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Infographic Designer

Infographic Designer

ID 
2018-4598
Job Locations 
India-HR-Gurgaon
Function 
Designer

More information about this job

Introduction

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The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.

 

The Economist Media Businesses promote, create and deliver integrated advertising and sponsorship opportunities. In an increasingly visually driven media landscape, the Economist creative team is a vital part of the Media Businesses’ growth strategy.

  

Currently, we are seeking an Infographic Designer who will be responsible for creating compelling infographics produced by The Economist Group for sponsors. The role reports to the Senior Design Executive in Gurgaon, and partners closely with global research editorial and client services teams across the Economist Group. Some flexibility will be required to cover day-to-day contact with other regions.


The role will cover requirements from the Media Business globally, particularly requests from London and New York. As such, while the role is based on local hours (9:00-5:30pm in Gurgaon) some flexibility will be required to cover day-to-day contact with London and occasional meetings with New York.

Accountabilities

In this role you will be expected to:

 

  • Work with editors and the Senior Design Executive to design custom infographics (including creating custom imagery, sourcing appropriate imagery, creating charts/graphs, and creating a clear and impactful overall design)
  • Work with the Senior Design Executive to create other visually compelling designs, including advertorials, and report covers
  • Develop, communicate, execute, and amend design ideas based on a brief
  • Manage your time while working on multiple projects and prioritize work based on deadlines
  • Be detail-, and solution-oriented

 

Experience, skills and professional attributes

To succeed in this role you must have:

 

  • 5 or more years of data design, infographic design, and/ or data illustration experience
  • Strong verbal, written, and visual communications skills
  • Good instincts for storytelling and design
  • Strong “image making” ability (i.e. the ability to create interesting and beautiful designs)
  • Understanding of data types (tables, charts, graphs, plots, etc.)
  • Bachelor of Arts degree or equivalent work experience as a data-, or infographics designer / illustrator
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite

 

To succeed in this role you will be able to demonstrate:

 

  • Keen instincts for visual communication and storytelling
  • Ability to be detailed oriented, self-motivated, and proactive
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritise work effectively
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work well in a team
  • Curiosity, intelligence, enthusiasm, motivation and a “growth mind set".