Graphic Designers

Contact: Media and Comms Team Contact Email: hello@media.wawscouts.org.uk Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

Outline: To improve the public image of Scouting by providing information and facts about Scouting to appropriate media

Responsible for: N/A

Responsible to: Media Development Manager, Member Communication Manager, Member Communication Manager (Online), Member Communication Manager (News)

Main Contacts: Members of the Movement, HQ PR Team, The Media (Press, Broadcast, Web) and Members of the Public

General Main Tasks:

  • To seek out and identify local good news stories happening in Scouting and promote these to the local Media
  • To regularly promote the image of modern Scouting organisation to media groups via local “awareness” campaigns
  • To develop and maintain a list of local media contacts skills
  • To liaise with HQ PR team on a regular basis, giving updates on coverage and asking for any assistance required
  • To monitor local media coverage and to feedback success stories to local Scouting and HQ PR team
  • To encourage Scout Groups to appoint a person to promote Scouting and to work with them to promote Scouting
  • Share good practice

Specific Tasks:

  • To discuss the objectives and requirements of the job
  • Estimating the time and requirements required to complete a job
  • Developing design briefs that suit the purpose
  • Thinking creatively to produce new ideas and concepts and developing interactive design
  • Using innovation to redefine a design brief within time and cost constraints
  • Presenting finalised ideas and concepts
  • Working with a range of media and keeping up to date with emerging technologies
  • Proofreading to produce accurate and high-quality work
  • Demonstrating illustrative skills with rough sketches and working on layouts ready for print
  • Working as part of a team with printers, copywriters, photographers, stylists, illustrators, other designers, web developers and marketing specialists.

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