Bridge Studio is the creative content agency within News UK and we are looking for a talented, multi-skilled Senior Designer to join our award winning team.
We create bespoke campaigns for our clients and agencies that harness emotions to change how people think, feel and act around commercial brands. We do this by telling stories that entertain, excite and inspire across digital, print, video, social, audio, events and more.
We craft editorial content that forges powerful connections with the audiences reached through News UKs portfolio: The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun, Wireless radio, Unruly and Storyful.
The Bridge Studio design team works with creative leads, picture editors and project managers to think up, create and deliver the best blend of editorial and branded cross platform content whilst collaborating with the industries finest photographers, videographers, illustrators, set designers, stylists and artists.
Our wide range of creative expertise and diverse skillsets give us the ability to craft forward-thinking and inspirational cross-platform solutions.
The role of the Senior Designer is vital to ensuring that Studio projects meet the highest possible standards. The ideal candidate will have strong digital and print skills and will be a key figure in pioneering new techniques, products, skill sets and innovations to ensure that our work is the best in the industry.
Work closely with the Associate Creative Director and Art Director to lead the design of key campaigns for clients, developing forward thinking visual concepts and executing them across multiple platforms
Liaise with external clients and internal stakeholders to uphold the highest design standards and influence the best professional practices ensuring that our work is above industry standard
Create a portfolio of innovative digital offerings for clients and agencies
Developing design and shoot concepts and working with the Director of Photography and Art Director to commission photographers, stylists, set designers, illustrators and artists that are best suited for specific projects and briefing them in detail and to budget
To remain up-to-speed on creative industry developments and current design trends and to ensure that the design desks output is continuously fresh and innovative
To aid in the Art Direction of both video and photo shoots with clarity of the end result, and an eye for spotting opportunities for generating additional content for social and digital platforms whilst on set
Full understanding of editorial design principles with excellent and demonstrable typography skills
Fully competent in designing cross platform. UX/UI is highly advantageous
An enviable contacts book and experience in commissioning illustrators, photographers, set designers, artists and stylists.
Experience in art directing both photo and video shoots is advantageous
Excellent oral/visual communication skills, including the ability to communicate ideas and concepts to clients and other stakeholders within the business
Highly proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Edge.
Highly organised and able to pivot between daily deadlines and longer-term projects
The skill set and leadership abilities to mentor more junior members of the team
Problem-solving skills and the ability to develop design solutions to a changing brief
The initiative to take on and learn new tasks in a fast-moving environment
Solid understanding of the commercial content market and how to produce content for commercial brands, clients and agencies
Is truly platform agnostic when developing ideas and has the ability to make content work cross-platform with due consideration for both commercial brand effectiveness and audience user journey
Well versed in social media-specific concepts. With an understanding of execution formats and creative best practice for social media networks: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, LinkedIn and YouTube
Knowledge of HTML5 and CSS would be advantageous
News UK is home to some of the biggest names in Media, Including, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun, Wireless, and Unruly to name but a few.
Wireless itself is also the home to some of the biggest names in radio Virgin Radio, talkSPORT, talkRADIO and some of the leading Local radio stations in the UK and Ireland.
Our newspapers and associated brands are some of the most powerful media brands in the English speaking world, reaching 30 million people each week. They are very different products with different values and different strengths, but all are united by a commitment to independent journalism that connects with our customers.
News UK and Wireless is a company which thrives on pace. Our people stretch themselves on a daily basis, challenging the status quo to produce the best service possible to our readers and customers. We embrace creativity and initiative and we have some of the most talented people in the industry
If you want to work for one of the world's most exciting, challenging and creative media organisations then News UK is the place to build your career.
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