Art Director

Overview: The Art Director reports to the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor of and oversees all visual identities for KCPR. With the art team, the Art Director helps journalists convey their stories in unique ways that also maintains a cohesive and identifiable KCPR brand. They help present news to different types of audience members and continuously update the social, web, and news platforms.


  • Execute the reporter’s and DJ’s visions as well as come up with their own ideas for laying out content in a way that is visually appealing and easy to read 
  • Follow KCPR style guides, while pushing the boundaries of design in everything created
  • Go above and beyond traditional layouts and create original graphics, art and more to add unique elements to a story or social media post
  • Communicate with platform managers to design and create visuals across platforms for stories from all KCPR factions (, Music and Programming needs, social media, promotional materials)
  • Use industry-standard software including Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Attend weekly KCPR management meetings
  • Oversee brand identity between all platforms
  • Connect stories with creative personal in order to create more multimedia coverage
  • Collaborate with creative personnel to ensure that all creative ideas are presented properly
  • Constantly survey professional media landscape to find the most successful and engaging practices
  • Teach and oversee the art team 
  • Create special sections on the KCPR website
  • Promote team cohesion. Run relevant training. 
  • Plan and coordinate essential coverage and training over the summer
  • Take the lead in planning and coordinating large-scale multimedia coverage, such as on-campus concerts.
  • Be enrolled in Jour 455 and attend weekly

 Stipend: $300/month