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Designers at Las Vegas Review-Journal

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Bill_Bradley, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. Bill_Bradley

    Bill_Bradley Member

    We're bringing our design desk back in-house, so we have to hire 7 good designers -- and fast. The design desk will debut March 1.

    Follow the links and don't haste if you're interested:

    JournalismJobs.com - Job Listing - Seeking Lead Designer for 7-person Desk

    JournalismJobs.com - Job Listing - Seeking Night Page Designers

    JournalismJobs.com - Job Listing - Seeking Swing-shift designer

    To apply:

    Send cover letter, resume and samples of work to Michael Symes, Copy Desk Chief at msymes@reviewjournal.com. Please put RJ Design Desk in subject line.
  2. Bill_Bradley

    Bill_Bradley Member

    Yes, at least one of those is going to be heavily involved in nightly sports design.
  3. Waldo9939

    Waldo9939 Active Member

    Any thoughts on bringing those back who were laid off/let go? And will it just be one or two dedicated sports designers because it would seem that this would be a big section and a huge lift for just one person. IMHO
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Ability to photoshop a Hitler mustache on Hillary Clinton is a bonus.
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  5. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

  6. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    You're hired!
  7. FreezyDaddy

    FreezyDaddy New Member

    Will there be any sports reporter openings soon? I see there has been quite a few openings here. Just wondering if a sports reporter opening is on the way.
  8. Bill_Bradley

    Bill_Bradley Member

    Our sports openings will be three part-time agate clerks (best for LV area college students -- just email me at bbradley@reviewjournal.com) and a spring and a summer intern to cover the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s. I'm about to post that one right now.
  9. DeskMonkey1

    DeskMonkey1 Active Member

    Two questions:

    1) Will there be regional bias in the hire.

    2) What reassurance do applicants have that this will last? I've seen papers before ramp things up like this only to fold a year later (Orange County comes to mind).
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  10. Bill_Bradley

    Bill_Bradley Member

    Two answers:
    1. I'm not sure. I'm not the one doing the hiring for designers. I do know that some of the people who were laid off a year ago have applied again. But I also know we want to recreate the best design desk we can after a rocky six months.

    2. I can make no assurances to anyone. We're the news business. That said, we were cut to the bone prior to our first 2015 sale to make us look lean and mean. We're bringing back a 7-person design desk, which every person on it will be necessary. And I'm very encouraged by all of the hires that our publisher was already planning to make prior to the latest sale.
  11. Waldo9939

    Waldo9939 Active Member

    This almost seems like the best Bill can say. Whether it's bluster or not he's right about the fact it's the newspaper business and there's no guarantee on anything. Particularly if there will be a newspaper business in the next 10 years. And being in Gatehouse and being laid off I know what those people have went through. I might be interested if not for 1) been at my job for about six months and like it so far, so I don't want to move, 2) the turmoil going there is scary to a degree and 3) not sure I'd want to move to Vegas. I'd have to think long and hard personally.
  12. DeskMonkey1

    DeskMonkey1 Active Member

    Yeah, I'm intrigued but moving to Vegas scares me a bit. If there are layoffs, what is a displaced journalist to do, work at the casinos?
    Waldo9939 likes this.
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