Sightline Media Group is the leading news organization covering military, defense, public sector, federal technology, C4ISR and cyber defense. Our independent, award-winning journalism offers coverage from around the globe, from Sightline headquarters in the Washington, DC area to bureaus and correspondents in the U.S. and around the world. Sightline Media offers our business clientele a wide range of platforms to reach the market. From digital and mobile solutions to events, thought leadership, publications, video and custom options, Sightline works with clients on opportunities that have credibility, integrity, engagement and impact.


Sightline Media is looking for a junior designer to join our editorial and production team. The editorial designer designs and builds compelling pages for independent publications that report on military and defense issues, serving various audiences. Designer works closely and collaboratively with editors across all titles to take pages from concept to eye-catching final product. Successful candidate is able to build both for print and digital, utilizing InDesign, and other programs as required, and must be able to write and edit headlines, cutlines and other content as necessary.


  • Work as part of team building pages for Sightline publications, using InDesign, and other programs to design high-quality print pages.
  • Convert content as necessary for use in print and digital formats, for in-house and third-party use
  • Develop subject matter expertise in military, defense and military history matters to best create content focused on our brands’ unique interests.
  • As requested, work on other design assignments, including infographics, maps, motion graphics and more


Bachelor’s degree in fine arts, graphic design, journalism, liberal arts, communications, or similar field is preferred.    

Technical Skills:

InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, PC Skills, Mac Skills, Word, Excel, PPT, Email

Other: Experience using a news CMS in a deadline-oriented news operation, as is familiarity with social media platforms and pagination systems. Comfort level using web analytics. Basic ability to take and upload photos/videos using mobile phones or digital camera equipment.

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