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Graphic Designer

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As Graphic Designer this position will report to

the Senior Editor. Candidate should be able to work within a team to create a high volume of digital

and print projects. The requirements are as follows:

Overview: Create engaging, readable designs, concepts, and mockup layouts for print and digital


Key responsibilities

 Working with Brand editor to create advertiser-sponsored content that enhances the

consumer experience and engagement for multiple Tribune-market print and web products

 Working with editors and clients to determine product design specifications and product


 Collaborating with writers and editors to create clear and creative infographics and photo

illustrations for print and digital formats

 Working with internal and external print vendors to determine technical publication

specifications and deadlines

 Setting up publication projects in InDesign, or internal CMS (P2P)

 Identifying and editing appropriate photography from stock imagery and other sources to

accompany print and digital layouts

 Developing original publication cover designs and interior page layouts for print

 Communicating designs to editors and clients; making adjustments and corrections as directed

by editors and clients

 Tracking and compiling all final content, including articles, images, graphics, and display ads to

prepare print publications for press

 Delivering final print products to prepress and digital projects to launch

 Maintaining current knowledge of publications design trends and industry standards


 Bachelor’s degree is required

 5+ years of experience as an graphic designer online and print

 Experience working with a CMS

 Familiarity with HTML and CSS

 Experience working with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat)

 Proven ability to present content in clear, creative layouts for print and web

 Excellent problem-solving skills and a relentless work ethic

 Familiarity with MS Office

 Experience working with direction from editors and clients

 Experience working with print vendors and press specifications

Additional Skills/Behaviors

 Creative

 Decisive

 Flexible in a rapidly changing environment

 Intuitive to the needs of specific project

 Resourceful

 Results-oriented

 Organized

 Can-do attitude

 Collaborative team player

-What will this person be doing on a day to day basis?
Combination of digital and print products
Creating - Newspaper friendly layout and mag guide
Broadsheet, to tabloid, to customize sizes
A lot more creativity on the print side
Look for for stronger on print side - feels that is easier to transfer to digital vs dig to print*
Understanding color and typography with print
Digital - some web design (small), creative skills to work within the layout that they have to stay in
smaller part of the day to day work
good understanding of user experiences with in digital

Top skills
Work collaboratively - editors, clients, etc
Creative thinker - willing to bring up new idea and brainstorm
Indesign - Must
HTML - is helpful & SEO- is a plus
Someone who is reader - enjoys publication ---
asks in interview- What are you favorite websites - what do you like to read

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