Designer Jobs – Highbury Safika Media – Cape Town

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14 Apr, 2011

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Media Jobs in South Africa

HSM Sports Magazine Division

NB: only applications accompanied with a portfolio pdf of relevant printwork will be considered.

Experience: Min two year track record in magazine publishing industry

Job Description:
• The design and layout of each assigned magazine
• Assisting the art director managing a sports design team of three
• Working with the editorial team to create each issue
• Planning, directing and guiding shoots and illustrations for all relevant articles
• Working closely with illustrators, stylists, photographers and models
• Picture sourcing from all relevant picture libraries
• Conceptualising shoots and illustrations
• Photo shoot art direction
• To report to the Creative Director on all relevant creative and operational issues
• Presenting any relevant layouts to client where needed
• Doing all relevant sign-offs at printers
• To partake in the ad placement before repro stage
• To oversee the budget on each publication
• To ensure the timely delivery of each issue
• To play an active part in the creation of a vibrant studio
• To collaborate with repro department and copy editing department in completing the magazine error free
• To foster a strong working relationship with the editor, thereby putting form to the editors’ synopsis
• To assist in all other forms of promotional material for the magazine i.e. rate cards, exhibition stands, supplements etc.

• Strong interest in all sports, but especially rugby and cricket
• Strong command of Adobe CS3 design suite on Mac
• Fast, efficient designer
• Strong in typographical and graphic design
• Conceptualization
• Photo shoot experience
• Ability to handle multiple titles consecutively
• Experience in staff management and mentorship

Personal Skills/Attributes
Team Player
Engage with people on any level
Self Disciplined
Love of magazines

Contact details
Steven Macbeth
Highbury Safika Media
021-416 0141
[email protected]


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