Newspaper Designer

  • Boulder, CO, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Prairie Mountain Media is a publishing company and subsidiary of Digital First Media with a multimedia portfolio of print, niche and digital products. We house an extensive, integrated network of trusted local brands that deliver exclusive local news and attract local audiences throughout the state of Colorado, including the Akron, Boulder, Broomfield, Brush, Cañon City/Royal Gorge Region, Colorado Springs, Erie, Estes Park, Fort Morgan, Julesburg, Lafayette, Lamar, Longmont, Louisville, Loveland, Pueblo, Sterling and Superior markets.

Our 15 newspaper brands have served their respective communities for more than 100 years. They deliver more than 1.26 million print and 12 million digital impressions every month and proven results for advertisers large and small. We can extend your reach near and far with our sizable network of websites and partnerships with national powerhouses Digital First Media and Adtaxi. Our full range of digital advertising solutions also includes social, e-mail, search engine marketing and search engine optimization along with geo and behavioral targeting and re-targeting platforms.

Prairie Mountain Media delivers the best of Colorado, serving high-value audiences and connecting advertisers to them. Our award-winning coverage and numerous content delivery options endear us to an ever-growing number of readers. Our in-demand multimedia products and personalized marketing services form a powerful communications tool for our clients.

Job Description

We're looking for an experienced News, Features or Sports Designer. We've recently brought design for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Denver Post into the Boulder Hub.  We are looking for a strong designer in news, features or sports with a great portfolio that really shows off your skills. As a designer you would be able to confidently design 1As (cover of the paper) or more complex features pages for major metros, and your portfolio is deep enough that we would be confident putting you in that role. 

This is a fantastic time to join our team as we continue to expand.  The Denver area is booming and you'll be at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, steps from world-class outdoor recreation, an easy drive from some of the world's best skiing and near a metro area with anything you could want (music, arts, pro sports, college sports and the list goes on).


We're a match if you have daily newspaper experience and a strong portfolio or are a recent college grad with relevant internships and a deep portfolio.  You have a deep understanding of page design, layout and typography, a creative flair for headlines and a good knowledge of grammar, punctuation and AP (Associated Press) style.  You enjoy working as part of a collaborative, creative team and have great people and customer-service skills, even under deadline pressure.  

Additional Information

Please send a link to your portfolio (PDF's are acceptable) and note only applications with a page design portfolio will be considered. 

Full time work schedule is mostly evenings with some weekend and holiday hours.

We are an equal opportunity employer who support a diverse workforce.