Become a Jacobin Designer

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Jacobin’s graphic designer will work closely with the creative director in the visual design of the magazine. The ideal candidate is a designer comfortable with straddling different media, particularly print and web.

  • Part-time, 24 hours a week
  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Applicant should be based in New York City area and is required to commute to our Brooklyn office at least twice a week.


  • Maintain Jacobin’s database of illustrators and artists and assist in commissioning process.
  • Select images for online articles.
  • Design infographics and data visualizations.
  • Assist in layout of print magazine.
  • Design and create special pages for the website and assist in site redesign.


  • BFA in art or design field recommended, but not required.
  • Strong foundation in typography.
  • Basic photoediting skills.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Ability to sketch and communicate ideas.
  • Illustration skills a plus.
  • As is commitment to socialist politics.

Software/Programming Skills

  • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
  • Proficiency and HTML and CSS (SASS/SCSS a plus).
  • Proficiency in JavaScript and/or JQuery preferred.

How to Apply

Please email cover letter, CV, and portfolio (pdf or link to personal website) to [email protected] by Monday, 2/9/2016. We will follow up soon after.