The Economist

Graphic Designer—Snapchat edition

Based: London
Level: Senior, Mid-Weight
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 31 July 2018
Website: economist.com
Twitter: @TheEconomist
Job Listing Added: 28 June 2018

ROLE DESCRIPTION:


Are you an energetic and creative Digital Designer who relishes the idea of translating a 175-year-old newspaper into compelling designs for modern audiences? Are you a skilled visual storyteller with a strong track record and keen understanding of brand values?


The Economist is seeking a talented Graphic Designer to work primarily on its award-winning “Snapchat Discover” edition. You’ll work very closely with our Snapchat editors and animators whilst reporting to the Head of Graphics and Art Director as part of the London-based editorial design team.


The successful candidate will be responsible for producing all the design and illustration for our weekly editions. You’ll take part in editorial planning meetings with the Snapchat team (based both in London and overseas) to create storyboards, roughs and wireframes ahead of finalised artwork.


The majority of our Snapchat graphics are animated and must be designed with motion in mind. Though you’ll work alongside dedicated animators, some animation expertise of your own would be highly preferable.


Candidates must be experienced and show evidence of a strong background in digital design. You’ll demonstrate a prowess for creative visual solutions while adhering to brand guidelines. A close interest in current affairs and news media would also be advantageous.


EXPECTATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Deliver excellent artwork while upholding our brand style and values
• Demonstrate creativity and imaginative design and illustration skills
• Work with multiple stakeholders, editors and animators across international time-zones
• Gather and agree requirements, helping to plan and develop design briefs for each edition
• Clearly articulate your design rationale and have the ability to present your work to your peers and stakeholders
• Keep up-to-date on innovations in the design world, and use this to keep your output fresh and relevant


YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DEMONSTRATE:
• Solid experience in graphic design with editorial, branding or commercial design experience
• A thorough understanding of social media platforms and their visual language
• Strong Adobe Creative suite and/or Sketch skills
• Some knowledge and experience with animation and motion graphics tools
• A particularly keen attention to detail
• Robust typographic and information design abilities
• Experience working to tight deadlines (newsroom experience would be beneficial)


OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
• Self-motivation, and the ability to perform well and stay calm under pressure
• Friendly and receptive demeanour, an enthusiastic team-worker
• An interest in global politics and current affairs
• A good level of general education, a design degree or equivalent qualification would be preferable
• Good communication skills and fluency in English


Hours: 10am-6pm, Mon-Fri Start date: ASAP Salary: £TBC


WHO ARE WE?:
The Economist is a prestigious, global news organisation covering international business and world affairs, first published in 1843. We deliver our information through a range of formats from websites and a range of apps to newspapers, magazines, film and radio. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of political and economic freedom and democracy around the world.


The Economist Group values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, race, colour, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age.

How to Apply

Please apply with CV, Cover letter, portfolio and salary expectations by July 31st to the Head of Graphics at: [email protected]