Tablet-magazine designer

  • Job Description:
    "AZ," an interactive tablet magazine powered by The Arizona Republic, azcentral.com and 12 News, is seeking a dynamic designer with an eagerness to explore the storytelling possibilities of the tablet medium. The designer will be one of two working on a weekly (soon twice-weekly) tablet magazine, with responsibilities including designing 8-12 features a week and working with editors to conceptualize the best visual approach on stories covering news, business, features and sports. Candidates must be skilled in InDesign using a DPS platform; knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, including Illustrator and Photoshop, is preferred. Illustration, infographic and map skills are crucial, as are a positive attitude and enthusiastic work ethic. The ability to stay cool under fast-turnaround deadlines is key. Strong candidates will also possess social-media skills and be plugged into tablet and app trends. Knowledge of AP style and a strong dislike of hyphens masquerading as em dashes are a bonus. Interested candidates should contact Keira Nothaft (keira.nothaft@pni.com) by May 1.
  • Position: Designer
  • Area of Focus: Other
  • City: Phoenix
  • Region: South West
  • Duration: Full-time
  • About Our Company: AZ is a tablet magazine from The Arizona Republic, azcentral.com and 12 News. It falls under the umbrella of Republic Media. Gannett Co., Inc. is our parent company.
  • Benefits: Yes, after an introductory period.
  • Company: Republic Media
  • Contact Address: 200 E. Van Buren St. Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-444-4850
  • Contact Email:keira.nothaft@pni.com
  • Contact Name: Keira Nothaft
  • How to Apply: Please e-mail a resume and clips (or links to an online portfolio), along with a cover letter, to Keira Nothaft at keira.nothaft@pni.com. Deadline to apply is May 1.
  • Job Requirements: Required: >>Expertise in InDesign using a DPS platform; >>Illustration, infographic and map skills. Preferred: >>Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, including Illustrator and Photoshop, is preferred. >>Social-media skills and awareness of tablet and app trends. >>Knowledge of AP style.
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