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About the Company:

The Baltimore Banner is a nonprofit newsroom founded to bring high-quality local journalism to the Baltimore metro area. We are creating a vibrant, strong, trustworthy, and sustainable news organization, seeking to re-imagine the future of local news. Using a multi-platform news operation, covering a broad range of topics from local government to culture and the arts. We tell stories that reflect the community, connecting neighbors, holding government institutions accountable, and making sense of the world. All this work is grounded in truth. We believe we can contribute to a more vibrant, informed, and whole Baltimore, surrounding counties, and the state of Maryland. 

About the role:

The Baltimore Banner is seeking an experienced leader in visual content to oversee a team of photographers, illustrators, and freelance talent. This role involves crafting engaging visuals in various formats to enrich article experiences and convey stories across multiple platforms. Reporting to the Managing Editor, the Visuals Director will collaborate with editorial, digital, and audience staff to ensure that visuals on the site are optimized and aligned with brand standards.

Candidates should possess a background in journalism leadership, the ability to translate complex topics into compelling visuals, a strong understanding of branding, and a keen awareness of digital and visual trends.


  • Manage the daily workflow of photo, design, and illustration requirements for The Baltimore Banner’s newsroom.
  • Supervise staff photographers, news designers, and freelance creatives.
  • Provide art direction for comics, illustrations, and our most ambitious journalistic projects.
  • Engage in collaborative long-term editorial project planning with editors and reporters.
  • Assist the Managing Editor in establishing and upholding editorial brand standards.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience
  • Experience managing projects and team members.
  • An outstanding eye for visual narrative and the demonstrated ability to deploy photography, illustration, and design elements for effective storytelling.
  • Experience compiling visual storyboards and writing creative project briefs, and working in visual design tools like Photoshop, Sketch and Figma.
  • Willingness to experiment with new techniques and styles.

The Venetoulis Institute embraces diversity and inclusion, and we are wholeheartedly committed to being proactive in inspiring a culture of inclusion across our organization. We are dedicated to establishing an organization that reflects the fundamental respect for different ways of working and living, and we assure every employee the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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