Creative Director

Creative Director

The Creative Director is to contribute to the overall design of the newspaper by
collaborating and planning with members of the editorial board. This honorarium-based
position requires creativity and innovation, strong leadership and the ability to work with
a team. They should be aware and respectful of deadlines. Candidates for this position
must:

• Convey an understanding of how The Cord operates and have experience in
design;
• Work a minimum of 15 hours per week in the office on Cord-related items,
including production;
• Work with section editors to plan the design of their layout before (when applicable), at
the beginning of and throughout production;
• Monitor the visual layout of all pages to ensure consistency and avoid
redundancy;
• Work with the Editor-in-Chief to design cover and be able to independently create and
utilize their own ideas when needed;
• Help develop production materials, such as InDesign library items and paragraph
styles regarding Cord style;
• Ensure that all photos and graphics are edited properly for the website at the end
of the production cycle;
• Act as a mentor for the Photo and Graphics Editors;
• Lay out any section of The Cord in the event of a section editor’s absence;
• Be accessible to all Cord staff and maintain open communication with editors and the
Editor-in-Chief;
• Attend editorial board meetings and meetings with the Editor-in-Chief;

• Assist in planning and administering training for Cord staff and/or volunteers;
• As this position does not necessarily give reason for the director to be in the office
outside of production and meetings, it is encouraged that the director
communicates with the staff when they will be in and out of the office;
• When using social media in regards to The Cord or WLUSP, the director is
expected to conduct themselves in a respectful and professional manner

A technical test administered at the time of the job interview will include the layout of
three (3) pages of the newspaper including a cover, news and features page.