Lead Designer

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Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

Date Posted June 10, 2024
Industry Newspapers
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
Job Status Full-time

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Newspaper design matters more than ever.


Because newspapers matter more than ever.

A well-designed newspaper page doesn’t just deliver the news, it brings the news to life.

It adds context. It captures a reader’s imagination.

It’s where words, images and graphics combine as journalism that truly reflects a community.

If you’ve lost your job as a designer at a local newspaper, you know this to be true. You’ve seen what happened to hometown news as papers farmed out their work to far-off design centers.

But you can get back in the design game at the local level — or, if you’re at a early stage in your career, you can move up as part of a family-owned newspaper company.

The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin needs a page designer and magazine editor.

We are part of the family-owned Seatte Times Co. You’ll be part of our affiliate design hub, which builds print and eEditions for the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, the Yakima Herald-Republic and Yakima’s Spanish language weekly, El Sol de Yakima.

You’ll be based in the Union-Bulletin newsroom.

Essentially, here’s the job:

  • Review daily budgets with Union-Bulletin editor.
  • Design and build clean, effective news, sports and feature pages in the BLOX TCMS for print, eEditions.
  • Send pages to press, PageSuite.
  • Design, build and send advance pages.
  • Coordinate and edit content, design pages for monthly Lifestyles Magazine.
  • Fill in as necessary for Yakima Herald-Republic, El Sol de Yakima.

Position requirements:

  • Exceptional print design skills and news judgment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Accuracy.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Experience: A newsroom internship or experience as part of a post-collegiate newsroom staff designing print pages.

Walla Walla is a city of about 33,500 in southeast Washington. It’s the center of one of the world’s great wine regions. So, as you might guess, the food, wine and beer scene make for a vibrant downtown, and there’s a thriving arts culture. And, since it’s part of the Blue Mountains region, it’s a great place for anyone who loves the outdoors.

The Blethen family, which owns the Seattle Times Co., is committed to journalistic excellence. The company believes that decisions about the Union-Bulletin are best made by the people who live and work in Walla Walla.

The Seattle Times Co. values diversity in the workplace as well as in our news coverage. The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, send cover letter, resume and links to Greg Halling, senior news director, Seattle Times Affiliates, at [email protected].

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