Graphic Designer - The Shade Room

Graphic Designer

Remote - CA, NY, NJ, TX, GA, NC or MD

Founded in 2014, The Shade Room (TSR) has grown into a leading media powerhouse for breaking news and a trailblazer for reporting all things pop culture. TSR combines investigative entertainment journalism from our writers with crowdsourced journalism from our Roommates to operate a 24/7 news outlet. Our strong community of followers allows us to break away from traditional news delivery by reaching readers directly through their social networks.

As we continue to grow, we are always looking for the best and brightest talent with big ideas. From Social Media content to Video Production, we thrive on creativity! If this sounds like you, we hope you’ll join us.


The Graphic Designer will work on designs for all The Shade Room’s digital and social platforms. The person that holds this position is creative, enthusiastic and a proactive mid-level graphic designer who is fearless and takes smart risks. The ideal candidate is experienced in both digital and print design and will be exposed to projects across multiple platforms.


  • Concept, develop and execute a wide variety of assets for digital and social media, including digital ads, mobile ads, and social media content and campaigns.
  • Support the social media, video, and digital editorial teams with graphic assets.
  • Follow and maintain brand identity characteristics, typography, photography, color etc.
  • Communicate timelines, specs and needs effectively to ensure timely delivery of assets.
  • Work with tight timelines without compromising quality of deliverables.
  • Work closely with all design team members in a collaborative environment.
  • Ideate, create mood boards, pull references for collaborative/licensed projects
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Adobe Creative Cloud expertise (Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, Adobe Xd, Acrobat DC, and more).
  • Video editing skills are a plus.
  • Strong background with graphic design in creating and manipulating art.
  • Ability to critically think/problem solve to achieve higher product standards.
  • Strong organizational skills, to keep track of a variety of ongoing projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Flexibility in managing multiple responsibilities and assignments simultaneously; ability to meet deadlines; experience managing both urgent, short-term projects, and complex, longer-term projects.
  • Familiarity with the brands and businesses of The Shade Room.
  • Loves and understands Black culture across the diaspora.
  • Legal right to work in the US.

Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design or related field preferred. Five (5) years of experience in graphic design for a media company. Experience and knowledge of product development process / calendar / timelines.


The Shade Room is a fully remote work environment with a wonderful team of hardworking, innovative and creative people. Our benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K, 401K match, sick time and paid time off!


This is a full-time (40 hours), nonexempt position. Pay range is $33.65 – $40.86/hour. Compensation will be based off of experience and local cost of living.

The Shade Room provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by the federal, state or local laws. The Shade Room is an at-will employer.

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