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Designer - Editorial (Remote)

United States

Design /Full-Time/ Remote

About Us

The Athletic is a digital sports media company that brings true sports fans closer to the athletes, teams and leagues that captivate their attention. We serve a multi-faceted audience that craves a richer connection and understanding with immersive storytelling and a like-minded community of fans. Founded in 2016 and with major operational hubs in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London and Melbourne, we empower a truly global team of more than 600 creators and cover more than 250 professional sports and collegiate teams across the United States, Canada and the UK. Our newsroom has produced thousands of in-depth reports along with more than 120 podcasts and other forms of premium content. Put simply, The Athletic is at the center of a sports fan’s universe.

About this Role

We are seeking a highly motivated, multi-disciplinary Designer to join our growing Design and Visuals team. This role will report to the Editorial Design Manager and will contribute to our award-winning journalism.

The ideal candidate must demonstrate a passion for visual journalism, have strong communication skills, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, a meticulous attention to detail and an understanding and familiarity of sports.

Candidates must be able to work Sunday-Thursday from Noon to 8 p.m. ET (1 p.m. to 9 p.m. CT or 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT) for coverage purposes.

This role will be 100% remote for candidates located within the United States or Canada.


  • This role will work closely with the editorial team to enhance articles, social media, newsletters and audio experiences with custom artwork and templates. A few examples of the responsibilities include:

  • Daily-basis: Use photos, type and vector elements to create bespoke lead images for stories and social posts.
  • Monthly-basis: Maintain a library of editorial and social templates, creating new templates when needed. 
  • Project-basis: Design a layout for custom article presentation. Commission an illustrator to create original artwork for a podcast. 


  • 1-4 years design experience in a newsroom, agency or other relevant industry.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, etc.). Proficiency in Figma is a plus.
  • Ability to manage your time across several workstreams.
  • Data visualization and/or motion design skills are a plus.
  • Candidates must be able to work Sunday-Thursday from Noon to 8 p.m. ET (1 p.m. to 9 p.m. CT or 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT) for coverage purposes.

The annual base salary range for this role is $60,000.00 - $80,000.00 USD. The total compensation offered for this position may vary based on factors such as education, experience, skills, and location. It may also include non-cash rewards and benefits. The base salary range is subject to change and may be modified in the future.

The Athletic offers unique perks and benefits to all full-time employees based on their country of residence. Our comprehensive US benefits package includes:

- Highly competitive, employer-contributed medical, dental, vision, basic life and disability insurance plans.

- Savings accounts for medical, wellness, and childcare expenses.

- 401k retirement savings plan and employer match.

- Paid time off including paid sick leave, 11 paid holidays, up to 20 days of accrued paid time off, and up to 20 weeks of Paid Parental Leave.

For international candidates: Our global benefits packages offer similar benefits and perks, competitive to the local market.

The Athletic Media Company is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply. The Athletic will consider all applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Click here to review our Applicant Privacy Notice, which describes how and when The Athletic Media Company collects, uses, and shares certain personal information of job applicants and prospective employees.

Beware of fraudulent job recruiting schemes! Our recruiters use careers@theathletic.com exclusively. We do not conduct interviews via text or instant message and we do not ask candidates to download software, to purchase equipment through us, or to provide sensitive personally identifiable information, such as bank accounts or social security numbers. If you have been contacted by someone claiming to be a recruiter with The Athletic but operating from a different email address about a job offer, please report it as potential job fraud to the law enforcement and to people@theathletic.com.

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