Interactive Art Director

New York
Sep 23, 2013
Oct 23, 2013
Hearst Recruiter
Full Time

We are looking for a fun, fearless designer with strong illustration, visual storytelling and interaction design skills to produce breakthrough, viral and humorous work on

Work closely with a cross-discipline team of writers, product managers and engineers to update Cosmo’s online brand and craft modern content experiences that will entertain, inspire and build relationships with a large online audience.


  • You love irreverent, unapologetic female-focused content: sex, celebrity, fashion and beauty

  • You are obsessed with the internet and possess a keen understanding of the kinds of visuals people share across social networks like Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr and Twitter

  • You are an illustrator/cartoonist

  • You have the ability to turn projects around apace with the rapid internet news cycle

  • You design visual experiences that are as sophisticated as they are entertaining

  • You engage with the web design community and stay updated on fresh ideas and innovations in our rapidly changing industry

  • You are excited to evolve the role of digital art director using new tools, processes and philosophies including responsive/future-friendly design principles


  • Strong and brand-relevant visual design, typography and illustration skills presented in an online portfolio

  • Expert knowledge of related software (from Adobe CS to Keynote to new tools on the market)

  • Some front-end coding skills / working knowledge of CSS, HTML.

  • Illustration, caricature, motion graphics, javascript and/or photo-retouching skills are a big plus

  • Successfully worked on & launched responsive design projects

  • Strong knowledge of user-centered design practices

  • 5+ years experience working as a digital designer with relevant college degree

Hearst Digital is changing!

  • We are creating a space where talented people come together to create new, innovative products that are relevant to the lives of millions of people around the world.

  • We’re looking for people who reject the ordinary, the tried, the safe. We’re looking innovators driven by a need to learn, to think, to change, to hack, to invent.

  • We’re a fun and diverse group of people: startup founders, passionate product advocates, inventive coders, engaging writers. We love learning from, and sparring with, each other.

  • We’re united by a common purpose: we want to connect people. To each other. To ideas. To things that help them lead more fulfilling lives.

Come build amazing things here!

What does Hearst offer?

  • Work with, and learn from, best-in-class teams

  • Fast paced and challenging projects

  • Tremendous autonomy

  • Diverse and forward-thinking leadership

  • Competitive salary & benefits

  • Onsite App Lab

  • State-of-the-art Green building

  • On-site Movie theater

  • In-house digital studio

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