Contemporary International is seeking experienced Desktop Publishers who will create and manage the design strategy for a training programme that will be delivered to a high volume of security personnel working for a major international event in London next year. The Desktop Publishers will work closely with Curriculum Writers to create high-quality graphic output for print, video and multimedia. This position will report to the Development & Training Manager.
Work closely with the Development & Training Manager and other stakeholders to discuss objectives.
Think creatively to produce ideas and concepts for training materials including PowerPoint presentations, booklets, handouts and a variety of other training materials.
Estimate the time required to complete the work by gathering information and data through research and choose the appropriate media and style to meet the client’s objectives.
Respond to various requests from other teams, maintain a brand and graphic archive for company-wide use and edit a comprehensive photo and video archive.
Liaise with printers and other providers in the production, proofing and delivery of training materials.
Contract outside resources when necessary and track job costs and resources.
Work at exceptional speed under pressure, present finalised ideas and concepts to clients and adhere to stringent graphic design guidelines within a tight timeframe.
Proof read and visually check for errors and non-conformance to guidelines before sharing.
Core skills and competencies:-
Experience in a fast-paced environment required.
Traditional and electronic graphic design skills necessary.
Photography, photo-editing, proof-reading and copy editing skills preferred.
Ability to shoot, edit, and stream video preferred.
Results oriented and committed to meeting deadlines. Proactive in presenting or ‘pitching’ ideas and designs to clients and other stakeholders.
Ability to balance work on numerous projects and/or tasks at the same time.
Strong attention to detail and high standards for quality output.
Up-to-date knowledge of industry software and a professional approach to time, costs and deadlines.
Ability to work within a team, flexibility in approach to work.
Comfort in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment where roles change and expand to meet operational needs.
Able to work additional hours as required,
Creative flair, originality and a strong visual approach.
Flexibility and team working skills.
A matter-of-fact approach when ideas or designs are rejected.
Being able to work alone or with a team.
Education: Relevant practical design and management experience, degree preferred. Experience: Minimum of 5 years in a fast-paced, dynamic design environment. Language: Excellence in English (verbal and written communication). PC Aptitude: Design: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Quark Xpress. Microsoft Office programmes with advanced PowerPoint skills.