Posted On: July 15, 2014
Media Organization: Talking Points Memo
Talking Points Memo (TPM) is the premier digital native political news organization in the United States - covering a broad range of politics, policy and national news in Washington D.C. and beyond. Founded in 2000, TPM has grown from a must-read blog to one of the most trusted and compelling websites in political journalism. Widely recognized as the pioneer of iterative journalism, which draws on readers’ knowledge to break stories, it was the first web-native news organization to win the George Polk award for Journalism in 2007 for coverage of the U.S. Attorney Firing Scandal. The editors of Time magazine say TPM is “the prototype of what a successful Web-based news organization is likely to be in the future.”
Talking Points Memo is published by TPM Media LLC. The company is headquartered in New York City and maintains a bureau in Washington, DC.
TPM is hiring a Design Fellow to work out of our New York City (midtown) office. This is a full-time, salaried program with a six month duration and the opportunity to become a permanent member of our publishing staff. You will help develop the look and feel of the site and collaborate with our sales team to deliver ad creatives for our sponsors.
Your role will be to improve our readers’ experience by designing elegant interfaces and to help our team develop a strong and consistent visual brand identity. Working with our sales team you’ll develop highly effective and compelling ad creatives (HTML5/CSS3/JS) to both improve the reader experience and drive revenue. In collaboration with our developers you'll help craft HTML markup and templates for our CMS and develop/maintain beautiful stylesheets. Above all you’ll work with us to solidify and shape TPM’s visual identity into something striking and distinct.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the subject line "Job App: Design Fellow."