Design-Editor - part-time - remote US

News Charlotte, NC Remote, United States


McClatchy is hiring a part-time Design-Editor for our Publishing Center, which is responsible for putting out print editions for newsrooms across the US. This position prepares editorial content for print, which may include editing content to optimize for specific print usages or page design using templates and shapes. 

To be successful as an Design-Editor, it is essential that you can focus on tasks, have analytical skills, deal with multiple (strict) deadlines and changing priorities in a high volume and fast paced environment. 

Our Design-Editor needs to Execute core skills at a higher level of expertise (i.e. fine-tune high-profile content for print readers) AND ability to fulfill roles in more than one core skill area (design, finishing, quality control, print planning, wire editing). Demonstrates excellent news judgment and can handle demands for multiple newsrooms. Able to make decisions about story play for multiple markets. This position requires diplomacy, negotiating and communication skills.  Trusted with the most important of our editorial content, sensitive stories and breaking news situations. May also be proficient navigating wires and handling wire content. May also be responsible for high-end design projects, which involve collaboration with the newsroom.

Note:  If you have strong design experience and skills, you may be able to asist with page design if and when the need arises. 

Location:  This position will work remotely 


  • Make decisions about story play for multiple markets.
  • May be called upon to perform quality control or wire editing roles.
  • Handle demands for multiple newsrooms and editors.
  • Meet all product deadlines and standards for quality.
  • Help identify and implement ways to improve operational efficiency.
  • Coach, mentor and raise journalistic standards for publishing center employees.
  • Manage content and workflow within the publishing center and partner newsrooms, and ensure that procedures are followed.
  • Communicate with colleagues and customers using established digital channels.
  • Other duties as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in journalism or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in word editing or page design at a daily newspaper preferred.
  • Ability to make edits in stories in order to fit the print usage, including headline and cutline writing, and making sensible trims to overset stories; demonstrate high-level design and/or editing skills.
  • Ability to create and distribute story packages, including wire content and databases, for various platforms as needed.
  • Strong news judgment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills necessary to meet the requirements of multiple editors, publishers and departments at each news organization.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills. Ability to multitask on deadline.
  • Relied upon to troubleshoot problems and quickly implement solutions.
  • Works under minimal or no supervision to complete design and/or editing duties.
  • Must be proficient with virtual communications technology and channels.
  • Must be professional in dealing with colleagues, employees and management.
  • Ability and deal with changing priorities, deadlines, and stress


McClatchy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) for all applicants and employees. McClatchy considers all candidates without regard to basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, medical condition, family care status, pregnancy or physical disability (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), or any other basis protected by state and federal laws.