Editorial Positions

Layout Designer

About the Position

Layout designers are responsible for the reader’s first impression of the paper and the overall aesthetic identity that The Daily Californian presents.

As a layout designer, you will create engaging spreads that integrate stories and visual content effectively and compellingly. Designers work closely with editors and other designers to accurately represent editorial content in a visually appealing way. As such, layout design is a great way to meet and interact with the entire office — from photographers and reporters to editors and illustrators. Great designers are excellent communicators, flexible in their designs, hardworking, creative and open to the paper’s learning-oriented atmosphere. Knowledge of Adobe InDesign is a requirement, and any knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator or web design is a plus.

Application Materials

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Four sample layouts
  • Individual interview (Invitation Only

Work Requirements

  • Must be available to come to the office to design one day per week.
  • Attend weekly design meetings.

Leadership Opportunities

  • After serving as a layout designer, staffers have the opportunity to apply to be the assistant design editor or design editor.