Newspaper Designer

Newspaper design is more critical now than ever. The Gannett Design Studio, Asbury Park – a member of the USA Today Network – is hiring a designer to join a team of dedicated, passionate visual journalists.

Design Studio designers and editors create visual concepts to communicate ideas that inform and captivate readers for 15 newspapers across five states from Vermont to Maryland.

Design Studio designers are journalists who love to tell stories visually. Ideal candidates should have experience in at least one of the following disciplines: illustration, graphic design or editorial design/layout. Successful Design Studio designers also understand how to use color, display typography, grids, photo illustration and breakout information to create compelling pages. Conceptual visual storytelling and news judgment are important as we illustrate many of the stories we design.

Working in the studio, you’ll have the opportunity to build a diverse portfolio and get the depth of experience that could take you a lifetime to develop elsewhere. You will have the ability to work on any of the 15 papers that the studio serves.

Candidates should have daily or weekly newspaper experience, which may include time spent at a student publication. Experience with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop is recommended. Experience using a content management system such as CCI NewsGate is also a plus.

In this role, you will:

Design compelling newspaper and magazine covers and pages.

Illustrate and design high-level, conceptual enterprise and investigative centerpieces.

Design premium special sections.

Develop branding for special projects.

Create graphics for digital publication.

Work collaboratively with remote editors and producers.

Adhere to legal, ethical and quality standards.

Here’s what you need:

Experience designing covers and inside pages for a print publication, which may include time at a student publication.

Ability to work quickly in a competitive, deadline-oriented environment.

General understanding of newspaper workflows and processes.

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively.

Attention to detail.

Ability to work on multiple tasks during a shift.

Personal transportation, a valid driver’s license and successful completion of a drug screening and background check.

What would be a plus?

Ability to create original illustrations or graphic designs.

Experience creating infographics.

Expertise with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign.

Experience working with a content management system such as CCI NewsGate.

Digital design experience.

Copy or wire editing experience.

Previous employment in a studio environment working for several publications.

Five or more years of publication design experience.

Experience working in a corporate environment.

Here’s what we have to offer:

A fun and dynamic work environment.

Mentoring from established company leaders across all disciplines.

A robust training and development curriculum for ongoing learning.

About Us

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a next-generation media company committed to strengthening communities across our network. Through trusted, compelling content and unmatched local-to-national reach, Gannett touches the lives of nearly 100 million people monthly. With more than 110 markets internationally, it is known for Pulitzer Prize-winning newsrooms, powerhouse brands such as USA TODAY and specialized media properties. To connect with us, visit www.gannett.com.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation or veteran status.


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