Assistant Creative Producer

Global Brand & Communications London, United Kingdom


Description

Position at Al Jazeera Media Network

Summary:

Al Jazeera English is looking for an Assistant Creative Producer to join its award-winning Creative team based at its London Broadcast Centre.

As Assistant Creative Producer you would be involved in the design and production of on-screen information and motion graphics, both automated and bespoke, and work creatively within style guidelines to support overall branding. You would provide highly creative design solutions, which combine a genuine enthusiasm with a level-headed approach to deadlines and budgets.

Considerable professional experience in broadcast graphics, animation or multimedia is required, with experience of a news environment advantageous. It is also essential that the Assistant Creative Producer have a good knowledge of current affairs. As a Creative Producer, you would be expected to support other team members, take direction from the Creative Producer and Senior Creative Producer, as well as develop graphic and motion designs within set guidelines creative solutions Creative implementation. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate excellent team skills and an ability to keep calm under pressure.

Candidates will need a bachelor’s degree in a relevant design discipline, or equivalent experience. The ideal candidate will have excellent knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator). Knowledge of Cinema 4D, VizRT would also be advantageous.

The successful applicant will work a seven-day fortnight shift pattern and may be expected to work in any of our locations on work assignments. Occasional travel may also be required.

Please find further details below.

Job Purpose:

The Assistant Creative Producer is responsible for developing graphics within set guidelines and ensuring the executing branding material and content, special events graphics and imagery, and coordinating with other departments (News, Programmes, Web, and New Media etc.) to ensure compliance with Al Jazeera pre-set guidelines.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Design and production of on-screen information and motion graphics both automated and bespoke using VizRT and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Creation of storyboards.
  • Develop and communicate creative solutions, applying ideas for program packages and animation on for TV, Print and Interactive projects for the channel.
  • Coordinate with the creative team and directors to develop required graphics.

Skills:

  • Impeccable English language ability
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good organisation skills
  • Experience of design platforms both MAC and PC
  • Team leadership skills

Knowledge:

  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is essential.
  • Knowledge of Cinema 4D, VizRT would be advantageous.
  • Good knowledge of 3D graphics.
  • Good knowledge of international news and current affairs.
  • Excellent knowledge of contemporary graphic and motion design techniques, practices, trends and software.
  • Good knowledge of cross industry and technical advances.

Abilities:

  • Able to effectively storyboard and communicate creative concepts.
  • Able to creatively answer briefs, take direction from, as well as guide and collaborate with other team members in their creation and implementation.
  • Able to operate within a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines at short notice.
  • Able to identify and mitigate risks.

Only candidates that provide a show reel or portfolio/examples of previous work, either as files or as a link, will be considered for this role.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom.