients and promotional needs. - Will be responsible for some production and pre-press duties, including color correction of photos. - Will execute company-wide design format, standards and style guide - Will perform all tasks in a timely manner and check work before presenting it to make sure it is submitted error-free. - Will be primary contact with printer for special publications and pre-press duties. Skills - Must be proficient in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop; HTML/CSS a plus - Strong visual storyteller who can drive non-narrative story forms and infographics - Comfortable using third-party software/tools to create graphics and digital interactives - Has experience editing photos and brainstorming ideas with photographers - Strong communicator, able to articulate the design vision to editorial and business staffers alike - Works cooperatively and collaboratively with all colleagues and professionally with sources and vendors - Must have excellent time management skills, ability to meet deadlines and multi-task. - Take on any other assignment made by manager(s) - Work cooperatively and collaboratively with all colleagues and professionally with sources and vendors Experience - Minimum of 1 to 3 years of publication design experience in a newsroom as well as 1 to 3 years graphic design experience. - The ideal candidate will have a diverse background working with editors, designers, photographers and department heads - Mac OS X and extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, InCopy), HTML/CSS, and Power Point - Illustration ability is a big plus, as are copy editing/writing and informational graphic skills - Knowledge of the current industry trends, including paper stock and production quality, are a plus. Education Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferred ABOUT US The Dayton Business Journal and its 40+ sister publications are part of American City Business Journals, the No. 1 source for local business news in the nation. We publish daily online, weekly in print and deliver multiple daily email products, as well as host monthly events attended by hundreds of business executives. The Dayton Business Journal is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Company considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable city, state or federal law. TO APPLY Email resume and a link to design samples to NCT Creative Director Laurie Lawrence at . Only applications with design samples and editorial experience will be considered (please do not send work samples as PDFs or attachments). No phone calls please.