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Yakima Herald-Republic Published: July 6, 2021
Yakima, Washington
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Newspapers across the country are laying off copy editors and page designers.

Maybe you're one of them. And maybe you're not ready to walk away from local journalism.

If so, we can help get you back in the game.

The Yakima Herald-Republic needs a page designer for its universal copy desk. Specifically, we need a lead designer for the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, which is designed in Yakima.

The U-B is a six day newspaper. It's a Sunday AM, but an evening paper Monday through Friday.

U-B editors budget the paper and we design and build it.

Essentially, here's the job:

  • Review daily budgets with Union-Bulletin print coordinator.
  • Design and build clean, effective news, sports and feature pages in TownNews TCMS.
  • Adjust pages after review by U-B and send them to press.
  • Design, build and send advance pages, special sections.

Position requirements:

  • Exceptional print design skills and news judgment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Accuracy.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Experience: A newsroom internship or experience as part of a post-collegiate newsroom staff designing print pages.

The Yakima Herald-Republic is a daily newspaper in Central Washington, an area dominated by vineyards, hop fields, wineries, brewpubs and eateries. If you enjoy the outdoors, you’ll love it here – we’re close to the Cascade Mountains, rivers, lakes and forests. Appreciate the big city? Seattle and Portland, Oregon, are just a few hours away.

This is a diverse community. Yakima County's estimated population is 254,000. Half of the county is Hispanic and Latino, so the ability to speak Spanish would help you build valuable relationships with the community.

Both the YHR and the Union-Bulletin are part of The Seattle Times Co., a family-owned company committed to journalistic excellence. The Blethen family believes that decisions about the Herald and the Bulletin are best made by the people who live and work in Yakima and Walla Walla.

The Seattle Times Co. values diversity in the workplace as well as in our news coverage. The Yakima Herald-Republic is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, send cover letter, resume and links to Greg Halling, executive editor, at [email protected]