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Silicon Valley Business Journal seeks lead designer

September 5, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

Reporting to the editor-in-chief, the lead designer ensures the highest possible design and story-telling standards are met by the Silicon Valley Business Journal on all platforms ­day in and day out online, and week in and week out in print.

The ideal candidate should be well-versed in visual storytelling, with a solid background in publication design and photography. This position is responsible for driving new and creative forms of storytelling and is expected to contribute to, and edify, planning discussions at all levels across all departments. This is an exciting time at SVBJ as we have been working with renowned media consultant Mario Garcia and our parent company, American City Business Journals, on a content reinvention. We launched our redesign last year.


Design and visually edify printed Weekly Edition
Execute companywide design format, standards and style guide for Weekly Edition
Work with editorial news team to creatively present stories and data
Generate graphics, images and layout to drive reader engagement
Design special sections and reports
Contribute story ideas regularly, as well as a constant stream of ideas for stories in the pipeline


Must be proficient in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop; HTML/CSS also preferred
Strong visual storyteller who can drive non-narrative story forms
Has experience editing photos and brainstorming ideas with photographers
Strong communicator, able to articulate the design vision to editorial and business staffers alike
Works cooperatively and collaboratively with all colleagues and professionally with sources and vendors


Minimum of 3 to­ 5 years of publication design experience in a newsroom
The ideal candidate will have managerial experience, and a diverse background working with editors, designers, photographers and department heads
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred

Email resume, cover letter with salary requirements and a link to design samples to ACBJ Creative Director Jon Wile at Only applications with design samples and editorial experience will be considered (please do not send work samples as PDFs or attachments). No phone calls please. No relocation available.

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