Vacancy - Senior editorial designer

Senior editorial designer

Contract: Permanent
Grade: 3
Salary: £44,703 - £48,789
Base location: RCN HQ Central London - Initially the successful candidate will be required to work from home as a COVID-19 organisation measure which will be regularly reviewed
Interviews and assessment date: tbc
Closing date: Sunday 18 July 2021


RCNi is looking for a talented and successful senior editorial designer to join our award-winning team.

We publish Nursing Standard magazine, along with a suite of other journals and products online and in print, that aim to inspire and support the nursing workforce.

Nursing Standard was this year recognised as a ‘shining example of excellence in the industry’, receiving the coveted PPA Chairman’s Award for its COVID-19 resource centre, campaigning and product development.

We’re looking for someone to lead on the design of our print and online products, as well as promotional materials, and manage a small team of designers.

You must have a strong background as an editorial designer, ideally with previous experience working in a fast-paced, creative and deadline-driven environment. You will have knowledge of all relevant software packages for print and web.

The overall aims of the role are to:

  • Provide leadership to the design team
  • Create designs for RCNi products
  • Maintain design identity across all RCNi products
  • Contribute to development of one-off and new projects

RCNi has an office in central London but fully supports agile and flexible working practices. Please note, the role will initially involve remote working while pandemic restrictions are in place.

Interviews will be held via MS Teams

RCNi is an editorially independent subsidiary of the Royal College of Nursing, with excellent terms and conditions.

About us

We are RCNi, part of the Royal College of Nursing Group. We offer a unique source of nursing content across a range of media platforms. RCNi aims to provide nursing professionals worldwide with easy access to our peer-reviewed content, news, opinion, jobs, events and awards.

Our aims

We are committed to being an essential nursing resource, inspiring and informing the whole nursing team to deliver best practice and exceptional patient care. We are also committed to providing nursing staff with insight and practical information to support their career development.



Please see the role description and person specification for further details of this role. Please apply for this role by submitting CVs, completed supporting statements and equal opportunities forms to by the specified closing date.

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Supporting statement: Supporting statement template (Word)
Equal opportunities form: Equal opportunities form (Word)

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