Editorial Designer

Based: Berlin
Level: Senior, Mid-Weight
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 28 December 2018
Twitter: @GestaltenNews
Job Listing Added: 28 November 2018

Editorial Designer (full-time)
Starting asap at gestalten headquarters in Berlin

Founded in Berlin in 1995, gestalten’s story began as a publisher with a focus on the aesthetic, particularly that of graphic design. Over the last two decades, the scope of both our content and our expertise has widened. From tattoos to travel, from food to floating homes, from logos to lowriders, gestalten creates inspirational content – be it between the pages of our more than 600 books published to date or through our digital platforms.

We are currently looking for a talented and experienced Editorial Designer to join our team. Working closely with the publisher and gestalten’s internal team of editors, project managers, picture researchers, and production, you will be involved in the book creation, from development to execution. This ranges from design conception, font selection, via creating layout templates, execution of the final artwork, implementing texts and text corrections, through to hand-over to production.

We are seeking an enthusiastic candidate with a portfolio showcasing excellent editorial design and storytelling skills, a strong eye for photography, typography, page design and publication pacing.

Your key responsibilities:
• Conception and creative realization of a variety of complex book projects, including implementing corrections and final artwork
• Checking images regarding their print quality and moderate image editing and optimization
• Communicating and collaborating with the in-house team of editors, project managers and production
• Participating in regular team meetings to plan publications, co-ordinate workflows and develop new ideas.
• Designing catalogues, sales sheets, marketing collateral and 'whatever it takes' to support the team

Your profile:
• You have a degree in graphic design or equivalent training
• You have 3 to 5 years’ working experience layouting complex editorial and print products (magazine / book)
• Excellent working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign and Photoshop is a must
• You design products with creativity and a cooperative attitude toward constructive criticism from editorial or sales
• You pay strong attention to detail and the quality of the work results
• You have a structured working attitude, paired with the ability to meet strict deadlines within a fast-paced environment
• You work cooperatively and efficiently with multiple teams, excellent communication skills in English are necessary, German is a plus
• You have appreciation for the topics / fields we cover in our publications and an understanding for gestalten’s target audience.
• You are passionate about shaping the future of how our content is experienced, unifying editorial and design, print and digital

We offer:
• An interesting and challenging job opportunity in a growing international company
• An open and collegial working atmosphere in an office right in the heart of Berlin-Kreuzberg
• A fair and competitive salary

How to Apply

We’re looking forward to receiving your application, including your desired salary and earliest possible starting date to [email protected], using the reference line “STAFFx Editorial Designer”.