Gulf News Media is looking for a talented web designer with commercial experience to join the Digital Media Team. The role offers to opportunity to work on web, mobile, tablet and email mediums.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Design templates and visual assets for a variety of digital products, ensuring that they are visually effective and in line business requirements
- Work closely with Product Managers at project initiation, definition & UX and with development teams for build and deployment
- Producing static and interactive mockups, sketches, advanced wireframes, prototypes and final designs
- Maintain the style guidelines for all ANG digital products
- Work towards becoming a specialist in digital User Experience
Desired Skills & Experience
- Highly motivated, self-starter
- Experience designing web and mobile
- Proficiency in design and prototyping in core web graphics tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks and InDesign.
- Strong visual design skills – layout, typography and colour
Gulf News is a daily English language newspaper published from Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates with a 2008 BPA audited circulation of over 115,000 readers.[The newspaper won the Asia – Pacific award for best newspaper production in July 1990.
Gulf News was first launched in tabloid format on September 30, 1978 by prominent UAE businessman Abdul Wahab Galadari;. In November 1984, three leading UAE businessmen, purchased the company and formed Al Nisr Publishing. The new owners of the paper were Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Abdullah Al Rostamani and Juma Al Majid. With the death of Abdullah Al Rostamani in 2006, his position on the board is held by a family nominee while the other directors remain. Under new ownership, Gulf News was re-launched on December 10, 1985 and was free to the public. From February 1986, the public was charged one Dirham (US 27 cents) a copy for the Gulf News package.
After moving into new premises in 1986, Gulf News began to be distributed to other GCC countries: Bahrain from September 1987; Oman from April 1989; Saudi Arabia from March 1989; and Qatar from April 1989. It also became available in Pakistan from August 1988.
In order to provide better local coverage for its readers, Gulf News opened various bureaus around the United Arab Emirates, the GCC and the Subcontinent. The Abu Dhabi bureau was opened in 1982; Bahrain bureau in January 1988; Oman bureau in 1989; Manila bureau in August 1990; Al Ain bureau in 1994; Sharjah bureau in May, 1995; and the New Delhi bureau in November 1995.
The first Web Edition of Gulf News was launched on September 1, 1996.
Gulf News moved to its present headquarters on Sheikh Zayed Road in April 2000. The new headquarters state-of-the-art technology throughout, with fibre-optic cabling and the most advanced printing press in the Middle East.