RedEye, Chicago's go-to news source for 20- and 30-somethings, is hiring a designer for its weekly tablet edition, daily print edition and website. As a Designer for RedEye, you will conceptualize, coordinate, package, design, and when necessary, produce premium/bonus content (such as stories, photo galleries and video).

 

The ideal candidate has a portfolio that demonstrates great potential to grasp RedEye's dedication to creative, multimedia design that contributes to our unique storytelling. We are also looking for someone who is enthusiastic about joining a dynamic, innovative environment where deadlines are constant and the news cycle can be a few hours, a day, or several weeks. Duties will include designing for all three platforms.

 

RedEye is a dynamic newsroom quickly evolving into a leader in digital storytelling for the millennial generation. We are small but scrappy, a proven competitor that still remembers our roots as a media start-up. Yet we were created by, and follow the same journalistic standards as, the Chicago Tribune.

 

All staffers are expected to participate in social media, to generate story ideas and work collaboratively across newsroom departments. You must keep abreast of trends, current events and newsmakers in news, sports and pop culture. This position will require working nights and weekends.

 

Perks of this full time role:

 

Full health benefits, 401K, paid vacation, and discounts to area retailers, entertainment. Plus, enjoy working with a group of people who really love what they do.  For a more detailed overview of benefits visit our career page at www.ctmgjobs.com.

 

**Please make sure a link to your portfolio is on your resume for review**

Responsibilities:
  • Editing articles and graphics for grammar, punctuation, clarity and accuracy; proof reading others’ work; and writing headlines, captions and refers appearing across all platforms.
  • Working with reporters and editors to present all information in easy-to-read, visually appealing, dynamic, informative and energetic design that      contributes to our unique storytelling.
  • Conceptualizing stories and producing multi-platform illustrations, graphics and covers for the paper and iPad edition using software such as InDesign, Photoshop, Intellitune, Illustrator, AfterEffects and MagPlus. 
  • Editing photos: pulling photos from wires and other sources; cropping and toning photos across platforms.
  • Pitching stories, long-term initiatives and multi-platform projects that align with RedEye’s mission.
  • Meeting production deadlines and maintaining ideal page flow under minimal to moderate supervision.
  • Employing creativity and independent news judgment to text editing, designing, photo editing, and otherwise preparing work for publication
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree; a minimum of 3 years editing, design and multimedia producing experience at a news publication or Web site. Tablet experience is a plus.
  • Professional-level grasp of proper grammar, spelling, punctuation. Ability to write accurately, with clarity, without bias. Knowledge of libel laws and adherence to the Tribune’s and Editorial’s codes of ethics.
  • HTML5, CSS3, javascript and motion graphic knowledge/familiarity.
  • Maintaining up-to-date skills on various digital platforms and keeping abreast of current events and newsmakers in news, sports and pop culture.

If you're interested in applying visit our career page: https://chicago-tribune.icims.com/jobs/40172/redeye-designer/job

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