Junior Designer, The Knot Magazine

Job Description: 

We are looking for a talented, full-time Junior Designer in The Knot Magazine’s editorial department. This position is a part of a creative, fast-paced, deadline-oriented three-person team. This individual will have a strong design aesthetic with a modern, thoughtful and fresh approach to design solutions. The Junior Designer should have excellent production skills and follow industry best practices.

*This position will report to the Design Director. Please provide a PDF portfolio or Digital link for portfolio review.*


  • Conceive and Execute designs/layouts for FOB and feature sections of both The Knot National and Regional magazines
  • Assist Design Director, Photo Director and Edit team on story development and visual concepts
  • Manage page production for the magazine including assigning, traffic pages, pre-press, pagination and shipping
  • Ensure layouts meet The Knot’s design and print standards throughout each issue cycle
  • Release art and page markups for color correction and retouching
  • Manage and update Art Departments daily work-flow
  • Maintain positive work environment with high creative standards
  • Research and commission illustrations as needed
  • Contribute to and participate in future redesign

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Publication Design or other related field required
  • 1-2 years of experience in an editorial design setting
  • Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
  • Solid understanding of Mac-based K4 system and workflow experience
  • Knowledge of editorial print design, visual hierarchy, the creative process
  • Exceptional design and typography skills
  • Excellent production skills with attention to detail
  • Organized with ability to multi-task numerous layouts and responsibilities under tight deadlines
  • Passionate about design, photography, typography, fashion, style and all things weddings!
  • Able to articulate and present ideas
  • Works well independently and as part of a group, possesses a self-starter attitude and a strong work ethic

Position: Junior Designer

Type of Job: Editorial

City: New York City

Region: New York

Duration: Full-time

About Our Company: Here at XO Group, we truly believe in doing work that matters. Through our family of brands—The Knot, The Nest, The Bump, GigMasters, and How He Asked—we inspire, inform, and cheer on our community as they move through life’s most amazing milestones. From the proposal, to creating a home and starting a family together, we’re there for every step of the journey. Our couples and business partners depend on us. They're all in. So are we.

Company: XO Group - The Knot Magazine

How to Apply: Please apply directly on our website using the following link: https://xogroupinc.com/careers-apply/?gh_jid=987271