Design and Presentation Director
At The Buffalo News, design and display matter. Given the competition for readers – print and digital – they make our news and information easy to use and our publications stand out.
To help our design and presentation take the next step, we are seeking a talented editor who combines the skills of a designer and the judgment of a news editor to lead our print team. The ideal candidate will thrive on bold and sophisticated design with a complete understanding of typographic voice, while also possessing the strong news judgment to help plan Page One, Metro, Sports, Business and special projects. This editor must juggle hands-on work, lead a team of design and content editors, and work with senior editors to reinvent our products.
The Buffalo News is annually honored for its high level of visual journalism. Our work is consistently recognized as among the best in the world by the Society for News Design, as well as in multiple national, state and regional competitions. The News placed in the Top 10 for six years in a row at SND’s Best of News Design competition, receiving hundreds of awards, including a Judges Special Recognition award for consistent high-impact storytelling.
Candidates should have a mastery of InDesign and Photoshop, familiarity with Illustrator and must have digital design skills or be committed to developing them. Ideal candidates will also have experience coordinating daily story budgets, and an understanding of best practices in display copy writing and AP style. The job requires some nights and weekends. It is a management position.
The Buffalo News is a daily print and online news organization with the largest staff of journalists in the region. We have a history of breaking the area's big stories and investing in the stories that matter.
We strive to hire talented and dedicated people who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. People of all backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply.
Why Buffalo? The city has seen a resurgence that makes it an exciting time to work and live here. The region has professional sports teams, a philharmonic, a growing waterfront, Niagara Falls, beautiful hikes and ski slopes all within a short drive.
Please send a resume, cover letter and up to 10 of your best published clips to email@example.com.
Location/Region: Buffalo, NY