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Job Snapshot

Employee Type: Full-Time
Location: Raleigh, NC
Job Type: Design, Marketing, Media - Journalism - Newspaper
Experience: At least 1 year(s)
Date Posted: 8/8/2017

Job Description

Come join the McClatchy Design team!
This position is based in Raleigh, NC or Washington, DC


We are a growing team of designers located in both Washington, DC and Raleigh, NC  who are working on the next wave of digital products to support the journalism and storytelling of McClatchy’s 30 markets, including Miami Herald, Kansas City Star and Sacramento Bee. Our work across all platforms, including web, apps and emerging, impacts the experience of more than 65 million monthly readers. This role reports directly to the McClatchy’s digital creative director.


We are aligning and redesigning products to center around the user experience and keeping our loyal readers’ needs in mind. This role would bridge product and editorial design. We are looking for a creative thinker who knows there is more than one way to tell a story and more than one solution to a design problem. The ideal candidate is a designer with 1-3  years’ experience in digital news or media. Common projects in this hybrid role would include: design for longform immersive storytelling projects across McClatchy and using those projects to influence the building of enterprise product solutions.

Job Requirements

  • A minimum of 1-3 years of professional experience in design, specifically in news or media
  • A portfolio that includes conceptual thinking and design process from initial idea to completion
  • Command of typography, color, style, layout and iconography
  • Working knowledge of content management systems and familiarity with Wordpress sites and integration
  • Front-end web development skills:
    • HTML5. Semantic markup patterns for flexible reuse
    • CSS / Preprocessor CSS (LESS/SASS)
    • Responsive web design and degradation for older browsers
    • JavaScript