Junior Designer London 2024

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At Hearst UK, there’s always more to the story. Join us as our Junior Designer to start the next chapter in your career.

We’re the UK’s leading premium publisher, and the people behind iconic media brands such as Good Housekeeping, Country Living, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar and House Beautiful.

We’ve created a working environment that encourages everyone to pull together. We never stop looking for brave new ideas. We’ll always try to develop and improve, we trust each other to do our best, and we have fun as we build on our heritage to make history.

About the role

You will play a pivotal role in the creative production hub, Studio Hearst, working as part of a multi-disciplinary design team responsible for the execution and delivery of impactful branded content and consumer marketing campaigns.

This role demands a perfect blend of skill and efficiency, with a focus on designing for web, social, and print. You may be designing display banners for Good Housekeeping on one day and a Tik Tok for Cosmopolitan the next!

The successful candidate will possess a keen understanding of client expectations, the ability to follow briefs meticulously, and the creativity to align content with the distinctive style rules of Hearst's magazine brands.

Key responsibilities

  • Support the design hub daily to deliver wonderfully creative, eye-catching and effective content for commercial branded content, and both consumer and business marketing campaigns, across digital and print.
  • Producing thumb-stopping animated social posts, interactive media, display banners, mocks, article composites, events collateral, email campaigns, in magazine print pages and other design material as required.
  • You will carefully read and interpret briefs, taking raw assets and turning them into spectacular designs.
  • A thorough understanding of our different magazine brands (print and digital) and social platforms.
  • Work with the Senior designers to ensure work produced meets the client brief, is in-line with house brand styles and that deadlines are met on live projects.
  • Take in amends from clients and internal stakeholders with poise and have the design knowledge to implement in the best way.
  • Design visuals that perfectly complement editorial content, following each brand’s unique aesthetic whilst seamlessly integrating the client’s product offering and adhering to the campaign strategy.
  • Managing your time efficiently and, at times autonomously, to see projects from initial concept to signed-off design, within timelines and cost constraints.
  • The role requires you to multitask, juggling multiple projects and deadlines as well as managing the expectations of all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Attend internal brainstorms, offer creative design expertise during ideation phases and deliver, bringing fresh solutions and ideas every time.
  • You may be required to undertake such further duties as your skills, qualifications and experience allow and/or as may be assigned to you from time to time.
  • To be an ambassador of Hearst UK and its values.

About you

  • Relevant and demonstrable industry experience – working on print and digital (social and web) with brands, advertising and/or editorial content.
  • Portfolio of successfully delivered projects that demonstrate a strong flair for visual communication of content, conceptual thinking, attention to detail and an ability to convert and interpret supplied assets into successful creative products.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation for responsive design and communication of rich media content across various devices as part of a user journey.
  • Proven knowledge of industry- standard software such as the Adobe Creative suite. Namely Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and After Effects.
  • Attention to detail and consistency, with a proven experience working independently and using initiative.
  • Organised and methodical approach to work and deadlines.
  • Experience with Celtra or Figma a plus.
  • It is essential you are a team player and a strong communicator, able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment, collaborate with delivery teams and take direction from senior stakeholders.
  • BA (Hons) in Graphic Design or a similar form of design welcomed but not essential if you have proven industry experience.

What we offer

At Hearst UK, you can choose from a huge range of perks and benefits that can help you learn well, work well and live well including:

  • 25 days’ holiday (with the option to buy up to 5 additional holiday days) - pro rated for part-time or fixed-term employees
  • Hybrid working – Three days per week in the office.
  • Discounted gym membership.
  • Healthcare cash plan.
  • Spend a charity day with your favourite good cause.
  • Life assurance and pension scheme.
  • Regular socials and more!

There’s more to your story than you imagine. And the next chapter begins right here.

Hearst UK is deeply committed to using our influential brands to reflect the world we want to live in – one that respects, protects, represents and uplifts the voices and opinions of all people. As a business, we recognise the significant benefits of creativity, collaboration and innovation that comes with diverse teams.

Not only is diversifying the voices in our organization the right thing to do, but it also helps us to make powerful and exciting content that can be enjoyed by many more people. This is why we’re working to build a sense of true belonging within our business and foster a culture in which everyone feels heard.

DEADLINE 5th April 2024