Graphic Designer

  • Job Description:
    The Reader is seeking a Graphic Designer to design and manage weekly content--from listings to magazine-style features to multipart special issues--for print and web; to maintain quality and innovation in design; and to manage and direct design interns and freelance photographers.
  • Position: Designer
  • Area of Focus: Production
  • City: Chicago
  • Region: MidWest
  • Duration: Full-time
  • About Our Company: The Chicago Reader is Chicago's largest free weekly newspaper, nationally recognized as a leader in the alternative press for its creative nonfiction and pioneering business scheme. Since 1971, the Reader has served as Chicago's political conscience, cultural guide and music authority. The paper has won numerous journalistic awards and honors, both local and national, and is well-known as a showcase for Chicago's most talented writers, critics, photographers, illustrators, and designers.
  • Benefits: 401k, paid vacation
  • Company: Chicago Reader
  • Contact Address: 350 N Orleans St. 10th Floor Chicago, IL 60654
  • Contact Email:phiggins@chicagoreader.com
  • Contact Name: Paul Higgins
  • How to Apply: E-mail a cover letter, resume, and portfolio to creative director Paul John Higgins: phiggins@chicagoreader.com. Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, September 2. No phone calls please.
  • Job Requirements: The ideal candidate will have at least three years experience at a print publication or as a regular freelancer; the ability to take initiative and work efficiently; a strong typography sense and passion for design; proficiency in Photoshop and InDesign; and familiarity with HTML. Knowledge of Chicago—its cultural landscape in particular—is preferred, as is experience with illustration, infographics, or photography.
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