The Correspondent

Editorial Designer

Job Added: 05 June 2019
Applications Close: 16 June 2019
Level: Mid-Weight
Contract: Full Time
Based: Amsterdam
Salary: Undisclosed
Twitter: @the_corres

Dear future colleague,

If De Correspondent’s editorial design team were a stock photo, you’d see six people clustered around a monitor. A man is pointing at the screen; the woman beside him is writing something on a sticky note; the woman to her right is laughing at something the man beside her has just said. A ray of sun has created a small lens flare at the edge of the photo. In the background you see plants and those inevitable symbols of creativity: paper, markers, half-finished sketches. Steam curls up from a nearby cup of tea.

Of course, you and I know that a stock photo in no way represents reality. And that showing or describing that photo to someone mostly says something about the person doing the showing, and not so much about the people in the photo.

If you’re nodding in agreement right now, then you may be just who we’re looking for: our future editorial designer.

For the full job description please go to our website: https://jobs.thecorrespondent....

What will you do as an Editorial Designer?

  • Create infographics that are insightful, easy to understand, and appealing;
  • Create illustrations for our stories to visually convey their message to a diverse audience;
  • Create house styles for our journalism campaigns, such as the one for our Dutch book on the importance of privacy or our switch-to-a-new-bank week;
  • Create visuals for our social media channels, including Instagram, Twitter, and our daily newsletter;
  • Help design occasional paper productions, such as infographics for books, brochures, and posters.

What kind of person are you?

At The Correspondent we’re constantly looking for new ways of using images and sound to tell our stories. We strive to create visuals that encourage people to stop and think, that provide new perspectives on the world, and that combat misleading perceptions. As an editorial designer, you’ll play an important part in accomplishing this shared mission.

But we also hope you differ from us. That you look at things in a way that we don’t, perhaps, or that you have a different cultural background, an international network, or other professional experience that will enrich our team.

You’re also someone who loves to create something new, not just follow existing recipes. You’re a good communicator, fluent in English (speaking Dutch is not necessary), and skilled at switching among multiple projects and tasks.

You think in solutions, see yourself as part of our team, and are willing to entrust others with the things you create. You’re constantly looking for new ways to visualise journalism, and you know your way around a variety of social media.

Most of all, you’re a multifaceted designer with a deep love for journalism.

What we offer

First and foremost, you’ll be part of an organisation that values ideas over job titles, collaboration over hierarchy, and quality over speed.
You’ll have a lot of freedom in doing your work and lots of room to grow in your job and career.

You’ll be part of a team of more than 70 colleagues who are hugely passionate about the future of collaborative, inclusive, and ad-free journalism.

You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with members from all over the world and gain feedback that will benefit your work in new and exciting ways.

You’ll earn a competitive salary with benefits, including a pension plan, sick leave, paid vacation, social security, disability income protection, and lunch.

You’ll be provided with the necessary tools to do your work well, like a company laptop.

You’ll report directly to the team lead and you’ll work with our managing editor on a daily basis to discuss ideas and planning.

How to apply

Write to us!

We’re looking to fill this position on July 1st, 2019, at the earliest, and August 1st the latest. To apply, only through our website: Click on “Apply now” and answer the questions that follow before June 16, 2019.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!