BBC Graphics Designer - BBC Africa TV Jobs in Kenya

BBC Graphics Designer - BBC Africa TV Jobs in Kenya

Job purpose

The Designer will develop and deliver content, ensuring that it achieves the highest creative and
editorial standards with adherence to BBC guidelines.

Working in collaboration with marketing or editorial colleagues across platforms & languages.

Key Responsibilities and Account-abilities

  • To produce distinctive content on a variety of platforms
  • To work effectively with other departments ensuring the you maintain excellent
    relationships throughout
  • To ensure content reflects our diverse audiences
  • To keep up to date with emerging industry trends
  • Share design expertise and creative solutions for the benefit of the audience
  • Be accountable for the quality of your work and ensure it meets intended purposes
  • Be accountable for the usability and accessibility of design deliveries for the broadest possible cross-section of users

    Additional job specific responsibilities and account-abilities

  • To contribute design expertise to the Visual & Data Journalism team.
  • To communicate ideas and design decisions to project teams.
  • To create distinctive content graphics such as data visualisations, diagrams and maps on a
    variety of platforms.
  • To create storyboards and motion graphics.
  • Advocate accurate data representation and accessible design solutions.
  • To understand our users and get to the heart of what they need, creating sketches,
    concepts, user journeys, wireframes and prototypes.
  • To employ relevant design and research methods and techniques to ensure a compelling design.
  • Help organise informal user research and proactively try out ideas and designs with people
    to make sure we’re meeting real user needs.
  • To deliver finished design solutions, including assets and functional specifications to ensure the design comes to life.
  • To work effectively with other departments ensuring that you maintain excellent
    relationships throughout.
  • To initiate your own ideas and and prioritise own workload.
  • To deliver content graphics and user experiences that can be re-worked to accommodate
    multiple languages.
  • Work with external agencies and freelancers to learn new things, see new perspectives
    and create new ideas
  • Support a positive working environment that considers the needs of a diverse team
  • To ensure content reflects our diverse audiences.
  • To keep up to date with current and emerging industry trends.
  • Share design expertise and creative solutions for the benefit of the audience.
  • Be accountable for the quality of your work and ensure it meets intended purposes.
  • Be accountable for the usability and accessibility of design deliveries for the broadest possible cross-section of users
  • To operate in a fast-paced news environment, usually within tight timeframes.

    Essential
  • Evidence of a
    portfolio of relevant work across different screens/devices.
  • Visual Design skills and experience.
  • Motion graphics skills – comfortable using Adobe After Effects.
  • Data visualisation skills and experience.
  • Expert in using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • User Experience Design skills and experience.
  • Comfortable using Sketch or other User Experience Design software.
  • A passion for Design, News and storytelling.
  • Ability to be creative, delivering different approaches, solutions and visual styles.
  • Ability to effectively communicate design reasoning and decisions to others.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Evidence of successfully collaborating and sharing your ideas with others.
  • Knowledge of current and future trends in design, technology and media.
  • A knowledge of BBC editorial guidelines and other compliance policies.
  • Understanding of the importance of the BBC's values in accuracy and impartiality.

    Knowledge, Skills, Training and Experience
    Essential

  • A thorough knowledge of BBC editorial guidelines and other compliance policies
  • Understanding of the importance of the BBC's values in accuracy and impartiality.
  • A passion for and a great understanding of the area in which the role operates
  • An experienced Adobe Creative Suite User and / or VizRt
  • Portfolio evidence of excellent design work demonstrating creative flair
  • Able to deliver different approaches and design styles
  • Able to talking through your design decisions with a diverse range of people, evidence of successfully collaborating and sharing your ideas with absolutely anyone
  • Keep pace with latest design trends and technology developments
  • Relevant Degree or equivalent experience
  • Reports to a Senior Designer or Creative Head
  • Takes assignments from design lead (Senior Designer or Creative Head)
  • Keep track of own workload and makes effective use of time
  • Keep appropriate people well informed of plans and progress
  • Chooses best method of initiating, communicating and developing design idea

    Desirable
  • Illustration skills.
  • Experience with GIS or other mapping software.
  • Coding skills: HTML, CSS and Javascript

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 22nd November 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; BBC Graphics Designer - BBC Africa TV Jobs in Kenya

    Find jobs in Kenya. Jobs - Kenya jobs. Search our career portal & find the latest Kenyan job positions, career opportunities & jobs in Kenya.

    Jobs in Kenya - banking jobs, IT jobs, accounting jobs, NGO jobs, business administration, ICT, UN jobs, procurement jobs, education jobs, hospital jobs, human resources jobs, engineering, teaching jobs, and other careers in Kenya.

    Find your dream job from 1000s of vacancies in Kenya posted and updated daily - click here!

  • Click here to post comments

    Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Jobs Kenya.

    Scholarship 2019/20

    Undergraduate Scholarships 2019/2020
    Masters Scholarships,
    PhD Scholarships,
    International Scholarships.