Who we are

In our interconnected world, journalism needs to deliver common facts to divergent audiences. Our biggest stories, and greatest crises, are now global: from climate change to pandemics, rising inequality to supply chain disruption, political instability to the influence of social media. Yet global trust in the media is at an all-time low. This moment requires a new approach.

Enter Semafor. We are a team of deeply-experienced journalists and media professionals laser focused on providing a global audience with an unparalleled level of journalistic transparency; through innovative new forms, cutting through the noise of the news cycle with smart, distilled views, and exploring competing perspectives across borders.

Join us and help build a global news platform you can trust.

Job Description

The Design team at Semafor is looking for a multi-disciplinary designer who will work closely with our Brand, Product, Growth, Events, and Audience teams to conceptualize and create design deliverables that impact the company's growth. We're looking for someone who appreciates good design as a whole, that understands the foundational intersection of function and form so we can deliver authentic and delightful experiences to our audience.

What You’ll Do 

  • Support our Brand, Growth, Product, and Audience teams’ by providing full support in designing and implementing landing pages, proof of concept prototypes, social-media visuals, animations, and other assets and projects
  • Support our Events team with branding systems for a variety of events, including online materials and print assets, ie: signage, video panels, etc…
  • Create unique designs that address the company’s mission and growth
  • Work on our brand guidelines, by helping to advocate a strong brand identity and library to be used across the company and our partners
  • Ensure our brand visual identity is maintained across all channels and touchpoints 
  • Participate in design dialogue and contribute to our culture
  • We’re looking for someone who is truly passionate about the media space

What You Offer

Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit and have the following skills:

  • Incredibly strong and sophisticated design sensibility and attention to detail
  • Experience creating design assets to meet brand, marketing, and product needs for email, icons, social marketing campaigns, animations, and new product launches
  • Ability  to iterate on designs and creatively according to user behavior and data-driven trends
  • Knowledge of good design foundations, including typography, balance, colors, and composition in general across different outcomes
  • Proactively seeks and applies constructive feedback from cross-functional colleagues at all levels
  • Deep empathy towards end-users and stakeholders
  • Knows how to use Figma
  • Motion graphics experience a plus
  • Proficiency in Webflow is preferred

What We Offer

  • Inspiring, collaborative, supportive, high-energy growth-company culture
  • Career advancement - we have a culture that prioritizes internal promotion and career growth 
  • Semafor Equity Ownership - all employees have ownership in Semafor
  • Flexible Paid Time Off - take off as much time as you need - we support work / life balance
  • Medical, Dental & Vision insurance - Semafor pays 100% for employees in benchmark plans
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)  - with monthly $$ employer contribution
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan Option
  • Modern and casual office environment with various amenities


The base salary for this position at the time of posting will range from $55,000 - $70,000 per year. Individual compensation varies based on job related factors, including business needs, experience, level of responsibility and qualifications.

Additional job details

Comprehensive employee benefits: unlimited PTO, medical, dental, vision, short & long-term disability, flexible spending, health savings accounts, life insurance, 401(k), pre-Tax commuter benefits. (Benefits programs vary by country and are subject to eligibility requirements)

Semafor, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply. Semafor, Inc. 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

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