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The Athletic

Designer, Editorial

North AmericaFull-Time$60K - $80K
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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 the 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. Additionally, the candidate must be able to work Tuesday-Saturday from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET (2 p.m. to 10 p.m. CT or 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. PT).

This role will be remote for candidates based in the United States or Canada only.


  • This role will work closely with the editorial team to enhance articles, social media, newsletters and audio experiences with custom artwork and templates.
  • Daily-basis: Use photos, type and vector elements to create bespoke hero images for stories and social posts.
  • Monthly-basis: Maintain and audit a library of editorial and social templates, creating new templates when needed. 
  • Project-basis: Commission freelance illustrators to create original artwork for podcasts.


  • 1-4 years design experience in a newsroom, agency or other relevant industry.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, etc.).
  • Ability to manage your time across several workstreams.
  • Data visualization and/or motion design skills are a plus.

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, 12 paid holidays, 15 days of accrued vacation to start, 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.

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