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Senior Typesetter/Layout/DTP Specialist

Remuneration:negotiable Basic salary 
Job level:Senior
Own transport required:Yes
Travel requirement:Occasional
Company:Sigil Design Bureau

Job description

Boutique investor and stakeholder communications agency in Hyde Park is seeking a senior typesetter/layout/DTP specialist with experience in annual report and other stakeholder communications, design implementation, typesetting, layout and finished art.

This individual will be responsible for carrying out the following duties:
  • Working on established brands and implementing them across multiple media and formats.
  • Typesetting and implementing designs for annual reports, financial results, presentations, brochures, corporate identities, presence branding and other corporate communications.
  • Taking briefs from DTP manager, project manager, creative director or clients.
  • Being adept at following design instructions according to brief.
  • Taking projects from client-approved concept to final artwork.
  • Being able to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
  • Delivering all work timeously, according to deadlines.
  • Proofreading to produce accurate and high-quality work.
  • Quality control all typesetting and DTP before delivering/presenting to DTP manager, creative director and to client.
  • Performing author’s corrections and design/layout adjustments as needed.
  • Interpreting the client’s business needs and developing suitable solutions to fit their requirements.
  • Working both independently and with other members of the team.
  • Being able to work on multiple streams of work at once is crucial.
  • Having confidence to present and explain ideas to colleagues.
  • Resolving work briefs by gathering information and data through research and in consultation with DTP manager and Creative Director.
  • Using innovation to redefine a work brief within the constraints of cost and time.
  • Having strong computer skills: keeping abreast of emerging technologies in new media, particularly design and DTP applications such as Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop — additional graphics software experience is an advantage.
  • Keeping up to date with international corporate communications trends and applying that knowledge.

Company Description

We are a multi-disciplinary team of dedicated experts, offering comprehensive authorship, communications and design services from our studio in Hyde Park, Johannesburg.


Qualification and experience:
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in typesetting, layout, DTP and finished art (Note: we will not consider any CVs with less than five years’ experience).
  • References to be provided.
  • Extremely proficient in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat. Must have advanced knowledge of typography, headings hierarchy, style sheets, tables, graphs, data visualisation, infographics and other information design.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office. Being extremely proficient in PowerPoint will be an added advantage.
  • Superior knowledge of printing processes and production.
We invite applications from candidates who meet the following criteria:
  • Valid driver’s licence, with own reliable vehicle — is a must.
  • Responsible and accountable.
  • Self-motivated and passionate.
  • Extremely proficient in typesetting, layout, design implementation and finished art.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Have a collaborative approach and the ability to problem-solve and think quickly and strategically.
  • Work overtime when required.
  • Creative and original.
  • Able to work quickly without compromising on the quality of workmanship.
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Work well in a team or alone.
  • Career-driven outlook.
  • Good interpersonal and time management skills.
To apply – please submit the following: 

1. Your CV indicating current account/sectors previously worked 
2. A cover letter indicating your notice period, if applicable
3. Salary expectation

Start date: from mid-January 2020
  • Important: Send your CV application via email only to:
  • Please do not cc anyone else in the company and please do not contact us telephonically.
  • Should you not receive a response within seven days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Posted on 29 Nov 12:15

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