Graphic Designer

Website Half Moon Bay Review

Company: The Half Moon Bay Review, an award-winning community weekly newspaper with a circulation of 4,500 on the San Mateo Coastside

Department: Composing

Reports To: Publisher

Basic Function: Newspaper page layout, special publication layout and print ad design.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Page layout of weekly newspaper
  2. Ad design
  3. Design and layout of special publications
  4. Design of spec ads, as needed
  5. Upload newspaper to website
  6. Other duties as needed

Experience: Thorough understanding of page layout, print design, typography, and brand/style guides. Newspaper experience and/or a strong portfolio in print media preferred. Grammar, punctuation and attention to detail are key. Experience working with Creative Cloud Libraries also a plus. Top candidate will be fluent in InDesign and Photoshop. Most importantly designer must work well with a team and under deadline pressure. Familiarity of print process is a big plus.

Education: College degree in graphic design, typography or related field preferred. Proficiency in Adobe inDesign, Photoshop or Illustrator.

Other Qualifications: Newspaper or previous publishing experience is preferred, but we will consider qualified, including entry level, candidates.

Contact: Email resume to Barb Anderson.

NOTE: This job description does not necessarily contain all of the actual or essential duties of this position.

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