Graphic Artist (6-month FTC)

Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time


Do you enjoy producing engaging graphics that are driven by content? Are you a creative problem solver who loves to explore new ways of presenting information? Do you understand how to present narratives and visualise data for specific audiences?

At The Telegraph we are looking for someone who wants to engage audiences with important news topics and events, contributing to quality journalism with consistently high graphic design standards. We would like someone whose passion for graphics allows them to combine creative exploration with pragmatic solutions.

Hours per week: 40 (5 shifts across a 7-day pattern)

Job responsibilities

⬥ Design and illustrate graphic components such as charts, diagrams, maps, graphics and design with clarity and to a high standard

⬥ Analyse and edit information to form compelling visual narratives
⬥ Combine good typography and a considered design practice to create engaging information graphics and data visualisations

⬥ Contribute ideas and creative input into the production of visual journalism at The Telegraph

⬥ Output work for both The Telegraph’s print and digital platforms

⬥ Collaborate with Journalists, Researchers, Editors, Designers and Developers from across the Newsroom and the company

⬥ Establish consistency by helping to develop better work methods

⬥ Take responsibility for the quality of your work, producing graphics to deadline that can vary from daily tasks upto much longer term projects

⬥ Capturing any creative requirements from newsroom conferences and planning sessions

⬥ Working shifts within a seven day rota, which will include late shifts and weekend working.

⬥ Constantly aim to develop your craft, maintaining an interest in emerging formats and trending themes within visual journalism


⬥ Proven ability in producing compelling and creative visual journalism.

⬥ A portfolio that displays attributes that are listed above in the ‘Job responsibilities’

⬥ Good understanding and practice of core graphic design principles; colour, geometry typography, image and composition

⬥ Proficient with the latest graphics software: Illustrator, Photoshop and Indesign (After effects and GIS software would be an added bonus)

⬥ To have a keen interest in developing your digital skill set

⬥ Possesses an understanding and be able to work with core development languages and digital formats; HTML, CSS, Javascript (Experience in programming for data visualisation would also be an added bonus)

⬥ Be able to interpret briefs and handle research data effectively, formatting in spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets

⬥ Good communication and collaborative methods, with an eager sense to contribute

⬥ Proactive planning and efficient time management, able to take initiative when required

⬥ Pursue an active interest in the current affairs and journalism

The Telegraph’s goal is to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace and we are committed to building a team that reflects a wide variety of skills, perspectives and backgrounds.

We are an equal opportunities employer, hiring solely on merit and business need. We encourage applications regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood and disability. If you require reasonable adjustments in any recruitment process with us, please make us aware.


  • The Telegraph supports flexible working, per your line manager’s agreement.
  • A range of excellent benefits (including on-site gym, massages, and more).
  • In-role development and access to formal development.