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Dow Jones Art Director, Features in NEW YORK, New York

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Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for a features art director who will be responsible for the vision and production of a weekly feature section. You will collaborate closely with other designers to produce visually compelling pages and a section that adheres to the Journal's high journalistic standards.

We're looking for someone with at least five to seven years experience in feature design, a passion for journalism and excellent news judgement. You should have initiative to take on and learn new tasks in a fast-moving environment, and be able to help reporters and editors understand best practices for visual storytelling.

You will be based in New York and report to the deputy design chief for features. Normal work days will be Monday-Friday.

You Will:

  • Review advertising layouts and develop a visual plan that best represents each story.

  • Work closely with section editors, photo editors and graphic editors to determine how best to tell stories visually and prioritize how to display the stories.

  • Art direct print section and handle special requests.

  • Assign work to assistant AD and distribute and manage workload.

  • Provide guidance and feedback to assistant AD.

  • Ensure design and layout consistency across section

  • Assign illustrations and manage budget.

  • Effectively balance competing priorities and manage time to meet section deadlines.

  • Deliver a creative and innovative section.

  • Lead the conversation for weekly and future section planning.

  • Provide art direction for digital presentation of stories.

You Have:

  • A strong portfolio reflecting experience in fashion, travel, lifestyle, autos and real estate

  • Excellent and demonstrable design and typography skills

  • Flexibility to work with both Macintosh and PC operating systems.

  • A good understanding of CSS and XML.

  • Good knowledge of responsive design and best practices for building stories for mobile devices is a bonus.

  • Software Requirements: Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, G Suite, Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with Eidos Media’s Methode publishing system a plus.

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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ

Job Category: Art/Graphics Group

About Us

The Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. The Wall Street Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social, and video. Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. and world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and health. It holds 38 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism. The Wall Street Journal is published by Dow Jones, a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

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Req ID: 22136