The News Movement (TNM) is a new media business bringing together leading industry figures and young, passionate journalists to help reset how we tell “the news” in an era of declining trust and increasing misinformation. We know that many voices are missing from the present conversation – we want to change that.
We are driven by our purpose – to help millions of people around the world be better informed. We will do that by solving the under-supply of trusted, objective, high-quality news and useful information on social media and other digital platforms.
We are particularly focused on serving younger audiences between 18 and 30 and believe that factual, unbiased journalism can be told in different and exciting ways via the channels that our audiences already enjoy. We want to explain the world and uncover the stories that matter.
We are now looking to recruit a:
We are looking for a creative Designer for our London editorial team who shares our purpose and will join us to create distinctive and visually engaging content across all our platforms.
The Designer will have a critical role working with our team of journalists and producers responsible for the production of TNM’s news content. From quick on the day turnarounds, to long form projects, template and format generation, this is a hand on role producing distinctive content.
A talented and innovative designer, you will join a team changing the way we tell ‘the news’. Working with our editorial and creative leadership, you will play a vital role in building the visual identity of TNM.
Skills & Experience
A minimum three years experience, in a fast moving editorial or creative environment.
Experience in and/or active interest in news and current affairs is a must.
A great understanding of socials, including experience producing content for multiple platforms
Excellent knowledge and experience of the Adobe Creative Suite, including Premiere, After Effects and Photoshop
Demonstrable video editing, graphic layout and motion graphics skills
Ability to talk through design decisions with journalists and editors
To join our team, we would like you to be:
An expert in design: We want someone who is skilled in design and an expert in creating digital templates and tools to showcase our content
An excellent explainer: You can clearly explain how to work with digital assets to a person less familiar with the tools
A team player: We work as a team for the good of our audiences. We work at speed and with a dedication to being the very best we can. Our spirit is one of generosity and support.
A great communicator: We want someone who is able to understand how to design digital assets and explain how to use them to our teams.
Able to multitask and meet project deadlines: Our business is heavily driven by deadlines and due dates. We need someone who is able to simultaneously get projects done in a timely manner and adjust to new priorities when they arise
Specifically, your job will entail:
- Creating and producing graphic design work for the full range of TNM output.
- Working directly with producers and journalists to create multi-platform graphics.
- Being a part of the editorial team to ensure that design work consistently answers the brief in terms of look and feel, accuracy, functionality and brand identity.
- Having a holistic understanding of TNM’s brand strategy and its application across platforms.
- Delivering to an agreed production schedule.
- Embracing the latest thinking in design and animation software research, usage and improvement/development.
- Keeping up to date with TNM editorial and design standards and guidelines.
- Working to the TNM’s policies on culture, inclusivity and Health and Safety.
- Working confidently individually as well as in a team, successfully managing your time and resources.
- Supporting colleagues to ensure that work is well executed and delivered on time.
- Participating in and contributing to daily and weekly editorial meetings.
Our team and our principles
Our growing newsrooms in New York and London are made up of the next generation of talented journalists who understand new forms of storytelling, sharing on social media and creating community conversations and action.
Co-founded by a team of highly experienced media executives, everything we produce at The News Movement is guided by our core principles:
FACTS What is the truth? And where are the gaps in our understanding?
CONTEXT What helps our audiences understand why an issue matters?
OPINION What are the relevant points of view that create a richer picture?
DEBATE How do we empower our audiences to become part of the conversation? How can communities solve any challenges?
ACTION Content that explores the options and helps with onward journeys
At The News Movement we are creating a newsroom for the future – building a dynamic and diverse editorial team that will deliver quality journalism for the mobile generation.
We are rapidly growing in both the US and UK. From story selection to storytelling, we want to discover different ways of bringing people “the news”. Accurate and impartial, informative and engaging, surprising and entertaining, The News Movement will empower our audiences wherever they may be.
A Designer will understand how design and visual style will play a role in developing The News Movement, and make an impact with our audiences. You will be used to team working, in a fast moving environment. And a willing contributor to our daily conversations.
We are looking for people driven by our editorial purpose (great journalism matters) and a passion for the platforms our audiences use. On TikTok or Instagram, Twitter or YouTube, Reddit or Telegram, you’ll understand how to tell stories for each platform, and you’ll know what will cut through with audiences.
Our culture is vital. We are a team, we work together with a generous spirit of collaboration. Being able to listen to each other and think-through ideas is vital. Our audience is at the heart of what we do. We offer an empathetic and supportive environment where every voice matters and we recognise every business needs many different strengths and skills to be successful.
The News Movement is all about doing things differently. To apply, please contact email@example.com with a few words on you, a few words on us and a cv/resume. (Please title your email: Designer) Closing date – June 17th.