Designer, Mobile & Social

New York, NY
Jan 26, 2023
Feb 02, 2023
Full Time
Job Description

Reporting to the Head of Design, the Designer will work across all of The Washington Post's native advertising solutions platforms including digital, mobile, video, and live events.

In this role, you will elevate and expand our portfolio of offerings, elevating the Creative Group to be steps ahead of competitors, by developing high-quality, informed and best-in-class designs for our client partners across pre-and post-sale processes. You will support the retention and growth of partnerships by telling compelling visual stories across mocks and deck designs for RFPs, and full campaign designs across a variety of formats (social, website, video). The ideal candidate is first and foremost a visual storyteller, believing that great design and ideas are media-agnostic and can be articulated on any platform. In this hands-on role, you will be part of a tight-knit team that is collaborative and nimble, working on multiple projects at a time, and you'll coordinate extensively with Product, Technology, Development, Marketing, Production, and Editorial to execute various visual marketing solutions. We are looking for candidates with refined aesthetics, visual fluency, and a high understanding and aptitude for mobile-first and mobile front-end design.

  • Identify and develop new mobile-first products, designs and solutions that meet client and market needs and position The Washington Post as a leader in innovative digital advertising
  • Work closely with Marketing & Project Managers to develop custom materials for proposals that promote various Washington Post platforms
  • Participate in creative brainstorms in response to RFPs to generate innovative visual concepts
  • Coordinate with the Marketing team to create promotional materials that drive revenue and maintain brand integrity
  • Collaborate closely with Brand Strategists and Content Creators to make visual concepts come to life
  • Develop and maintain a library of high-quality creative executions across platforms, stock imagery, templates, spec guidelines, demo videos, etc.
  • Present digital advertising solutions to clients/brands/agencies and to internal teams
  • Collaborate with the Head of Design and other Digital Designers to build digital advertising solutions for a wide range of client partners, focusing on mobile-first designs

  • Knowledge of information architecture, usability, and UX/UI Design, with particular focus on mobile-first best practices
  • Expert in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, XD, Illustrator minimum) and thorough understanding of the mobile front-end and web production process
  • Understanding of user-centered design and development processes across several digital touch points
  • Ability to conceptualize and execute digital campaigns and display advertising including animation and interactivity for desktop and mobile
  • Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts/Graphic Design/Visual Communications or commensurate experience
  • 4-7 years as a Digital Designer working with a creative team in Marketing, Advertising, Media or Publishing; agency experience a plus
  • Digital video, animation, and motions graphics experience a plus
  • Social media growth and innovation expertise a plus
  • Experience in print, web and presentation design, including PowerPoint and Keynote
  • Must be a team player who thrives in a collaborative environment
  • 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


Wherever you are in your life or career, The Washington Post offers comprehensive and inclusive benefits for every step of your journey:
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Company-paid pension and 401(k) match
  • Three weeks of vacation and up to three weeks of paid sick leave
  • Nine paid holidays and two personal days
  • 20 weeks paid parental leave for any new parent
  • Robust mental health resources
  • Backup care and caregiver concierge services
  • Gender affirming services
  • Pet insurance
  • Free Post digital subscription
  • Leadership and career development programs

Benefits may vary based on the job, full-time or part-time schedule, location, and collectively bargained status.

The Washington Post includes salary ranges for certain positions to comply with local pay transparency laws. The salary range for this position is:
$59,167.16 - $125,600.00

The actual salary within this range will depend on individual skills, experience, and qualifications as they relate to specific job requirements. This position may be eligible for a bonus or incentive program, and a member of the Talent Acquisition team will discuss bonus payment terms and conditions during the interview process.

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?


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