Sports designer opening at Chattanooga Times Free Press

Amazing paper in amazing city looking for talented sports designer:


Do you love sports? Do you love designing innovative, electrifying sports pages? Would you love to work with an award-winning sports editor who champions creativity, and is open to new ideas?

The Chattanooga Times Free Press is on the lookout for that kind of full-time sports designer.

To get this job, a very strong knowledge of Adobe InDesign is absolutely required, and the candidate must be proficient in Photoshop. Illustrator is a plus. Basic knowledge of AP style and the ability to write headlines and proof pages are a must. Working with agate type for standings — box scores, line scores — is essential.

This is an evening position with weekend work and could include some news design. At least three years experience in publication design is needed, but recent college graduates with proven ability, solid references and strong portfolios will also be considered. A passion for sports is an absolute requirement.

The Times Free Press has a strong sports franchise with local coverage of Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama SEC sports, along with local preps coverage.

Chattanooga is a city on the rise. It's one of the top outdoor destinations in the country with a growing, thriving downtown and superfast gigabit internet service. We are a two-time winner of Outside magazine's "Best Town Ever" title, and we're within a convenient two-hour drive to Atlanta, Nashville and Knoxville.

Please send a resume, samples of your work and a cover letter telling us why you're the best fit to Matt McClane, Presentation Editor, at mmcclane@timesfreepress.com and place the words “sports designer” in the subject line.

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