Junior Creative Designer 2024

Type: Trainee
Region: South East

Newmarket Holidays, multi-award winning company, is one of the UK’s largest independent specialist tour operators. We create and operate holidays for tens of thousands of customers travelling to destinations within the British Isles, across Europe, around the world, and on beautiful ocean and river cruises.

We are here to enrich lives and well-being through travel, and to create wish-list holidays. The type of holidays that people have always dreamt of doing. We bring those dreams to life, and are the trusted friends of our loyal customers.

We’re a team that loves travel. We share our travelling experiences with our colleagues and encourage everyone to go on our holidays. HQ is a modern office in the London suburbs, next door to a mainline railway station. Our success is driven by our exceptional people. And our team is expanding!

About the opportunity

The Marketing and Brand team lead in how we shape the voice of Newmarket Holidays, acquire new customers, and reward them. The Junior Creative Designer helps to deliver our marketing collateral. Our visual brand representation needs to reflect the changed times post-pandemic – our customers need to know they really are in the safest of hands – so we must confidently reassure and inspire both potential and existing customers to discover the joy of escorted tours.

With scope to deliver your own imaginative, fresh, attention-grabbing style, this is a role that requires organisation to deliver exciting digital and printed marketing. You are responsible for producing original design and artwork for brochure production, direct mail, press advertisements, website imagery, digital marketing, travel agency marketing support and promotional items, and any other design requirements for our full range of travel products.

You will be part of a Studio team of four designers. Together, you are brand guardians, both for internal and external marketing and have responsibility for driving consistency across the company and in all our marketing. The Marketing and Brand team, that the Studio team is a key part of, sits within our wider Commercial division.

Day to day

  • Brand: Helping to deliver brand identity, implementing it across our internal and external touchpoints.

    Creative delivery: Create and deliver multiple press adverts and digital assets for the Marketing team, including our co-branded media partner ads. Delivering our printed marketing collateral. Design and maintain graphics for website banners, email, social and digital display campaigns.

  • Image selection and management: Ensure our images are fresh, consistent and on brand across our multiple tours throughout our collateral. Managing our image library and keeping it updated. Lead on press image requests quickly and efficiently.
  • Promotions: Delivering our monthly promotional assets across the business, accurately and on time.

    Continuous improvement: Showing a passion for and delivering creative ideas to continuously improve our marketing materials. Identifying opportunities to test new ideas and show an inquisitive mind to understand the results of our creative tests.

  • Efficiency: Help drive the ongoing efficiency processes within the team. Identify new efficiency opportunities.

About you

  • Enjoy working in a small, but expanding team that is passionate about travel, marketing and brand
  • You are just starting out or have two to three years’ experience in design, preferably with relevant travel experience
  • Good level of knowledge of Adobe CC suite including InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator is essential
  • Knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects would be advantageous.
  • Experience in motion design is preferred but not essential.
  • A passion for motion design, with a willingness to learn.
  • Able to put self “in the customer’s shoes”, and fully committed to delivering a fantastic customer experience
  • Passionate and enthusiastic about all things creative, always looking to raise the creative bar and keeping up with the most recent design trends
  • Commercial approach to design, as well as an ability to work to brand guidelines
  • Excellent time management and planning skills to successfully deploy concurrent workflows
  • Ability to prioritise, work to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Don’t just accept the status quo, always looking for and following through on ways to improve things
  • Ability to thrive in a small team environment – a team player, happy to roll up your sleeves and get stuck into whatever comes your way
  • Solutions-focused

Join us

Sound like the kind of opportunity and place to work that you’re looking for? Please send your CV with a brief covering note about your salary expectations and any notice period to our Recruitment team recruitment@newmarketholidays.co.uk

Don’t forget to check out our location before applying, you will need to be within a sensible commute of Wallington, Surrey, as there is the expectation for you to be office-based at least 40% of the working week.

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