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 page designer is part of a team that will lay out and produce the daily news sections of The Wall Street Journal. The page designer will report to the deputy design chief for news and under guidance of an art director will produce visually and journalistically compelling layouts and content for breaking stories and news features. Multiple positions are available for both full-time and part-time.
Stays on top of the news schedule and WSJ priorities throughout the day.
Reviews advertising layouts and helps develop a visual plan for each story.
Works closely with an art director to determine how best to tell stories visually and prioritize how to display stories.
Follows through to completion all assignments.
Produces creative layouts and presentation of stories within the boundaries of established styles and design.
Takes daily assignments andeffectively balances competing priorities and manages time to meet strict edition deadlines.
Clearly communicates to art director needs and alerts with potential issues
Assists other team members with their assignments.
Adheres to and respects established styles.
Delivers pages that reflect the high journalistic standards of the WSJ.
Fills in for art director when needed.
Skills and Qualifications
One to five years experience of news layout
A passion for journalism and excellent news judgement
Must have good and demonstrable design and typography skills
Flexibility to work with both Macintosh and PC operating systems.
An 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.
Work days will be Sunday-Thursday or Monday-Friday and nights will be required.
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 2018-31109
Business Area NEWS/WSJ
Job Area1 News