Editorial Designer

Boston, MA
Full Time
Mid Level

Job Description:

The Boston Globe is hiring an Editorial Designer with print and digital design skills to work with an award-winning team of journalists and developers. We need a versatile, creative, and fast team player who enjoys working on a diverse array of stories for Globe Magazine and newspaper sections. You will work with reporters, editors, photographers and developers to tell visual stories for one of the most engaged metro audiences in the country. Great skills in Adobe InDesign and PhotoShop are required. A bachelor's degree in journalism or a related field, plus daily newspaper print design and some digital experience, is preferred. You'll work closely with editors to create visually appealing and smart-reading pages and special sections. Deadlines are strictly adhered to and efficient page production is a must. Ability to produce charts, graphs, maps for digital and print production a plus. This is a full-time position.


  • Build stunning presentations for a variety of newsroom projects and weekly sections
  • Create multi-platform designs that pop in print and can also be engaging digital displays
  • Tell stories through graphics, maps, data visualization, and other creative forms of storytelling
  • Evaluate stories and reporter ideas for visual and presentation possibilities
  • Contribute relevant, interesting ideas in team meetings and brainstorms
  • Manage projects, and help stakeholders to identify and articulate creative needs
  • Reprioritize work as needed based on deadlines
  • Manage your time while working on multiple projects
  • Be detail-oriented, solution-oriented, and think on your feet


  • Minimum of two years’ working in a print news/feature designer role
  • Strong design experience with a good command of typography, illustration and web design
  • Fluency in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop; working knowledge of Methode (CMS) a plus
  • Comfort working with infographics
  • Some experience working with freelance illustrators and/or in the creation of illustrations
  • Comfort working individually as well as multiple teams on deadline and ability to balance short-term and long-term projects 
  • Desire to learn new skills and adapt quickly to newsroom needs
  • Experience or knowledge in one or several of these: copywriting, html, CSS, programming, illustration, infographics, animation
  • An interest in, and understanding of current trends in design, tech & media
  • Strong ability to multi-task and move between distinct projects
  • Keen instincts for visual communication and storytelling
  • Ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced environment
  • Effectiveness as a team member and at relationship building
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Curiosity, intelligence, enthusiasm, motivation and a “growth mindset"
  • Being able to meet deadlines and prioritize work effectively
  • Has a willingness to adapt, be audience focused with a curious mindset and committed to creating an inclusive work environment

Bonus Points if You… illustrate, animate and have a grasp of digital/social media interactives.

This position is a union position covered by a collective bargaining agreement with the Boston Newspaper Guild.

EEO Statement:

At Boston Globe Media, our mission is to empower, connect, and convene our communities with independent, trusted journalism and storytelling. We know a critical part to achieve this is by having a workforce that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive - like the communities we serve. Boston Globe Media is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes candidates and colleagues of all backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and skills.


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