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Telegraph Media Group

Mid-Weight Designer, Lifestyle

Job Added: 02 July 2020
Applications Close: 16 July 2020
Level: Mid-Weight
Contract: Full Time
Based: London
Salary: Undisclosed
Twitter: @telegraphtalent

The newsprint design team creates compelling page layouts that help tell our stories. Situated at the heart of the newsroom, you’ll work with editors across a range of desks, from news and sport to food and gardening. From designing the front page of the newspaper to commissioning illustrations or debating which picture is the most compelling, you’ll need to respond to all the challenges the world throws at you.

We are looking for an editorial designer to work across the Lifestyle sections of both The Daily and Sunday Telegraph and also design our digital assets.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design feature and lifestyle covers and layouts in a creative and innovative manner to a high quality in the house style designing pages from scratch or using libraries and templates.
  • Advocate innovative design solutions to editorial challenges as and when appropriate.
  • Meet all editorial deadlines.
  • Liaise with editors, art directors and picture editors to fully understand, interpret and respond to the briefs provided by the editorial team.
  • Ensure the consistently high standard of The Telegraph's style and tone of voice is maintained across all design solutions
  • Attend relevant weekly design editorial meetings
  • Commission illustrations, graphics and photography when needed.
  • Be able to work a flexible five-day rota across a seven-day operation.
  • Be a strong visual voice on the floor, debating the output with editors and section editors.


Your Skills:

  • Proven experience in a similar role.

  • An enthusiastic and dedicated designer, with a desire to exceed expectations.

  • A track record of producing creative editorial pages consistently to a high standard.

  • Strong grasp of all Adobe software, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop.

  • Manage personal workflow and be able to meet tight deadlines.

  • Good communication skills in order to liaise with different areas of the business.


What you can expect from us if successful:

Personal and career development opportunities such as communication, soft skills and industry qualifications.

Work within a dynamic team, who challenge the status quo and champion agile working & continuous improvement; adopting the Telegraph’s values - together, fearless, open-minded and informed - in everything we do.

25 days holiday; rising to 30 days after 3 years service, private pension, plus lifestyle, health & wellbeing and financial benefits.


The Telegraph’s goal is to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace and we are committed to building a team that reflects a wide variety of skills, perspectives and backgrounds.

We are an equal opportunities employer, hiring solely on merit and business need. We encourage applications regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood and disability. If you require reasonable adjustments in any recruitment process with us, please make us aware.

How to apply

Please apply via our careers site with your CV and Portfolio: https://careers.telegraph.co.uk/jobs/job-details/Mid-Weight-Designer-Lifestyle-London