We are looking for a senior graphic designer to work across our publications, FE Week and Schools Week. Working to the Head designer you will have responsibility for the graphic production of the online and print editions of our titles and general graphic design for Lsect. This is a fast paced environment so only design ninjas need apply.
Location: Greenwich, London, SE10
Reports to: Head Designer
Staff Responsibilities: nil
Hours of work: 9am until 5:30pm, Monday to Friday.
Salary Range: £22.5k to £27.5k (DOE)
FE Week and Schools Week are weekly online and printed newspapers dedicated to the education sectors in England.
FE Week launched in September 2011 and is published weekly (term time, 36 weeks). Schools Week launched in September 2014 and is published weekly (term time, 37 weeks).
The papers are a lively read, offering a mixture of news, exclusives, expert comment, features, technical information, coffee break snippets and more.
Both titles are written for middle and senior management working in schools, colleges, private training providers, and those interested in education policy, including government, policy shapers and other service providers.
The newspapers are published by Lsect Ltd. Lsect Ltd was established in 2011 to provide financial training, conferences and a weekly newspaper (FE Week) to the further education sector. With an annual turnover in 2014 exceeding £1.9m, we are growing and developing business.
The ideal candidate
The successful candidate will have a passion for editorial design, an eye for detail and a wealth of knowledge in design; a creative yet commercial mind is also important.
The role involves both online and print media roles. On a weekly basis you will be responsible for ensuring the successful design, packaging and printing of one of the newspapers. Upon you joining the organisation you will be given one of the newspapers as your primary day-to-day focus.
If you’re the kind of person who’s determined to be your best, whatever you do – then we want to meet you. We’re looking for all kinds of individuals – people with real drive, motivation and passion, who want to develop their careers a supportive, high energy environment, and help drive their career and our business forward and play a key role as we enter our sixth year. We want you to grow with us.
• Responsibility for the design and page layout of FE Week and Schools Week — online and in print (predominately FE Week).
• Managing the creative briefs with clients of Lsect, FE Week and Schools Week
• Maintenance and development of online presence: lsect.co.uk, feweek.co.uk and a schoolsweek.co.uk including social media
• Responsibility for the production of all promotional material including adverts, flyers etc
• Liaising with print suppliers to ensure all related items are produced to a high quality whilst being cost effective
• Any other duties as required from senior managers
Qualifications & Training: Media and/or Graphic Design based degree or similar qualification
Experience: Experience of all the “Adobe Creative Suite” Working with print media publications and sub-editing, Editorial design
Skills: Excellent typographic skills, very strong on concept and brand development, and have a great understanding of the web.
Excellent Knowledge of: Adobe, Creative Suite software, Word Press, general computer software.
Qualities and Attitude: Creativity, persistence, attention to detail, multi-tasking, team worker and able to receive constructive criticism positively.
Excellent typographic skills, very strong on concept and brand development, and have a great understanding of the web.
Good knowledge of Indesign and Photoshop
Excellent Knowledge of:
Adobe, Creative Suite software, Word Press, general computer software.
Qualities and Attitude:
Creativity, persistence, attention to detail, multi-tasking, team worker and able to receive constructive criticism positively.
Note: This job description is not exhaustive and will be subject to periodic review. It may be amended to meet the changing needs of the business. The post-holder will be expected to participate in this.
Send a CV, pdf portfolio and a covering letter outlining why you are well suited to the role by clicking the link below.
Interviews to take place in August.