The Economist

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Senior Digital Designer

Senior Digital Designer

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United States-NY-New York

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The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.


The Economist Media Businesses promote, create and deliver integrated advertising and sponsorship opportunities. In an increasingly visually driven media landscape, the Economist creative team is a vital part of Media Businesses’ growth strategy.


We are recruiting a Senior Designer who will be part of the Americas design team. You will oversee the development of compelling ideas and visuals for sales materials, content programs and promotional materials for The Economist Group and its offerings.  You will report to the Global Creative Director, and will involve partnering with global teams across The Economist Group Media Businesses. This role is on the Economist Media Businesses Creative team, which is a part of Creative Strategy.


In the role you would be expected to:


  • Provide day-to-day design and UX leadership for client programs, and deliver excellent creative work
  • Have a strong creative vision and relentlessly elevate the output of the design team
  • Quickly grasp and sublimate concepts and actively participate in brainstorms
  • Work in a small creative team, this is a "hands on" designer role that requires the ability to manage freelancers and, occasionally, junior team members
  • Be comfortable in a collaborative environment and synthesize varying viewpoints into workable design solutions
  • Manage multiple projects
  • Design and evaluate projects using sound digital principles and adher to business standards, practices, procedures, and product / program requirements
  • Manage and guide creatives and producers
  • Identify and articulate strategic ideas and opportunities for The Economist Group, especially around technology and UX
  • Be an active, visible thought leader in a creative field and elevate The Economist Group by affiliation



Experience, skills and professional attributes

To succeed in this role you should have:


  • Extensive experience in visual design or UX
  • A solid understanding of UX principles and experience designing wireframes and prototypes
  • Bachelor of Arts degree or equivalent work experience in the fields of UX or visual design
  • Strong creative and visual hands on design capabilities and typography design skills
  • Ability to quickly develop visual concepts, mock-ups and prototypes
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to express ideas clearly
  • Some management experience
  • A firm grasp of current trends in design, technology, media
  • Expert knowledge of Creative Suite, typography, production
  • Working knowledge of Keynote or PowerPoint
  • Expertise in at least one of these: Copywriting, video editing, html 5, CSS, animation, managing and directing creatives


To succeed in this role you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Keen instincts for visual communication and storytelling
  • Ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced environment
  • Effectiveness as a team member and at relationship building
  • Excellent written, verbal and non verbal communication skills
  • Curiosity, intelligence, enthusiasm, motivation and a “growth mind set”
  • Charisma and high energy