Hiring: Design Fellow

We’re hiring a Design Fellow to work out of New York City office. This is a salaried (including benefits), six month position, with the opportunity to become a permanent member of our staff at the end of the fellowship. This is an entry level position. We’re looking for someone with a basic knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, HTLM5/CSS3 and Javascript who is looking to learn a lot quickly about design in the digital news space.

See our full listing after the jump.

TPM is hiring a Design Fellow to work out of our New York City (midtown) office. This is a full-time, salaried program with a six month duration and the opportunity to become a permanent member of our publishing staff. You will help develop the look and feel of the site and collaborate with our sales team to deliver ad creatives for our sponsors.

Your role will be to improve our readers’ experience by designing elegant interfaces and to help our team develop a strong and consistent visual brand identity. Working with our sales team you’ll develop highly effective and compelling ad creatives (HTML5/CSS3/JS) to both improve the reader experience and drive revenue. In collaboration with our developers you’ll help craft HTML markup and templates for our CMS and develop/maintain beautiful stylesheets. Above all you’ll work with us to solidify and shape TPM’s visual identity into something striking and distinct.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to talk at talkingpointsmemo dot com. Include the subject line: Job App: Design Fellow. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Got a Github or Dribbble account? Show us something you’ve built that you’re proud of!

What You’ll Do

Help develop the look and feel of new products through wireframes, mockups, prototypes, specifications, and final deliverables

Work with sales and development teams to create engaging native ad solutions

Maintain and refine the existing stylesheets and markup templates used by our internal CMS

Manage multiple deadlines for simultaneous projects, keeping your teammates informed of milestones and decisions

What You’ll Need

An attention to detail, empathy for the reader experience and a strong desire to improve it. You are never content with the status quo.

A drive to deliver modular and well-structured HTML/CSS for consistent use by a team of developers.

An aesthetic that matches TPM’s signature brand of fast paced, iterative journalism. We’re small but strong, tenacious and bold. Prior knowledge of and appreciation for TPM’s history is a big plus.

An understanding of modern HTML5/JS/CSS3 best practices and how they relate mobile and tablet devices.

A solid understanding of typographic principles and how to optimize for mobile and tablet readers.