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The Economist

Digital Designer

Job Added: 28 November 2019
Applications Close: 12 January 2020
Level: Senior, Mid-Weight
Contract: Full Time
Based: London
Salary: Undisclosed
Website: economist.com
Twitter: @theeconomist

Company introduction

The Economist is a global news company covering international business and world affairs, first published in 1843. We deliver our content through a wide range of formats from websites and apps, magazines, film and audio.

Role description

We are looking for an experienced mid- to senior-level digital designer to join us in our central London editorial office working on the next generation of our digital products. Our team of designers work with talented cross-discipline squads across user experience, strategy and development to define our digital experience and visual language. You’ll be hands-on with our flagship products, including economist.com, our iOS and Android apps, newsletters, social media and other products using our in-house design system.

You’ll be able to demonstrate solid experience designing for web and digital, with a strong portfolio and evidence of user-centred, creative thinking. Attention to detail, strong typography skills, familiarity with design systems and respect for deadlines are all things we will be looking for.

Expectations and responsibilities

  • To deliver compelling and comprehensive design across our product base
  • Clearly communicate your design rationale with confidence and present your work to your peers and stakeholders
  • Gather and agree requirements, helping to develop and plan design briefs for each project
  • Keep up-to-date on innovations in the design world to keep your output fresh and relevant


You will be able to demonstrate

  • A particularly keen attention to detail
  • Experience with Sketch, the Adobe suite or equivalent software
  • Robust typographic and information design abilities
  • A user-centred approach to design
  • Examples of working across digital platforms and multiple screen sizes
  • Experience of working to tight deadlines
  • Capabilities in responsive design, across desktop, mobile and tablet


Other requirements

  • Self-motivated team player with the ability to perform well under pressure
  • Minimum 3-years relevant experience
  • Experience of (or interest in) working in editorial
  • An interest in global politics and current affairs
  • Friendly and receptive demeanour
  • A design degree or equivalent qualification
  • Good communication skills and fluency in English


Hours: 10am-6pm - Monday-Friday

Start date: ASAP

Salary: £TBC

Location: Central London

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

Send CV and covering letter to [email protected]


Closing date Sunday 12th January 2020