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Employment Opportunities 

Updated August 2, 2018


Art Director

Telegraph Media is looking for a full-time art director to oversee graphic design and visual communications in our fast-paced and growing publishing company.

We’re home to two lifestyle magazines, Alameda and Oakland magazines; an alternative newsweekly, the East Bay Express; The East Bay Monthly, a periodical of culture and commerce; Bay Woof, a San Francisco Bay Area dog newspaper. We also offer custom publishing products for on-demand clients. This position will be responsible for Alameda and Oakland magazines, the East Bay Express, and Bay Woof.

We’re looking for an art director who can act as the visual conductor of our products, conveying graphically an editorial voice through unifying designs and concepts.

The main responsibilities include:

• Conceiving, developing and designing covers, features, and other content with sizzle and creativity to produce inviting and easy-to-read layouts that adhere to general principles of good design and reflect our overall look and feel.

• Assigning eye-popping art and illustrations through close collaboration with freelance photographers and illustrators while staying within a limited art budget.

• Laying out 12 issues annually of glossy magazines from start to finish, 52 issues annually of the East Bay Express, and 12 issues annually of Bay Woof.

• Managing the art budget.

• Overseeing and assisting as necessary with custom publishing and all other company graphic art and design products.

• Coordinating production aspects of the magazines and newspapers with the printer.

About You:

• At least five years of hands-on graphic design for a magazine or newspaper, with experience assigning art.

• Knowledge of good design and ability to work within existing framework while making incremental improvements.

• Complete mastery of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat applications and Macintosh operating systems.

• Expert knowledge of production and printing, including pre-press aspects, PDF workflow, and color correction.

• Initiative and enthusiasm in suggesting art and graphics and proposing design enhancements and an ability to work well without close supervision.

To apply, send a PDF with cover letter, resume, and three of your best design samples to judy@telegraph-media.com and Kathleen.Richards@EastBayExpress.com. Please keep the file under 5 Mb, and include an online link to your portfolio in your email. Deadline for application is Aug. 10, 2018.

Pay for this position is commensurate with experience. Benefits also include Medical, Dental and 401K.


Arts Editor

The Express has an immediate opening for the full-time position of arts editor, the person in charge of editing coverage of the East Bay’s vast and diverse arts and culture landscape.

We’re looking for someone who’s deeply tuned into and passionate about sharing the important cultural events happening in our region — whether it’s the newest art gallery, the most promising up-and-coming musician, or the latest theater production — and can convey to readers why they should care. Working with freelancers and staff writers, you’ll be in charge of editing — and, in many cases, writing — arts and culture stories that are grounded in firm reporting and driven by narrative storytelling. You’ll also take the lead on some of our special issues, conceiving of content and assigning articles.

Through reported stories, cultural criticism, trend pieces, reviews, and profiles, you’ll create stories that illuminate the forces behind the creative people and organizations in our region, with a specific eye toward highlighting underrepresented or marginalized communities and voices. Previous editing experience preferred, but we’ll also consider candidates with strong writing capabilities. Organizational skills are a must!

To apply, send us:
• A résumé
• A cover letter that explains what you feel the role of an arts editor should be at a community newspaper and what you would bring to the position
• A sample review of an art show, band, play, or dance performance at least 500 words in length. This can be a review that was previously published at another publication, or you can write a new one based on a recent experience.

Email Editor Kathleen Richards, kathleen[dot]richards[at]eastbayexpress[dot]com. No phone calls, please. Deadline to apply is Friday, August 10. This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits.


Food Writer

The Express has an immediate opening for a freelance food writer. Working off-site, this person will guide our readers toward notable dining experiences in one of the country’s most exciting food scenes through a combination of direct experience, reporting, critical thinking, and smart writing.

In addition to writing weekly restaurant reviews, you’ll also report on openings and closures, trends, news, and happenings in the East Bay’s food and drink world. We’re looking for someone who knows that reviewing a restaurant is not only saying whether the food is good or bad but also an opportunity to tell a story. You should be passionate about all kinds of food across all styles of dining — from the buzzy, upscale Arab small plates spot to the tiny taqueria churning out region-specific gorditas in deep East Oakland.

To apply, send us:
• A résumé
• A cover letter that explains what you feel the role of a restaurant critic should be at a community newspaper and what you would bring to the position
• A sample restaurant review of at least 500 words in length. This can be a review that was previously published at another publication, or you can write a new one based on a recent experience you had at a restaurant.

Email Editor Kathleen Richards, kathleen[dot]richards[at]eastbayexpress[dot]com. No phone calls, please. Deadline to apply is Friday, August 10. This is a part-time freelance position without benefits.

The East Bay Express is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects our community. We strongly encourage people of color, women, people with disabilities, LGBTQI folks, and other candidates from historically marginalized communities to apply.


Account Executive

We are looking to expand our sales team. Does working for the only independent, locally owned alt-weekly in the Bay excite you? Do you like meeting business owners, club promoters, and the who’s who of town? Do your friends call you to find out what’s going on this weekend? Then we want to hear from you!

Email a cover letter telling me why you’ll make a great fit here along with your resume to Robert[dot]Gammon[at]EastBayExpress[dot]com *Vehicle required. Full-time position with benefits.


Newspaper and Magazine Couriers

Telegraph Media is looking for reliable couriers to deliver the East Bay Express every Wednesday and Oakland and Alameda magazines every month.

Routes typically take 1.5-3 hours to deliver and generally pay $50-$90 depending on the number of stops and the length of the route. Some Express routes begin prior to 7 a.m. and some are midmorning.

You must have a reliable vehicle, valid driver’s license, and insurance.

Please contact: Katy[dot]Lee[at]EastBayExpress[dot]com or call 510-879-3751.


2018 Editorial Internships
Join the award-winning Express as a Fall 2018 intern!

Deadline to Apply: August 15, 2018

Specific positions include: News & Investigations Intern, Entertainment and Arts Intern, Social-Media Intern, Photography Intern, Design Intern.

This is not your typical, traditional-media newsroom experience. During your internship, you will work closely with our editors and writers and be part of the core editorial team, sitting in on editorial meetings. We expect our interns to come with story ideas and enthusiasm for writing about the East Bay.

All interns must earn college credit. The commitment is 10-15 hours a week. We are flexible and understand that you have academic priorities.

Apply now for a Fall 2018 Internship! Please include in your application: 1) a 150-word paragraph on why you should be chosen as an intern at the Express, 2) your education and employment history, 3) specific journalism interests. Send this email to Editor Kathleen Richards at Kathleen.Richards@EastBayExpress.com. Please write "FALL INTERNSHIP" in the subject line.