Friday, May 20, 2022


Website sfstandard The San Francisco Standard

Know your city.

The San Francisco Standard is hiring a full-time designer to produce graphics, illustrations, interactives, and more in conjunction with reporters, video producers, photographers, and other members of the team. In this role, you will also lead longer-term projects and work cross-functionality with event organizers, social media editors, operations, and more to ensure The Standard speaks with one voice across visual surfaces.

We believe the ideal candidate will have the following skills, experience, and traits; however, we encourage you to apply regardless.

  • 3-5+ years of experience in graphic & communication design.
  • Strong sense of design systems; experience creating, evolving, and upholding a clear design style guide.
  • Excellent workflow management; able to field multiple requests simultaneously and a strong internal sense of bandwidth/capacity.
  • Excellent communication skills. You will work with a lot of different people in this role and should be adept at setting clear boundaries and expectations when it comes to deliverables and timelines.
  • Discerning visual sensibilities – we expect you to hold all of us to an incredibly high bar when it comes to visual design, execution, and presentation.
  • Strong portfolio clearly demonstrating the caliber of your work through past projects. We are looking for someone with “T-shaped expertise” that includes depth in digital graphics & visual communication, but breadth across other mediums like print, illustration, and others.
  • Experience producing quick-turn visual assets and graphics in a fast-paced environment; experience in a newsroom or media environment is a plus.
  • Familiarity with and ability to quickly understand local San Francisco issues is essential. In many cases, your work will be the first thing our readers see. The ideal candidate will share our affinity and knack for simplifying the complex.

If interested, please apply with a link to your portfolio/past work. 

About The Standard

Our mission is to help San Franciscans know their city. Through our reporting, content, and editorial projects, we aim to inspire anyone with a stake in San Francisco to better understand, connect with, and relate to the things that make S.F. tick. Whether it’s an obscure permitting process or the mom ‘n’ pop store that opened down the street, we want to help people feel more connected to San Francisco through high-quality, trustworthy, and accurate reporting and coverage.

We encourage you to apply even if you don’t fit the conventional requirements of the job.