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Junior publications designer (80 views)

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December 22, 2017

We are looking for a junior publications designer to work within our experienced and friendly design team.

Designing print publications of all shapes and sizes has been our bread and butter for the last decade. We care a lot about the detail and we’re looking for someone who’s going to be as interested in what makes a good publication as we are. In this role you will be able to develop a wide range of skills, working on diverse print projects as part of a small team within our wider design team.

We work hand in hand with our clients – mostly charities, NGOs, think tanks and research organisations – to communicate ideas that matter. Soapbox produces all types of creative output including print publications, infographics, branding, animation, websites and other digital products.

We are a close-knit, hard-working and ambitious agency. We expect all our staff to act autonomously and take responsibility for their own projects – with support when they need it, of course – so they can feel a personal sense of accomplishment when we successfully complete a piece of work. Reporting to a senior designer, you’ll need to be able to multitask and work on a variety of concurrent projects, often acting as the main point of contact for the client.

If that sounds appealing, get in touch.


About the role

We are looking for a talented all-round designer at the beginning of their career who has a particular interest in print publications. You will have an excellent command of written and spoken English and you should be ready to explain and justify design decisions to the client and your colleagues.

And if, on top of all this, you can demonstrate an interest in current affairs, public policy or open data, that would be the cherry on the cake.


  • Engaging with clients and colleagues to ensure that the brief for individual jobs and projects is clearly defined and understood.
  • Working efficiently to execute design work of a very high standard that clearly meets these briefs.
  • Supporting other designers in carrying out their work, including deputising for more senior colleagues.
  • Assisting colleagues as required in quoting for design, and in marketing and pitching for work, as well as contributing to the strategy and creative vision for the agency.
  • Contributing to the continuous improvement of the agency’s practices, with a particular emphasis on data visualisation design.
  • Keeping up with current trends and innovations in design and other relevant fields, and enhancing existing or learning new skills, as part of his or her own continuing professional development.


Person specification


  • Undergraduate degree in graphic design or a similar discipline
  • Superb Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop skills
  • Excellent command of written English and exceptional attention to detail


  • Demonstrable professional experience as a designer
  • An interest in current affairs, public policy and open data
  • Experience of working in a customer-facing role
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products


We offer a competitive salary and a good benefits package with some great perks, including:

  • 34 days holiday per year (including public holidays)
  • Cycle to work loans
  • Pension scheme
  • Family friendly policies including flexitime working
  • Childcare vouchers

How to apply

Email your CV, a covering letter and a PDF portfolio of relevant work to ku.oc.xobpaosnull@tnemtiurcer

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