Page Designer

  • Monrovia, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

With a full suite of multi-platform editorial and advertising products, Southern California News Group (SCNG) is one of the most powerful and influential media companies in Southern California. Our family of eleven (11) daily newspapers, associated websites, social media channels, multiple weekly newspapers and magazines and creative marketing services forms a powerful communications tool that can drive your company’s message home in America’s 2nd largest market. We are an extensive, integrated network of local brands that attract local audiences in markets that matter.

SCNG is owned by Digital First Media (DFM), headquartered in Denver, CO. DFM reaches 57 million Americans each month through more than 800 multi-platform products across 18 states.

Job Description

The Southern California News Group is seeking talented designers/editors to work in its Monrovia content center.

Designers on our team are responsible for producing dynamic pages and writing great headlines for 11 daily publications. Our designers create sophisticated visual journalism and have the ability to design off a concept. Excellent communication is vital as our editors are a bridge from the content center and assignment desk editors at multiple newsrooms. Ours is a fast-paced and highly productive environment in which page designers and editors are often called upon to work on different publications simultaneously, juggling priorities under daily deadline pressure. Our designers are wordsmiths, writing their own headlines and photo captions.

When applying submit a cover letter, resume and link to your portfolio or upload samples.

Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of design principles and experience with news are musts.

  • A good candidate is creative and resourceful and recognizes that good design is content in and of itself.

  • Our designers are also expected to develop sophisticated presentations from concept to execution.

  • Must be strong headline writer both for print and social media

  • Must possess the ability to work independently and proactively with other editors and reporters

  • The right candidate has excellent news judgment, is a strong copy editor and works well under daily deadline pressure.

  • Knowledge of InDesign is a must.

  • Job requires working nights and possibly weekends

EXTRA AWESOME STUFF WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE:

You are motivated and driven, you like taking on challenges, finding creative solutions, helping people, helping yourself, you have a sense of humor, you like to have fun – and you think on your feet!

Additional Information

Southern California News Group is an equal opportunity employer who supports a diverse workforce. We offer competitive wages and benefits packages that include medical, dental, vision, 401(K) plan and more.

Learn more about us by visiting us at www.socalnewsgroup.com