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Company: MLive
Position:
Design Editor
Location:
Michigan
Job Status:  Not Specified
Ad Expires: 
January 17, 2013
Job ID: 1456481

Description:

This role offers you the unique opportunity to manage the design of eight newspapers and get in on the ground floor of a dynamic media leader making major strides within the industry. As the Newspaper Design Director, or User Experience Director, you will report to the Executive Editor of Print, where you will work as our design guru. This role offers you the unique opportunity to manage the design of eight newspapers and be the leader as they move aggressively into the area of digital platforms in order to bring readers our award-winning content via delivery methods they prefer. As the Newspaper Design Director, you will take the lead in the MLive Media Group’s Presentation Hub to package local content that originates from 10 local news hubs across Michigan. We have recently changed our business model which has been a great initial success and we expect this to continue. If you're ready to bring your entrepreneurial energy and vision to make an impact on exciting initiatives in new digital media and cutting edge news delivery, this role could be a perfect fit.

To be a good fit for the Newspaper Design Director opportunity you will have:

  • Passion for all things design.
  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent experience is preferred.
  • 5+ years of relevant newspaper and/or magazine design experience.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills – written and verbal.
  • The ability to multi-task, handle pressure and work under deadlines.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign and Photoshop.
  • The ability to self-direct and work effectively with varied levels, titles and compensation structures.
  • Strong managerial, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Solid corporate or company-wide experience, preferably in a dynamic, matrixed, multiple location organization.
  • An assertive, goal-oriented and self-motivated personality.

MLive Media Group is an audience-first and distinctively digital media company encompassing all content, sales and marketing operations for all our digital and print properties in Michigan. This includes: MLive.com, The Grand Rapids Press, The Muskegon Chronicle, Kalamazoo Gazette, The Jackson Citizen Patriot, AnnArbor.com, The Flint Journal, The Saginaw News, The Bay City Times and the Advance Weeklies in Grand Rapids, as well as several related entities.

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