Job Description

The Slowdown is looking for a dedicated, part-time Graphic Designer to join our forward-thinking team for 20 hours a week, remotely during the Covid-19 quarantine, then at our headquarters in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, with a possible move to full-time employment. This is a hands-on role for a flexible, well-rounded designer for native digital environments living in New York City. If you’re positive, self-motivated, organized, and a great communicator, we’d love to hear from you. This position reports to the founders and Digital Studio Manager/Producer, and will serve as our dedicated, in-house designer.

Serve as The Slowdown’s in-house designer
Size and retouch photos, create visual assets for our social media presence and website, and edit video
Work closely with the founders and Digital Studio Manager/Producer to execute on client deliverables, including design for identities, typologies, logos, decks and documents, books and print objects, multimedia, social, and websites
Pitch in on various projects as needed (we’re a small, highly collaborative team)

At least 2 years of experience as a junior digital designer working in a professional, deadline-driven environment
Design knowledge in both print in digital
Experience in or familiarity with animation/motion design
Experience overseeing post-production, pre-press, and press, including retouching, color correction, and file delivery
Able to manage multiple types of projects at once, and able to turn around production needs quickly
Effective communication, whether it’s keeping people in the loop, explaining an approach, giving and receiving feedback, or advocating for design within the company
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and G Suite
Knowledge in Premier Pro and After Effects
Extra points for proficiency in Airtable
Sophisticated sense of typography and an understanding of its relevance to good design both online and off
Working knowledge of web design, HTML, and Wordpress, and ability to work with web developers
Must be able to work effectively from home four hours per day, five days a week, through the Covid-19 quarantine
Must be based in NYC
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without the need of sponsorship

Application Details

Send an email with the following to, with the subject line “GRAPHIC DESIGNER JOB APPLICATION”
- A brief cover letter outlining your interest and experience in the body of the email
- Your resume or CV (attached)
- A link to your portfolio

The Slowdown

The Slowdown is a New York City–based media platform that provides context and clarity around some of the most relevant and pressing issues of our time: culture, nature, and the future. We make two podcasts, At a Distance and Time Sensitive, and a weekly flagship email newsletter exploring the five senses. In addition to our own platforms, with select international companies, we create strategic tools, visual content, and storytelling systems to help bring ideas, products, and platforms into the world.