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The Deputy Chief Art Director for features is responsible for the vision, consistency and quality of all the feature sections of The Wall Street Journal. The deputy chief will report to the chief art director and actively manage a team of art directors.
Stays on top of the features schedule and WSJ priorities.
Works with art directors, section editors, photo editors and graphic editors to determine how best to tell stories visually.
Oversees and is responsible for the the design and production of all feature sections.
Monitors, maintains and corrects quality and consistency of all feature sections.
Delivers products that reflects the high journalistic standards of the WSJ.
Coordinates and prioritizes short- and long-term design projects.
Works on special projects as needed.
Ensures cross-platform consistency and display of content
Schedules features design staff, assigns design pool to ensure proper staffing of sections.
Provides input for and promotes digital presentation of stories
Skills and Qualifications
At least ten years experience of features design
An outstanding portfolio reflecting experience in fashion, travel, lifestyle, autos and real estate
A passion for journalism and excellent news judgement
Must have superior 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.
Experience with business news and charting a bonus.
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 EidosMedia’s Methode publishing system a plus.
Normal work days will be Monday-Friday.
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Business Area: NEWS/WSJ
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 36 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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