Seeking Page Designer / Editor

St. Joseph News-Press, Saint Joseph, Missouri

Date PostedFebruary 14, 2018
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time


News-Press Media Group, St. Joseph, Mo., is seeking candidates for page designer / editor to join our Design Hub serving company-owned newspapers in St. Joseph and Atchison and Hiawatha, Kan. St. Joseph is a community of 80,000 located about 40 miles north of Kansas City, Mo. The flagship newspaper, the St. Joseph News-Press (daily print editions and online at, serves an audience in 21 counties in Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Design Hub is a collaborative workgroup that produces a wide array of news, features and sports pages and sections on daily deadlines. It also handles advance sections and special projects. Responsibilities of the page designer / editor include story and photo selections (in partnership with the other editors), headlines, page designs and production of the finished pages. We emphasize design and content that are compelling, relevant and valuable to our readers.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: We prefer college graduates with two or more years of experience; however, experience on a college newspaper and in internships will be considered. The key requirements are interest and ability in designing and producing consistently good pages on deadline. We also seek candidates who are eager to learn new skills and work as part of a team; proficient in spelling, grammar, punctuation and style; and proficient in the technical and creative aspects of newspaper page design (we use InDesign). Midwest candidates are strongly preferred and all successful candidates are expected to reside in the distribution area of the News-Press. Employment is contingent on passage of a drug screening and background screening.

TO APPLY: This is a current opening; candidates for this position are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Please submit a brief introductory letter explaining your interest in the position; a resume and references; and three to five examples of your best work. Please also note you are applying for POSITION 0214PD. Send your materials to or by mail to Human Resources, St. Joseph News-Press, 825 Edmond St., St. Joseph, MO 64501.

St. Joseph News-Press is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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