Graphics Designer

New York, United States

Description

WaitWhat is a media invention company committed to the creation of highly-differentiated, premium content that is gender-balanced and diverse in its subject profiles, and boundary-breaking in its formats. Founded in 2017 by former TED execs June Cohen and Deron Triff, whose combined leadership built TED Talks from a concept to 1 billion views/listens each year, WaitWhat’s inaugural media properties include the critically acclaimed Sincerely, X, the 2018 Webby Award-winning podcast Masters of Scale, and Should This Exist, an exciting new podcast hosted by Silicon Valley investor and Internet pioneer Caterina Fake.

In everything we create, we aim to elicit contagious emotions: awe, wonder, curiosity, and mastery. From the get-to, we design our media to live across many different forms and formats (audio, video, virtual, live, print, etc.) in order to scale as thriving independent businesses.

We are a joyful startup that has closed our Series A funding in January 2019. We’re now building out a team that’s as diverse as it is creative, brought together by the desire to create amazing media experiences. We’re channeling our energy to fulfill what we believe is the greatest, often unspoken, need of our time: to feel lit up and alive. Everything we produce will have those “Wait, what?’ moments that spark your curiosity and change your understanding of the world.

Requirements

We’re looking for a graphic designer who is passionate about typography, color, illustration, photography, and composition. You love branding — both creating new brands and ensuring brand consistency across media platforms. You light up when pushing new visual possibilities within brand guidelines. You are eager to learn from an experienced design director and are comfortable taking creative direction. You thrive in a culture that celebrates iterative design processes (meaning: Many ideas, many revisions, lots of creative input — all in the name of shaping the best possible idea). You are detail-oriented and find great pleasure in implementing visual systems. You’re deeply curious, creatively courageous, and looking for a job where you can put your talents to work for media you believe in. You must love start-up culture, feel energized by team-oriented environments, and have an all-hands-on-deck attitude.

We’re looking for candidates with at least 2-3 years of professional experience. What we care about most is your design ability, your fascination with branding, your capacity to learn, your willingness to contribute, and your desire to methodically build something meaningful from the ground up.


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Benefits

This is a FT position, based in downtown Manhattan. We offer competitive salaries and benefits package that’s highly generous and competitive with much larger companies (We believe in taking care of our team.). We work long hours, but we also rest. (Our whole company closes for 2 weeks in the summer and the week between Christmas and the New Year, so we can recharge). We’re committed to 50/50 gender balance, and diversity of all kinds — in our media properties, among our investors and on our team: women, minorities and anyone with an unconventional background are strongly encouraged to apply. Also, we only hire extremely nice people.

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