The Sunday Mirror & The Sunday People, Artist

Reach plc
Canary Wharf, London
Competitive + company benefits
04 Oct 2019
25 Oct 2019
Reach plc
Job Type
Part Time

The Sunday Mirror & The Sunday People are looking to recruit an Artist to join their team here within our Canary Wharf office.

Within this position, the successful candidate will be responsible for designing, editing, image production and finishing page layouts and editorial pages for our much loved Sunday titles.

Working closely with the Art Director, Night Editors, Sub Editors, Picture Editor, News and Feature Editors you will ensure that the production of the paper is polished, perfected and ready to go to print before the deadline.

In this role you will plan pages, source copy and images to complement editorial content for our readers, so a creative eye is key!

This role will be working every Friday 11am-7pm and Saturday 11am -12pm

We also welcome applications from candidates who would are keen to submit their interest in casual and freelance work when required.

We are Reach because it's what we do.

Every day our newsbrands - national and regional, in print and online - reach millions of people up and down the country.

We are the UK's largest news publisher, with influential national newsbrands such as the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, Sunday People, Daily Record, OK! & New! Magazines and more than 100 distinguished regional titles.

Our brands have a long heritage of being trusted sources of news and information, with our editorial conviction and high standards of journalism providing audiences with timely information and opinion across multiple platforms.

Last year we sold 620 million newspapers, with 5 million readers of one of our brands each month. Our network of over 70 websites provide 24/7 coverage of news, sport and showbiz stories, with 8 billion page views per year.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To design and edit news and features pages quickly and artistically. Design back of the book feature pages
  • To source, edit and retouch pictures
  • Designing pages in InDesign
  • Editing pictures in Photoshop
  • To collaborate in the newsroom and to engage and support other departments
  • Check all pages, chase anything missing and make sure all images have been processed before they are sent to QAD
  • To complete all tasks in accordance with IPSO and legal requirements.
  • To complete all tasks within deadline

The Ideal Candidate

You will have previous experience working within a fast paced newsroom and will have ideally worked in a similar role previously.

You will prided yourself on tackling all challenges and tasks with the highest level of professionalism, and you will thrive in a team environment.

You will be a skilled designer with a strong understanding of page layout and design, and will be confident with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and knowledge of Illustrator is an advantage.

Package Description

In addition to competitive salaries, The days holiday entitlement is 14.5 days (pro rata) and a contributory pension scheme, Reach plc have a wealth of flexible benefits on offer.

These include holiday purchase up to ten days per year, discounted gym membership, cycle scheme, a technology scheme in conjunction with Curry's PC World, car scheme, health cash plan, employee loans and lots of high street discounts!

Our business is fully committed to health and wellbeing in the workplace with an employee assistance programme and trained mental health first aiders across the business.

Reach plc believe diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people.

This is why we are committed to being an inclusive employer and encourage applications from all suitable applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

We will be reviewing applications as they are received so please don't delay in submitting your application - click 'APPLY' now.

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