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Graphic Designer (Contract)

| Greater NYC Area

ABOUT THE TEAM AND ROLE

theSkimm’s design team is a group of collaborative, fast-moving and creative thinkers who thrive on creativity and designing products Skimm’rs love. As part of this contract position, you’ll be responsible for bringing marketing & editorial campaigns, and brand partnerships to life through illustration, storytelling and design. You will be an integral part of the team when it comes to collaborating on a variety of internal and external projects.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

  • Illustrating and creating assets for our social platforms
  • Working cross-functionally to create illustrated and animated solutions for campaigns with our partners
  • Creating custom designs for editorial and marketing campaigns
  • Collaborating with theSkimm’s design team on a variety of projects needed for the brand and internal teams

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • 1-2+ years of design experience 
  • BFA in design (or equivalent degree) preferred
  • Expert Illustration Skills with proficiency in Adobe Suite, including: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Sketch
  • A sound design aesthetic with a solid understanding of typography and composition, and grids
  • Can work collaboratively with a team, independently, and under close direction
  • Self-learning, able to learn new tools quickly and work in a fast evolving environment
  • Animation skills a plus

Please submit a portfolio with applications.

ABOUT THESKIMM

theSkimm is a membership company dedicated to helping female millennials live smarter lives. By seamlessly integrating into our members existing routines, we've become a trusted brand to more than seven million people. We're fundamentally changing the way our members consume news, consider products or services, and take action on important things happening in their lives. Our flagship product, the Daily Skimm, is still the fastest growing email newsletter on the market, and we've grown our product suite to fit into other routines at home, work, and on-the-go. theSkimm App debuted at #1 in News in iTunes, our podcast "Skimm'd from The Couch" reached #1 in Apple Podcasts within hours of launching, and more than 200,000 people voted with us in the 2018 midterm elections.

As theSkimm grows, we're committed to helping our members tackle big decision-making moments in life by giving them the information they need to make informed and empowered choices whether that be in civic engagement, finance, career, health, and more. Founded in 2012 by two friends on a couch, we've since grown to over 100 employees based in NYC. We are passionate. We are a TEAM. We work hard, but we know when to take a break to enjoy each other's company. Our products help people live smarter lives and we're building a brand trusted by millions of female millennials across the country. Join us!

This is a contract position based in New York, NY.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

50 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010

What are theSkimm Perks + Benefits

Culture
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
theSkimm provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Summer hours, Flexible start and end times.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
theSkimm offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses.
Lunch and learns
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