Helmed by tech & media veterans from Facebook, The New York Times, Quidsi, Salon, and more - Some Spider is an NYC-based innovative digital media company.

We are home to both Facebook's #1 parenting brand Scary Mommy, as well as 2016's breakout news/comedy brand CAFE. Both create fantastic content across all web, mobile, and social channels.

We are expanding our creative team, and seek an Art Director/Designer to create amazing designs for our media brands and in-house branded content studio.

The Job

  • Work closely with creative director, management team, and studio leads for design needs related to in-house media brands as well as advertising campaigns
  • Manage and execute longer term projects such as site redesigns, new site features, marketing initiatives, and needs around new content series'
  • Manage and execute on rapid-fire, time sensitive projects for advertiser campaigns, and production needs for branded content studio
  • Create design mockups and decks for new business, partner, and investor presentations
  • Work with development team to create designs that are on strategy, and hand off assets and specs


  • 5+ years experience working in media publishing, entertainment, advertising, or a combination thereof
  • Passion for design in entertainment, media, and social content, with a rich portfolio of examples
  • You have style. Not only can you design a clean modern screen, you can take concepts and requests and bring them to life in an exciting way.
  • A portfolio with a heavy focus on mobile design (both app and mobile web)
  • Totally fluent in standard design tools (PS, AI) and digital design workflow
  • Fluent in office applications including presentation tools such as Keynote and PowerPoint
  • Ability to absorb and design for brand guidelines, and manage design needs across multiple brands
  • Understanding of core web/mobile UX principles and applying to design for media and advertising
  • Passion for both current and emerging media & technology. You have opinions and speculations on where everything is going, from devices to software to content trends.

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience working with brands or sites targeted at moms, women, millennial demographics, news, politics
  • Experience in video production, editing, and post-production
  • Experience creating motion graphics via After Effects
  • Fluency with Sketch and one or more current prototyping tools (InVision, Principle, Flinto, etc.)
  • Experience in designing software products and apps
  • Comfortable writing and editing front-end code (HTML/CSS)