Designer (Contractor)

New York, NY
Jun 28, 2022
Jul 28, 2022
Full Time
Job Description

Position Overview

This designer will be responsible for executing bold and consistent visual marketing materials and brand campaigns for The Washington Post and its journalists, products, initiatives, and events. This role is a contributing designer to The Post's newly formed brand marketing creative studio with a mission to establish a bold and consistent brand identity, and drive excitement about The Post amongst new and existing audiences. This position is an independent contractor, 1099 position, and is slated for approximately 6 months.

Reporting to the Design Director, this person will be responsible for designing compelling and engaging marketing collateral across various touchpoints-including, but not limited to onsite and offsite ad campaigns as well as paid social. This role will also contribute to the studio's effort to design compelling creative that both supports the brand ethos, but also pushes the boundaries of the brand's public perception. This role is remote-based.

  • You approach a project holistically, but with strong attention to detail
  • You are a conceptual thinker
  • You find creative visual solutions to meet a client's need
  • You demonstrate resourcefulness and a level of autonomy with individual assignments, but have a collaborative spirit
  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • Under the direction of the Design Director, create compelling marketing creative for The Post, its people, and its products for a wide range of internal clients (Newsroom, Subscriptions, Communications, etc.)

  • Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts/Graphic Design/Visual Communications or commensurate experience
  • 3-5+ years as a Designer working with a creative team in Marketing, Advertising, Media or Publishing, preferably in an agency-like environment
  • Expert in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, AfterEffects) and Working Knowledge of Figma
  • Strong typographic sensibility
  • Experience in animation and motions graphics
  • Experience in paid social and best practices a plus
  • Photo and video art direction experience a plus
  • Illustration or digital video editing experience a plus
  • Must be comfortable following design direction and implementing changes, while balancing strong design and meeting tight deadlines
  • Unwavering attention to detail and an acute awareness that everything counts
  • Up on current design trends and industry practice

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

The innovation doesn't end in the Newsroom - dozens of teams power The Washington Post. We are now hiring the next innovator - how will you Impact Tomorrow?