Landmark Community Newspapers
  • Brunswick Beacon
  • Shallotte, NC, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

LCNI offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits.

Page Designer/Graphic Artist
The Brunswick Beacon
Shallotte, NC

The Brunswick Beacon is seeking an experienced news page designer/graphic artist to join its award-winning news team.  The Beacon is a 10,000-circulation weekly newspaper on the North Carolina coast between Wilmington and Myrtle Beach, S.C. The area is relatively rural and features miles of beautiful beaches, countless golf courses and world-class saltwater fishing. Wilmington and Myrtle Beach - each about 30 miles from Shallotte - offer an array of cultural activities including museums, live entertainment and nightlife.

We're looking for a dynamic designer who pays attention to details in crafting eye-catching pages for our weekly editions and special sections while performing as part of a team under strict deadlines. Duties may also include scanning and manipulating photos and documents, paginating and building broadsheet and tabloid pages, designing ads and writing contributions. The ideal candidate will be experienced in Adobe InDesign or a similar desktop page design program as well as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Experience is needed with digital cameras, image scanners and other related computer equipment. Experience in creating graphics, charts and graphs is essential. Must be willing to relocate immediately.

The newspaper offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits. Look for us online at


  • Journalism or graphic design degree or minimum of one year of experience working for a weekly, multi-weekly or daily newspaper or similar graphic design career experience
  • Must be proficient in using InDesign, Photoshop and other Macintosh computer programs essential to the production of a weekly newspaper. Knowledge of Illustrator is a plus
  • Be able to work 40-hour weeks, including some nights and weekends. Tuesday nights are mandatory
  • Must have a high energy level and be self-motivated; attention to detail a must
  • Knowledge of AP Style, news or feature writing, copy-editing and photography a plus
  • Must be well-organized and able to work under constant pressure of deadlines
  • Be willing to work with others to develop high-quality, engaging news pages and special sections

 Essential Functions:

  • Design advertisements for publication in print and online using Macintosh computers. Must be able to scan artwork and photos and output completed files for printing.
  • Check ads for accuracy by proofreading and checking for omissions.
  • Transfer files using ftp and internet sites to retrieve/send PDF files to/from sites for publication.
  • Update banner ads, special sections, retail ads and classified ads to web page.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to meeting customer requirements by working closely with customers and sales reps, following provided instructions and providing assistance through excellent customer service.
  • Process information from email and internet for publication.
  • Position artwork, photos on ads and space blocks of type for best optical effect according to layout instructions. Revise ads as directed on proofs.
  • Design news pages for all three news sections of the paper weekly.
  • Create eye-catching designs using stories, graphics and/or photos to make it easy for readers to navigate the newspaper.
  • Design pages for special sections, including covers.
  • Take and process digital photographs.
  • Meet established deadlines of the newspaper.
  • Archive copy, pages and photos after use.
  • Work with staff writers to effectively plan news packages and necessary art.
  • Produce writing assignments if requested

 Please include design samples with your online application.

 Equal Opportunity Employer

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