Dow Jones Deputy Chief Art Director, News in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description

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.


Company Overview

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).

Equal Opportunity Employer

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