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

Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal is looking for an Art Director for features. You will be responsible for the vision and production of a weekly feature section of The Wall Street Journal. You will report to the deputy design chief for features and work with other designers to produce visually compelling and journalistically sound layouts and content for a weekly feature section.


  • Reviews advertising layouts and develops a visual plan that best represents each story

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

  • Art directs section and handles special requests

  • Assigns work to assistant AD and distributes and manages the weekly workload

  • Provides guidance and feedback to assistant AD

  • Ensures design and layout consistency across section

  • Adheres to and respects established styles

  • Coordinates photo shoots as needed

  • Assigns illustrations and manages budget

  • Effectively balances competing priorities and manages time to meet section deadlines

  • Delivers a creative and innovative section that reflects the high journalistic standards of the WSJ

  • Leads the conversation for weekly and future section planning

  • Provides art direction for digital presentation of stories

Skills and Qualifications

  • At least five to seven years experience in feature design

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

  • A passion for journalism and excellent news judgement

  • Must have excellent and demonstrable design and typography skills

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

  • A good understanding of CSS and XML

  • Able to help reporters and editors understand best practices for visual storytelling

  • The initiative to take on and learn new tasks in a fast-moving environment

  • Excellent communication skills

  • 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

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Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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Req ID: 28292