The Telegraph

Graphic Artist

Job Added: 01 February 2019
Applications Close: 18 February 2019
Level: Mid-Weight
Contract: Full Time
Based: London
Salary: Undisclosed
Twitter: @telegraphtalent

Do you enjoy producing engaging graphics that are driven by content? Are you a creative problem solver who loves to explore new ways of presenting information? Do you understand how to present narratives and visualise data?

At The Telegraph we are looking for someone who wants to engage audiences with important news topics and events, contributing to quality journalism with consistently high graphic design standards. We would like someone who’s passion for graphics allows them to combine creative exploration with pragmatic solutions

Key Responsibilities:

Working shifts within a seven day rota, which will include late shifts and weekend working.
Design and illustrate graphic components such as; charts, diagrams, maps, graphics and design with clarity and to a high standard
Analyse and edit information to form compelling visual narratives
Combine good typography and a considered design practice to create engaging information graphics and data visualisations
Contribute ideas and creative input into the production of visual journalism at The Telegraph
Output work for both The Telegraph’s print and digital platforms
Collaborate with Journalists, Researchers, Editors, Designers and Developers from across the Newsroom and the company
Establish greater consistency by helping to generate better work methods and style guides
Take responsibility for the quality of your work, producing graphics to deadline that can vary from daily tasks upto much longer term projects
Capturing any creative requirements from newsroom conferences and planning sessions
Constantly aim to develop your craft, maintaining an interest in emerging formats and trending themes within visual journalism

Your Skills:

Proven ability in producing compelling and creative visual journalism.
A portfolio that displays attributes that are listed above in the ‘Job responsibilities’
Good understanding and practice of core graphic design principles; colour, geometry typography, image and composition
Proficient with the latest graphics software: Illustrator, Photoshop and Indesign (After effects and GIS software would be an added bonus)
Possesses an understanding of core development languages and digital formats; HTML, CSS, Javascript and SVG (Experience in programming for data visualisation would also be an added bonus)
Be able to interpret briefs and handle research data effectively, formatting in spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets
Good communication and collaborative methods, with an eager sense to contribute
Proactive planning and efficient time management, able to take initiative when required
Pursue an active interest in the current affairs and journalism

What you can expect from us if successful:

Employees at The Telegraph enjoy roles that contribute directly to shaping the future of the UK’s leading quality newsbrand. In return for your investment in our purpose and vision, The Telegraph offers a range of flexible benefits that help you shape your life against your priorities. From health and well-being for you and loved ones, maternity and paternity leave, childcare, discounts and cashback with local retailers, as well as the medical services, fitness and wellness classes and gym facilities provided at our Buckingham Palace Road office.

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 with your CV and portfolio via our careers page: https://telegraph.workable.com/j/C6003A85F5