The Wall Street Journal is looking for an Art Director for features. You will be responsible for the vision and production of a weekly feature section of The Wall Street Journal. You will report to the deputy design chief for features and work with other designers to produce visually compelling and journalistically sound layouts and content for a weekly feature section.
Reviews advertising layouts and develops a visual plan that best represents each story
Works with section editors, photo editors and graphic editors to determine how best to tell stories visually and prioritize how to display the stories
Art directs section and handles special requests
Assigns work to assistant AD and distributes and manages the weekly workload
Provides guidance and feedback to assistant AD
Ensures design and layout consistency across section
Adheres to and respects established styles
Coordinates photo shoots as needed
Assigns illustrations and manages budget
Effectively balances competing priorities and manages time to meet section deadlines
Delivers a creative and innovative section that reflects the high journalistic standards of the WSJ
Leads the conversation for weekly and future section planning
Provides art direction for digital presentation of stories
Skills and Qualifications
At least five to seven years experience in feature design
A strong portfolio reflecting experience in fashion, travel, lifestyle, autos and real estate
A passion for journalism and excellent news judgement
Must have excellent and demonstrable design and typography skills
Flexibility to work with both Macintosh and PC operating systems.
A good understanding of CSS and XML
Able to help reporters and editors understand best practices for visual storytelling
The initiative to take on and learn new tasks in a fast-moving environment
Excellent communication skills
Good knowledge of responsive design and best practices for building stories for mobile devices is a bonus
Software Requirements: Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, G Suite, Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with Eidos Media’s Methode publishing system a plus
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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ
Job Category: Art/Graphics Group
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Req ID: 28292