Junior/midweight designer, full time

Salary: Up to 26k
Start date: ASAP
Deadline for applications: 23 June 2019
Contact via email only: [email protected]
Contract: Full time
Please note: Only successful candidates will be contacted

The role

APL Media Limited, a travel and lifestyle content marketing agency, seeks a junior/midweight designer with publishing/editorial experience to work across their portfolio in digital and print.

More info

APL Media Limited seeks a designer with experience in magazine design to join their fast-growing design team working across over 50 publications in mobile, online and print formats.

If you have an excellent eye for detail and a passion for creating strong visuals for magazines and digital campaigns then we’d like to meet you.

You will need experience of running your own project – as well as a willingness to get stuck in, learn, grow and create superb work for our superb team.

As part of this role you’ll be liaising with the editorial and design departments as well as clients to ensure you can meet the requested briefs.

Being fluent in Creative Suite is a given, with some experience of digital design skills such as HTML and CSS a plus.

Design responsibilities

Projects will range from regular magazine pages to quick turnaround artworking for events and online, and potentially one-off client projects that require concept work and then design right through to final delivery.

The right candidate will be able to work in a team but be self-starters – able to take a brief and run with it to create varied and cutting-edge visuals first time, often with a very tight lead in. A desire to learn and grow into the role is essential.

Experience in commissioning photographers and illustrators would be beneficial.

Skills required

Mac OSX/Creative Suite
Microsoft Office
Mail creation programs and Dreamweaver/CSS (not essential)
Project management experience and client liaison (not essential)

Job spec

• Report to the Editorial Director and Art Director
• Working as part of the design team, leading projects if required
• Working on all aspects of design and on individual projects from concept to publication
• Picture management: image researching and picture budgeting, sourcing illustrators/pictures, liaising with picture libraries and working with a picture researcher where necessary

What else?
If you are interested in working for us, please send a copy of your CV, a link to your portfolio and a cover letter stating why you think you’re the designer we’re after. Please note file sizes should be no more than 3MB per email.

About us
APL Media Limited is a medium sized company of over 70+ people – based in Kentish Town, London. Over the past 20 years we have focused on travel and lifestyle content for the consumer and trade and have built a friendly, loyal and experienced team. www.aplmedia.co.uk

Our titles
Trade: Postcards, Travel Trends, ASTA Worldwide Destination Guide.
Consumer: National Geographic Traveller (UK edition), National Geographic Traveller – The Collection, National Geographic Traveller Food and Newspaper Inserts.