Page Designer - The Daily Star / Daily Star Sunday

  • London  
    Competitive + company benefits  
  • Company
    Reach Plc  
    Start date
  • Closing date
    2 December 2020  
    Posted on
    18 November 2020  

The Daily Star / Daily Star Sunday is looking to recruit a page designer to join their team. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, editing, image production and finishing page layouts and editorial pages.

Working closely with the editors, art directors, night editors, sub editors, picture editors, news and feature editors you will ensure that the production of the paper is polished, perfected and ready to go to print before the deadline. It’s a seven-day operation so you will be required to work weekends, especially Saturdays as that is the Daily Star Sunday’s press day.

In this role you will plan pages, import copy and images to complement editorial content for our readers, so a creative eye is key.

So, who are we?

You might not have heard of us but we have probably met without you even realising it. We are home to the UK and Ireland’s most iconic digital platforms, magazines and newspapers. From the Mirror, Daily Express and OK!, to our regional titles such as the Liverpool Echo, BirminghamLive and the Manchester Evening News (plus lots more), our brands and the stories we cover are as varied as our people.

We help all kinds of people share experiences through our stories because we believe this is what makes us human. Oh, and we should probably also mention that with a monthly readership of 47 million people, Reach is the largest commercial publisher in the UK. At Reach, not only will you feel better understood, you will also feel you understand other people better too. 

Key Responsibilities:

To design and edit news and features pages and spreads quickly and artistically. Design back of the book feature pages.
To source, edit and retouch pictures.
Designing pages in InDesign.
Editing pictures in Photoshop.
To collaborate in the newsroom and to engage and support other departments.
Check all pages, chase anything missing and make sure all images have been processed before they are sent to QAD.
To complete all tasks in accordance with IPSO and legal requirements.
To complete all tasks within deadline.

The Ideal Candidate:

You will have previous experience working in a fast paced newsroom and will have worked in a similar role previously.

You will pride yourself on tackling all challenges and tasks with the highest level of professionalism, and you will thrive in a team environment. 

You will be a skilled designer with a strong understanding of page layout and design, and will be confident with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. Knowledge of Illustrator is an advantage.

Package Description:

What can we offer you?

We are offering a competitive salary benefits including;

  • 25 days holiday per annum.
  • Contributory pension scheme.
  • Holiday purchase scheme.
  • and lots of high street discounts! 

Reach plc believes diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why we are committed to being an inclusive employer and encourage applications from all suitable applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation. 

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