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Sports designer -- The Oklahoman/NewsOK.com (Oklahoma City, OK)

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by RSharp_TheOk, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. RSharp_TheOk

    RSharp_TheOk New Member

    The Oklahoman seeks a designer/graphic artist who will create bold sports section fronts, full of energy and emotion.

    The Oklahoman produces a consistent Top 10 Associated Press Sports Editors section and website in one of the nation’s most energetic NBA and college sports markets.

    We have a highly motivated sports staff with high standards and a strong connection to each other and our community.

    We work in a vibrant, multimedia newsroom located in the heart of Oklahoma City, one of the nation’s top merging mid-sized cities.

    The ideal candidate will:

    • Produce engaging infographics and illustrations. Lead and contribute to award-winning special sections and projects for print and digital.
    • Work collaboratively with reporters, assigning editors, other designers and artists, photographers and web producers.
    • Have experience with and/or a yearning to learn web design and interactive tools that best display our content digitally.

    Strong copy editing skills, news judgment, a command of typographic and design principles are a must.

    The ideal candidate will be proficient with Adobe Creative Suite applications (primarily InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator).

    The Oklahoman fosters a diverse, collaborative work environment and offers competitive pay and benefits. This position works evenings and weekends.

    Applicants can send send a résumé, cover letter and clips to sports editor Mike Sherman at msherman@oklahoman.com
  2. Tommy Deas

    Tommy Deas Member

    Nicest sports staff in America and a shop that does absolutely fantastic work both in print and online.

    Highest recommendation, plus OKC is a great city.

    P.S. If you get an in-person interview, hold out for Cattlemen's.
  3. Sports Guy

    Sports Guy Member

    Kevin Durant and his mom dislike The Oklahoman because of one headline in 2014.
  4. Waldo9939

    Waldo9939 Member

    Can't imagine why that would be
    Sports Guy likes this.
  5. Potter

    Potter Member

    What was the headline?
  6. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

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  7. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    So, having a spine is required at this shop because an athlete, who could be gone in 12 months, is grumpy at the paper.
    Sports Guy likes this.
  8. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    The subhead was the problem.
  9. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    I'm more bothered by the "scoreboard" graphic at the top of the package.

    Use it for the score of the game, not how the series stands in games won for each team (which I guess they did on actual game nights). After all, there are spaces for three numbers for each team. Is it a best-of-1,997 series?
    Mr. Sunshine likes this.
  10. Sports Guy

    Sports Guy Member

    Too late for a retraction, ha.
  11. chase.colston

    chase.colston Member

    Had this same job out of college. Can't say enough good things about Mike Sherman and his staff. Enjoyed my time there.
  12. Tim Stephens

    Tim Stephens Member

    Great opportunity for someone. The Oklahoman does it right.
    ChipSouza likes this.
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