The Texas Tribune, the state’s go-to source for Texas politics and public policy news, is looking to add a graphic designer to its design team to support our established and growing events department. This designer will report to the design director and be responsible for the production and maintenance of visual assets as it relates to our 50-plus annual events.
This individual should bring demonstrated experience of typography, color theory, and layout across digital platforms and print collateral. A bachelor's degree in visual design, art, and/or similar formal education experience.
The salary for this position starts at $55,000+ depending on qualifications.
Design thoughtfully across various touchpoints that align with The Texas Tribune’s established brand guidelines.
Ability to manage multiple creative assets with various deadlines.
Adhere to and improve upon current design guidelines, workflow standards, and platform specifications.
Identify gaps and opportunities to improve processes and procedures.
Digital and print design production, archiving files and documents as needed.
Work with sponsors and partners to ensure brand guidelines on materials adhere to The Texas Tribune standards
Contribute to brainstorming and planning sessions across departments
Comfortable with the presentation of ideas, mood boards, storyboards, and mockups of visual design ideas
BA/BS degree in visual design, art, and/or similar and 1+ years of relevant experience OR equivalent combination of 1-2 years in a similar role in-house or working on a small team or agency.
A keen eye for detail and a strong aptitude for creative problem-solving through visual communication.
Provide a portfolio demonstrating visual design and communication.
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and Figma.
Stays current with new design trends, standards, tools, and workflow with demonstrated work on promotional or marketing-related projects
Familiarity with experiential marketing, in-person brand presence, and wayfinding specific to events.
Visual design as it relates to event and video production in a hybrid/post-COVID environment
Comfortable in Mac OS environments and workflows.
The capacity to work well independently and take initiative, as well as to collaborate with colleagues and work as a team.
Ability to work cooperatively with others in a professional office environment or remotely.
Provide a portfolio demonstrating an individual sense of visual aesthetic and style
Active in design communities on a national, state, or local level.
Previous experience using animation and motion graphics.
We know there are great candidates who won’t check all of these boxes, and we know you might bring important skills that we haven’t considered. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. The deadline for this posting is March 6.
About Texas Tribune Events
Each year we host 50-plus on-the-record, open-to-the-public events — previously in-person, now primarily virtual as we navigate events in a post-COVID world. Our signature annual event, The Texas Tribune Festival, attracts thousands of attendees to learn about Texas’ biggest challenges and to engage in thoughtful discussion about their respective solutions.
About The Texas Tribune
Here’s what else you should know about the Tribune. From day one we’ve had disruption, innovation, and risk-taking in our DNA. We’re ambitious as all get out but still have the punch-above-your-weight mentality of a scrappy start-up. We believe we can meet the demands of our audience and our own expectations for excellence without breaking the bank — or our staff. We understand not everything is a story for us — we have to make choices — but we’re always looking to expand our boundaries. We’re nonprofit because the challenging economic reality for media these days obligates us to find a different way, reliable and sustainable, to fund serious journalism. We’re nonpartisan because we live in the United States of Confirmation Bias — and we don’t need to be part of the problem. We don’t need to be yet another source of information affirming the voices and perspectives that are already in people’s heads. At the same time, nonpartisan is not non-thinking. We call B.S. when B.S. needs to be called.
All of us at the Trib believe the best way to achieve that mission is to resemble the state we cover. We’re committed to building an inclusive newsroom for people of all backgrounds and ages, and we’re taking steps to meet that commitment. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply for this role, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities.
The Texas Tribune office is located in downtown Austin, steps away from the Texas Capitol building. This position is based in Austin, but we will consider candidates who are based elsewhere in Texas and can travel occasionally to our Austin office. We have colleagues in the organization that come into the office on a regular basis and colleagues that are based in various cities throughout the United States. Benefits
This is a full-time, exempt position and includes the following benefits:
Downtown office with paid parking or commuting stipend
Medical, vision and dental insurance
A cellphone stipend
20 days of paid time off each year
Up to 16 weeks of paid family leave plus four weeks of additional job protection
Support for professional training and attending industry conferences
Remote working flexibility
As a part of our pandemic safety precautions, Texas Tribune employees are working remotely at present. This position is based in Texas; we are open to journalists based outside of Austin if they have significant experience working independently.
How to Apply
Click here to submit your application by March 6. Along with a resume, please submit three writing clips and a cover letter summarizing how you’d approach this job. We can't wait to hear from you.
The Texas Tribune is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for all, and we encourage applicants of all identities, backgrounds, ages, and abilities to apply. Learn more about The Texas Tribune here.