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Star Tribune

The Star Tribune, a Pulitzer Prize-winning, locally owned newsroom, is seeking a talented visual journalist for our award-winning design team. This person will design pages across a range of sections with a primary focus on news design. The ideal candidate should have a robust portfolio and experience working on daily deadlines. We are looking for a highly organized journalist who can work closely with design directors, editors and team leaders to produce impactful visual solutions for multiple platforms. This designer will be counted on for planning and executing anything from high-profile covers, special packages and daily sections to detailed inside pages and social promotion of our content. The designer will contribute to a collaborative, team-based and feedback-centric environment. This person must excel at seeing new, accessible ways to present information and tell stories, and should embrace working in an environment in which rigorous editing for visuals and content is the norm. We strongly believe that good content drives design and that design can elevate the readers’ experience of engaging with that content.


  • A proven visual communicator and collaborator with at least four years of design experience.
  • Able to demonstrate experience with mastering print page design, typography and the layering of information to attract readers of various interest levels.
  • An efficient manager of several project timelines at once — both in planning and execution — without sacrificing small details or large ambition.
  • Able to work closely with picture editors and content editors to find a perfect marriage of visuals and words.
  • A strong familiarity with design tools including Adobe’s InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.

Pay for this position ranges from $68,000 to $77,800 a year, depending on experience. Wages are noted in the contract of Star Tribune and the Minnesota Newspaper and Communications Guild.


At Star Tribune, our goal is to be a newsroom where a diverse mix of journalists will help us deeply understand and cover our communities. We are actively seeking members of traditionally underrepresented groups to apply, including people of color, people with disabilities, LBGTQ and nonbinary people. Star Tribune is a Veteran Friendly employer. Don’t worry if your experience doesn’t match this job description exactly — you may still be a great candidate for this position. If you apply, please tell us how your skills and experience relate to the role and its objectives.


Some top benefits include a modern downtown office with free access to Capella Tower’s Health Club and a rooftop patio; commuter benefits; flexible, hybrid and remote work; competitive medical, dental, vision and disability insurance; parenting and caregiving leave; generous paid time off; 401(k) matching; tuition assistance; pet insurance; wellness program, and flexible spending accounts.


Star Tribune is a locally owned, Pulitzer Prize-winning media company serving Minnesota and the upper Midwest with a newsroom of more than 230 journalists. With the fourth-largest Sunday and third-largest daily circulation print newspaper in the U.S., more than 100,000 digital subscribers, a range of digital and home-delivered advertising solutions and a growing portfolio of events, Star Tribune reaches more consumers than any other Minnesota media brand.

Questions? Email Greg Mees, Assistant Managing Editor / Design, Planning and Production at EOE

Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: $68,000 - $77,800
Compensation Type: Salaried
Location: Minneapolis, MN, Hybrid or Remote
Posted by Star Tribune on November 11, 2022