Employment Research Activity

WITHIN PUBLISHING/GRAPHICS DESIGN

JOB ONE

https://myjobs-en.becruiter.net/jobagent/_randomUK/profitcenter/job_details.aspx?jobid=246701

Job description

Digital Design Art Director
Full Time, Unlimited
The Random House Group Ltd. London, London, Greater London

Your challenge:
We have a brilliant new role for a Digital Design Art Director to join our dynamic Consumer and Digital Development team. The team is focussed on delivering outstanding campaigns and content for our core brands – Penguin, Puffin and Ladybird as well as our incubator brands, Dead Good and The Happy Foodie.

This key role will oversee and drive creative for all branded digital content across web, social media and newsletter and driving the design quality and innovation forwards for our new consumer website which is currently in development.

There are two intrinsic strands to this role: the first part is to understand our brand values for iconic design brands like Penguin, Puffin and Ladybird and developing and interpreting these for a digital environment – you will also be thinking in terms of our book and author brands and guidelines.

The second strand is focussed on quality control – thinking about brand hierarchy and site architecture and ensuring our output remains consistently high. Penguin has a fantastic heritage and this role involves championing and respecting that heritage whilst looking to the future and innovating too.

Sound good to you?

Your profile:
This role will suit someone who is a confident, passionate and experienced creative with an intuitive understanding of brand and who will be an inspirational leader.

We are looking for at least 5 years’ proven Art Direction or Senior Design experience across campaigns and websites who can demonstrate their ability to progress the Penguin brand and create delightful, thoughtful work in innovative new formats and media to reach new audiences.

You will need to have had experience of developing concepts from idea to delivery and we are really looking for someone who has developed brand stories. You will be strategic in your thinking and will be an experienced presenter – able to galvanise senior colleagues to your vision, and capture the attention of relevant design audiences externally too. We are also looking for solid skills in UX, Adobe Creative Suite and a working knowledge of html and CSS in order to work with the development team.

THIS WOULD NEED:

Good communications skills to work as a team

Technical skills in the required areas.

JOB TWO

http://www.cwjobs.co.uk/JobSearch/JobDetails.aspx?JobId=61429614&Keywords=Graphic+Designer

Location:
London
Salary:
£0.00 – £17000 per annum
Company:
Annapurna
Job Type:
Permanent
Date posted:
05/01/2015 16:15
Job Description:

Graduate Graphic Designer – London

My client a world renowned name in the news business is recruiting for a Junior Graphic Designer.

Graphic Designer Requirements;

  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent) or have the equivalent experience with a portfolio of work
  • Have a great working knowledge of Adobe creative suite applications including: Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Have great communication and presentation skills and be able to work with stakeholders to generate ideas and drive creative solutions
  • Be creative and adaptable with an eye for detail with organisational skills
  • Have a strong experience of designing for print
  • Have a passion for design and a desire to learn and grow
  • Be able to understand what works and appeals for different target audiences, and interpret briefs and objectives from multiple sources
  • Excellent time management and communication skills are essential

WOULD NEED –

communication skills to work as a team,

technical ability

A good amount of knoledge about the market and different audiences.

JOB THREE

https://uk.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/31957420?trk=jserp_job_details_text

SUMMARY OF THE POSITION

We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic new team member. We’re looking for a graphic designer / illustrator who is keen to develop their skills and has an interest in motion graphics. The role primarily is to act as a support role to our two animators by producing assets and designs. The secondary element to the role will be entry level animation work through assisting our animators.

This is an entry level job with great scope for development – ideally suited to an ambitious graduate.

Liquid Productions are an award winning company with ten staff. Based in Leatherhead we service large FTSE100 clients along with small SME businesses. Video projects range greatly and no two days are the same in the office. One thing is guaranteed, a great work environment with lots of laughter in a dynamic and growing company.

KEY SKILLS

Applicants Must Show The Following Skills / Qualities

  • Enthusiasm for all tasks
  • Great organisation skills
  • Fantastic communication skills
  • Great typography and design skills
  • Flair in design and illustration
  • Ability to follow brand guidelines
  • An interest in the animation process
  • Photoshop skills (excellent)
  • Illustrator skills (excellent)
  • Attention to detail
  • Bags of initiative
  • A creative and proactive nature
  • A sense of humour!

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Creating visual assets for our animators
  • Designing creative storyboards
  • To learn the basics of animation in AfterFX

SALARY

Gross Salary £16,500 pa

TERM

  • months with scope to extend

PLACE OF WORK

Working in Leatherhead KT22 7LT

HOURS

  • :00 – 5:30 Monday – Friday

WOULD NEED –

good creativity to do the illistrations/animations

team working skills

JOB FOUR

http://jobs.theguardian.com/job/5985464/phones-and-tablets-writer/?LinkSource=PremiumListing

Do you have a passion for technology, in particular phones and tablets? Are you a talented writer looking to start your career in online and magazine journalism, or a journalist looking to take the next step? Future, the award-winning international media group and leading digital business, is looking for a Writer to join our Technology content team as part of the Phones and Tablets team.

As Phones and Tablets Writer, you’ll write informative and entertaining news, reviews. Working primarily on TechRadar but regularly across our other technology websites and magazines, you’ll produce lively, well-structured and well-researched copy, liaising with editors to ensure you create high-quality content that meets the needs of the readers. You’ll generate ideas to discuss with the editors, assist in the writing of captions, headings and other page furniture, as well as advising the art team on ways to present your articles in the magazines. In addition you may occasionally be required to record video-based articles as well as representing the team at events, and be confident building great PR relationships within the industry.

You’ll have a passion for phones, tablets and / or wearables and a strong knowledge of the technology industry as a whole. A talent for writing engaging copy across news, features and reviews is essential alongside great sub-editing skills. Previous experience writing about technology and, ideally, dealing with PRs is needed. Preferably you’ll have some experience of phone and tablet reviewing and have an NCTJ journalism qualification and a knowledge of libel law. You’ll be highly organised and able to create immaculate copy to a high standard within short deadlines.

If this sounds like the perfect step in your journalism career we’d love to hear from you. To apply, please submit your CV, a short covering letter telling us why you’d be a great for this role.

As part of your application please submit one of the following in 250 words:

  • A feature talking about your favourite piece of technology over the last decade: what its key features were, what endeared it to you and what elements you can see in today’s tech (and if not, why it didn’t succeed in your opinion).

or

  •  A review verdict of a phone / tablet / wearable launched within the last two years

WOULD NEED –

Up to date knowledge of the market/technology.

A keen interest in it.

Writing skills that appeal to others.

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SELF EMPLOYMENT –

Benefits:

Self Employment is beneficial in many ways; you are your own boss and can set your own rules for your own work routine so long as you get freelance work and meet deadlines while managing yourself.

You also don’t have to work as a team which allows you to work around yourself rather than others, which also allows you to complete work as you want to up until the deadline rather than working a set amount of hours a day. Can produce better work as your creativity is not forced.

Disadvantages:

Lack of team work in freelance work can also work in the opposite way as before and deter creativity especially when you lack inspiration for your work. Working in a group /can/ help that. Working as a team while employed full-time keeps you under management and rules that’ll stop you derailing.

Working self-employed doesn’t guarantee a stable income and can vary depending on the work you get every year. At least working full time will make sure you receive a set in come each year without a doubt.

http://www.newbizaccountant.co.uk/what-are-the-advantages-and-disadvantages-of-going-self-employed/61954/

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