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Design Traffic Coordinator

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A multi-award-winning in-house agency creating brand identities, on-air promotions, advertising and communications for consumer, trade and corporate use across a range of media - principally TV, print and digital – for Discovery’s UK portfolio of channel brands, which includes Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet, Quest and Eurosport.

At the heart of the agency is a very busy, industry-leading design team. They are responsible for the creative development, execution and maintenance of brand identities across all media; motion graphics for on-air promos; key art for multi-media campaigns; and a range of video, print and digital assets for ATL campaigns, consumer, trade and internal comms. The range, quality and volume of work going through the team has expanded exponentially over a number of years.

The Traffic Co-ordinator is a new role that reflects this growth, and its core responsibility is to organise, plan and manage all design projects, to ensure jobs are delivered on brief, on time and on budget, to happy clients.

The Traffic Co-ordinator needs to be flexible and organised, with exceptional project management and communication skills. There is an expectation and opportunity to review, revise and optimize working practices, processes and procedures.

They will be a key point of contact between Design, Account Managers, the Creative and Production teams.

Responsibilities:

Manage and plan all workflow through the design team.
Review current processes, recommend and implement optimal processes and procedures going forward
Review / optimize design team infrastructure: eg. software/hardware management and updates.
Manage design server and asset management (storage, naming conventions etc, archiving protocols etc).
Organise file sharing of assets with other teams / departments.
Liaise between design, account management, creative and production.
Manage, track and communicate job schedule, bookings and allocations.
Manage daily schedule and hold weekly status meetings.
Manage and report all design costs & budgets.
Requirements:

We’re looking for someone with several years experience in a design or digital agency and/or broadcast environment with excellent organisational & people management skills. This person would have a thorough understanding of the creative process in general and design practice and workflows in particular.
At times working in a fast paced working environment, the Design Traffic Co-ordinator would require an ability to keep calm and organized under pressure, to be a logical thinker & clear communicator along with an exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.

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