News Design Director

Mic, New York, NY

Mic exists to help young people make sense of a rapidly changing world.

Mic is hiring a News Design Director to oversee the creative direction and execution of Mic’s editorial design. You will manage a small team of talented designers, and liaise with other key stakeholders across the newsroom - from producers and editors, to senior leaders. This role will set a high bar for Mic’s design standards and innovate on new ways of visual storytelling.

This position is based in our New York City office.



  • Uphold design standards for Mic’s newsroom and visual storytelling
  • Review each piece of artwork that is published on Mic and its channels
  • Providing creative direction to the team for each individual project - ie photo collage bright with imagery
  • Instill creative review process/edit process
  • Introduce new ways of visual storytelling to our newsroom
  • Ensure Mic’s design aesthetic is streamlined and consistent across all consumer facing platforms/experiences
  • Partner with editorial stakeholders on new design concepts
  • Run licensing with our photo wire services


  • 5-7 years of editorial design: graphic, motion, photo, illustration
  • Previous experience managing a small a team
  • Skilled in developing new visual identities for series, concepts, etc
  • Animation and video editing experience a plus


Mic reaches a monthly audience of 65 million with original reporting on the most important issues and diverse perspectives that challenge conventional thinking and give voice to the underrepresented. We consider Mic the leading digital news company for society’s Change Makers, who most influence and impact the world.

About Mic

Mic was founded in 2011 by Chris Altchek and Jake Horowitz under the shared belief that millennials are inquisitive, have a healthy skepticism for conventional wisdom, and crave substantive news to spark interesting conversations.


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