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Role overview
This is a new role that will appeal to anyone who understands how to translate complex information into compelling data-driven visual stories, which can be readily understood by a wide range of audiences. The person in question would collaborate closely with our design team and external agencies to design immersive storytelling experiences, cutting edge data visualisations, web and mobile applications, reports, infographics and other visual assets. This person will have a keen interest in data visualisation and most importantly is passionate about designing great experiences tailored to brand, platform and audience. You will be comfortable to scope and brief a project. You will report to the Head of Design.

Key requirements

  • Take direct responsibility for designing high-end design outputs for multi-platform use.

  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, InDesign and XD primarily (Foleon, Sketch/Figma or InVision beneficial).

  • Developing and maintaining design templates, site maps and materials as we build up a library of design assets.

  • Develop creative concepts, communicate these to client or PM, and see concepts through to final design deliverable aligned with guidelines and as outlined in brief upon client sign-off.

Skills and experience: 

  • Employ a rigorous design process, and deliver to a high standard;  

  • Excellent communication skills, especially around capturing and communicating a brief; 

  • Manage multiple projects of varying sizes and complexity simultaneously

  • Adaptable to change in scope and feedback

  • Ideally 10+ years of relevant information/digital design experience

  • Minimum undergraduate degree in information/digital design or equivalent 

  • Comfortable working independently, and delivering high quality outcomes with minimal oversight;

  • Ability to create accurate and engaging data visualisations that organise statistics, research and other information into a cohesive story for a variety of media and channels; 

  • Comfortable in a client-facing role, within a fast-paced agency environment. 


Benefits

  • Annual bonus scheme, typically around 10% of salary

  • Double contribution pension

  • Private healthcare

  • Eyecare voucher scheme

  • Cycle Scheme

  • Monthly employee awards

  • Competitive annual leave allowance of 25 days as basleine. The employee will also receive two additional days annual leave after two years’ of service, plus a further one day of leave after three years of service

  • Enhanced Maternity and Shared Parental Leave package

  • Hybrid work environment

  • Interest-free travel loans

About Longitude 

Longitude is a specialist thought leadership agency, fully owned by the Financial Times Group. We are looking to recruit a skilled, passionate and dedicated Senior Creative to join our dynamic, fast-growing team.

Our values

  • Put quality at the heart of everything we do

  • Meet our clients’ objectives every time

  • Collaborate and support each other to achieve better outcomes

  • Be transparent and open with each other

  • Embrace and drive positive change

  • Think commercially at all times

  • Be proactive and creative


Location
Usually we are based in the FT’s city centre HQ, overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral in London. Option for team members to work in a hybrid environment on a continued basis.

What’s in it for you? Our Benefits
Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working (including working from home), medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages, subsidised gym memberships and Giving Back opportunities. Full details of our benefits can be found here.

Further Information
The FT is committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help. 

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