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We're hiring a director of visuals for Racked — sort of like an art director, but next level.
That this new role exists should tell you something about the new Racked we're building here at Vox Media. An authoritative and savvy brand talking about shopping from a fresh perspective, and giving you that information wherever you are. We're going deep on your favorite topics, from mall brands to models, and making it easier than ever for you to actually shop for things along the way.
So the way we look matters, a lot. From our videos to our newsletters, our Snapchat stories to our Twitter cards, we’re ready for the next (Big! Exciting! Beautiful!) phase of the brand’s visual identity.
Are you a visual thinker?
Are you already thinking about how to tell stories across different platforms?
Are you excited to collaborate with a team of eager editors and reporters?
Are you passionate about experimentation?
Do you look at Racked and see a blank slate primed for greatness?
Awesome, us too.
Racked Director of Visuals Job Description
Racked is Vox Media’s shopping expert, exploring why and how we shop. From investigative features on your favorite brands to maps of the best shopping in the cities you’ll visit this summer, we want Racked to be the ultimate shopping authority for real people with real budgets and real questions about how and why we decide to buy the things we do.
We are seeking a Director of Visuals to establish an authoritative and aspirational aesthetic across all of Racked’s stories, on all of Racked’s platforms. From conceptualizing features to designing video templates, this person will be responsible for defining, executing, and elevating the brand’s visual identity.
We're looking for someone who is:
A visual thinker who can determine how to tell a Racked story with photography, with graphics, with video, and in real life
A patient and willing collaborator who is excited to work with editors across various platforms
Passionate about experimentation and curiosity with regards to new mediums
A strategic thinker who understands the importance of user experience in storytelling design
Anxious to get their hands dirty
Brimming with ideas about how to empower shoppers with better visual storytelling
Conceptualize, create, and execute Racked’s visual storytelling across various mediums and platforms
Create the process and definition for Racked visual storytelling
Collaborate with Vox Media’s design team to set the visual identity for the brand
Hire and manage a creative team including a graphic designer and photo editor
Work closely with Racked’s video team to empower them to do great visual work
Attach a document briefly telling us about your vision for Racked’s visual storytelling, including any relevant imagery/branding
At least three examples of your work that might provide insight into your aesthetic
Racked is part of the larger Vox Media team, which is a technology-driven media company solving the problem of developing high-value digital journalism, storytelling, and brand advertising at scale — and empowering the most talented web voices and their audiences. We develop the highest quality content, conversations, and applications for a monthly audience of over 150 million passionate people around the world.
Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.