Graphic Designer

Job type: Freelance

Graphic Designer Overview:

Al-Monitor is looking for a talented Graphic Designer to join our growing team. This is an exciting role, and the successful candidate will work hand-in-hand with global business, editorial and technical team members and be responsible for designing creative solutions that complement our award-winning coverage of the politics, people and the culture across the Middle East.

Al-Monitor’s mission is to foster a deeper understanding between the Middle East and the international community by diving deep with analytical pieces from some of the most trusted, independent authors from across the globe. 

Our team represents a diverse set of perspectives and Al-Monitor provides a unique, multilingual platform that amplifies their insights to allow us to uncover the trends that are shaping the future of the Middle East.

Al-Monitor’s authors write for those who want to go beyond the headlines — readers who want to explore into the nuances of regional politics, but also those who want to better understand the social and culture context of the Middle East as seen, experienced and understood by those who live there.  

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with a clear understanding of each facet of the design process including: user experience, interaction design, research and usability, motion design, and brand integration. Ideal candidates will be eager to work with a dynamic team of like-minded individuals to support our creative needs and drive our products forward.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:      

  • Create high quality, compelling marketing/promotional materials in a variety of media including: landing pages, web banners, emails, print, social media and mobile - all while upholding brand standards.
  • Create high quality designs to support stories and videos on the website, newsletters and other products.
  • Participate in project teams from concept through production.
  • Generate unique creative and visual solutions that achieve marketing goals in a constantly changing competitive landscape.
  • Work with UX designers to ensure the visual design enhances the overall user experience.
  • Collaborate with brand designers to ensure the visual design aligns to the brand strategy.
  • Deliver visual assets to development counterparts on time and with quality.
  • Communicate, defend, and build consensus around visuals and design direction.
  • Effectively communicate with developers through implementation to realize design vision.
  • Work with user researchers to coordinate testing efforts, interpret test results, and incorporate results into design efforts.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), HTML and PowerPoint
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and manage work independently to adhere to critical project timelines in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have a strong portfolio featuring examples of online design work
  • BA/BS degree in Graphic Design, Communication Design, Interface Design, or equivalent experience.
  • 4+ years’ experience designing products and promotional material in a visual or graphic design capacity.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Familiarity with user scenarios, task flows, conceptual models, and usability testing.
  • Experience in delivering quality production assets to engineering counterparts on time.
  • Good interpersonal skills; effective team player.
  • Media Industry experience preferred.    


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