Interactive Designer

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is seeking a talented digital designer to join its award-winning Graphics team in New York. The ideal candidate will be a confident web designer who can apply their designs using CSS, bringing their own sense of style and a rich portfolio demonstrating these abilities.

This role is mainly focused on creating new designs and augmenting existing ones for graphics, interactives and other visual stories online. (See graphics.wsj.com at http://graphics.wsj.com/ for a portfolio of our most recent work.) Working within our templates and using our style guides, this digital designer will think through typography, color, UI/UX elements and overall structure to improve the layout, hierarchy and visual appeal of our storytelling. Since this work is digital, experience and familiarity with mobile design/UX is a big plus. The ability to draw and illustrate is also an asset.

The right candidate would excel at using Photoshop, Illustrator or other graphics tools to create web designs. They will be expected to implement their designs using CSS, so an understanding of basic web programming is necessary. They will work iteratively and collaboratively with journalists and graphics editors around the newsroom to improve on existing templates and styles. Since this is a role within editorial, the right designer will have a passion for news and understand the mission of a graphics team within the newsroom: to inform and delight readers. They should be able to work quickly and efficiently with tight deadlines. Experience in a news environment is considered a major asset. Otherwise, experience with content and information design is preferred.

Please attach a resume, cover letter and up to five portfolio pieces to your online application.

Company Overview:

About The Wall Street Journal

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. & world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and health. It holds 36 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism. The Wall Street Journal is published byDow 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 2016-28985

Job Locations USA – CA-SAN FRANCISCO

Job Function Design Technology

Business Area NEWS/WSJ

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