Political/News Blogger seeks Website Designer

Political/news blog writer seeks student to hire for WordPress website redesign. Current design is more appropriate for long-form essay format, looking for a graphic redesign more like a pure news media site. Seeking a designer who either has experience with designing with this format or can research and get up to speed on it.
Project timeline is flexible.
Pay: negotiable. But pay at prevailing market rates
Contact info: Richard Silverstein, richards1052@gmail.com
Would prefer seeing previous design work. If any is related to media site design, that’s desirable.