The Daily Northwestern Recruitment | Spring 2020

Join Design

Our Design Desk is responsible for the layout and overall design of the print edition of the paper and for all supplements we produce, including our Football section, Gameday, and Arts and Entertainment magazine, The Monthly. Designers not only do basic layout, but also have the opportunity to create interesting print and online graphics for stories, experiment with different front page design ideas, get creative with illustrations and build their portfolios whether they want to pursue design professionally or just try it out.

One of the best parts about working for design is that absolutely no experience whatsoever is necessary. You’ll be trained in and have access to programs including Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. We've had former Design Editors who had never heard of InDesign to former high school newspaper designers, so if this is something you're interested in, don't let a lack of prior training stop you.

As a new designer, you'll take design shifts where you learn how to do different stages of the design process for our paper. After getting comfortable with everything, you'll be able to work with print and multimedia desk editors to discuss their upcoming stories and brainstorm ways to visualize elements in print and online.

If interested, fill out our google form or reach out to spring Design Editors Caty Buchaniec or Emma Ruck directly at [email protected]. And look through just some of what our designers have done over the past few quarters below!

Design Desk The Monthly




Design Desk Front Pages




Design Desk Sports




Design Desk Graphics & Illustrations