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Graphic Artist

Help lead the digital transformation of one of Seattle’s most iconic media brands, driving key initiatives to optimize print while accelerating digital growth! The Seattle Times, winner of multiple Pulitzer Prizes, has an opening for a creative, energetic Graphic Artist with illustration skills to join our visual team. We cover news and events that impact the people who live, work and care about Seattle and the surrounding region. In addition to providing excellent journalism, our team designs and maintains all platforms that publish it, from our daily paper to seattletimes.com.

 

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for designing daily pages and interactive projects as well as creating illustrations.
  • Produce effective designs and illustrations (static and/or interactive) for daily and project use within the established style guidelines for various coverage areas on multiple platforms.
  • Must have an emphasis on: appropriateness of style, execution, clarity of visual storytelling, impact, concept, accuracy and a commitment to proofreading and editing all design work.
  • Take a multi-platform approach to design and storytelling and participate in the associated prototyping, storyboarding and planning endeavors.

 

What will it take to be successful?

  • Knowledge of graphics and illustration tools such as Adobe CC Suite and experience with responsive web design techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to take concepts and translate into visual storytelling images or interactive web pieces.
  • Experience with current web standards, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript and relevant code libraries.
  • Established illustration styles
  • Ability to capture concepts in surprising and delightful ways
  • Ability to work in high pressure, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work as part of a team.

 

Application Instructions

Please submit a link to your portfolio with relevant work samples. 

 

Qualifications

  • Experience: must have work experience with responsive web design techniques.
  • Knowledge of graphics and illustration tools such as Adobe Suite (Creative Cloud or older CS versions)
  • Demonstrated ability to take concepts and translate into visual storytelling images or interactive web pieces.
  • Experience with current web standards, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript and relevant code libraries.
  • Established illustration styles
  • Ability to capture concepts in surprising and delightful ways
  • Ability to work in high pressure, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Experience/ familiarity with pagination systems and WordPress preferred.
  • Ability to work as a self-starter, able to think creatively and provide visual solutions to enhance our storytelling.

This is a Guild-affiliated, union position that requires union-mandated dues be paid monthly.

 

Founded in 1896, The Seattle Times continues its tradition as a family-owned, independent newspaper that cuts through the clutter and provides readers with timely, relevant news. As the largest newsroom in the Pacific Northwest, we serve the region with thoughtful journalism that makes a real difference in our community. And as a media solutions company, we combine cutting-edge digital capabilities and service with the values and integrity of respected traditional media… with an established audience of 1.8 million. At The Seattle Times, you’ll find work that matters.

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