Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lead Designer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Description

LEAD DESIGNER, MIT Technology Review-Design Team, to work with the creative director on developing the vision, design, and direction of Technology Review’s website and magazine; oversee the creation of print and digital assets for marketing, advertising, and promotional materials; and help direct the work of team members and manage vendors. Responsibilities include working with the creative director to conceptualize, design, and direct all visual assets across multiple platforms; identifying, commissioning, and managing freelancers; creating graphic assets for; creating and producing materials for events; creating marketing and sales materials; designing special advertising sections, advertorials, and house ads for the magazine; working with junior designers to create concepts, layouts, and final art; project management, communicating timelines/status and incorporating concepts, themes, and messages into design process; and active participation in photo shoots.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in art, design, or related field; minimum of six years’ design experience; ability to work on a variety of creative projects (digital, print, social); strong knowledge of contemporary illustration, photography, and design; ability to generate ideas iteratively; demonstrated conceptual and hands-on design skills; strong organizational, communication, and collaboration skills; experience with print production in a Mac environment; knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud, especially InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InCopy; ability to balance tight deadlines and manage multiple projects in a busy, fast-paced environment; meticulous attention to detail including completing all designs according to specs; and exceptional project management skills including work flow, time, and budget management. Seek multidisciplinary creative thinker and designer with excellent storytelling skills and portfolio that demonstrates real world experience and strong grasp of style, typography, and design. Job #14879-O


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

Job Number: 14879

Functional Area: Art and Design

Department: Technology Review

School Area: Libraries, MIT Press, Tech Review

Employment Type: Full-Time

Employment Category: Exempt

Visa Sponsorship Available: No