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Company: Athens Banner-Herald
Position:
Seeking Graphic Designer/Paginator/Copy Editor
Location:
Georgia
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
November 19, 2013
Job ID: 1535837

Description:

Athens Newspapers, Inc seeks a GRAPHIC DESIGNER/PAGINATOR with a clear understanding of how to drive audience across multiple print and digital platforms.  This position reports directly to our Managing Editor and requires a forward thinking approach to our daily newspaper production. In addition to print experience, candidate must possess strong online, social media and copy editing skills.

 

MUST HAVE:

 

The ability to push the envelope on traditional newspaper layout and create fresh and compelling front pages and section fronts as assigned.

 

Strong design skills and an innovative approach to the creation and distribution of news and other content.

 

A solid understanding of audience analytics, how to read them, and how to follow their lead in the creation of content.

 

The ability to balance the requirements of traditional news content with information that entertains and engages audiences in print and online mediums.

 

Strong writing, copy-editing and headline generating skills.

 

A positive, can-do attitude.

 

Ability to meet deadlines.

 

Willingness to work nights, holidays and weekends as assigned.

 

Must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, including In Design, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.

 

Working knowledge of Content Watch preferred.

 

Strong online skills, knowledge of SEO tactics and social media skills required.

 

EXPERIENCE:

 

Minimum two years experience at a commercial media company.

 

Work experience with online, social media and other audience engagement tools.

 

Proven abilities in writing, copy editing and page design.

 

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all skills, requirements and working conditions associated with the job. Management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed.

 

HOW TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume and a LINK of work samples to Donnie Fetter at donnie.fetter@onlineathens.com. Please put DESIGN DESK in the subject line.

 

 

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