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10 Sep 2021

Full-Time Art Director

Pale Blue Dot Studio – Posted by Pale Blue Dot Studio Los Angeles, California, United States

Job Description

The Role

The Art Director will collaborate with the Creative Director to develop and execute the vision for the web and mobile experience of a new and innovative digital media service, working primarily on the content rich web and mobile experiences by bringing the editorial and video content to life. This role will also have the opportunity to work on content marketing creative across social media and other potential marketing channels.

The Art Director works closely with the editorial team, and sometimes with writers/contributors, to help them visualize, express, and translate the ideas in their content. The Art Director is also responsible for working across extended assets including article images, content campaigns, podcast episode artwork, video graphics, and social media, as well as designs for brand extensions, emails/newsletters, webpages, and other visual assets.

The ideal candidate is passionate about positive social change; values accuracy, precision, and integrity of the source content; and can translate them to broader audiences and prioritize elements without diluting meaning. They should be aware of the latest design tools and trends.

Our company is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as practiced values in the workplace. We promote diversity of thought, culture and background and consider it critical to our mission to employ a staff that is representative of the diverse community we seek to serve.


  • Create and design graphics & photo retouching for our mobile and web experience
  • Ensure projects are completed with high quality and on schedule
  • Help implement creative direction for the company and maintain brand consistency
  • Prioritize, execute and manage multiple projects within design specifications and budget restrictions
  • Experience managing designers internally or freelance
  • Perform retouching and manipulation of existing images
  • Work on a wide range of media using the Adobe creative suite to execute great design experiences.

Bonus Skills

  • Animation or motion graphic experience is a bonus


  • 3-5 years professional experience as an Art Director
  • Knowledge of layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography, print, and the web
  • Demonstrated experience working with or within underserved populations
  • Good brainstorming skills
  • Experience developing visual style guides and maintaining them
  • Familiarity with HTML and CSS
  • Expert knowledge in the Adobe Creative Suite set of software
  • Compelling portfolio of work over a wide range of creative projects
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent eye for detail
  • Good collaboration skills with other creatives
  • Permanently authorized to work in the US

About The Company
Pale Blue Dot Studio is a new, independent, innovative digital media company that delivers world-class journalism, storytelling, and commentary from a secular perspective. We are focused on advocating for and serving eighty four million+ religiously unaffiliated Americans across digital, podcasts, streaming, live events, video and social media. We are a mission driven private company, and our content and community platform is designed to inspire cultural and civic engagement. Our brand is scheduled to launch at the end of 2021.

The company is an equal opportunity employer that highly values team diversity. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other factors protected by applicable law.

How to Apply

Submit a resume and portfolio samples with a cover letter (optional) to In your email, please explain your interest in the position and what you would bring to the company and the team. Be prepared to share references and a portfolio of previous work examples relevant to the essential job duties, upon request.

Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 31 days.

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