Senior Designer - Freelance

Group Nine Media

New York City, NY, US / Los Angeles, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Web/Graphic Design/Internet
  • Post Date: 06/03/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: , New York, NY

About Group Nine Media

Group Nine Media is a digital-first media company that boasts nearly 4 billion video views every month.

Job Description

GROUP NINE is seeking a talented, hard-working, innovative, pixel-perfect Freelance Senior Designer to join Brandshop’s Art Department, working across the portfolio of brands: POPSUGAR, Thrillist, NowThis, The Dodo and Seeker. The Freelance Senior Designer will be responsible for creating unique and compelling designs for a large range of projects, verticals, and brand initiatives. This person will work closely with other designers, art directors, and cross-functional teams to achieve design goals across all projects. 

Core duties and responsibilities


  • Concept and design engaging, innovative, and functional experiences for branded content
  • Ideation and execution of pre-sale materials and mocks to support the sales team: logos, social mocks, photo mood boards, etc.
  • Build visually compelling decks in Keynote and Google Slides 
  • Source and collaborate with illustrators, managing the creative direction and workflow of contracted work
  • Produce work that aligns with designated style guides for clients and internal teams
  • Keep working files organized and follow best practices for file prepping/delivery and archiving

 Idea generation and teamwork:

  • Attend weekly creative meetings and brainstorms
  • Take design direction from art directors and Associate Creative Director to improve
    visual composition
  • Provide direction and guidance to designers where needed
  • Contribute new ideas for design treatments, planning, and strategy with the team
  • Expert in design trends and editorial layout
  • Passion for photography and strong eye for composition 
  • Keep up with news, technology, and content in media landscape
  • Interest in beauty, culture, fashion, and lifestyle
  • Professional and collaborative communication style across teams


  • REQUIRED: Portfolio featuring examples of design work. Candidates who do not provide a portfolio link will automatically be rejected
  • 4-6 years of experience in Graphic Design
  • Degree in Graphic Design or relevant experience
  • Creative with a strong desire to learn and grow 
  • Passionate about design and committed to making beautiful work! 
  • Excellent typography/composition skills. Hand lettering and/or illustration skills are a plus! 
  • Exceptional work ethic
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Strong time management skills
  • Loves to collaborate and work with a large team
  • Proficient in Adobe Suite, Keynote, Google Slides
  • Experience with Ceros is a plus but not required
  • Willingness to learn new technologies
  • Ability to stay ahead of trends and adapt to changing digital landscape 

NOTE: This position is a 3 month trial contract with an opportunity to extend further pending successful completion of the initial term

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.