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10 Jul 2022

PermanentJob for Designer | Story Station Required

New Media – Posted by JobPlace24 Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Job Description

Job for Designer | Story Station Required

Location: Cape Town
Job Type: Permanent
Company/Employer: New Media
Job Title: Job for Designer | Story Station Required


Vacancy Details

Designer | Story Station   We’re looking for a capable, curious, and creative problem-solving designer to join our award-winning team.   The successful candidate will work on the cutting edge of story station and servicing local and global clients from…

Designer | Story Station

We’re looking for a capable, curious, and creative problem-solving designer to join our award-winning team.

  • The successful candidate will work on the cutting edge of story station and servicing local and global clients from a wide range of sectors.
  • The role requires a mostly digital approach, with some print experience. Applicants should be switched on to audio-visual storytelling trends and clean, artful design – UI experience a plus.
  • What the job entails
  • Meet with Group Art Director to discuss design, requirements for client requests
  • Interpreting client briefs and developing concepts to suit their business/campaign objectives
  • Estimating the time required to complete work to ensure deadlines are met
  • Developing creative concepts by gathering information and data through research
  • Create templates, setup design style docs for digital and social media platforms.
  • Think creatively to produce new ideas and concepts
  • Use design innovation to redefine a design brief within the constraints of cost and time
  • Develop and maintain a strong, consistent design identity across all Story Station brands & projects in order to best serve both the client and the audience.
  • Present finalised ideas, concepts and designs to Group Art Director
  • Work with a wide range of media, including photography and video to execute design briefs
  • Conceptualize video storyboards to suit client business/campaign objectives
  • Attend video and photographic shoots to give creative direction
  • Facilitating repro briefs and managing purchases/downloads of stock assets (photographs, illustrations, video clips etc.)
  • Working on layouts and making pages ready for print
  • Keeping abreast of emerging technologies in media, design, particularly design programs and design thinking methodologies
  • Upskill on digital content creation: familiarising with WordPress, figma, Adobe UX, Everlytic, Click Dimensions and various digital platforms. See digital courses on MyAcademy
  • Working as part of a team with printers, copywriters, videographers, photographers, stylists, illustrators, other designers, account executives, web developers, and marketing specialists.
  • Managing administrative creative processes by following the organisational structure and filing system.

Requirements

  • Tertiary qualification in design.
  • Minimum 3 years’ work experience as a designer.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite packages, including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
  • The ability to work to and meet strict deadlines, understanding print, and digital workflow.
  • Appreciation for typography and an eye for detail.
  • Video and animation capabilities will be beneficial.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-confidence, and ability to communicate effectively with team members.
  • Flexibility to work from different places at different times.
  • Ability to multitask and manage your time effectively
  • About New Media and Swipe iX
  • New Media offers world-class editorial, design, human insights, and tech, which translates to the most powerful content marketing solutions in South Africa. We specialize in content marketing, internal communications, and B2B marketing, creating the emotional connections between brands and audiences that improve customer affinity and retention and engage employees. New Media also owns the specialist software development house Swipe iX, which elevates our storytelling expertise with solid, scalable tech solutions. Together we generate measurable ROI for our clients by telling the stories that matter most on platforms people love to use.
  • Our #PurplePeople are at the heart of everything we do. We believe in retaining brilliant talent and collaborating with a wide network of the best people. That’s why we strive to create a flexible and balanced environment where New Medians and Swipers can show up, team up, speak up, and, ultimately, level up.
  • Note: Given the employment equity policy of New Media, preference will be given to suitable candidates from the designated groups.

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