Axios is hiring a

Associate Creative Director, Brand

Quick Take: Axios is a growth-stage company dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning news content in an audience-first format. We're hiring an Associate Creative Director to focus on our Events and Growth initiatives.

Why it Matters: We are looking for a talented, multi-disciplinary associate director with vision for our products leveraging user experience principles, storytelling, layout and typography. Reporting to the Senior Director, Design, this person will lead brand design for Axios, mentor a Senior Designer, and collaborate with Product, Events and Growth teams to conceptualize and create design deliverables that impact company growth. A successful candidate will understand and anticipate the company’s needs, and be able to capture both existing and new audiences with unique and compelling designs.

Go Deeper: In this role, you will make an impact to Axios through the following responsibilities:

  • Support our Brand, Growth, Product and Events teams’ success by providing full support in designing and implementing landing pages, proof of concept prototypes, social-media visuals, Animations and other assets and projects
  • Create unique concepts that address the company’s growth, product ambition, and challenges ideally using tools like Webflow for rapid-testing and or actual implementation
  • Ensure our visual brand identity is consistent and well-maintained across all channels and touchpoints
  • Participate in design dialogue and contribute to our design culture

The Details: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit, a passion for Axios’ mission and have the following skills:

  • Multiple years of experience spanning agency, digital media, or client-service role focused on brand identity, art direction, and marketing campaigns
  • A portfolio that demonstrates strong design sensibility and foundation, including typography, balance, colors, and composition that achieved different outcomes
  • Experience creating design assets to meet brand, marketing, and product needs ranging from email templates, icons, social marketing campaigns, animations and new product launches
  • Ability to articulate and advocate for design decisions to both immediate and larger teams
  • Ability to iterate on designs and creatively according to user behavior and data-driven trends
  • Comfort with both creative and strategic design approaches
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, Keynote, and Google Slides
  • Deep empathy towards end-users
  • Proactively seeks and applies constructive feedback from cross-functional colleagues at all levels
  • Ability to collaborate closely and effectively with internal stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and follow creative direction
  • Motion graphics experience a plus
  • Proficiency in Webflow and Figma is preferred

Don’t forget:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance (100% paid for individuals, 75% for families)
  • Primary caregiver 12-week paid leave
  • 401K
  • Generous vacation policy, plus company holidays
  • Commuter and cell phone benefit
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture
  • Annual learning and development stipend

Additional pandemic-related benefits :

  • One mental health day per quarter
  • $100 monthly work-from-home stipend
  • Company-sponsored access to Ginger coaching and mental health support
  • OneMedical membership, including tele-health services
  • Increased work flexibility for parents and caretakers
  • Access to the Axios “Family Fund”, which was created to allow employees to request financial support when facing financial hardship or emergencies
  • Class pass discount
  • Virtual company-sponsored social events

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Axios is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Axios makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

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