Graphic Designer

CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS   Chattanooga, TN   Full-time     Design
Posted on June 22, 2022

The Chattanooga Times Free Press is seeking an experienced, motivated Graphic Designer to join our award-winning Creative Services team. 

As a media company that has been informing and connecting Chattanooga's readers, leaders and businesses since 1869, we are well-known for our journalistic excellence and commitment to the local community in providing quality news and consumer information. Daily we produce an extensive array of digital and traditional media products in an environment of team productivity.

Job Summary:

The successful candidate will have a concise knowledge of graphic design and production skills in both print and digital platforms. Strong and effective communications skills, a solid foundation for creativity, determination and bright intellect are key.

As part of a creative team, juggling multiple projects while able to develop/design in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment is crucial. This position requires continual interaction with other departments, so ability to work well with others is a must. Projects are subject to constructive criticism; so the ideal candidate must be willing to receive direction and make alterations to their design, as directed.

Benefits and Compensation:

Compensation is competitive and the company benefits package includes Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, as well as profit sharing and 401(k) plan with investment options.


Excellent understanding of typography, layout composition, and color theory is essential, as is the desire to learn and grow while working as part of a team.

Design responsibilities include newspaper and magazine print and ad design, digital ad creation, email newsletters, sales collateral, marketing design initiatives, and other creative projects as needed.

Minimal Requirements:

  • Associates Degree in Graphic Design or equivalent training
  • 2 years experience in a graphic design position
  • Proficiency with:
    • Mac platform
    • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop and InDesign
    • Familiarity with Illustrator, Flash, branding, marketing and/or media such as outdoor, point of purchase, etc. are pluses.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual assigned to this position.  Job results and criteria are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job.  It is not intended to an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.    All requirements, however, are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.  Employees have the responsibility of notifying their Supervisor and Human Resources of any disability that may require their position or responsibilities to be modified.

Chattanooga Publishing Company/Chattanooga Times Free Press is an Equal Opportunity Employer.