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Dow Jones Assistant Art Director in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for an Art Director who will be responsible for the vision and production of a feature section.

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 the weekly feature section.

You will:

  • Work with the art director to determine how best to tell stories visually and prioritize how to display the stories.

  • Review advertising layouts and develops a visual plan that best represents each story.

  • Follow through all assignments to completion.

  • Produce creative layouts and presentation of stories within the boundaries of established styles and design.

  • Commission illustrations.

  • Provide feedback for graphics and photos to pull together the best assets for each story.

  • Effectively balances competing priorities and manages time to meet section deadlines.

  • Produce pages that reflect the high journalistic standards of the WSJ.

  • Participate in the conversations for weekly and future section planning.

  • Produce presentation of stories for all platforms.

  • Fill in for Art Director as needed.

You have:

  • At least three to five 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 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.

  • The ability 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 EidosMedia’s Methode publishing system is a plus.

This position is based in our New York City Office and reports to the Deputy Chief Art Director.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining how your skills, experience and interests align with the expectations of the role. Please also submit a portfolio reflecting experience in technology, fashion, travel, or lifestyle, as well as samples of commissioned illustration and graphics.

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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 .

Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, please reach out to us at TalentResourceTeam@dowjones.com. Please put “Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line.

Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: Art/Graphics Group

Req ID: 32232