The Wall Street Journal is the most trusted news organization in America and the best source of news and analysis for ambitious people. Our reporters, editors, developers, and audio and visual journalists around the world 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. We're using the latest technology to develop new ways of publishing our journalism on a variety of platforms, experimenting with augmented reality and cutting-edge video and mobile storytelling formats. We’re looking for great journalists and innovative minds to join our newsroom as we continue to tell the important stories and further reinvent our journalism for digital priorities.
The Deputy Chief Art Director for news is responsible for the vision, consistency and quality of all the daily news sections of The Wall Street Journal. The deputy chief will report to the chief art director and actively manage a team of art directors and page designers.
Stays on top of the news schedule and WSJ priorities.
Works with art directors, print editor, section editors, photo editors and graphic editors to determine how best to tell stories visually.
Oversees and is responsible for the the design and production of all daily news sections.
Monitors, maintains and corrects quality and consistency of all news sections.
Art directs page one
Delivers a product that reflects the high journalistic standards of the WSJ.
Coordinates and prioritizes short- and long-term design projects.
Works on special projects as needed.
Ensures cross-platform consistency and display of content
Schedules news design staff, assigns designer pool.
Provides input for digital presentation of stories
Skills and Qualifications
At least ten years experience of news design
A passion for journalism and outstanding news judgement
Must have superior and demonstrable news 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.
Experience with business news and charting a bonus.
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 a plus.
Normal work days will be Monday-Friday.
The Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. The Wall Street Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social, and video. Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. and world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and health. It holds 36 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism. The Wall Street Journal is published by Dow Jones, a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).
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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
Requisition ID 2018-31104
Job Function News/Editorial
Business Area NEWS/WSJ
Job Area1 News