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Designer - Design Center

The Leaf Chronicle

The Leaf Chronicle

United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Designer - Design Center

United States ● Virtual Req #40794
Monday, February 5, 2024
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally-focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer Prize-winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services.

Our current portfolio of media assets includes The USA TODAY NETWORK, which includes USA TODAY, and local media organizations in 43 states in the United States, and Newsquest, a wholly-owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom. We also own digital marketing services companies under the brand LocaliQ, which provide a cloud-based platform of products to enable small and medium-sized businesses to accomplish their marketing goals. In addition, our portfolio includes one of the largest media-owned events businesses in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.
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Designer - Design Center

Gannett is looking for a Design Editor to produce high-quality content working closely with multiple Gannett newspapers.

This position is remote and can be based anywhere in the US, except for Alaska and Hawaii.


  • Conceives and designs content including centerpieces for section fronts for multiple sites within Gannett for print, digital and/or social products.
  • Employs journalistic principles to determine importance and fairness when deciding how to play stories.
  • Responsible for designing content for multiple platforms including (but not limited to) print, digital and social, including sophisticated cover pages with alternative story forms and reflecting the tone of the content and the market.
  • Responsible for producing or selecting appropriate illustrations when needed for visual storytelling. Follows Unified style guidelines. Utilizes CUE system best-practice workflow.
  • Collaborates with site editors, planners and staff to maximize use of newshole and resources.
  • Assigns stories to pages based on site’s booking philosophy, news judgment and page-flow requirements.
  • Aware of workload of co-workers during shift and offers support to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Proofreads display type, runs spell-check and tracks jumps as assigned and corrects errors.
  • Performs other duties as necessary and as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design and/or journalism required or comparable experience.
  • Experience with graphics and page design on a daily or college newspaper designing features pages using graphics, photos and photo illustration required.
  • Good communication skills, solid news judgment and importance of story play on pages a must.
  • Experience designing under pressure in a deadline-driven environment required.
  • Experience in digital and social media design experience as well as in graphics, illustrations skills experience and strong writing skills preferred.
  • Must have the ability to work independently and with people especially under deadline.
  • Must organize and package numerous elements, resolve production issues and communicate effectively to meet deadlines.
  • Must organize and package numerous elements, resolve production issues and communicate effectively to meet deadlines through company- designated communication channels.
  • Must be creative and able to think beyond the obvious, packaging visuals and words that engage readers.
  • Must demonstrate a high level of design and artistic skills and styles.
  • Employment is contingent on passing a post-offer, pre-employment background check.

Application Instructions

We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don’t limit your upload to a resume; show us what you’ve done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order:

  1. Your resume – one to two pages.
  2. A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.
  3. Links to samples of your work. Show us what you’ve produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in your desired role.

It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.




The hourly rate for this role will range between $14.28 and $33.73 Variable compensation is not reflected in these figures and based on the role, may be applicable. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, location, and union representation, if applicable.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. As such, we will consider all qualified applicants for employment and do not discriminate in connection with employment decisions on the basis of an applicant or employee’s race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance (including height and weight), sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy status (including childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), education, genetic characteristics or information, political affiliation, military or veteran status or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state and local laws in the jurisdictions where Gannett employs employees. In addition, Gannett Co., Inc. will provide applicants who require a reasonable accommodation, as a result of an applicant’s disability or religion, to complete this employment application and/or any other process in connection with an individuals’ application for employment with Gannett Co., Inc. Applicants who require such accommodation should contact Gannett Co., Inc.’s Recruitment Department at Recruit@gannett.com.

Other details

  • Job Family Media
  • Job Function Creative & Design
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Required Education Equivalent Experience
  • United States
  • Virtual
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