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Design, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Monday, June 13, 2022
 
   
 
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theSkimm

Were hiring a Junior Designer.

Please include a portfolio link in all applications.

About our team & what well build together

The design team at theSkimm consists of ambitious, collaborative, & thoughtful designers, who work closely on all things related to theSkimm brand. They support pre & post sale partnerships, brand marketing, growth marketing, social, editorial, & product teams. We feel passionate & excited about designing products & experiences that millions of people touch on a daily basis. 

This person is a key member of the team, working with internal stakeholders & the creative team on everything from branded content to editorial. The ideal candidate has a sophisticated aesthetic & is comfortable working at a fast pace under short lead deadlines. 

How youll contribute to our mission

  • Under the guidance of a Creative Manager while working closely with other members of the team, support projects by designing creative assets that elevate & reinforce brand identity, user experience, & project & company objectives
  • Work within brand guidelines to create designs for sales, including branded content, pre & post sales, & commerce
  • Support the design team in production of creative assets across the organization
  • Receive & give feedback to other designers to continually iterate & improve on designs
  • Ensure theSkimms brand styles & voice is represented in all projects
  • Work with the entire design team to evolve the design system, understanding the value of design patterns & helping to build & maintain a cohesive visual language
  • Maintain knowledge of design trends & techniques, while continuing to develop skills

Youre ready for this! Heres a bit more about what were looking for

  • Prior digital design experience
  • BFA degree is preferred
  • Proficient in Figma & Adobe Suite
  • A sound design aesthetic with a solid understanding of typography & composition, & grids
  • Working knowledge of Adobe After Effects is a bonus
  • The ability to work collaboratively with a team, independently & under close direction
  • Strong time management & organization skills
  • Self-learning, able to learn new tools quickly & work in a fast-evolving environment
  • Passion for theSkimm's brand & products is a plus
  • A strong understanding of our target demo since this individual will engage with theSkimm products every day

Why we love working here

We are mission driven & values driven:

We are collectively building an impactful brand for millennial women by helping them maneuver through lifes necessities. We are providing this community with information & resources so they have the ability, agency, & confidence to live their smartest lives. Every role has a purpose & allows us to equip & enable women to make their best decisions, feel more educated & have the right knowledge at the right time.  

We are values driven at every point - how we work, the way we work & our culture come straight from our core values. Each of us supports this incredible brand & takes part in its continued growth, fulfilling the needs of our audience each & every day.

We put you & your personal lives first - we have a generous benefits policy that demonstrates we are listening to what our employees need:

  • Unlimited vacation policy & generous holiday observances
  • A hybrid working model with flexibility for remote work
  • Comprehensive insurance plans & commuter benefits
  • Auto-enrollment into a MassMutual 401(k) plan starting on your first day & employer contribution available after one year of employment 
  • Access to family building & fertility benefits
  • Rewards for every work anniversary
  • One month paid sabbatical after your five year anniversary as a full-time employee

We support our parents at all points on their journey: 

  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave (adoption, fostering & surrogacy included)
  • Bereavement leave for pregnancy loss
  • Phased return to work schedule availability
  • Flexibility based on parental schedules
  • Access to family building & fertility benefits
  • Flexible & broad-scale child support program

Your well being is our priority: 

  • We honor Sacred Time in our workplace
  • We have aligned company time off during the summer to truly allow for us all to break from our work at the same time
  • We offer fitness membership reimbursement
  • One Medical Membership is included with our benefits

We have a vibrant, collaborative, & supportive culture (we celebrate & have fun!):

  • Weekly company updates led by our co-founders/co-CEOs
  • Weekly lunch stipend for HQ employees
  • Two opportunities each year for our entire organization to come together IRL in NYC
  • ERGs
  • Employee awards ceremonies to celebrate individual accomplishments
  • Clubs & activities designed to meet other employees like book clubs, new hire buddy programs, rooftop lunches, off-sites, & wellness focused classes
  • Numerous culture events that enable our workforce, in the office & remote, to connect & have fun

Your career & development are a priority: 

  • Annual learning & development stipend
  • LEAD@theSkimm, our leadership development program
  • DEI initiatives to ensure we are the best partners & colleagues to each other
  • Career development guidance & planning

And more

  • Competitive salary & equity packages
  • Complimentary access to theSkimms suite of membership products & swag
  • The opportunity to be part of a values-driven, hardworking, & diverse group of people building a media company that makes it easier to live smarter

Our story, Skimmd

Were a mission-driven digital media company giving millennial women the information they need to live their smartest lives. 

At our core, we are writers, editors, producers, designers, marketers, engineers, analysts, sellers, creatives, & strategists all working together to achieve this goal.

Since launching in 2012, we have become a trusted source for a community of millions of Skimmrs by seamlessly integrating into their existing routines, fundamentally changing the way our audience consumes news & makes decisions. Our flagship product, the Daily Skimm, remains the fastest-growing newsletter on the market, & we continue to innovate, find new ways to Skimm everything from finance & careers to voting, wellness & downtime. Our product suite has expanded to include three top-rated podcasts, Skimm This'', Pop Cultured, & 9 to 5ish, theSkimm mobile app, Skimm Money & Skimm Your Life newsletters, a new virtual course series called SkimmU, & Skimm Studios for innovative in-house video & audio content. Our first book, How to Skimm Your Life, was released in June 2019 & debuted at #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list. 

And were not done! We continue to grow the breadth of our offerings in lifes necessary categories & by expanding our products across events, commerce, customized content, & audio, our ecosystem will become the go-to resource for this generation - & the ones that follow -  in the most critical areas of their lives. 

Come join us!

Learn more about us & our other opportunities here.

What about the office?

This is a full-time role based in New York, NY with flexibility for remote work. 

Our office is available to use three days a week - Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday. We have a hybrid environment & ask that employees within the New York Metro area come together in person a minimum of three days per month. All other days are up to the discretion of the employees during the three days a week that the office will be open. We are continuing to closely monitor the state of COVID-19 in New York & will adjust this plan accordingly.

We will require COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone coming to our office. We are following CDC recommendations & will also require additional boosters, & will always follow CDC & NY state guidance on wearing masks in the office.

Please include a portfolio link in all applications.

 
 
 
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