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Graphic Designer (Contract)

| Greater NYC Area

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 more than 75 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. Join us!

ABOUT THE TEAM AND ROLE

theSkimm’s design team is a group of fast-moving and creative thinkers who thrive on creating beautiful products Skimm’rs love. As we grow, we're looking to hire a temporary, contract designer to work alongside our NYC Brand Design team as we design for new marketing and sales campaigns in early 2019.

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

  • Create engaging graphic illustrations and editorial graphics, like the ones here
  • Work on social media campaigns and social graphics, like the ones here
  • Create display media units and advertisement campaigns
  • Design for internal collateral, and marketing campaigns

WHAT WILL SET YOU UP FOR SUCCESS

  • Passion for great graphics and compelling storytelling
  • Degree or equivalent in graphic design
  • Strong illustration skills
  • Strong knowledge of design standards, typography, illustration, layout, and color sense
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
  • Reliable and able to turn work around within a quick deadline

WHAT WOULD SET YOU APART

  • Already a Skimm’r, understand the brand and voice
  • Good Handwriting and can render in our style
  • Illustrate in our existing style
  • After Effects skills
This is a full-time contract role based in NYC. If you're interested, apply below and please include a link to an online or PDF portfolio. Also please specify the area(s) of design you are experienced in and are most interested in pursuing:
  • Branding and Identity
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Digital and Editorial 
  • Illustration and Art
  • All of the Above
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • 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

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Fitness Subsidies
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