INTERACTIVE DESIGNER

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INTERACTIVE DESIGNER (REVENUE)
POSITION CODE: 2021-079
LOCATION: The Globe and Mail, Toronto
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
POSITION OVERVIEW:
Globe Content Studio works with the country’s top brands to tell award-winning stories that resonate with their target audiences. From podcasts to video, photo essays to immersive interactives, on- and off-platform, it aims to exceed client objectives.
Joining the content-marketing division of The Globe and Mail requires a passion for excellence and an unwavering commitment to innovating in a fast-paced, dynamically evolving industry. The team of content strategists, creatives and analysts are seeking an interactive designer who is a self-starter, and who is able to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment.
You will play an integral role in communicating ideas, supporting internal and client-facing storytelling objectives, and championing strategic design. You will help bring big ideas to life with a multidisciplinary team to produce campaigns for The Globe and Mail and its advertising partners. The ideal candidate will have digital skills and familiarity with relevant platforms. The ability to create and edit video will also be an asset.
The Globe and Mail supports a culture in which employees can live their ideals, develop their abilities, creatively contribute to the success of the organization, and be recognized, appreciated and rewarded for doing so. If you are the best in your field, we’d like to hear from you.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Design and build immersive content pages for key clients. This is the beating heart of the job as it showcases our work and it is a determining factor in customer satisfaction around campaigns. Requires a great design sensibility and talent and ability to code when required to translate certain creative elements from concept to reality.
  • Looking for a special design spark that is unique and attention-grabbing with a certain degree of sophistication. Need to learn and understand the capabilities of The Globe’s internal CMS and be able to adapt to third-party content-management systems.
  • Helping with video strategy and other motion-related visual work, which could include augmented reality, and manage external collaborators when required, such as photographers and illustrators to create assets for programs, providing them with art direction and feedback.
  • Deck builds for high-value pitches. Creative visual ideation and the ability to weave disparate parts of a pitch (insights/content/KPIs/performance) into a narrative. Provide examples, case studies, mockups and mood boards where appropriate.
  • Contribute to conversations around the best formats for the Studio to recommend when telling specific stories. Have a good grasp of how to bring interactive formats and pages to life on and off platform.
  • Development of creative assets for Studio channels, on and off platform: Championing strategic design. Supporting the visual identity of the Studio alongside the creative lead, helping create a standout aesthetic and be the best in the country.
  • Contribute to the annual State of Creativity report and be able to deliver it to an audience with confidence. Be comfortable participating in events and workshops related to design.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 2-3 years of experience in designing for digital media.
  • Bachelor’s degree or college diploma in design, communication, media, or relevant education program.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of design software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.
  • A background working in video editing and motion graphics is an asset.
  • Experience with HTML and CSS.
  • A self-starter who takes ownership of multiple project-based tasks; a proactive, innovative and accountable problem solver.
  • Team player suited to fast-paced, results-based environment, requiring flexibility to adapt to evolving market needs.
  • Ability to confidently communicate and defend design choices to different stakeholders.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL IS DEDICATED TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN THE WORKPLACE
The Globe and Mail is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported. We believe this strengthens our business and our journalism. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals from all groups, regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, age, and physical ability. As required by the Federal Contractors Program, The Globe also tracks the proportion of staff in the four Employment Equity categories (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Persons with Disabilities, and Members of Visible Minorities) to ensure we are reflecting the areas in which we work.
The Globe and Mail offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of its recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange for an interview, please advise us if you require an accommodation.
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