Graphic Designer - KIRO TV in Seattle, WA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 3/22/2023

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Job Summary

The Graphic Designer at KIRO TV is responsible for producing graphics of quality and distinction that successfully communicate the message desired by the News, Creative Services and Sales Departments. The designer will work closely with the Design Director and graphics team and is also responsible for supporting KIRO 7 in a highly professional matter. 


  • Produce still and motion graphics of quality and distinction that successfully communicate the message desired by the News and Creative Services Departments. 
  • Create graphics for sales department as directed by Creative Services Director 
  • Support KIRO-TV in a highly professional manner. 
  • Develop concepts, ideas and execute final artwork and animations for news, promotion, programming, sales and digital team. 
  • Have user/playback knowledge of all crucial systems used in the graphics area including Macs and PCs, programs including The Adobe CC suite of Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and associated programs within the suite. Additional skills in Curious Maps, Cinema 4D, Chyron Lyric/Prime, and knowledge of automation with tickers is also needed. Daily/weekly maintenance of the graphics library is also expected. 
  • Maintain quality control checks, including but not limited to, spelling, organization of information, clear and easy to understand presentation of graphics for daily newscasts. 
  • Prioritize and execute daily graphic workload. 
  • Collaborate with news managers, producers and reporters, in order to assess their needs to deliver what is expected. 
  • Help develop the design and coordination of pre-production and/or animation; make suggestions, provide source and digital files, consult with director (if needed) before production, and ensure that the finished work is delivered to the final destination. 
  • Great teamwork collaboration within Creative Services on all projects for station marketing in both design and promotion. 
  • Communicate with all KIRO 7 employees in a professional and helpful manner. 
  • Help create digital elements needed for and/or clients we serve if needed. 
  • Work a schedule that will include occasional daypart shift changes to help fill in for vacations, and/or on-call shifts as needed for graphics support. 



What we look for


  • 2-5 years news graphics design experience preferred. 
  • Knowledge of print design and production helpful. 
  • Bachelor's degree in fine arts or equivalent. 
  • Minimum 2-year associate degree. 
  • Ability to work well with others. 
  • Exhibit a positive attitude towards work and company policies and encourages a positive and cooperative work environment. 

Physical Demands:

  • A combination of physical work (standing, walking, lifting and carrying items such as laptop computers, pulling file drawers. 
  • Sedentary demands include document review and computer use, including ability to manipulate fingers to operate computer keyboard and mouse. 
  • Expected to work under deadline constraints and meet precise deadlines (including self-imposed deadlines). 
  • Routine interruptions and unforeseen assignments are to be expected.  
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

The wage scale for this position is $29.00 per hour to $34.00 per hour. Final compensation for this role will be determined by a variety of factors such as skills, certifications, and relevant work experience.   

Benefits for this role include:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance available to the employee and employee’s family (i.e. child, spouse, domestic partner). 
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (healthcare and dependent care) and Health Savings Accounts 
  • Short-term and long-term disability and life insurance (supplemental and accidental, death, and dismemberment) 
  • Participation in CMG’s 401(k) plan with generous company match and both pre-tax and Roth options  
  • Full-time hourly employees are eligible to earn up to 176 hours of PTO inclusive of paid sick and safe time under applicable law. 
  • Part-time employees will receive one hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked. 
  • Up to eight (8) paid holidays & two (2) floating holidays throughout calendar year 2023. 
  • Up to two (2) weeks of paid parental leave  
  • Employee assistance program 
  • All other benefits required by applicable law 


CMG is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people – and you could be one of them! We are a start-up built on a 100-year history of blazing trails in the world of media. Over that time, our skilled journalists and storytellers have covered war and peace, tragedies and celebrations, small moments, and global movements.  We are relying on our longstanding experience and entrepreneurial mentality to build a media company that is modern, agile, and uniquely positioned for the future.

CMG provides valuable local and national journalism and entertainment content to the people and communities it serves. The company's businesses include 14 high-quality, market-leading television brands in 9 markets; 52 top-performing radio stations delivering multiple genres of content in 11 markets; a Washington, DC news bureau; and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG's TV portfolio includes multiple primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Telemundo and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations.

We offer rewarding and challenging careers that encourage growth and development. We take care of our people with industry-leading total rewards offerings that includes medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and accident insurance as well as, a best-in-class wellness program, 401(k) matching and time-off programs.

CMG may require proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon hire or during employment as a term and condition of employment unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law.

If this description fits and CMG sounds like a company you want to work for, we’d love to have you join us. Apply today!

Cox Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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