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Reports to: Editor-in-Chief of Print Publications

Status: Full time

Overview
Do you have an artistic eye, can you make a page pop? The Diocese of Brooklyn’s award-winning newspapers, The Tablet and Nuestra Voz, are looking for a professional production/graphic design manager who will help take the papers to a new level. You will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor for a full redesign of the The Tablet. You will also transition the paper from QuarkXpress to InDesign. On a weekly basis, you will use the newly created templates and style sheets to layout the ads and many of the editorial pages. This person will be producing both English and Spanish-language papers and, therefore, must have strong bi-lingual and multi-tasking skills. They will supervise a production associate who will assist in the day-to-day operations of the department.

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Use pre-designed templates in QuarkXpress to layout the weekly The Tablet, and oversee its transition to InDesign
  • Layout the monthly Spanish-language newspaper Nuestra Voz on InDesign and be responsible to coordinate with the printer all the monthly production side aspects and documents for each month
  • Calculate the advertising percentage, which will determine news hole and page count
  • Create ad lists to send to the sales department each week
  • Convert QuarkXpress documents to PDF files and then send to printer
  • Color correct photos used in news stories for optimal quality in printing process
  • Link stories on pages in QuarkXpress; combine multiple QuarkXpress document into one
  • Determine that incoming ads are sized properly.
  • Ensure that deadlines are met
  • Create digital files for the sales department’s clients
  • Upload news stories and columns to the newspaper’s website using WordPress

Experience/Skills

  • 4+ years ideally working at a newspaper or magazine layout department
  • Highly experienced in InDesign & QuarkXpress
  • FileZilla (FTP)
  • Photoshop (be knowledgeable on Color Profiles, and color correction for a newspaper)
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Microsoft Word, Excel
  • WordPress
  • Exceptional organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Strong and proven ability to multi-task and to work under deadlines
  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish (oral and written)

About DeSales Media Group
DeSales Media Group is the non-profit communications and technology arm of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Services include media relations and strategy, marketing and social media, ad sales, educational support, video production, large events, and news content. DeSales Media Group operates NET-TV, a cable television channel that reaches more than two million people in the New York area. Its news group produces a nightly television program, two award-winning newspapers (The Tablet and Nuestra Voz), and recently launched a digital department that produces original news and informational content. We don’t just cover our own backyard. We go where the news is happening. Recently, our reporters traveled to Puerto Rico, Texas, Colombia, Rome, and Hong Kong. The news department is the only outlet in the country to offer extensive live coverage of papal trips and recently completed live coverage of World Youth Day in Panama, and more than 40 hours of live in-depth reporting World Meeting of Families. DeSales Media is growing. We will soon be moving into a new building, which includes a state-of-the-art newsroom and studio. DeSales is looking for creative and experienced professionals who are motivated to make a difference. The company offers competitive salaries, and many benefits including comprehensive medical and dental benefits, paid time off, and a pension plan.

To apply, qualified candidates should submit an application form, a non-generic cover letter, and a resume/CV.