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Telegraph
Infographic Designer
London
Full Time

LOCATION

London

SALARY

JOB ADDED

4 weeks ago

Do you enjoy producing engaging graphic presentations that are driven by data and convey the most critical aspects of a story? Are you a creative problem solver who loves to explore innovative ways of presenting information? Do you have a strong understanding of how to present narratives and visualise data for a broad audience?

At The Telegraph we are looking for someone who will use their expertise in visual communication and data visualisation to engage our audience with the most important news topics and events, contributing to quality journalism with consistently high graphic design standards. We would like someone whose passion for graphics allows them to combine creative exploration with pragmatic solutions.

Key Responsibilities

 

  • Design and illustrate graphic components such as; charts, diagrams, maps, graphics and design with clarity and to a high standard
  • Analyse and edit information to form compelling visual narratives
    Combine good typography and a considered design practice to create engaging information graphics and data visualisations
  • Contribute ideas and creative input into the production of visual journalism at The Telegraph
  • Working shifts within a seven day rota, which will include late shifts and weekend working.
  • Output work for both The Telegraph’s print and digital platforms
  • Collaborate with Journalists, Researchers, Editors, Designers and Developers from across the Newsroom
  • Establish greater consistency by helping to develop better work methods

 

Key Skills

  • Proven ability in producing compelling and creative visual journalism.
  • A portfolio that displays attributes that are listed above in the ‘Job responsibilities’
  • Good understanding and practice of core graphic design principles; colour, geometry, typography, depth, image and composition
  • Proficient with the latest graphics software: Illustrator, Photoshop and Indesign (After effects and GIS software would be an added bonus)
  • To have a keen interest in developing your digital skill set
  • Possesses an understanding and be able to work with core development languages and digital formats; HTML, CSS, Javascript (Experience in programming for data visualisation would also be an added bonus)
  • Be able to interpret briefs and handle research data effectively, formatting in spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets
  • Good communication and collaborative methods, with an eager sense to contribute
  • Proactive planning and efficient time management, able to take initiative when required
    Pursue an active interest in the current affairs and journalism platforms

 

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 parental leave (six months fully paid maternity leave and enhanced paternity/partner leave), 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

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

At Telegraph Media Group, we 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 believe in equality of opportunity and welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief.

We are proud to be a Level 3 Disability Confident Leader as part of the government’s Disability Confident Scheme. If you are disabled or have a long-term health condition and would like support in applying for any of our roles or if you require any reasonable adjustments in the recruitment process with us, please make us aware.

To find out more about Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at Telegraph Media Group, and for more information on our purpose, beliefs, and people values, please visit our website.