Trainee visual journalist opportunity

13 September 2011

Written by: GIULIO DI GIORGIO

The Sydney Morning Herald and the Sun-Herald are currently accepting applications for a trainee visual journalist (graphic designer).

The successful candidate will be trained to contribute high quality graphics and design to Fairfax’s printed and digital titles, liaising with page editors, story editors, the news desk, the night desk, and with external production staff.

This is a graphic design job, not a reporting role, or a pathway to a reporting or writing job.

Applicants should have or be able to quickly develop:

An ability to identify, articulate and develop excellence in visual journalism

Creativity, demonstrated flair and graphics/illustration ability

Understanding of print journalism, in particular that of the Sydney Morning Herald and smh.com.au

Ability to meet deadlines and balance priorities

Ability to liaise with outsourced production staff

Ability to work autonomously, and work in a team environment

Flexibility and patience

Ability to work in a high pressure environment

Attention to detail and adaptability

Strong understanding of house design

Excellent working knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Cyber, or the willingness to learn them.

Applications close September 22. For more information and application details, click here.