Senior Designer (Editorial)

Location: San Francisco, CA

Department: Editorial

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

We’re looking for a senior designer with a proven ability to use design to tell stories and communicate complex information. Among the work this person will need to design for are infographics, feature stories, and narrative-driven interactive pieces. Experience in a newsroom or working for a media organization is a plus, but not required. More important is understanding how to apply design to bring ideas to life.

This person also needs to be comfortable with incomplete assignments, and figuring out on his or her own how start an assignment. The job will involve a lot of collaboration, but we need someone who can spot problems and solve them.

Responsibilities

  • Take direction from creative leads and other team members 
  • Work quickly as needed and switch gears nimbly 
  • Iterate with others on concept sketching 
  • Produce rough mockups quickly for internal review 
  • Be articulate in explaining the rationale behind your design decisions 
  • Produce polished mockups for client reviews 
  • Produce pixel perfect production files for electronic distribution 
  • Produce print ready production files for hand off to commercial print vendors 
  • Be nimble in working with collaborative prototyping apps 
  • Switch between Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, and Invision apps as needed during a project
  • Attend team meetings, take detailed notes, and collaborate with the client on deliverables

Qualifications

  • A strong portfolio focused on visual design with relevant work examples 
  • 3+ years professional experience as a digital designer or art director 
  • Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign 
  • Mastery with Sketch and Invision 
  • Good communication skills, a positive attitude, and excellent organization tendencies
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