Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Roanoke Times Design Director Job

Director of Design
Job Code: 31
Division: The Roanoke Times
Location: ROANOKE, VA US
Travel Involved: None/Not Specified
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: Senior
Education: Bachelors Degree
Category: Newspapers

Position Summary:
Do you know how to mentor and motivate visual journalists? Can you design smart, compelling pages that inform, educate and delight readers? Do you enjoy collaborating with photo editors, story editors, graphic artists and online producers to tell compelling stories?

The Roanoke Times, a 97,000-circulation daily in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, is looking for a fresh, innovative thinker to lead our design team. The director of design helps develop a consistent style and feel to the newspaper that engages readers and then takes a hands-on role to implement it.

The Roanoke Times is owned by Landmark Communications, which also owns The Virginian Pilot, the Greensboro News & Record, The Weather Channel and dozens of other smaller dailies, weeklies and broadcast outlets.

We offer excellent pay, health and dental insurance, 401(k), pension plan, life insurance, tuition reimbursement and outstanding growth opportunities within Landmark. The Roanoke Times is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please send a letter of interest and samples of your work to assistant managing editor Michael Stowe at michael.stowe@roanoke.com.


Requirements:
We are seeking a leader with strong technical skills (InDesign, Photoshop, Freehand and Illustrator) as well as an imaginative and enthusiastic approach to the job. We work in a team environment that values coaching, creativity, flexibility, planning and risk-taking. We have a three-year-old press with full-color capacity on every page.

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