The Spectator

Mid-Level Designer

The Spectator is a unique magazine with strong brand loyalty. It sits in a niche market with an audience that has a high propensity to subscribe. We are a globally recognised and trusted brand and source of current affairs commentary.

We are the oldest magazine in the world and yet we behave like a start-up. We are agile and fast moving, able to adapt and change without bureaucratic red tape.

We are looking for a passionate mid-level designer to help us improve our presence across print, digital, social, and video.

You will work across all departments – from editorial to events, digital to marketing. One day you could be creating assets for articles online and repurposing them to be used across our social channels; next, creating commercial advertorials for print, producing branding campaigns or events marketing.

You’re the kind of person who is:

  • Incredibly passionate about design. You will understand how effectively to utilise and implement the brand’s visual guidelines, interpret campaign visual identities appropriately, and have a strong grasp of visual grammar. You have strong opinions on what looks good, are keen to avoid stock image cliches and you keep up to date with changing trends in both print and digital media.
  • Passionate about print. You must understand our brand, our magazine and what makes us special.
  • A team player, who can absorb feedback constructively and can muck in to support others.
  • A stickler for strong visual branding.
  • Conceptual, and can develop impactful, original, and on-brand content creation with creative flair.
  • Agile – we operate in a business of tight deadlines. It’s an exciting pace and you’ll need to be able to adapt your projects to short turnarounds.
  • A brilliant communicator. You’ll be collaborating with editors, developers, and journalists to brainstorm how best to visually bring our stories to life.
  • Interested in current affairs and keeping up to date with the current news agenda.

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