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Senior Interactive Ad Designer

Thomson Reuters Technology Development 12/15/2017 8:11:42 AM London, United Kingdom
Job Description

Position Title:   Senior Interactive Ad Designer

Location: London

Requisition No:  JREQ095696

Role Summary:

We’re seeking a Senior Interactive Advertising Designer, who’s enthusiastic about creating engaging ad creative across multiple platforms and media. The role requires a collaborative nature, a superb aesthetic sense for what’s appropriate in digital advertising, and a keen eye for details. Our ideal candidate seeks to understand the challenges and opportunities within today’s digital landscape, has a passion for prototyping and executing new ideas, and gets excited at the prospect that it will be viewed by millions of users.

Working closely with fellow designers, sales, and product teams, you’ll be responsible for generating concepts to pitch to advertisers and executing those ideas once a campaign is established. Early project artifacts include mockups or prototypes for demonstrating creative, while final deliverables include completed rich media assets and HTML5/CSS/JavaScript for implementation. At the completion of campaigns, you’ll review traffic reports with the sales and operations team to suggest improvements to future campaigns.

Aside from the day-to-day, you’ll also collaborate with our global design team to explore and create new innovative formats to enhance the portfolio of advertising offerings.

Ultimately, your experience and thought leadership will play a key role in defining our design and advertising experience across our sites and apps.

To be considered, you must provide a portfolio demonstrating your thought process and creative output for brands and agencies. We want to sense your ability to distill knowledge, generate ideas, and arrive at a solution that adheres to an advertiser’s campaigns, quickly and effectively. This position is full-time and located at Canary Wharf in London, UK.

Major Responsibilities / Accountabilities:

  • Generating mockups and/or prototypes to support both proposals and executions, while working within the framework and style guidelines of products
  • Actively participate in ideation and brainstorming sessions to produce storyboards for sales teams
  • Collaborate with partners to ensure design synergies between their product(s), site(s), and ours
  • Determine arrangement of copy and assets with agencies, while adhering to advertisers’
  • brand guidelines
  • Adhere to strict deadlines to meet high demand of production requirements
  • Partner with the broader product, design, and development teams to ensure your designs interoperate with the different platforms as intended
  • Maintain and optimize your production assets to aid as explorations for others
  • Perform any other design-related duties for sales, marketing, or product teams as required

Technical /Professional Skills & Competencies:

Essential Skills:

  • Significant experience leading digital adverting design at a high-level, for both responsive web and mobile applications
  • Excellent understanding of design principles using typography and image composition
  • Proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite, including After Effects (or similar); experience with Sketch and other prototyping software a plus
  • Fluency developing with HTML5 and related front-end technologies
  • Solid understanding of digital advertising standards, such as the IAB, MRC, and MOAT
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently as needed
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and effectively communicate timelines

Desired Skills:

  • Strong communication skills as the role may involve engagement with advertisers and
  • brand agencies, in addition to internal stakeholders
  • Experience working with rich media ad platforms – e.g. DoubleClick, ictela/OneCreative, DART, Atlas, etc
  • Experience editing video and audio
  • Experience working in news media

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

Intrigued by a challenge as large and fascinating as the world itself? Come join us.

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Req #: JREQ095696
Locations: London-United Kingdom
Job Function: Technology Development
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