Media Designer at Secret Escapes in London, United Kingdom

The primary responsibility for this role is to create beautiful sponsorship content whilst being mindful we’re a luxury travel site with a brand to protect. You will be expected to work with our Campaign Manager in creating multi-format campaigns across various sectors.

Secret Escapes is the UK’s biggest members-only website that runs best-in-market flash sales of four and five star hotels and holidays worldwide. We offer our members exclusive rates of up to 70% off.

We're looking for grafters and self-starters to join the gang, who can keep up with the pace and want to make a difference. We still work in relatively small teams, so there's no room for coasting along. We're friendly, happy, and most importantly, we work hard. We're not afraid to get our hands dirty and we're all madly passionate about our brand.

Where you come in

The primary responsibility for this role is to create beautiful sponsorship content whilst being mindful we’re a luxury travel site with a brand to protect. You will be expected to work with our Campaign Manager in creating multi-format campaigns across various sectors. You will be able to take this content and ensure it functions seamlessly across both mobile and desktop using your Jedi CSS styling skills. We work with some huge blue chip companies so this is a great opportunity to work with some truly iconic brands and really show off.

You will also dedicate around ⅓ of your time to working for the marketing department. You must be very well organised with great time management skills as you will need to organise meetings, take initiative to start projects and meet deadlines on your own. This work will encompass display and email campaigns across 21 different territories with a number of language differences so you must plan ahead to ensure your designs will work across all possible markets. The marketing department is in the process of developing more brand focused marketing which is across all media including TV, print and digital. You will be the go-to figure for any supporting design needs for these campaigns.

Things you’ll be working on

  • Interpret design briefs and plan clear and cohesive content plans in collaboration with editorial and campaign managers to guide the rapid build of campaigns
  • Create static campaign sites that are always fresh while carefully balancing the brand style of Secret Escapes and the client
  • Design and build HTML emails that render consistently across clients
  • Design display banners for on-site inline with campaign look
  • Print design for booklets, posters and press
  • Create dynamic GDN banners with integrated data feeds in Google Web Designer
  • Design and build marketing landing pages in Unbounce
  • Photo editing and retouching for both media and marketing departments as required
  • Continuing to keep up with the rest of the market by embracing up-and-coming technology in the digital space

The deal breakers

  • Strong skills with the Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Strong skills in HTML, CSS, JavaScript & jQuery (experience with e-commerce sites is a big plus)
  • Experience with Sass, Git, task runners & static site generators and unbounce would be beneficial
  • Experience in print design with Adobe InDesign
  • Photo retouching experience with Adobe Photoshop
  • Experience creating HTML emails that render consistently across clients
  • Ability to design display banners, both static and dynamic in GIF/Jpeg, HTML5 and dynamic banners with data feeds
  • A good team player, keen to collaborate with the rest of the team, and the wider business
  • Great time management and communication, able to work independently managing your own workload

And you are…

  • Ideally, you will have had an extensive industry professional experience
  • Experience in branding, web design and development
  • Degree or certification in graphic design or web development
  • Strong, up-to-date portfolio demonstrating your creativity and ability
  • You have a good sense of design, typography and photography
  • Be a good self-starter who shows ownership and initiative
  • You must have pride in your work and always strive for the best possible outcome
  • Experience with ad builder tools (e.g. Google Web Designer)
  • Ability to design and build landing pages with Unbounce for marketing purposes
  • Always willing to offer a helping hand with extra design work as required, we have very open and fluid communication so you will sometimes end up collaborating with other teams in totally unpredictable ways

How the magic happens

We’re a tight-knit team of eight based in the London office. We work hard and are always ready and willing to pick up the slack and help each other out whenever possible - even if it’s just the fourth cup of coffee.

Things you should know

We maintain a pretty respectable treats desk which is mostly fueled by our various trips abroad so there’s always something interesting to snack on. There is a (un)official requirement to keep up with the TV shows of the moment, and a one week grace period for watching the latest superhero movie - you’ve been warned.

 

 


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