My old pal — and the coding wizard behind this blog — Daniel Hunt asked folks to pass along the word: He’s looking to hire.
Here’s the pitch:
California McClatchy Multiplatform Desk, which is housed at The Sacramento Bee, is looking to immediately hire a strong visual journalist as the design and editing center prepares for the rollout of what will be a high-intensity redesign for Sacramento and our other Central California outlets — The Fresno Bee, The Modesto Bee and the Merced Sun-Star.
This multiplatform designer will be counted on each day to execute layered presentations using CCI NewsGate 3, Escenic and Adobe Creative Suite for print and online. He or she must be comfortable collaborating with any corner of the newsroom, as well as working independently to present stories, graphics, data and photography in creative, compelling and interactive ways.
The designer should be comfortable working in picas or pixels: Coding abilities in HTML, CSS and more advanced disciplines of Web presentation are part of the expectations. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent skills and knowledge are required, with course concentration in journalism, graphic design, English, history or political science preferred.
Above all, the successful hire is driven by the opportunities to learn, master and share skills essential with a talented group of journalists within the California McClatchy Multiplatform Desk, its partner newsrooms and McClatchy as a whole.
The Sacramento Bee, an equal opportunity employer, is committed to promoting diversity within our drug and alcohol free workplace.
To apply for this position, please send a resume, along with a cover letter and salary requirements, to firstname.lastname@example.org with ATTN: CMMD in the subject field.
Sacramento is a river town, kind of like Pittsburgh. Except a couple of thousand miles to the west and not quite as hilly. The Sacramento and American Rivers meet there on their way to the San Francisco Bay.
About 2.5 million people live in Sacramento, long known as a very diverse city. It’s the capital of California, so government is big business there there. There are several colleges there, including Sacramento State University. UC Davis is a few minutes up the road.
There’s regional light rail and all sorts of culture there — music festivals, museums and such. The city managed — barely — to hang onto the NBA Kings a while back. There’s minor league baseball and pro soccer.
San Francisco is just 90 minutes away — if you disregard traffic. Heh.
Among famous people from Sacramento: Actors Adrienne Barbeau, Max Baer Jr., LeVar Burton, Sam Elliott, Tom Hanks, Molly Ringwald and Brenda Song; musicians Lee Greenwood, James House, Timothy B. Schmit (of the Eagles) and Brie Larson; sports greats Larry Bowa, Dusty Baker, Donte Stallworth, and Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Also from Sacramento: Journalists Deborah Blum, Herb Caen, Joan Lunden and Lester Holt. Rush Limbaugh started his radio career in Sacramento, although folks there might not be quite so proud of that.