We're Hiring an Art, Design and Technology Editor for The Observer on a 10-month Fixed Term Part Time Contract!!

We are currently seeking a talented Art Design and Technology Editor who will be

responsible for the design and layout of the Observer newspaper, supported by a Design

assistant who will work in conjunction with the editors and contributors in

producing and sourcing high-quality imagery and related media. The position requires

an understanding of visual culture, and the integral role it plays in journalism.

The position will require the successful candidate to work every third weekend,

with increased hours the week of issue and flexible hours during the other weeks.

 Although this work is highly demanding it is also highly rewarding.

 The successful candidate would be expected to constantly strive to improve the overall

design of the newspaper. 

The Art, Design & Technology Director reports to the Editor and Deputy Editor.


Salary applicable depending on experience and relevant qualifications

€­­­­­­­­­­­­610.00 Gross per issue (8 issues in the year) and €305.00 for the 2 special editions

(Freshers' Magazine and Election Special) minus taxes and statutory deductions

Application Procedure:

Candidates should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae with a design portfolio.

Applications should be sent as a .pdf file to or

to the following address:

Gavin Tracey


The University Observer,

Student Centre,

University College Dublin,


Dublin 4.

Application Notes:

• Applicants will be required to present a portfolio of work upon request.

• Interviews may be conducted using modern communications media for candidates

who are not able to attend in person.

• Canvassing members of the interview panel is prohibited. Candidates who canvass

members of the interview panel may be disqualified from consideration.

• Training will be offered to the successful candidate.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm, on Friday, 16th August 2019.

For more information contact or see a more detailed description at

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