Social Graphics Fellow (Summer 2022)

  • Insider Inc
  • Jun 18, 2022

Job Description

Our mission is to inform and inspire the digital generation and become the most influential and loved journalism brand in the world. We do this by delighting our audience, clients, and colleagues and getting better every day. Our values: We are effective. We are “good eggs.” We communicate well. We get better every day. Our culture is based on effectiveness. It's the measure by which we work, make decisions, and grow. To be as effective as possible, we take ownership of our words, work, and ideas and we have accountability to our audience, clients, and colleagues.

Insider is hiring a paid social media fellow to produce graphic and visual storytelling for various social networks and platforms.

This fellow’s shift will be Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm ET. This position will be remote. 

The Insider Fellowship Program is for early career journalists who want to spend six months learning from a newsroom full of passionate, dedicated journalists. Fellows are assigned to teams and become experts in digital storytelling. They produce real work that is distributed to our audience of millions, and by the end of six months are prepared for the next phase of their journalism careers. For more information on the Insider Fellowship Program, see here.

This ideal fellow will create graphics, animations, videos, and more to bring the reporting we do on our site directly to our social followers in an engaging and accessible fashion. This fellow should have excellent news judgment as they will be expected to work swiftly and accurately to publish urgent news stories, as well as identify evergreen stories. They will work closely with both the distribution and design team.

Projects would range from basic Photoshop and Illustrator requests like cutting out images, resizing, cropping, and retouching photos to creating unique, intriguing, and conceptual artwork for social media.

Social media fellows should be comfortable working with teams across the company. They should expect to work in a fast-paced environment and be capable of juggling multiple tasks and deadlines at once. Our fellows should have the ability to pivot from one task to the next without missing a beat. They should be self sufficient and capable of making the correct judgment calls based on what they’ve been trained on.

Our social media accounts are the face of our brands, and our social media fellows play an integral role by helping to run our growing network.

This fellow should have:

  • Familiarity with the Insider brands 
  • A passion for visual storytelling and journalism on social media
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Animation skills (and experience with After Effects a plus).
  • Experience with photo editing, including photo selection/research, correcting, resizing, and layer masks.
  • The ability to brainstorm, iterate, and execute ideas quickly.
  • Strong layout skills.
  • Experience with branding and working within a style guide.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at a time and work under tight deadlines.
  • A think-outside-of-the-box mindset when it comes to graphic design and the confidence to pitch and defend your work comfortably.
  • Experience creating data visualizations including charts, tables, maps, and infographics in Illustrator and Datawrapper a plus. 
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to multitask
  • Ability to work quickly and collaboratively with a fast-paced team
  • Ability to problem solve independently 

Please note: The paid fellowship requires that you work remotely, preferably full-time at 40 hours a week, for six months. If you’re passionate about this role but don’t have 100% of the experience we’re looking for, apply, we still want to hear from you! 

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Are you passionate about this opportunity, but worried that you don’t have 100% of the experience we’re looking for? We still want to hear from you! Apply online and let us know why you would make a great addition to the Insider community.

About Us: Insider Inc. is the global media company behind Insider and an ever-growing family of brands. Our mission is to inform and inspire the digital generation and become the most influential journalism brand in the world. We reach an audience of more than 375 million users with our stories, which command attention and inspire action.
Our core value is effectiveness. We make things happen. We listen to each other, learn from each other, and take risks together. We understand that a diverse set of perspectives and an inclusive environment are critical to our success. All of this helps us get better every day. Check out our mission, values, and culture page to learn more.


Insider Inc supports a distributed workforce that allows for varied work locations. Many roles are eligible for 100% remote or hybrid remote/office work unless otherwise noted.