Designer / Page Editor

Gannett Design Studio, Nashville, Louisville, Phoenix, Des Moines (or based remotely), All Locations

Date Posted September 16, 2019
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an innovative, digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to strengthening communities across our network. With an unmatched local-to-national reach, Gannett touches the lives of more than 110 million people monthly with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services. Gannett brands include USA TODAY NETWORK with the iconic USA TODAY and more than 100 local media brands, digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, SweetIQ, and United Kingdom media company Newsquest. To connect with us, visit

The Gannett Design Studio, part of the USA TODAY Network - is hiring designers/page editors to join a team of dedicated, passionate visual journalists.

*Location:  The Design Studio organization is such that the hire could have the ability to work remotely and/or also be aligned with any of the following Design Studio locations: Phoenix, Des Moines, Louisville or Nashville.

Design Studio designers and editors create visual concepts to communicate ideas that inform and captivate readers for multiple newspapers across the USA TODAY Network.

Design Studio designers are journalists who love to tell stories visually. Ideal candidates should have experience in at least one of the following disciplines: illustration, graphic design or editorial design/layout. Successful Design Studio designers also understand how to use color, display typography, grids, photo illustration and breakout information to create compelling pages. Conceptual visual storytelling and news judgment are important as we illustrate many of the stories we design.

Working in the studio, you'll have the opportunity to build a diverse portfolio and get the depth of experience that could take you a lifetime to develop elsewhere. You’ll produce high-quality content by working closely with client newspapers. More experienced candidates demonstrate high command of both design and headline writing techniques through sophisticated craftsmanship and perform duties under minimal supervision. Produces content for print and/or digital as needed.

Candidates should have daily or weekly newspaper experience, which may include time spent at a student publication. Experience with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop is recommended. Experience using a content management system such as CCI NewsGate is also a plus.


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Application Instructions:

When applying, please include a single document with as much of the following as possible:  a brief cover letter, updated resume, and portfolio/clips/links to a few samples of your work. It’s important that these items be assembled into a single document, preferably in PDF format. The application will only allow one document upload. Completing these steps will ensure that you receive the highest consideration.


We offer a competitive base salary and career growth opportunities. We also offer you a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, Paid Time Off, Company Paid Holidays, employee discount programs and domestic partner benefits. Our 401(k) is top-notch and the contributions you make up to the first 5% are eligible for a 100% company match.

Gannett Co., is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status.

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