Refinery29 is hiring a

Senior Designer, Social Media

New York, United States

Company Description

Refinery29 is a lifestyle destination that delivers non-stop inspiration to live a more stylish and creative life.  Our premium editorial content, custom advertising programs, groundbreaking video content and compelling interactive events are supported by a best-in-class Creative Team. Refinery29 offers a unique opportunity and environment for creatives to collaborate across mediums and with a wide array of talent to bring their work to life quickly.  

Job Description

Refinery29 is actively seeking an innovative, hyper-creative, super-fast and strategic Senior Designer to elevate the visual execution of our social content across social platforms, including, but not limited to: Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, (and Snapchat is a bonus!) etc. The Senior Designer will work cross departmentally between the Creative and Social teams, reporting directly to the Creative Director/Design Director with a dotted line to the Social Media Director and must be highly collaborative, and energetic–fueled by the desire to advance our brand in this particular category within the industry and the world. The Senior Designer for Social Media should be a frequent user of all social media platforms and will be instrumental in translating and representing our visual identity in these off-site channels.



  • Concept and produce visually arresting assets for social media that is in line with R29’s constantly evolving brand aesthetic and our audience development goals by ensuring all of images are shareable
  • Given the always on nature of social media, flexibility with hours required
  • Work collaboratively with the Social team to quickly and immediately create assets for real-time news content and social-only posts
  • Work with the design and photo team to create and evolve style guides that set the stage for R29’s creative POV on specific social platforms
  • Create reusable assets and templates that make it easy to and effective to quickly produce assets for social media
  • Stay on the pulse of what visual trends are happening in social media and in the larger design community
  • Search for and develop a roster of social influencers who have a defined aesthetic and large following to collaborate with


  • 3+ years graphic design experience in an established digital or online media publication or agency, with an understanding of the social media landscape
  • Deep knowledge of social media strategy and social media platforms
  • A strong balance of identity, typography, layout, and illustration design skills
  • Strong, open, positive and collaborative communication style
  • Genuine ability to collaborate and contribute to a team effort but also to work independently to deliver on individual responsibilities
  • Self starter mentality to push forward social-first post initiatives to drive traffic/engagement
  • Strong desire to develop creatively and push the R29 visual brand forward
  • A solutions-oriented mentality
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently under pressure
  • Deep knowledge of and familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud Products (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc., InDesign) (Keynote and Powerpoint familiarity is a plus)


For consideration, you must submit your RESUME and link to your online PORTFOLIO.  Applications submitted without a portfolio will not be considered.