ELLE, Designer

London (Central)
07 Oct 2016
07 Nov 2016
Job Type
Full Time


To support the Creative Director and the Art Team to maintain Brand ELLE’s competitive advantage by continual design innovation. This is from initial design concept through to the final product across all platforms.


  • Working with the Creative Director and the Art Team to ensure the design perfectly complements the editorial content and follows the house style 
  • Support the Creative Director and the Art Team in the design of Brand ELLE across multiple platforms 
  • Liaise with the repro-house and printers: marking up pages to be sent to repro house pages and passing cover on press when requested 
  • Check colour proofs, ensuring repro house has followed instructions and has produced pages to an excellent standard when requested 
  • Scanning 
  • Attend shoots where necessary  
  • Design regular pages and features for Brand ELLE 
  • Attend monthly art meetings and generate exciting ideas for multiple ELLE platforms  
  • Commission illustrations, when appropriate and after approval from Creative Director and Editor-in-Chief 
  • Assist the advertising and promotions team with (reasonable) requests for their clients  
  • Contribute to all of Brand ELLE’s platforms on a regular basis and work within a 7-day rota devised by and managed by the ELLE Workflow Director 
  • Provide content where necessary and/or support content providers in their respective fields 
  • Be aware of and support ideas which drive traffic and circulation across the brand and develop the role to support any of this activity across brand ELLE 
  • The cross platform offering of the brand requires flexibility on a daily basis and will involve liaising with the Digital Director regularly to support the brand's growing digital offering 


  • Ability to work fast and calmly to meet deadlines 
  • A love of all things ELLE and an overall awareness of the position in UK women’s glossy market 
  • A complete understanding of the ELLE reader’s lifestyle, their taste and expectations from their magazine 
  • Ability to build close working relationships with the entire ELLE team and completely understanding the vision of ELLE 
  • Passion, enthusiasm and endless supply of new ideas 
  • A persistent approach to work 
  • The ability to think creatively 
  • A strong eye for detail 
  • The ability to be self motivated 
  • The ability to think outside the box 
  • Demonstrable experience working as a Designer / Senior Designer across multi platforms 
  • Experience working online with an understanding of traffic drivers and commercial products and offerings  
  • Proficient in Quark and Indesign Illustrator, along with basic skills in Word and Microsoft suite 

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