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Deputy Design Editor
Title:Deputy Design Editor
Location:TX - Austin
Job Category:News Room / Editorial
Division:Center for News & Design

Position: Deputy design editor

Experience: 5+ years working and managing in design/editing operations

GateHouse Media’s Center for News & Design in the growing and vibrant community of Austin, Texas, is seeking to add to our core of front-line, hands-on design leaders to help elevate our publications’ visual presentation and assist in the day-to-day operations of designing pages for daily and weekly publications throughout the country.

These positions serve as creative leaders across the CND on issues of newspaper design and visual journalism. This position requires at least 5+ years of professional experience working in newspaper design operations. Design clips or links to online portfolios are required from all applicants, as is a skills assessment.

Work schedules for deputy design editors include nights, weekends and holidays.

The deputy design editor’s duties include:

  • Planning and producing dynamic and engaging daily and long-term visual journalism, including high-visibility covers, section fronts and special projects

  • Offering and executing creative solutions to content presentation

  • Collaborating and facilitating effective and constructive communication with local editors across the country and CND colleagues to continually improve our publications’ content-driven visual presentation

  • Working daily shifts laying out daily pages from beginning to end

  • Assisting in designing special sections

  • Assisting in development and execution of design training

  • Coaching others in understanding GateHouse’s design and style standards and use of our centralized content-management system


The deputy design editor must:

  • Have a keen understanding of visual journalism and have a solid foundation of page design, typography and content-driven layering of information

  • Have excellent news judgment

  • Have a dual skill set in both newspaper design and copy editing

  • Be a true multitasker, able to handle curveballs on hard deadlines

  • Be a true team player, able to interact proactively and productively with dozens of colleagues while helping to build team morale

  • Be able to generate and implement creative ideas swiftly, as well as helping to refine and improve ideas from the team

  • Have proven line-editing skills and be versed in AP style

  • Have experience with layout software, preferably Adobe InDesign, Photoshop

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