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Middleweight Creative

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About Us

For over 160 years, The Telegraph’s stories, dispatches, interviews, and investigations have set the agenda, sparked debate, and provided generations of readers with a trusted source of news, information, and opinion.

Our vision, with quality journalism at the heart, is to pioneer new ways to serve 10 million registered users and 1 million subscribers, by 2023, a vision we all stand behind. We wouldn’t be one of the world's most successful media organisations without the talent, determination, and creative spirit of our people. As our readers’ needs evolve, it's more important than ever that we recruit original thinkers and innovative individuals who can keep us at the forefront of our industry. That means not only journalists but also marketers, analysts, designers, engineers, and much more.

We want to foster the diversity of thought through our people, create inclusive working environments that allow everyone to be their authentic selves at work while creating a sense of belonging to ensure we have the highest performing teams.

About The Role

The Telegraph are looking for a middleweight creative. Be part of the design team where experimentation and learning are encouraged. The award winning Visual Storytelling team is an in-house creative team within The Telegraph working across digital, print, video, events and marketing. We work directly with editorial stakeholders and a newsroom of over 500 journalists. The department’s aim is brand awareness and core engagement across multiple age groups. Pushing the creative output daily, challenging the status quo whilst staying true to The Telegraph brand. All our work is made daily, with occasional weekly briefs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Creating short visual stories, in an innovative and highly creative manner
  • Working to fast-paced deadlines on digital initiatives
  • Collaborating with Graphic Artists, Video Editors, Editors, Developers and Journalists to brainstorm and storyboard short stories for the day’s topics
  • Working closely with other designers to bring stories to life, in a short, snappy, highly visual format
  • Working with the Art Director, to develop a leading industry approach on this platform and across other existing formats
  • Good communication across departments is key
  • Providing visual guidance and support to producers, editors and journalists to ensure visual excellence across all we do

Key Skills

  • An outstanding portfolio of projects
  • Have a strong graphic design/illustration aesthetic
  • Know your way around the full Adobe suite (Animate, After Effects, Photoshop, illustrator, Indesign plus Figma)
  • Have an open minded and receptive approach to innovating and iterating your designs
  • Thrive in a fast paced environment, working as part of a team
  • Be interested in current affairs and have a passion for telling stories
  • Be energetic, have an appetite for experimentation and a good sense of fun
  • A keen eye on current design trends
  • A bonus understanding of motion graphics. Further training will be made available to candidates who require more skills in this area


The nature of our industry means life at the Telegraph Media Group is fast-paced, demanding, and interesting. We also want it to be rewarding for everyone who works here by creating a suite of benefits that contribute to lifestyle choices and leisure activities. From dynamic working opportunities, medical cover, and equal parental pay (six months fully paid for mothers and fathers), to life assurance and season ticket loans, you can choose from a range of flexible benefits, designed to support your lifestyle and help you achieve a healthy work-life balance.

Training and Development

With support from your manager and colleagues, you’ll also have access to a variety of training and development opportunities through The Academy. Covering a range of personal and professional skills, our courses enable you to develop an enjoyable and rewarding career.

Our Commitment To Inclusion

We want you to feel you belong here and welcome candidates from all backgrounds. Our organisation is on a continuous journey to achieve this sense of belonging, with focused inclusion policies, training, and internal networks. We believe it’s not only the right thing to do but that there’s a strong business case to support it. Because if you feel you belong, you’ll feel more comfortable, so you’ll be more likely to achieve your best.

We have a number of internal networks that are totally inclusive and open for anyone to join. These include internal inclusion networks covering employees from ethnic minority backgrounds, working families, LGBTQ+, disabilities and long-term conditions, gender, wellbeing, and women in tech.

Your wellbeing is paramount, so we have trained over 100 Mental Health First Aiders in the last two years to help support our employees. We’ve also signed the Tech Talent Charter, and are committed to driving greater inclusion and diversity in tech.