Infographic Designer

Telegraph Media Group

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time

Posted

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- Amelia Earhart

Description

About Us

For over 160 years, The Telegraph’s stories, dispatches, interviews, and investigations have set the agenda, sparked debate, and provided generations of readers with a trusted source of news, information, and opinion.

Our vision, with quality journalism at the heart, is to pioneer new ways to serve 10 million registered users and 1 million subscribers, by 2023, a vision we all stand behind. We wouldn’t be one of the world's most successful media organisations without the talent, determination, and creative spirit of our people. As our readers’ needs evolve, it's more important than ever that we recruit original thinkers and innovative individuals who can keep us at the forefront of our industry. That means not only journalists but also marketers, analysts, designers, engineers, and much more.

We want to foster the diversity of thought through our people, create inclusive working environments that allow everyone to be their authentic selves at work while creating a sense of belonging to ensure we have the highest performing teams.

About The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast paced creative visual team at The Telegraph. We’re looking to push the boundaries of digital editorial design using information graphics and an increasing range of visual storytelling forms.

We want someone who is going to help shape the future of The Telegraph’s digital journalism using their intelligence to engage our audience with informative content and have them interact with our stories. The ideal candidate will be able to adapt their visual ideas to different narrative types and apply them utilising relevant digital media formats, whilst working to the highest standards of design.

Key Responsibilities

> Create engaging information graphics that deliver a narrative

> Develop new ways of presenting stories on our digital platforms

> Maintain the highest of standards in design, whilst working to tight deadlines

> Visually communicate complex subject matter in a clear and concise way

> Translate raw data into engaging pieces of graphic journalism

> Manage daily responsibilities and workflow
> Provide design direction and guidance to junior members of the team

> Lead the conversation on digital graphics with newsroom members

> Collaborate and liaise with: Reporters, Journalists, Data Journalists, Editors, Photographers, Designers, Developers, Animators, Illustrators, Video producers

> Working with the Director of Graphic Journalism to set a long term agenda and development plan for digital information graphics at The Telegraph
> Developing the visual design language of our information graphics

Key Skills

> Strong graphic design practice and principles (typography, hierarchy, colour)

> In-depth knowledge of editorial design
> Digital graphic production

> Work with basic front-end code (HTML / CSS) with added bonus of Python / Javascript experience

> Extensive understanding of user based design
> Interpret, analyse and edit data into engaging narratives
> Plot scales, trends and hierarchies with absolute precision

> Creative application of data visualisation

> Good organisational skills and the ability to manage time effectively

Additional Skills Useful For The Role

> A passion for data visualisation and visual storytelling

> A variety of work in portfolio that showcases design ability

> Comprehensive understanding of media types and digital formats

> Previous experience in digital publishing
> Active interest in current affairs

> An eager interest in developing skills and reaching personal goals


Our Benefits

The nature of our industry means life at the Telegraph Media Group is fast-paced, demanding, and interesting. We also want it to be rewarding for everyone who works here by creating a suite of benefits that contribute to lifestyle choices and leisure activities. From dynamic working opportunities, medical cover, and equal parental pay (six months fully paid for mothers and fathers), to life assurance and season ticket loans, you can choose from a range of flexible benefits, designed to support your lifestyle and help you achieve a healthy work-life balance.

Training and Development

Candidates are drawn to companies that highlight key benefits and ongoing support, this is a great opportunity to discuss our training and development opportunities, whether company-wide or role-specific If relevant, please add any role-specific training and development opportunities here in bullet point or paragraph form, for example, systems training, Soft skills workshops e.g. Stakeholder management, presentation skills, personal impact With support from your manager and colleagues, you’ll also have access to a variety of training and development opportunities through The Academy. Covering a range of personal and professional skills, our courses enable you to develop an enjoyable and rewarding career.

Our Commitment To Inclusion

We want you to feel you belong here and welcome candidates from all backgrounds. Our organisation is on a continuous journey to achieve this sense of belonging, with focused inclusion policies, training, and internal networks. We believe it’s not only the right thing to do but that there’s a strong business case to support it. Because if you feel you belong, you’ll feel more comfortable, so you’ll be more likely to achieve your best. We have a number of internal networks that are totally inclusive and open for anyone to join. These include internal inclusion networks covering employees from ethnic minority backgrounds, working families, LGBTQ+, disabilities and long-term conditions, gender, wellbeing, and women in tech. Your wellbeing is paramount, so we have trained over 100 Mental Health First Aiders in the last two years to help support our employees. We’ve also signed the Tech Talent Charter, and are committed to driving greater inclusion and diversity in tech.

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