About Rent the Runway

Rent the Runway is transforming the way modern women get dressed and disrupting the $2.4 trillion global fashion industry by enabling women to rent, versus buy, clothing. Founded in 2009 with a vision to build the world’s first living closet, RTR believes that women everywhere will soon have a subscription to fashion. Rent the Runway has pioneered a new industry by transforming the traditional model of clothing consumption, making apparel rental an indispensable utility while also powering women to feel their best every day. RTR offers apparel, accessories and home decor from over 650 designer partners and has built in-house proprietary technology and a one-of-a-kind reverse logistics operation. Under CEO and Co-Founder Jennifer Hyman’s leadership, Rent the Runway has been named to CNBC’s “Disruptor 50” five times in ten years, and has been placed on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list multiple times.  RTR has five retail stores of the future, 11 million community members and employs nearly 1,800 people, all of whom have equal benefits across the organization, 93% of whom are female and/or non-white, with 80% of leaders who are women. 

Position Overview

We’re looking for a digital-first Designer with a focus primarily on design for paid and organic channels across social and CRM to join our fast-growing and dynamic Creative team. The primary duties of this role will be to create highly effective, top-class designs for growth marketing initiatives and other areas as needed.

The ideal candidate has a strong understanding of design fundamentals, high attention to design detail, and an awareness of today’s internet culture and trends. 

Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualize and execute on innovative ideas to create effective and on-brand assets that drive growth 
  • Design ambitiously, with a command of typography, composition, messaging hierarchy, and balance.
  • Design with both speed and accuracy for digital platforms 
  • Collaborate with brand, growth marketing, and creative peers to enhance designs
  • Communicate and present ideas clearly and concisely with a desire for feedback and input from others
  • Self-organize and manage projects and deadlines to ensure a smooth process and on-time delivery of work
  • Leverage the Rent the Runway brand style guide to ensure consistency across all channels
  • Seek data and performance metrics to continue evolving and improving work
  • Craft creative tests to drive higher growth for the business 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Design, Communication Arts, Fine Art or a related field 
  • Minimum of 3+ years of hands-on experience in creating digital assets, with a focus on Paid and Organic social 
  • Strong understanding of design principles, layout and best practices across digital and a desire to continually strengthen that understanding.
  • Experience concepting with other teams to craft effective, innovative and on brand assets.
  • Excellent command of typography and an extreme attention to detail.
  • Well organized and solutions-oriented.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment yet maintaining the highest design standards.
  • A collaborative team player with an interest in learning from and listening to others.
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, hardworking with a positive attitude.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experienced in Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch/Figma, and Google Suite
  • Experience with animated graphics and prototyping is a plus

Benefits

At Rent the Runway, we’re committed to the wellbeing of our employees, and aim to create a workplace that fosters both personal and professional growth. Our inclusive benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Paid Time Off including vacation, paid bereavement, and family sick leave - every employee needs time to take care of themselves and their family.
  • Universal Paid Parental Leave for both parents + flexible return to work program  - because we know your newest family member(s) deserve your undivided attention.
  • Paid Sabbatical after 5 years of continuous service - Unplug, recharge, and have some fun!
  • Exclusive employee subscription and rental discounts -  to ensure you experience the magic of renting the runway (and give us valued feedback!).
  • Comprehensive health, vision, dental, FSA and dependent care from day 1 of employment - Your health comes first and we’ve got you covered.
  • 401k match - an investment in your future.
  • Company wide events and outings - our team spirit is no joke - we know how to have fun!
  • Hybrid Work - when our corporate employees return to the office post COVID they will have the option to work remotely 2-3 days a week, in accordance with Company policies. 

COVID-19 VACCINE REQUIREMENT:

RTR is requiring all US corporate employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to work in person, unless an employee requires a reasonable accommodation for medical or religious reasons.  If you believe that you may require an accommodation, please apply for any roles that interest you and if hired, you will receive information on how to request a reasonable accommodation after your start date. RTR will evaluate all such requests in accordance with Company policy and applicable law.  

Rent the Runway is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (40 and over), national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed service member status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.




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