Graphic Designer / Web Developer, The Pegasus Review

Design a Medical Literary Journal and Change American Medicine

Job Description: The Pegasus Review is a new medical literary journal out of Stanford University. We plan to launch this summer, first online and then in print. 

As we plan our launch, we are seeking a graphic designer and web developer to help build our platform from the ground up. Our publication’s visual aesthetic should reflect its editorial voice. As such, our ideal designer is someone who shares our passion for crafting beautiful stories about medical culture, medical training, and the experience of illness and healing. That said, we prize professionalism and skill above all else, and welcome any applicant who can help us translate our vision to print and the web.

The compensation for this job is a $6000 for the initial platform build, and then $1500/year for ongoing consultation services. 

Job Requirements:


  • Helping to shape our visual aesthetic. (We have strong opinions, and we welcome a designer who does too.)
  • Building a beautiful online literary publication, with a gripping front page, fluid story layouts, thoughtful lead pages for individual sections (e.g., fiction, poetry, opinion, etc), and simple tools for navigating between pages
  • Seamlessly integrating this web publication with a print edition
  • Integrating our literary art with visual art (curated by our art director)
  • Consulting on promotional material (e.g., flyers, splashpages)
  • Teaching our staff to manage the site’s content, so that we can upload new content for subsequent editions
  • Performing limited troubleshooting during these bi-annual/quarterly uploads
  • Talking us through back-end design issues like adware interoperability and SEO friendliness.

Position: Graphic Designer/Web Developer

Type of Job: Print and Web Design

City: Menlo Park

Region: California

Duration: Freelance

About Our Company: The Pegasus Review is a new medical literary journal out of Stanford University. Our title references The Paris Review, the famous literary journal, and the Pegasus Physician-Authors, a group of some 100 writers who have conducted readings at Stanford for the last 10 years. We publish fiction, poetry, essays, and narrative nonfiction on sickness, healing, medical training, and medical culture. Our editorial staff consists mainly of Pegasus members, and our advisory board includes Michael Berkwits (deputy editor at JAMA) and Abraham Verghese (best-selling novelist).

Company: The Pegasus Review, Stanford University

Contact Name: Matthew Stevenson

Contact Email:

How to Apply: If you are interested, submit a resume and 1-3 samples of your work to Please include a few sentences outlining your experience and your interest in our project. From there, we can talk in greater detail about the Pegasus Review’s aesthetic and literary goals, and the next steps for our collaboration.