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10 March 2021updated 11 Mar 2021 11:11am

The New Statesman is hiring a Creative Artworker

By New Statesman

The New Statesman is seeking a creative artworker. Reporting to the head of production and working closely with the creative team, you’ll produce the pages on the New Statesman weekly magazine and supplements, as well as a range of material for the commercial, events and marketing teams.

This offers an exciting opportunity to work on a leading politics & culture title during a period of expansion. 

You will have at least two years’ experience in magazine production, excellent Adobe skills, especially InDesign and Photoshop, a great eye for detail, and will be willing to work late one night a week. 

An ideal candidate will show evidence of print and digital proficiency, with strong examples of infographic design. Experience in magazine production is essential – monthly or weekly titles ideal.

Salary DoE 

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Key responsibilities:

– Managing editorial and advertising pages in the New Statesman magazine and supplements

– Putting magazines and supplements to press with the head of production, including pre-press checks and liaising with printer

– All ad production

– Managing the design templates and ensuring correct use

– Flowing and art-working editorial pages from the appropriate template, adjusting layouts when necessary

– Using CMS to upload ads to app

Qualifications:

– Two+ years’ experience in magazine design/production

– Experience with artworking and pre-press production processes

– Ability to create/process ad artwork and liaise directly with clients

– An understanding of advertising theory

– Confidence in independently taking magazine from template to print-ready product

– Detailed understanding of InDesign templates (master pages/paragraph styles/GREP styles…)

– Strong InDesign and Photoshop skills, good Illustrator and infographic skills

– Meticulous eye for detail

Send cover letter, CV, and low-res portfolio to the head of production Peter Williams at peter.williams@newstatesman.co.uk