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Creative Director, Mother Jones

Job Description:

Mother Jones is looking for a creative director to keep our award-winning print and digital publication looking sharp and compelling in a fast-changing media landscape. The ideal candidate will be a smart, collaborative editorial designer who wants to work with a top-notch team of journalists dedicated to great content, from in-depth features to fast-paced online graphics and interactives. You have a passion for journalism in all its forms, backed up by solid experience and leavened by an experimental streak. You relish both big-picture brainstorming and hands-on design work; you’re a genius at managing up, down, and sideways, from running your own department to coordinating a range of organizational needs. You’re a nimble, even-tempered multitasker who enjoys the magic of conjuring great work from a limited budget and staff. Ten years of editorial design experience (print and digital) required. This position is based in our San Francisco office; remote not an option. Please send a resume, along with PDF samples (no larger than 5MB) or a link to a portfolio website, to

Position: Creative Director

City: San Francisco

Region: BayArea

Duration: Full-time

About Our Company: Mother Jones is a nonprofit news organization that specializes in investigative, political, and social justice reporting. We currently have two main “platforms”: an award-winning bimonthly national magazine (circulation 240,000), and a website featuring new, original reporting 24-7. (In the past we’ve had a radio show and TV specials; theme parks are in the conceptual stage.) Why should you read or support us? Because “smart, fearless journalism” keeps people informed—”informed” being pretty much indispensable to a democracy that actually works. Because we’ve been ahead of the curve time and again. Because this is journalism not funded by or beholden to corporations. Because we bust bullshit and get results. Because we’re expanding our investigative coverage while the rest of the media are contracting. Because you can count on us to take no prisoners, cleave to no dogma, and tell it like it is. Plus we’re pretty damn fun.


How to Apply: Please send a resume, along with PDF samples (no larger than 5MB) or a link to a portfolio website, to