Job opening someone was trying to get me to apply for:
It’s a lead position, meaning that this person would get to design a variety of great pages — mainly covers — and we have 11 different covers each week that we design. Even though this position is primarily a features design spot, the person would occasionally be designing covers of other things, like special sections.
We have four national award-winning illustrators in the department, giving (in my opinion) us the strongest illustration staff in the country.
And in general, our designers are given a lot of creative freedom. I’m not one to put too many rules in place.