Now Hiring: Graphic Designer (Part-Time)

Do you care about making an impact in the world with visual storytelling and design? We’re hiring a part-time graphic designer to assist our creative director in the layout and design of the print magazine from concept to final production, work with print to web content and assist with publishing and development projects.

In These Times is a progressive, nonprofit political magazine dedicated to supporting movements for economic, social, racial and environmental justice, with a special emphasis on workers’ rights and investigative reporting. Founded in 1976, the magazine has seen record growth over the past five years, as more and more people become engaged with democratic socialism, the movement for Black lives, and campaigns for workers’ rights.


  • Collaborate with creative director on magazine covers and features
  • Layout/​formatting for magazine departments
  • Researching, finding and/​or assigning photos, art and infographics for each issue
  • Prepress production on photos for print production
  • Art direction and production of online features 
  • Collaborate with Audience Engagement Editor to on visual assets for social media and newsletters
  • Publishing and/​or development projects, including in-house advertising, direct mail, fundraising appeals, annual reports, event-related signs/​promotional materials, etc.


  • Knowledge and experience working within InDesign style guides is essential to this position. You will be working within our branding styles in InDesign, but always looking for new and creative ways to think about designing/​laying out features.
  • Experience with of both print and web design, and what works best for each medium
  • A strong and refined typographic sensibility
  • A collaborative attitude
  • The ability to manage multiple tasks, be well organized and hit deadlines

Salary and Benefits

This is a part-time position with an annual salary of $30,000 and generous benefits, with a scheduled 5% raise in April of 2023. Benefits include: 

  • 100% paid medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 100% paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, as well as life insurance 
  • Employer matched (3%) SIMPLE IRA plan
  • 16 paid holidays and 10 days paid vacation
  • 15 weeks paid parental leave

In These Times is a NewsGuild union workplace, and this is a union position. Our offices are located in Chicago, Illinois, (just off the Western Blue Line) but we are currently working remotely due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are open to this being a full-time remote position through March of 2023 and possibly longer.

Members of marginalized communities are encouraged to apply, including BIPOC, queer and trans people, people with disabilities, and people from rural, poor or working-class backgrounds.

How to Apply

To apply, send a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position, along with your resume and portfolio to jobs@​inthesetimes.​com with the subject Designer”. This position will remain open until it is filled. No phone calls.

In These Times is an equal opportunity employer. People of all classes, races, ethnicities, gender identities and abilities that are underrepresented in media are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, and we’re hoping to fill this position as soon as possible. If you’re interested, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.