Creative Designer – Middle East Newsroom

Sports Riyadh, Riyadh


Description

Position at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: Creative Designer – Middle East Newsroom

                                                                                                                                               

ROLE 

Do you live and breathe for sport, entertainment and culture? Do you have a deep passion for developing creative content that engages, inspires and motivates audiences? 

If you love sports and believe its power to transform lives, have a deep understanding of the Middle East region and its emerging role in global sports, then we want to hear from you.  

H+K Strategies sits at the very heart of one of the most exciting and groundbreaking transformations in the history of sport and entertainment. As a result, we are developing a newsroom hub to bring together world-class talents from creative and communication agencies, journalism, content and publishing, graphics + design, videography + production, data + insights and media buying. 

Currently our work sees us manage an unrivalled portfolio of global brands, prestigious international events and high-profile federations with global ambitions. Everything from taking the region’s strongest football league to the world, selling-out world championship events, promoting Olympic athletes, introducing futuristic motorsport series, all the way through to managing headline music festivals. To support our mission and serve our clients with future communications, we are seeking a number of passionate, proactive and organized professionals at all levels to join our rapidly growing practice as part of a collaborative newsroom. 

We are looking for a flexible and highly motivated Creative/Graphic Designer, able to work independently and with teams to produce pixel perfect designs and animations for existing clients and new businesses. 

You should be used to working in a fast-paced creative environment, potentially from an advertising, brand or content background, and motivated to work alone, with small teams to develop campaigns and content across multiple formats to be used across traditional, social media & digital platforms. 

The role requires mobility and flexibility to. The successful candidate can expect to support a live event press office functions alongside other major event and global brand work. 

The entrepreneurial atmosphere will allow someone to bring their own ideas to open up new projects with existing and potential clients. 

Strong English and is essential and Arabic is preferable, as many of our clients work across both languages. 

MUST-HAVE SKILLS

  • Knowledge of Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Illustrate, sketch and animate ideas when necessary
  • Creative flair: Ideas /concept generation both independently and as part of a team
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Good knowledge of appropriate and latest requirements for content development
  • Awareness of current and emerging creative trends
  • Good time management skills 

SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

You’ll be:

  • Passionate and knowledgeable about branded content and creative campaigns
  • Curious, creative and up for a challenge
  • Smart and a clear communicator
  • Friendly and positive with team
  • Confident in client facing situations
  • Willing and able to travel across MENA offices 

Background

  • University degree and relevant creative qualifications
  • 2-5 years previous experience in fast paced agency. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with client-service team to ensure projects remain on-time and on-budget
  • Consulting clients on brand challenges.
  • Work with other disciplines (Strategists, Developers, Content Producers, Media, Accounts, etc) to ensure cohesive team integration, and alignment with broader business objectives
  • Define the aesthetic of overall campaigns
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Generate ideas and sell them into clients and other members of the team
  • Mock-up / storyboard creative ideas
  • Design across multiple channels including email, web, social etc as well as some print work
  • Consistently produce creative elements against a deliverables list
  • Participate in brainstorms
  • Attend client briefings & present to clients
  • Taking briefs and client/colleague feedback 

CAREER PROGRESSION

At H+K, we strongly support an entrepreneurial approach, allowing people to find a career progression that works for their skills and the long-term benefit of the company. Development opportunities include:

  • Opportunity to join our new and growing creative content team, helping to shape how we approach digital and content
  • Opportunity to grow creative offering across EMEA
  • Opportunity to transfer & work in other offices in the future. 

BENEFITS 

The position of Creative Designer will be based in the Middle East, depending whether the client opportunity exists on the ground. Benefits include; 

  • Saudi Residency Visa
  • Life insurance with medical insurance plan
  • 24 days annual holidays allocated on a pro rata basis
  • One annual flight to your home country to the value of 3000 AED
  • Competitive salary package paid out at the end of each month in arrears
  • one-way economy class ticket + assistance to ship over personal belongings