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The Associated Press seeks an experienced multimedia designer to work on a range of editorial products and projects for thousands of customer newsrooms around the globe. The winning candidate will have news experience and will be able to tell stories in creative ways, working with colleagues to visualize design concepts. This position can be located in AP bureaus in New York, NY, Washington, DC or Los Angeles, CA.
Responsibilities: This designer will create elements for broadcast users of our Graphics Bank product, serving news-related elements for end users to download and incorporate in their own broadcast and digital shows, streams and sites. You will be a self-starter, hooked into the daily news flow, and create those elements without needing to be told. This role is responsible for ensuring Graphics Bank is updated for AP customers when needed through the day, but also will be involved with other stories working with our digital, news and enterprise teams, as well as other customer commissions or projects. You will establish relationships across the news department in order to advocate for design work as part of our daily thinking and output.
Qualifications: You will first and foremost be an editorial person, passionate about the news and storytelling. You will be expected to contribute to the daily editorial discussion, suggesting design ideas or stories for our customers and our digital audiences. You should be an excellent designer, comfortable using motion graphics, illustration, and animation to enhance our video, digital and social needs. Applicants must be willing and able to work any shift, including nights and weekends, as AP is a 24/7 operation.
We will consider strong candidates who do not meet every listed qualification. You may use a cover letter to describe the unique qualifications you would bring to this role.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
All applicants must be able to work in the U.S. or be able to gain permission to do so.
Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English.
A minimum of three years of digital, print and motion design experience.
Advanced skills in design, layout and typography across digital platforms.
Fluency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere). 3D skills a plus.
Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills – you are a considerate collaborator, a valued partner and a team player.
Strong organizational and planning skills, with the ability to juggle multiple projects across formats and deliver success on complex, challenging story lines.
A portfolio or work samples are required.
Employment is contingent on adhering to all company COVID-19 workplace safety policies and protocols, including providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination in accordance with applicable laws.
Application deadline is September 30, 2022 11:59 p.m. (et)
AP seeks to build an inclusive organization grounded in respect for differences. We support all aspects of diversity and provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or status as a veteran. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.
The Associated Press is an independent global news organization dedicated to factual reporting. Founded in 1846, AP today remains the most trusted source of fast, accurate, unbiased news in all formats and the essential provider of the technology and services vital to the news business.