Lead Designer

  • Dallas Business Journal
  • Dallas, TX, USA
  • Feb 27, 2019
Full time Media-Journalism

Job Description

Job Description
Reporting to the Managing Editor, the Lead Designer ensures the
highest possible design and editing standards are met by the Dallas
Business Journal on all platforms ­digitally and 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 candidate also
needs to be comfortable editing stories as well as writing
headlines, cutlines and graphic material.
Duties
- Design printed Weekly Edition, including special editorial
sections and reports
- 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, including writing and
designing special packages with Data Reporter
- Write and produce non-narrative content, including print and
digital infographics
- Contribute infographic ideas regularly
- Helps conceive, edit and produce editorial video for live events
and digital site
Skills
- Must be proficient in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop;
HTML/CSS a plus
- Strong visual storyteller who can drive non-narrative story forms
and infographics
- Must be comfortable writing material for 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
- Works cooperatively and collaboratively with all editorial and
advertising colleagues and professionally with sources and
vendors
Experience
- Minimum of 1 to 3 years of publication design experience in a
newsroom
- The ideal candidate will have newsroom design experience, and a
diverse background working with editors, designers,
photographers
Education
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferred

ABOUT US
The Dallas 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
Dallas 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 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.