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Designer - Design Center


Designer - Design Center

Gannett is looking for a Design Editor to produce high-quality content working closely with multiple Gannett newspapers.

This position is remote and can be based anywhere in the US, except for Alaska and Hawaii.


  • Conceives and designs content including centerpieces for section fronts for multiple sites within Gannett for print, digital and/or social products.
  • Employs journalistic principles to determine importance and fairness when deciding how to play stories.
  • Responsible for designing content for multiple platforms including (but not limited to) print, digital and social, including sophisticated cover pages with alternative story forms and reflecting the tone of the content and the market.
  • Responsible for producing or selecting appropriate illustrations when needed for visual storytelling. Follows Unified style guidelines. Utilizes CUE system best-practice workflow.
  • Collaborates with site editors, planners and staff to maximize use of newshole and resources.
  • Assigns stories to pages based on site's booking philosophy, news judgment and page-flow requirements.
  • Aware of workload of co-workers during shift and offers support to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Proofreads display type, runs spell-check and tracks jumps as assigned and corrects errors.
  • Performs other duties as necessary and as assigned.

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  • Bachelor's degree in graphic design and/or journalism required or comparable experience.
  • Experience with graphics and page design on a daily or college newspaper designing features pages using graphics, photos and photo illustration required.
  • Good communication skills, solid news judgment and importance of story play on pages a must.
  • Experience designing under pressure in a deadline-driven environment required.
  • Experience in digital and social media design experience as well as in graphics, illustrations skills experience and strong writing skills preferred.
  • Must have the ability to work independently and with people especially under deadline.
  • Must organize and package numerous elements, resolve production issues and communicate effectively to meet deadlines.
  • Must organize and package numerous elements, resolve production issues and communicate effectively to meet deadlines through company- designated communication channels.
  • Must be creative and able to think beyond the obvious, packaging visuals and words that engage readers.
  • Must demonstrate a high level of design and artistic skills and styles.
  • Employment is contingent on passing a post-offer, pre-employment background check.

Application Instructions

We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don't limit your upload to a resume; show us what you've done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order:
  1. Your resume - one to two pages.
  2. A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.
  3. Links to samples of your work. Show us what you've produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in your desired role.

It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.




The hourly rate for this role will range between $14.28 and $33.73 Variable compensation is not reflected in these figures and based on the role, may be applicable. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, location, and union representation, if applicable.

Job ID: utn-68547
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • Pet Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • HSA
  • Parental Benefits

    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement

    • Financial Counseling
    • 401(K)
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
  • Professional Development

    • Internship Program
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Mentor Program
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Work Visa Sponsorship
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Promote From Within
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program