Designer, The Verge

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Vox Media

Designer, The Verge
at Vox Media, LLC
Remote (US Only)

The Verge is looking for an ambitious and curious Designer to create and
execute innovative visuals across a variety of digital platforms. As the
Designer, you will be a member of an award-winning art and design team who is
an all-around collaborator, eager to brainstorm ideas and solve problems with
our commerce, editorial, video, and engagement teams. Additionally, you'll
work closely with our Associate Creative Director, supporting editorial and
commerce teams to produce engaging graphics and illustrations in a fast-paced environment.

The Verge is an ambitious multimedia effort founded in 2011 to examine how
technology will change life in the future for a massive mainstream audience.

The Verge is part of Vox Media, the leading modern media company. We guide
our audience from discovery to obsession. We inspire essential conversations
about what’s now, what’s next, and what’s possible.

As a community of journalists and storytellers, business professionals,
creators and technologists, we believe it is a moral and business imperative
to amplify voices: to cultivate diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout
our organization and media. This applies to our candidates, our teams, our
storytelling, our creative work, and our platforms, products, and partnerships.

Create editorial illustrations on varying deadlines, from breaking news to
longer-lead stories
Generate assets for commerce events like Prime Day and Black Friday, gift
guides, buying guides, and other commerce formats
Develop branding, newsletter templates, and a suite of promotional assets for
ongoing series
Collaboratively and independently create easy-to-read and visually striking
data visualization and infographics
Spearhead and create attention-grabbing and on-brand social media assets,
including in Instagram stories, Twitter threads, our Verge Deals newsletter,
and more
Establish easy-to-use design templates in Figma and Canva for use across
editorial and engagement teams
Work comfortably between aesthetic styles and formats, from vector
illustration to photo collage to motion graphics
Concept and pitch design ideas for complex projects, ushering work through
brainstorm, mood boards, revision, to finished product
Receive and incorporate design direction and feedback from the art team, and
offer the same support to your colleagues in return
Collaborate with members of the art team and beyond to editors, writers, the
engagement team and more
Propose solutions to design and workflow challenges
Advocate for accessible design and utilize accessibility best practices in
all work
Work closely with the Associate Creative Director to create distinct visual
styles at The Verge, helping differentiate us from our competitors
Constantly innovate and test to see what is performing the best

Strong knowledge of the full Adobe Suite, especially Illustrator, Photoshop,
and After Effects
Extremely adept at synthesizing a headline or brief into a confident visual
interpretation or metaphor
Have a strong portfolio demonstrating recent design work, especially
editorial art
Flexible and adaptable to shifting priorities and timelines, regularly not
just meeting, but beating deadlines
Eager to learn and grow as part of an established art and design team
Able to work independently and in collaboration with others
Extremely organized, detail-oriented and familiar with digital asset management
Strong communication skills and a team player
Passionate about technology and its intersection with art and everyday life
Nice to have, but not required:

Comfortable with Figma and Airtable
Experience with Blender
Image editing skills in color-correction, selection and compositing, image
sizing, retouching, and photo-manipulation

This job is remote. We’re dedicated to the health and wellbeing of all of
our employees, and when we reopen, will require everyone who works from one
of our offices to be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees with
approved religious or medical exemptions may be subject to additional safety
requirements, such as submitting to regular COVID-19 testing and/or wearing a
face covering in our offices.


This is a permanent, full-time position. This job is benefits-eligible. We
pride ourselves in providing comprehensive benefits to support all of our
employees wherever they are in life. You can find more information about our
benefits here.

This role is a part of the Vox Media Union, represented by the Writers Guild
of America, East

Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone
can show up as their authentic selves and create their best work. We
recognize that great stories, platforms, products and services come from
people with all manner of backgrounds and experiences. We recognize that our
commitments require ongoing work and sustained attention, as well as
adaptation to new insights and best practices. We keep our diversity data
public for the sake of accountability, transparency and communication. Learn
more about our values here, and our approach to corporate citizenship here.

Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and qualified applicants will
receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national
origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by
applicable national, federal, state, or local law. Vox Media will also
consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in accordance with
applicable Fair Chance laws. We are also committed to providing reasonable
accommodations as part of the application process to candidates with
disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation as part of the
application process, please contact our People & Culture team

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