Sports Designer

The Advocate   Baton Rouge, LA   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on July 26, 2022
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The Advocate, which is locally owned, is the largest daily newspaper in Louisiana, publishing daily editions in Baton Rouge (The Advocate), New Orleans (The Times-Picayune) and the Lafayette area (The Acadiana Advocate). Our Baton Rouge sports desk is the central nervous system for our sports department, which produces sections for all three editions. We are seeking someone who specializes in front pages, design and editing — someone who can make a page stand out, but also has strong news judgment and a keen eye for creating visuals that augment our stories in digital and print.

This position is a key role in our sports section. For each of the past three years, we’ve been judged to have one of the best sports sections in the nation. We have set a high standard, and the right candidate will go a long, long way in helping us maintain it. 

The ideal candidate is detail-oriented and able to work on multiple pages and editions a night, without breaking a sweat as deadline looms. If you can make front pages stand out; have great ideas on how to improve the look of our inside pages; have an excellent grasp of AP style; and if you’re willing to share ideas for good stories and presentations … you’re the person we want. 


Daily newspaper experienced required, as well as experience with InDesign and Photoshop; knowledge of Illustrator is a plus.

Preferred but not required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or related field preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years copy editing experience at a daily newspaper.
  • Considerable knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Considerable knowledge of newspaper page design and pagination.
  • Good knowledge of media production and written communication methods.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and benefits package (health, dental, life, disability, vision, 401k with company match, and flexible PTO).

The Advocate is an equal employment opportunity employer, committed to recruiting, developing, and promoting a diverse workforce while providing unique opportunities and career paths for our employees.  We encourage applicants of all backgrounds and experience levels to apply. 

The Advocate

10705 Rieger Rd
Baton Rouge , LA