Vox Media is hiring a

Designer, Snapchat Studio (Freelance)

New York, United States
Contractor

Vox Media is one of the fastest growing media companies today, combining the best content, technology, and distribution capabilities to connect with an audience of 170 million people each month who rely on us for a modern, intelligent take on the world.

Simply put, we create smart media brands for smart audiences. We got our start innovating in sports media with SB Nation, the largest and fastest-growing network of fan-centric online sports communities. We now have eight brands including Polygon, The Verge, Vox.com, Curbed, Racked, Eater, and Recode.

We want someone who can push the boundaries of how you can communicate ideas with visuals in new and unexpected ways through design on Snapchat.

You’ll be making everything from poster-style layouts using archival materials to data visualizations and infographics. You should have a passion for all things visual and really just love to make new things that communicate ideas and tell a story.

This is a contract position on a per-project basis.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with a producer and a team to break down the elements of a story or a set of facts and create their unique method of storytelling
  • Conceptualize and design ‘poster’ style layouts for short-form Snapchat documentaries
  • Use knowledge of typography, layout, and hierarchy to create designs that transform complicated concepts into clear visuals
  • Combine text, image, and GIFs to design layouts that create engaging multimedia experiences
  • Do visual research to find the best approach to telling a story by gathering samples and inspiration
  • Pitch multiple options for design direction for projects and backup your visual decision making process

 

Requirements

  • Adobe Creative Cloud expert - Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects
  • Experience working on infographics, typography, layout design and branding packages with quick turnarounds
  • Ability to design in multiple styles / match design and animation to be coherent with brand identity
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Passion for visual art & storytelling
  • Documentary storytelling experience is a plus
  • Unusual illustration experiences and skills a plus
  • Experience creating content for mobile devices

 

To apply, please submit:

  • Your resume
  • A link to your portfolio (please note a few projects that tell a visual story)
  • A cover letter in the medium of your choice

 

About working at Vox Media: You'll be joining a family of focused, hard-working, creative people who are passionate about creating for the web, building tools to foster online community, and doing work that's challenging and fun. Vox Media is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a safe, inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including women, LGBTQ people, people of color, and people with disabilities.