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Los Angeles Times Published: October 16, 2019
Los Angeles, California
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The Los Angeles Times is looking for a talented designer to add to our news design staff.

We are looking for a designer who can evaluate news and offer smart concepts for visual storytelling while working within a style and on deadline. Are you a designer who thrives in deadline situations and keeps current with news (and also business and sports)? Are you interested in helping build on a great design tradition? Do you have a passion for the city of Los Angeles? This could be the opportunity for you.

In this position, you will:

  • Design print (and potentially digital) pages for news sections of the Los Angeles Times
  • Learn and follow style guidelines
  • Collaborate with editors, reporters and other visual journalists to tell stories with impact
  • Work with design managers to ensure style coherence and elevate ideas
  • Shape and edit content with readers’ needs in mind
  • Work on deadline for multiple sections that align with your experience and skill set including main news, local news, and possibly business and sports
  • Work nights and weekends and be willing to be flexible in all deadline situations


  • Demonstrated ability to design compelling, sophisticated news pages
  • Well-developed typographic skills and use of color
  • A portfolio of work that demonstrates excellence in news design, alternative story-telling and collaboration with photo editors and graphics
  • A minimum of three years of experience as a news designer at a journalistic publication
  • Strong working knowledge of design software such as InDesign and Photoshop

Not required but a plus:

  • Experience designing for digital platforms
  • Previous experience using CCI Newsgate and Layout Champ
  • Experience designing sports pages
  • Experience assigning and art directing illustrations

This position is classified as Designer in the Los Angeles Times Guild and is based in El Segundo, Calif.

Please upload a resume, cover letter and work samples or links to your portfolio to deputy design director Kelli Sullivan via the apply link. Please note, the opportunity to attach additional documents appears on the third screen, and is labelled “Upload.”