News24 Is Hiring: Graphic Designer- Johannesburg/Cape Town


Main purpose of the role:

To translate News24’s agenda-setting journalism into gripping graphical content.

Key responsibilities:

Responsible for the design of news graphics on a daily basis for News24’s various content sections;
Conceptualise and produce cutting-edge graphics, charts, tables and other creative elements to enhance News24’s graphical presentation;
Generate fresh and innovative design and ideas to illustrate and build on editorial ideas;
Source suitable pictures or graphs;
Work with the multimedia team to design graphics for video productions.

Skills and competencies:

Solid understanding of the newsroom and deep interest in current affairs;
Ability to produce creative work under deadline pressure;
Ability to translate complicated journalistic stories into understandable graphic format;
Proven creativity and a newsroom environment, and
Attention to detail.

Minimum Requirements:

Relevant tertiary qualification;At least 3-5 years’ experience in graphic design environment. Experience in a newsroom is a bonus;Experience in media industry;Proven ability to produce flat graphics and moving images in all the mainstream design packages (eg Adobe).

Given the employment equity policy of Media24, preference will be given to suitable candidates from the designated groups.

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