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Associate Design Manager



Remote, OR, USA · Remote
Posted on Saturday, February 3, 2024
Yahoo Sports connects fans to the sports and fantasy games they love most, providing personalized quality content and superior fan experiences every day.

We are seeking a Design Manager to join us as we reimagine the visual identity of Yahoo Sports. We are seeking a creative thinker with diverse experience in editorial, social and brand design who will also manage a small team of contract designers. This person shall be a designer but more importantly they must be a gifted storyteller. How do you take a beautifully written story and create engaging visuals that pull audiences in and keep them engaged? How do you take sports data and transform it into an immersive visual social media experience? How do you excite fans by designing powerful multiplatform franchises? If you are excited about these kinds of challenges, then we would love to hear from you.

We are a group of passionate artists who love telling sports stories on and off the field. We are problemsolvers who love the challenge of finding design solutions. Some of us are zealous sports fans who follow their teams closely and love spirited sports banter, some of us just love design and casually catch a game here and there, but we are all part of a family who love working together and towards the common goal of continually evolving our visual design language. We work hard and we love what we do, but we also encourage everyone to enjoy the right work-life balance.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of designers

  • Manage multiple design projects for yourself and your reports to meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of quality

  • Help lead redesigns for new multi platform franchises that span across social campaigns, podcasts, video and editorial

  • Work alongside writers and editors to create immersive designs in our articles and help innovate the future of enhanced storytelling

  • Partner with the social media team to create custom graphics and short form videos

  • Plan for tentpole sporting events by preparing striking key art and templates for content leading into events

  • Work with our newsletter editors to create compelling artwork to accompany our main stories for our daily newsletters

  • Partner with editors to create artwork for sports features to live on social, onsite and in-app

  • Coming up with new exciting visual directions for how we evolve the brand design language across platforms

  • Help lead design reviews for your reports while maintaining a positive environment for constructive feedback

  • Work with associate designers on their growth and development through 1:1 coaching and guidance


  • Experience working in similar fields to digital publishing and/or sports media

  • 3+ years of experience managing a team

  • 7-10 years of professional experience in sports design

  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite

  • A strong portfolio that demonstrates a mastery of visual design

  • Proven track record of delivering results that materially grew audiences on platform

  • In-depth knowledge of social media platforms and understanding of their algorithms

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to articulate design concepts and solutions with designers, leaders and stakeholders

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Being a great human being who loves to support others (and enjoys being part of a supportive design team)

Yahoo is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Yahoo is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via the Accommodation Request Form (www.yahooinc.com/careers/contact-us.html) or call 408-336-1409. Requests and calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

At Yahoo, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion (www.yahooinc.com/diversity/) page to learn more.

The compensation for this position ranges from $96,000.00 - $200,000.00/yr and will vary depending on factors such as your location, skills and experience. The compensation package may also include incentive compensation opportunities in the form of discretionary annual bonus or commissions, in addition to equity incentives. Yahoo provides industry-leading benefits including healthcare, 401K savings plan, company holidays, vacation, sick time, parental leave and an employee assistance program. Eligibility requirements apply.

Yahoo has a high degree of flexibility around employee location and hybrid working. In fact, our flexible-hybrid approach to work is one of the things our employees rave about. Most roles don’t require specific regular patterns of in-person office attendance. If you join Yahoo, you may be asked to attend (or travel to attend) on-site work sessions, team-building, or other in-person events. When these occur, you’ll be given notice to make arrangements.

If you’re curious about how this factors into this role, please discuss with the recruiter.

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