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Dow Jones Design Director in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is seeking an experienced and visionary Design Director to shape and direct the visual identity of The Wall Street Journal across all platforms.

The Design Director will collaborate closely with senior editors in the newsroom to conceptualize and execute visually beautiful and reader-centric designs across all our products. This position will be responsible for ensuring that our visual content aligns with our brand identity, engages our audience, and enhances the overall reader experience.

The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of design principles, experience in both print and digital news media, and a passion for creating compelling visual experiences.

You will:

  • Oversee all visual elements of our newspaper, website and apps, taking the lead on creative decisions and redesigns. Ensure all designs are of the highest quality, visually appealing, and user-friendly.

  • Work closely with our product and marketing departments to ensure consistency across all strands of our brand identity.

  • Collaborate with editorial teams, photographers, illustrators, and developers to create cohesive and impactful storytelling experiences across print and digital platforms.

  • Provide strategic direction and creative vision to the design team. Inspire and mentor designers to push the boundaries of creativity while maintaining brand consistency.

You have:

  • Minimum of 12 years of experience in graphic design, with a focus on both print and digital media.

  • Proven experience in a leadership role, managing and influencing across multiple disciplines.

  • Expertise in design software such as Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.).

  • Strong understanding of typography, layout, color theory, and other design principles.

  • Experience with UX/UI design and knowledge of web and mobile design best practices.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Ability to translate complex ideas into visually compelling and accessible designs.

  • Strong project management skills and ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

The position is based in New York.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and examples of your work.

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.

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Reasonable accommodation: 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. 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, email us at talentresourceteam@dowjones.com. Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line and provide a brief description of the type of assistance you need. This inbox will not be monitored for application status updates.

Reasonable accommodation: Dow Jones, Making Careers Newsworthy - We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.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, email us at talentresourceteam@dowjones.com. Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line and provide a brief description of the type of assistance you need. This inbox will not be monitored for application status updates.

Business Area: Dow Jones - News - WSJ

Job Category: Editorial/Journalism

Union Status:

Non-Union role

Pay Range: $100,000 - $250,000

We recognize that attracting the best talent is key to our strategy and success as a company.As a result, we aim for flexibility in structuring competitive compensation offers to ensure we are able to attract the best candidates.The quoted salary range represents our good faith estimate as to what our ideal candidates are likely to expect, and we tailor our offers within the range based on the selected candidate's experience, industry knowledge, location, technical and communication skills, and other factors that may prove relevant during the interview process.

Pay-for-performance is a key element in our strategy to attract, engage, and motivate talented people to do their best work. Similarly to salary, for bonus eligible roles, targets are set based on a variety of factors including competitive market practice.

For benefits eligible roles, in addition to cash compensation, the company provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package, with a variety of physical health, retirement and savings, caregiving, emotional wellbeing, transportation, and other benefits, including "elective" benefits employees may select to best fit the needs and personal situations of our diverse workforce..

Req ID: 40078

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