Designer (Graphic Designer)

New York, NY
Aug 31, 2022
Sep 17, 2022
Full Time
Job Description

The designer plays a critical role in conceptualizing and executing engaging visual marketing materials and brand campaigns for The Washington Post and its journalists, products, initiatives, and events. This role is part of 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.

Reporting to the Design Director, this person will be responsible for designing compelling and marketing collateral across various touchpoints. This role will contribute to the concept, design and execution of creative for a marketing campaign from start to finish. This role will also contribute to the studio's effort to design creative that supports the brand ethos, but also pushes the boundaries of the brand's public perception. This role is based in either New York City or Washington D.C.

  • You approach a project wholistically, but with strong attention to detail
  • You are a conceptual thinker
  • You find creative visual solutions to meet a client's need
  • You can strategically and succinctly communicate creative concepts to clients and stakeholders
  • You work collaboratively with your copywriting counterparts
  • 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 boundary-pushing marketing creative for The Post, its people, and its products
  • Contribute to full marketing campaign design execution from concept to final delivery
  • Collaborate closely with Design Director, Senior (Principal) Designer, Copy Director, Copywriter, Head of Brand Marketing, and Marketing Specialists to make visual concepts come to life for a wide range of internal clients (Newsroom, Subscriptions, Communications, etc.)
  • Participate in creative collaboration and regular alignment across The Post's other design teams (News, Product, Sales)
  • Contribute to the brand marketing style guide and global style guide implementation

  • Must include link to design portfolio for consideration
  • 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

When you join The Post

When you join TWP, you are joining a mission to connect, inform, and enlighten those around the globe with the highest caliber, most trustworthy news and information. Our multicultural, multi-generational workforce is constantly creating and innovating, leading the media and technology industries to better solutions. We welcome all perspectives and celebrate diverse backgrounds.

Whether you contribute to journalism, engineering, finance, or marketing, you are helping define the future of news.

We continue to shine a light into the darkness and hope you'll join us.


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?