Layout Artist
Cape Town, Western Cape
Posted 15 April 2019

Job Details

Job Description

Media24 Weekly Magazines division has a vacancy for a layout artist at Drum in its Cape Town office. The main purpose of the role is to help the art director to ensure outstanding creative work within the scope of the brand and to create innovative, creative layouts.

Main responsibilities
• Conceptualise and provide design solutions for editorial layouts.
• Design pages and special supplements as per requirements of the art director.
• Work closely with the editorial team to ensure that visuals support and enhance the story for a cohesive overall design.
• Ensure all deadlines are met.
• Ensure all retouching is of the quality required by the magazine.
• Conduct final checks on layouts and export layouts to print ready PDFs.
• Assist the art director on any other aspects of the magazine layout and design, such as briefing, retouching, making PDFs and liaising with the factory.
• Ensure publication complies visually and in design with international standards.

The applicant needs to have the following qualifications, experience, skills and characteristics:
• Tertiary qualification in graphic design.
• At least five years’ experience in production and layout with a portfolio of relevant work (experience at a magazine would be preferable).
• Thorough understanding of the target market of the publication.
• Proficiency in relevant computer packages and design software as used by the company.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Exceptional creative skills.
• Team player.
• Able to work under pressure and to strict deadlines.
• Adaptable.

Applications close: 23 April 2019