The graphic illustrator will work in conjunction with the graphic designer. The graphic illustrator produces detail-oriented digital drawings that can complement larger graphic spreads or stand alone as an illustration with an article. Successful graphic illustrator applicants are most likely individuals who use a drawing pad to create graphic illustrations.
The graphic illustrator must exhibit artistic skill as well as technical ability. Illustrations will be requested to create an illustration for each section at some point, which include News, Arts & Features, Opinion Editorials and Edge (popular culture and reviews). Op/Ed and Edge are writer-generated topics, and can vary greatly. The graphic illustrator’s workload will be dependent on their ability to complete the illustrations requested as well as the needs of the newspaper during any given week.
Graphic illustrators must be detail-oriented, independent and creative. They must be very careful not to infringe upon copyright at any time.