Publications Designer, BBC Proms - 6 month contract

Major Players
England, London
£30000.00 - £35000 per annum
16 February 2017
17 March 2017
Paul Cordingley
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time

Publications Designer, BBC Proms - 6 month contract
Closing date: Tuesday 21st February 2017

I am working on behalf of The BBC Proms who are looking for a Publications Designer for a 6 month fixed-term contract.
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The Proms (started in 1895) is one of the largest classical music festivals in the world. The concerts take place each summer from mid-July to mid-September at the Royal Albert Hall, with associated events (talks, showcases, composer portraits, films, etc) and chamber music concerts held in other venues locally. The Proms lie at the heart of the BBC's commitment to live music and cultural programming and the BBC's promotion of the festival reaffirms its place as the country's leading cultural patron. The combination of music-making of the highest quality available to all at accessible prices, with the special feature of 'promming' by standing audiences each night in the arena and gallery of the hall, makes the series unique and distinctive.

The BBC Proms are unique in that every concert is broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, and many are televised on BBC TV (BBC1, BBC2 and BBC4) as well as heard around the world via the European Broadcasting Union reaching audiences of millions. The commitment to the highest quality in the content and to complete professionalism in the operation is paramount.

Role Responsibility
You will play a key role in the design and production of the BBC Proms and BBC Orchestras and Choirs concert programmes. You will also find creative design solutions for material as may be required by the BBC Proms and the BBC Orchestras and Choirs and other internal clients (e.g. marketing and press materials) and translate and develop existing designs across different types of media, also managing design, layout, sign-off and file delivery.

The Ideal Candidate
You will need to have an excellent knowledge of Mac systems, along with substantial experience of working on layout for publication and marketing materials, both print and digital. High proficiency InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator with a familiarity in paragraph and character styling is essential. You will have proven graphic design skills and have worked on a range of products targeted at different audiences.

In addition to the above, you will have the confidence and ability to deliver a variety of projects and prioritise a heavy workload while working to tight deadlines, with great attention to detail.

About the Company
We don't focus simply on what we do - we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you've read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You'll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from under-represented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

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