WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
6AM is redefining how communities engage, communicate, connect and experience their cities. We’re rapidly growing our team and digital products, and expanding our team across current and future markets. 6AM is for highly energetic performers who thrive off a fast-paced work environment and see the direct impact of their work. Join us as we build upon our growing network of cities, continuing our vision of establishing the most relevant modern local media brand.
WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING
As a part of the 6AM City Growth Team, you’ll bring your expertise, ingenuity, and creativity to the officially-unofficial “Marketing Kitchen” – where we’re building recipes that keep our readers' digital taste buds yearning for more. You’ll assist our digital team in producing the highest quality digital design (and some print) assets that attract and engage our target audience. You will need to have excellent communication skills with the ability to offer proactive solutions, troubleshoot issues, and provide recommendations to ensure the success of our digital products.
As a freelance graphic designer, we would look for you to embody the same skill set as our full-time graphic design team and have a desire for full-time employment in the future.
Support the vision of 6AM City by designing logos, banners, branding, illustrations, and other visual assets for our email newsletter, web, social, and print materials for business, marketing, and sales initiatives.
Understand, uphold, and expand upon our brand guidelines and design aesthetic to ensure balance between both our brand and partners.
Be laser focused on the scalability of creativity, having a mind set that anything you create needs to be designed so that it can be easily expanded to multiple markets or versions.
Conceive, direct, and create web, social media, and other multimedia content.
Develop and conceptualize original designs backed by solid design principles.
Ideate and develop creative with a scalable mobile-first mentality.
Proactively participate in the product ideation and conceptual development with the marketing, editorial, and product teams.
Provide daily support to local market teams' creative needs.
Collaborate with the Account Management team to develop creative for advertising positions (email headers).
Work collaboratively with our web and newsletter development teams as needed.
Lead the company culture through creative contribution to the team.
Live and breathe the 6AM City brand.
WE’D BE FIRED UP IF YOU HAVE SOME OF THESE TRAITS
We are looking for team members with a track record of success in digital media, creative services, and graphic design.
Individual with a passion for learning, who shares 6AM City’s core values, including positivity, teamwork, and scrappiness.
2-3+ years in creative services, graphic design, or similar role at an agency, marketing department, media, and/or online publishing company.
Love what you create, but remain open to constructive criticism and iteration.
Ability to take direction from multiple people and adaptable to change.
Confidently present and sell your work to company stakeholders.
Work independently in developing thoughtful designs.
Embody a strong understanding of design trends and new media.
High energy, self-starter, can-do attitude, and passion for working in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to learn quickly, implement learnings into daily responsibilities, and grasp the big picture.
Highly organized with strong attention to detail, with ability to multitask and prioritize as needed.
Take ownership of and initiative in everything you do, and understand how to work in a team.
Proficiency with Adobe Suite, including but not limited to Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design, and Acrobat.
Experience with motion graphics.
Experience with CANVA, GIF creation, and some video editing knowledge.
Experience working in Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Drive and Dropbox.
Experience in working with websites and digital media properties.
Reliable and punctual with the ability to work from 6AM City Headquarters, part-time Mon-Fri between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Desire to become a full-time member of the team as we continue to grow.
We are looking for team members with a strong and diverse knowledge of content relevant to growing communities, established community, and editorial relationships and a track record of success in digital media.
Interest: In escaping traditional media models, and working alongside a talented team of content creators, managers, and leadership with a similar mindset.
Personal Brand: Driven, confident, self-starter, passionate, humility, sense of humor, and grit. Ownership of your brand, your opinion, and your voice.
Know How to Hustle: Seek out new ways to think, filter + innovate; lead the charge, report results, and do it all over again.
Be in the Know. Know who your audience is, what they want to hear, where they’ll be seeking the information, why they’ll want to engage and effectively deliver the information they’re seeking.
Tech Acumen. A solid understanding of social media, email campaigns, data + analytics, CMS experience and social media management would be a plus. Show us what we’re missing!
Team Player. Outgoing individual who portrays enthusiasm while learning and working with others. This position is a key role in the continued development of our company culture.
WE’RE PUTTING OURSELVES ON THE LINE
Premium health insurance
401(K) employer matching
Cell phone benefit
Unlimited sick and vacation time
Virtual company-sponsored social events
Paid time off to volunteer in our communities
A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture
Leading in tech. We’re creating the future of local media, and provide the newest technology to our staff.
Set you up for success. We’d love to pick up the tab for opportunities that support career development.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
All applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, national origin, ancestry, physical/mental disability, severe/morbid obesity, medical condition, military/veteran status, genetic information, marital status, ethnicity, alienage or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.
Equal access to programs, services, and employment is available to all qualified persons. Those applicants requiring an accommodation to complete the application and/or interview process should contact a management representative.