Junior Product Designer, HQ

Remote (US)

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Quick Take: Axios is a growth-stage startup dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning news content in an audience-first format. We're hiring a Junior Product Designer for our premier communication software platform, Axios HQ! With a rapidly growing customer base, Axios HQ is looking for motivated additions to our team.

Why it Matters: We are looking for a talented junior UX/UI designer to join our team. This person will collaborate with our Product, Engineering and Strategy teams to conceptualize and create design deliverables that impact product growth. A successful candidate will understand and anticipate the product’s needs, and be able to engage both existing and new audiences with unique and compelling designs. 

Go Deeper: In this role, you will make an impact to Axios through the following responsibilities:

  • Support our Brand, HQ, and Product teams’ success by providing full support in designing and implementing features, proof of concept prototypes, and UX flows
  • Create unique concepts that address the app’s growth, product ambition, and challenges 
  • Ensure our design system and visual identity are maintained across all channels and touchpoints 
  • Participate in design dialogue and contribute to our culture 

The Details: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit, a passion for Axios’ mission and have the following skills:

  • Strong and sophisticated design sensibility and attention to detail
  • Experience creating design assets to meet brand, marketing, and product needs for email, web, and mobile
  • Ability to articulate and advocate for design decisions to both immediate and larger teams
  • Ability to iterate on designs and creatively by interpreting user behavior and data-driven trends
  • Comfort with both creative and strategic design approaches
  • 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 
  • Ability to collaborate closely and effectively with internal stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and follow creative direction
  • Experience working with software engineers
  • Proficiency in Figma/Sketch
  • Animation ability is a plus

Don’t forget:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance (100% paid for individuals, 75% for families)
  • Primary caregiver 12-week paid leave
  • 401K
  • Generous vacation policy, plus company holidays
  • Company equity
  • Commuter and cell phone benefit
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture
  • Annual learning and development stipend

Additional pandemic-related benefits:

  • One mental health day per quarter
  • $100 monthly work-from-home stipend
  • Company-sponsored access to Ginger coaching and mental health support 
  • OneMedical membership, including tele-health services 
  • Increased work flexibility for parents and caretakers 
  • Access to the Axios “Family Fund”, which was created to allow employees to request financial support when facing financial hardship or emergencies 
  • Class pass discount
  • Virtual company-sponsored social events



Job region(s): North America
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