Cosmopolitan is looking for a freelance Digital Designer


is looking for a freelance Digital Designer

New York, NY

We're looking for a freelance Digital Designer to help shape Cosmo’s visual identity across our digital, social, and video platforms. Our unicorn candidate has an elevated eye for design, typography, photography and animation, and considers multitasking an Olympic sport, from designing and animating daily content on the site to helping concept and produce original shoots. If you love the thrill and excitement of working in digital media and like working in a vibrant, creative environment, we want to hear from you!

Some things you’d do:

  • Concept and execute designs across multiple platforms for daily and feature stories

  • Pitch original shoots + design ideas for social

  • Work with cross teams to innovate designs so they're optimized across all channels

  • Apply conceptual thinking and creativity to complex design problems from conception to production

  • Assist designer and senior designer in the design, production and upkeep of all digital assets

Some things you should have:

  • 1-2+ years of related experience at a brand, media company, or agency

  • Masterful skills in Adobe Creative Suite; knowledge of any other design programs is a plus!!!

  • Having animation and illustration skills are a huge bonus!

  • Commitment to excellence and attention to detail – yes, this is a place to be extra, well, extra

  • Deep understanding for the Cosmo brand with a love of fashion, beauty, celebrity, wellness and political content

  • A unique storytelling perspective and a passion for creating purpose-driven work, representing a diverse set of voices!

  • Ability to work the occasional night or weekend for photoshoots and some awards season cover



On-site required?

Yes. This is an in-house position.


1-3 years


Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Art Direction, Design, Digital, Photojournalism, Producing, Video Journalism

This is a full-time freelance role with the potential to turn into a staff position, and is based out of Cosmo HQ in New York. Sound fun? Reach out to Katie Buckleitner at for more info.

Jorge Del Pinal