Middleweight Designer for Legatum Institute Foundation

  • London  
  • Company
    Legatum Institute Foundation  
    Start date
  • Closing date
    20 February 2019  
    Posted on
    22 January 2019  


Job Title: Middleweight Designer   

Line Manager: Director of Communications 

Team/Department: Communications


Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Middleweight Designer will be responsible for consistently applying the Legatum Institute brand across a wide selection of internal and external communications touchpoints. The successful applicant will be responsible for the creation of digital and printed marketing collateral, including websites, reports, newsletters, fact sheets, presentations, events and videos.


  • Overseeing and managing multiple design projects, creating templates for publications and digital initiatives, updating factsheets, case studies, newsletters, and presentations.
  • Working with the wider communications team to come up with ideas, taking the lead on design briefs and transforming them into successful, marketable concepts.
  • Supporting the development of the design and visual language of the Institute website and publications.


  • Assisting with website updates
  • Providing support and updating photographic material (photo editing and resizing)
  • Assist in the management, use, and maintenance of the Legatum Institute’s in-house AV equipment and auditorium
  • Act as an ambassador or point of contact in person within the Legatum Institute (or other venue) to interact face to face with an audience or individuals and represent the Institute’s mission and views in conversation or presentation.
  • Assist the Director of Communications in other duties, including assisting with events, or representing the organization at events


Internal: CEO, Director of Communications, COO, Director of Policy, Programme Directors, Digital Communications Manager, Communications Manager, Fellows.

External: Key programme stakeholders, web developers, printers, external suppliers.

Direct reports: None

Skills: Essential

  • Excellent organisational skills and an ability to meet deadlines under time pressure, prioritising tasks wisely or under direction.
  • A conceptual thinker with great visualising skills
  • Strong graphic design portfolio including some examples of work relevant to this role
  • Proficient in the core Adobe Creative Suite applications: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign.
  • Experience in creating artwork for digital and lithographic print.
  • Experience in creating, editing and delivering video content, including the use of video editing software such as Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects.
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of digital marketing, including an active interest in social media.
  • Experience managing content-driven websites on platforms such as WordPress.

Skills: Desirable

  • Interest in and experience of the UK Political landscape, personalities and institutions.
  • Knowledge of the press and broadcast media and a keen up to date interest in news: both the content and the means of production

Personal Attributes:

  • Highly self-motivated, organised, with a positive and proactive ‘can do’ attitude
  • Good judgment about when to use initiative and when to consult
  • Professional and establishes rapport easily
  • Resonance with the Institute’s mission


The post holder should undertake such other duties within the scope of the post as may be reasonably requested by their manager.

This job description reflects the main responsibilities of the post. From time to time there may be some changes in the emphasis on the duties or tasks without altering their general character or the level of responsibility. Should significant changes to the job description become necessary, the post holder will be consulted and the changes reflected in a revised job description.

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