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Layout Artist

Remuneration:Cost to company 
Location:Johannesburg, Industria West
Education level:Diploma
Job level:Mid
Company:The Citizen

Job description

The Citizen requires the services of a skilled layout artist to:

Implement and maintain the design of The Citizen
  • Must be aware of current trends
  • Must be able to design pages that support the content of the articles that appear on the page
  • Must be able to carry out a brief from the chief sub-editor
  • Ensure a high standard of design
Select relevant visual elements to go with articles and use typography to emphasise content
  • Must design pages that are easy to read and navigate
  • Pages must entice reader to read everything on the page
Present articles and visual elements in a logical way.  Prioritise important articles when designing a page
  • Read through all articles and design logically and supportive of content
  • Produce designs that are easy to navigate and read


  • Must be competent as a layout artist
  • Must pay meticulous attention to detail and have high standards of quality for him/herself as well as for the whole team
  • Must take responsibility for own work, as well as the quality and standard of the entire newspaper
  • Must be able to work according to strict deadlines
  • Must be able to multi-task
  • Must be passionate about news and newspapers and have a strong news sense and interest in current affairs
  • Must have advanced knowledge of layout software
  • Must be able to work as part of a team to ensure a good-quality product
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours
  • Must have at least five years experience as a layout artist
  • A tertiary qualification and/or relevant experience
Preference will be given to individuals who add to the diversity of the organisation.

Should you not receive feedback within 14 days of your application, please consider your application unsuccessful.

The Citizen reserves the right to not fill the position.



Posted on 14 Jun 14:36

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