• Creatively art directed the weekly Real Estate section. Brainstormed cover story options with the Real Estate editor and photo editor on how to best visually present the week’s main story. Worked closely with pre-press, advertising operations and platemaking to maintain deadline-focused page flow. Researched and hired illustrators for the section.
• Designed news, feature, sports, business and real estate pages with varying style guidelines and strict deadlines with multiple zones and editions. Assisted with photo research, editing, color correcting and manipulation.
• Attended daily story budget meetings, deciding where stories, photos and graphics would appear in the newspaper based on news judgement and breaking news. Communicated continuous story budget updates via e-mail, in-person contact and phone calls to appropriate editors.