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The Times, Graduate Designer

The Times
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
29 Aug 2021

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Nationals, Online, Graphic Design, News
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Graduate designer

The Times is looking for a passionate graduate designer to join our creative and dynamic design team. 

You will work across print and digital platforms, developing skills in layout and animation. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn in a fast-paced creative environment.

Candidates must have a degree-level design qualification and a portfolio that can be presented at interview. You must be interested in current affairs and culture, and be able to work as part of a team. Experience in illustration, animation and info graphics is desirable but not required.

Please apply with a covering letter and your CV by August 29.




  • Pitching creative ideas and providing inspiration to senior editors, coming up with alternative ideas where appropriate 

  • Designing and laying out pages and artwork to tight deadlines

  • Able to translate and execute a design brief successfully and to deadline

  • Following current affairs and culture and understanding the paper’s perspective 

  • Managing good working relationships with editors, the design team and production colleagues

  • Be at the forefront of emerging technologies and understand their relevance 

  • Work a variety of shifts across six days, including occasional evenings and weekends


Skills and experience


  • Design qualification at degree level or equivalent

  • Ability to articulate the importance of design and graphics 

  • Varied portfolio that demonstrates adaptability across different design disciplines

  • Insight into changing consumer behaviour and the ability to identify future key design trends 

  • Proficient in industry standard design applications, including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, with ability to communicate succinctly and effectively

  • Unflappable and reliable under pressure


News UK is a great company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. We are a company which has journalism at its very heart.

Our newspapers and associated websites 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 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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