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Page Designer 

Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Location Forum Communications Company  
City, State Fargo, North Dakota  
Close Date 2/21/2020  

Forum Design Center is seeking a part-time newspaper page designer to help our team while you grow your skills. This position will work 16-20 hours per week, with scheduling flexible around any classes you’re taking. This position will require some nights and weekend shifts, as well as a holiday rotation.

Our team members are responsible for the design of all of Forum Communications’ newspapers. Designers work primarily in InDesign, with some work in Photoshop and Illustrator depending on skill level, creating engaging and creative pages that meet print specifications while also appealing to the reader. In this part-time position, we also want to focus on helping you learn new skills that will make you even more marketable when you look for full-time work, whether that’s with us or another area of design or art.

The ideal candidate has a background in graphic design, communicates ideas well through chat messages, can juggle multiple deadlines and priorities, is willing to learn from their coworkers in addition to sharing their skills and knowledge, and has a passion for helping our communities stay informed. People who excel in this role push for excellence and maintain high standards even on the tight turnarounds of daily newspaper work. Our hope is that whoever we hire in this role will grow into someone we can hire full-time when they finish their education or have had enough on the job training to manage the role.

Forum Communications Company is a family-owned newspaper and communications company that has been in operation for more than 125 years. We are located in the heart of downtown Fargo and not too far from Minnesota’s beautiful lakes country. If you are seeking a career where you can help to grow our company, interact with coworkers and know that your voice and opinion matter, you have come to the right place.

Primaries duties include:

  • Layout for various sections of the daily and weekly newspapers using Adobe InDesign. This can include selecting art and graphics, toning photos and formatting copy to fit in a designated space.
  • Creation of graphics for print use
  • Reviewing final proofs and making necessary changes.
  • Communicating with editors and managers remotely via Slack instant message and phone.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Design Hub managers
About the Organization At Forum Communications Company, our legacy is deeply rooted in harnessing the power of communication to connect and inform people in the communities we serve. Since 1917, everything we do is driven by creating and sharing information, ideas and insights.

Today, we're a leading media and technology company that's home to a family of people whose passion and purpose is fueled by collaboration and innovation We believe in supporting each other, working hard towards common goals and having fun.

Come for the perks:

Excellent employee culture, competitive pay, 401(k), company-paid volunteer time, health and wellness initiatives for all employees. Additional perks for full-time positions include comprehensive benefits package, generous paid time off, paid holidays and paid time off for birthday, company-paid volunteer time, health and wellness initiatives, paid parental and pregnancy disability leave for qualifying employees.

Stay for the people:

Family-owned and operated since 1917, development and growth opportunities, inclusive, creative culture, safe working environment, employees of all ages and backgrounds, positive collaboration.

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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