Visual Storytelling Designer for The Telegraph

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  • London  
    Competitive plus excellent Benefits  
  • Company
    The Telegraph  
    Start date
  • Closing date
    21 November 2018  
    Posted on
    23 October 2018  

The Telegraph are looking for a creative web-savvy designer to help create innovative, visual online journalism.

You’ll bring journalistic and creative concepts to life on a daily basis, with flawless UX and UI, and work on stories outside of our traditional article template (such as scrollers, long reads, interactives) that are viewed by millions of people. You’ll see design as more than just appearances, and be driven to make something that truly enhances our digital storytelling.

You’ll be joining a multi-disciplinary team of designers, developers and journalists, where experimentation and learning is a core part of the role, at an exciting time in the publishing industry.

What you'll do:

  • Design new ways for The Telegraph to tell stories across a range of subject areas and platforms, using new technologies. You’ll be ambitious in your thinking and brave in your designs, whilst being able to create something that’s a pleasure to read and view.
  • Create new article types, interactive tools, embeds, designs, animations and more, to bring our journalism to life. You’ll be keen to learn and experiment to find the best possible outcome.
  • Work on a range of projects, from the big to the small, the experimental to the practical, across The Telegraph’s editorial subject areas. You’ll be comfortable juggling a few things at once, and always eager to try something new.
  • Work as part of a team, collaborating with other designers, developers and journalists to come up with the best possible solution. You’ll be comfortable working as part of a group, as well as alone, and able to articulate the rationale behind your design decisions to others.
  • Driven to continuously improve your designs, working with our in-house user research and data teams to gain a deeper understanding of how your designs are working
  • Proactively suggest design solutions for content of interest to The Telegraph audience - everything from Bitcoin to Brexit, Politics to Instagram Mums.

Your Skills:

  • BA in a design related degree with a portfolio of your studies 
  • Experience in UI/UX, web & mobile design with a professional portfolio to show us 
  • Highly competent in graphic design and prototyping softwares (e.g. Illustrator, Sketch, Photoshop) 
  • A keen awareness of news and current affairs, with an in-depth understanding of the online journalism landscape.
  • Experience working alongside front-end developers with a knowledge of basic coding languages 
  • Previous exposure to working on newsroom publishing and storytelling products
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to work collaboratively - but also full of ideas and able to inspire a brief.

What you can expect from us if successful:

  • The Telegraph supports flexible working, per your line manager’s agreement.
  • A range of excellent benefits (including on-site gym, massages, and more).
  • In-role development and access to formal development.

*On applying please upload your portfolio or a link to your portfolio along with your CV in one document. 

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.

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