Designer, Washingtonian Magazine

Job Description: Washingtonian is seeking an imaginative, collaborative, and relentlessly ambitious designer for its creative department. For 50 plus years, the award-winning city magazine for the Washington DC area has been a home for groundbreaking feature writing, essential service journalism, and arresting visual storytelling. We're looking for someone who can help us take the magazine to the next level, designing in a high-caliber team of designers, photo editors, and staff photographers. 

Official responsibilities include: 

  • working closely with and collaborating with the Creative Director designing new solutions for Front of the Book

  • designing compelling well and department features 

  • collaborating with staff and freelance contributors 

  • manage special projects as needed from concept to execution, including Digital 

  • redesigns, special interest publications, company initiatives, etc. 

  • working with editors on visually-driven story ideas 

Unofficial responsibilities include: 

  • Contribute to a freewheeling creative environment where staffers are encouraged to cook up ambitious ideas big and small 

  • inspire and contribute to a talented team of designers and editors wanting to collaborate

  • setting and maintaining high visual standards; and having a lot of fun while doing so

Please send your cover letter, résumé, salary requirements, and samples (no larger than 10MB) or a link to your online portfolio with designer in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Contact Email: designjobs@washingtonian.com Contact Name: Jason Lancaster

Job Requirements:

  • BA or BS degree and or 2+ years of editorial design experience

  • VERY strong multitasking and organizational skills

  • Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, InCopy and InDesign

  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, a keen eye for detail 

  • Excellent communication skills and can communicate your ideas in a lively, collaborative environment

  • BONUS: A passion for bold strong typography, photography and knowledge of all social media platforms

Type of Job: Design

City: Washington DC

Region: Washington DC

Duration: Full-time

Company: Washingtonian Media

About Our Company: Washingtonian is the monthly magazine of the nation's capital. It ranks highly in market penetration among all city and regional magazines, with a paid circulation of 130,000+. The Washingtonian is one of the nation's most respected and successful magazines, winning five National Magazine Awards, as well as SPD and CRMA awards.

Contact Name: Jason Lancaster

Contact Email: designjobs@washingtonian.com

How to Apply: Please send your cover letter, résumé, salary requirements, and samples (no larger than 10MB) or a link to your online portfolio with designer in the subject line. No phone calls, please.