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Designer for The Economist

Company introduction

The Economist is a global news company covering international business and world affairs, first published in 1843. We deliver our content through a wide range of formats from the magazine, websites and apps, film and audio.

Role description

Our design team is expanding. We’re hiring a one-year paid fellowship junior design role in our editorial offices in central London.

The Graphics team comprises creative designers and picture editors. Some are print layout and commissioning specialists, others are animators with digital as their focus. We are looking for a fellowship role to help with our new content management system and the variety of work that spans the design desk responsibilities. Our team of designers work closely with the editors and the production teams to produce the print magazine as well as the illustration content for a number of digital channels from the website to social media. You’ll be hands-on with some of our flagship products, including the magazine, the website, daily app, newsletters, social media and other products.

You should also demonstrate a keenness to understand the way products need to be set up to allow us to produce our content to a newspaper schedule using templates and automated systems. Attention to detail, a strong interest in design and typography and respect for deadlines are all things we will be looking for.

Are you looking for a role where you can learn, experiment and work with dedicated professionals? Are you eager to help shape and improve The Economist experience for readers? If the answers are yes, we’d like to hear from you. Please send your cv and examples of your work to

You will be able to demonstrate

A keenness to learn

A particularly diligent attention to detail

The ability to communicate with confidence

Aptitude to help translate designs into working templates

Experience with the Adobe suite or equivalent software

A user-centred approach to design

Suitability for working to tight deadlines

Other requirements

Self-motivated team player with the ability to perform well under pressure

Relevant experience

Experience of (or interest in) working with an editorial product

An interest in global politics and current affairs

Friendly and receptive demeanour

A design degree or equivalent qualification

Good communication skills and fluency in English

Hours: Primarily 10am-6pm - Monday-Friday with press day variations and possibility of some weekend overtime.

Start date: ASAP

Salary: £TBC

The Economist Group values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, race, colour, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age.