Visual Designer - Atlantic Media Strategies

Oct 17, 2013
Nov 16, 2013
Ms. Human Resources
Design, Digital Media
Full Time
About Atlantic Media Strategies

Hailed as a “marvel” of the publishing industry by the New York Times, Atlantic Media ( has established itself as a breakthrough, digital-first media enterprise with deep journalistic roots. From The Atlantic ( to the newly-launched Quartz (—a native-mobile resource built for a new breed of global business executive—Atlantic Media’s brands are distinguished by quality, fueled by innovation, and brought to life through stellar design.

Atlantic Media Strategies is a newly launched, fast-growing client-services business within Atlantic Media. A small, scrappy team with a start-up mentality, we are dedicated to building new-to-market, creative solutions for clients that carry the same distinguishing characteristics of Atlantic Media’s editorial brands. We help clients create their own media brands and content-driven marketing projects to reach and convene global opinion leaders around exciting, industry-leading ideas.

Job Description

Atlantic Media Strategies seeks a Visual Designer who will generate original design concepts and provide design solutions for new products, existing site features, and online marketing initiatives, including ads, emails and newsletters. The designer will work closely with product managers and web developers to define the online visual strategy for our clients. The ideal candidate will be a passionate, personable, user-centric designer who can think like a programmer, communicate like a writer, and adapt like an innovator.

This job is based in Washington, DC.

Responsibilities Include:

•Translating business requirements and concepts into wireframes, workflows, prototypes and visual designs
•Defining the UX strategy in conjunction with the product and technical team
•Ensuring engaging experiences for users and advertisers across a variety of platforms, browsers, and social touch points
•Ensuring the feasibility and scalability of all designs (i.e. web-friendly fonts, photo sizing/optimization, etc.)
•Designing quality, custom creative products for advertising sections
•Creating and setting templates for client-facing branding materials, such as presentations, sellsheets, case studies, and more
•Evolving the visuals of the Atlantic Media Strategies brand, including web design and other outward-facing assets
•Accurately estimating work schedules and ensuring deadlines are met
•Serving as a source for creative inspiration and ideas for our growing team

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:

•Strong organizational skills, ability to work effectively under deadlines and manage concurrent projects
•Capable of articulating and presenting creative ideas to teams and clients
•Passion for user-centric design and a solid understanding of the principles of website architecture
•Experience working on the design of templates that integrate with a CMS
•Ability to create designs for mobile apps (native and web) and mobile web site front-ends
•Solid understanding of web standards, web browser capabilities, best practices around user experience, and common web technologies (HTML, dHTML, Javascript UIs and CSS)
•Experience developing online marketing assets including newsletters, email campaigns, microsites and ad units

Core Attributes:

•Force of Ideas -- At the center of Atlantic Media work are the ideas within our writing. We believe that ideas – to the good and not – have consequence. Our highest work is bringing rigor, insight, intellectual honesty, to that ultimate purpose of separating the bad from the good, giving voice, argument, and flight to the latter.
•Spirit of Generosity -- Atlantic Media seeks in its ranks a spirit of generosity – a natural disposition in each colleague toward service and selfless conduct. Atlantic Media writing should be cut from the same cloth – critical on the merits but informed by charity and forbearance in measuring motive and personal character.

As part of the interview process, all applicants should be prepared to present a portfolio showcasing innovative concepts and creative design solutions.

Atlantic Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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