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The National Published: November 5, 2018
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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The National is looking for a Deputy Creative Director. Candidates should have at least five years’ design experience, preferably in a newspaper environment, and ideally knowledge of digital design, as well as managing a department. The job would suit someone already in a similar position or a senior designer looking to expand their role and responsibilities.

The successful applicant should have expertise in the Adobe Creative Suite and be an expert in InDesign, with a good working knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop. Some experience of animation programmes would also be an advantage but not essential.

A keen eye for detail, the ability to stick to tight deadlines and a friendly personality are all needed as well as a creative approach to editorial design. The deputy will be expected to cover for the Creative Director in his absence and help manage a department of designers, graphic artists and animators.

The National is printed six days a week as a full-colour broadsheet, and runs a 24/7 digital operation. We are comprised  of a multi-cultural team of journalists from all over the English-speaking world. You can visit The National at: To see our newspaper as it appears in print, register for free to view our e-paper:


The United Arab Emirates is an exciting place to be as the country undergoes rapid growth. From the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, to the UAE's ambitious space program, this small nation is making history and The National is committed to telling these stories.

Working in the vibrant city of Abu Dhabi, the successful candidate will enjoy a tax-free, salary, an annual flight home, and health insurance.

Send your cv and examples of your work to [email protected] with “Deputy Creative Director” in the subject line.