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The Role / Position overview

The role of the senior designer sits within FT Creative, the FT’s in-house creative team, reporting to the head of design for FT Specialist. The design team works across the FT portfolio producing digital and print creative whilst developing and protecting the FT brand and wide range of sub brands within the portfolio.  

FT Creative is part of the Communications and Marketing (CMG) function that works across the organisation to ensure the FT is positioned as an industry leader in quality digital subscriptions. The CMG team is the driving force behind the brand’s reputation ensuring that the FT is recognised as the brand that brings modern, responsible capitalism to life in line with our brand platform, The New Agenda.

The senior designer will be working on a wide range of briefs across FT Specialist products and services, the FT Group’s portfolio of B2B brands. You will play a crucial role in ensuring all marketing collateral has strong brand consistency, while assisting in the development and execution of concepts and integrated campaigns. This role is primarily digital although some print production experience is necessary. The ideal candidate should have a proven track record of successful event design projects. In addition, you should possess strong conceptual skills that can be applied to editorial or marketing contexts.

You will mentor junior team members, manage senior stakeholders and support the wider team. You will be capable of working independently across multiple projects that at times can have a quick turnaround. You need to be a self-starter, resourceful, organised and have the ability to work with people at all levels while maintaining acute attention to detail. 

Key Responsibilities and outputs

  • Create conceptual designs and lead on projects including branding and marketing campaigns

  • Develop and art direct visual assets for digital channels including display banner ads, emails, video and social media spanning across event design and integrated campaigns

  • Manage senior stakeholders and ensure creative solutions meet the business objectives

  • Create and update brand guidelines for new and existing brands

  • Keep up-to-date with competitors as well as the latest digital design trends and innovations to inform design thinking 

  • Mentor junior designers and assist the wider team where necessary

Required Skills

  • Strong conceptual thinking and ideation skills

  • Branding expertise

  • Strong typography skills 

  • Strong working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop

  • Strong working knowledge of Figma

  • Strong video editing and animation skills working with After-Effects 

  • Impeccable attention to detail 

  • Strong communication and presentation skills 

  • Enthusiastic team player and a self-starter 

  • Strong organisational skills

  • Diplomatic, convincing, confident, can-do attitude 

  • Must have a recognised design qualification e.g. BA, BFA etc.

Desirable Skills

  • Knowledge of Google Web Designer

  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS 

  • Experience of working with premium brands

  • Experience working with Animate and DoubleClick Studio

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, talent@ft.com and a member of our team will be happy to help.


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