Mountain Times Publications is looking for a full-time creative page designer. The ideal candidate will have both newspaper experience and experience with the inner workings of a total content management system but we are willing to train.
The position is in our Boone hub, where a team of designers work in a fast-paced environment building multiple newspapers and special sections for our North Carolina-Tennessee newspaper group.
You will benefit from experienced leadership, but some of the skills you'll need to have and develop include:
Knowledge of principles of design, including page layout, typography, color, balance and composition. Ability to create page layouts and graphic elements using Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop and other tools in the creative suite. Produce quality work in a deadline-driven environment for multiple projects while following style guidelines. Knowledge of photography practices, color, composition. Ability to develop visual concepts based on collaboration with editors, photographers and illustrators. Collaborate with other designers to solve problems and develop visual solutions. Manage a variety of production deadlines. Detail oriented with strong organizational / time management / communication skills. Ability to work independently, recognize and attend to important details with accuracy and efficiency. Ability to follow industry standards and practices, stay current with industry trends. Understanding of digital platforms and experience in web design a plus. Extra attention will be paid to applicants who have copy editing experience (you'll develop this, too).