Page Designer

City: Oklahoma City
Newspaper: The Journal Record
Salary Range:
Competitive
Job Description:
We're looking for a page designer and copy editor who can make our pages so compelling people just can't wait to drop a few quarters in the newsrack. Here's what we want you to do: Design great pages that help readers move through the paper; package news to help tell the story visually; and write headlines that demand subscribers read the copy under them. You also have to know the difference between effect and affect, when to spell out street and when to abbreviate it. If you're really, really good, you even notice when the reporter's math doesn't add up. Occasionally you might be doing some first reads and should be comfortable asking reporters for additions, clarifications and, when necessary, complete re-writes. You'll select and edit some wire and art, too. We're a five-day business daily, so the work week is Mon.-Fri. from late morning to early evening.
Our Oklahoma City office is within walking distance of the Bricktown entertainment district, a spiffy AAA baseball stadium, the Civic Center Music Hall, the Museum of Art, the Chesapeake Energy Arena (home of the NBA Thunder), the convention center and most of the city's performing arts venues. OKC gets all four seasons in moderation and has a very attractive cost of living: The median home value is $129,300 and the median rent is $699. The Journal Record is part of The Dolan Company, so the job comes with all the usual benefits, including a 401(k).
Contact Information: Send your resume, references, a couple of page designs and your salary requirements to editor@journalrecord.com. Tell us how soon you would be able to start. And send your stuff quickly.