The Wall Street Journal is looking for a passionate and creative art director with a broad range of design experience who can produce consistently excellent work. This is an opportunity to join a dynamic and fast-paced team of award-winning art directors and be a strong visual storyteller within a large newsroom with global reach.
You will be responsible for the vision, production and design of a weekly feature section of The Wall Street Journal. You would be working for one of a variety of sections such as Exchange, our finance and business news-focused magazine section; Review, which contains our ideas, arts and culture coverage; Off Duty, our lifestyle, fashion, food and travel coverage; Mansion, our luxury real estate section; and Journal Reports, a section covering a wide range of topics from technology, health, retirement, personal Investing, and the workplace.
The role is based in our New York office and reports to the deputy design chief for features.
Work with section editors, photo editors and graphic editors to determine how to best prioritize the display of stories in a variety of layouts.
Work with other designers to produce visually compelling and journalistically sound layouts and content for a weekly feature section.
Review advertising layouts and develop compelling visual plans that best represent print and online stories.
Provide art direction for digital presentation of stories and special sections or projects based on large news events or features.
Manage the weekly workflow of assigning projects to assistant art directors, while providing guidance and feedback.
Adhere to established design guidelines and ensuring layout and font consistency across the section.
Commission illustrations for print and online use that meet the high journalistic standards of the Wall Street Journal.
Efficiently and responsibly manage the commissioning budget for the section.
Effectively balance competing priorities and manage time to meet section deadlines.
Lead design conversations weekly during section planning meetings.
At least five to seven years experience in magazine or newspaper design
A strong portfolio reflecting experience in fashion, travel, lifestyle, and architecture.
A passion for journalism with excellent news judgment.
Excellent and demonstrable design and typography skills.
Flexibility to work with both Macintosh and PC operating systems. A good understanding of CSS and XML.
An ability to advocate for visual storytelling in the newsroom to help reporters and editors understand best design practices.
Flexibility to take on and learn new tasks in a fast-moving, deadline-driven environment.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite, Google Suite, Microsoft Word and Excel.
Knowledge of responsive design and best practices for building stories for mobile devices is a bonus.
Experience with Eidos Media’s Methode publishing system is a plus.
The Journal’s reporters, editors, developers, and audio and visual journalists create important and impactful stories, firmly rooted in fact and adhering to the highest ethical standards. We report without fear or bias, and we maintain a proper sense of perspective, detachment and objectivity in our reporting.
To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter explaining how you would approach the job and examples of your work.
Dow Jones , Making Careers Newsworthy
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets .
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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ
Job Category: Art/Graphics Group
Non-Union / No clear and likely Internal Candidate (Employee Only) has been identified
Req ID: 34035