DTP Specialist:3 Months Fixed Term Contract - N/A09200
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Carnival City



Job Purpose

Responsible for evaluating, preparing page layouts, formatting, customising, PDFing, delivery and back up of custom high-end graphics, bespoke design requests and creative artwork, with the aim of ensuring final material is 100% technically correct and ready for print or publishing, for multiple business unit properties across the Group, in line with Company Corporate Identity standards. Artwork deliverables may include a range of bespoke covers, templates, logos, invites, newsletters, flyers, posters, brochures and art files.


  • Bachelor€™s degree / Diploma in graphic design, graphic arts, or graphic communications is preferable.
  • Presentation of an artistic portfolio


  • 3-5 years€™ experience in DTP
  • Experience using Creative Suite (including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign)

Skills and Knowledge

  • Conceptualising
  • Deductive reasoning
  • Designing
  • Deciding
  • Collecting Information
  • Developing Stateholder relationships
  • Extrem Checking/ Attention to details
  • Conflict Handling
  • Project Management Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite i.e. Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Images and logo - format, size, resolution, colour.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills.
  • Have knowledge and aptitude to take a creative concept through to finality. (Rolling out a campaign across all collateral).
  • Colour - CMYK, RGB, black & white, spot colour, varnish, overprinting, knocking out, press compensation



Key Performance Areas:

Desktop Publishing

  • Understand the brief and ensure that all information and files are gathered at hand-over, if not ensure it is obtained from art director and/or production manager.
  • Evaluate and prepare project deliverables (on and offline documentations, art files and brochures) for translation following set quality standards.
  • Co-ordinate planning to ensure deadlines are met and prioritise workflow.
  • Gather existing materials or work with designers and writers to create new artwork or text
  • Find and edit graphics, such as photographs or illustrations
  • Verify source files and fonts and the conversion of files for print.
  • Complete own projects on time and in line with quality standards.
  • Be aware and have full understanding of cost implications and sense of responsibility towards the client budget restrictions
  • Check that Websend is 100% correct; send file and email proof of delivery to Client Service and Traffic for tracking.

Administration Support

  • Quality assure artwork produced against CI standards; as well as check proofs, or preliminary layouts, for correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors and make necessary corrections.
  • Close out any requests and any related admin prior to distribution to the units / relevant stakeholders
  • Maintain and follow best practices for versioning control, naming convention and organization of graphic files.

Problem- Solving

  • Think and apply business acumen and sound common sense in the implementation of multiple, at time substantially different procedures, standards and precedents.
  • Interprets client issues and resolve directly or escalates to manager as required
  • Takes initiative in making decisions which are made within well-defined, somewhat diversified procedures and limits of authority;
  • Considers all the facts, options and possible outcomes prior to making decisions;
  • Works independently, and is orientated towards solving client queries.


  • Takes ownership of client requests and requirements.
  • Follows laid-down policies and procedures at all times, operating in line with rules, regulations, system parameters and internal controls
  • Provides information and handovers with regards progress, results and service offered on the shift
  • Interprets customer requirements in terms of services available and facilitates operational processes
  • Refers problems falling outside parameters to the manager for resolution.

Stakeholder engagement

  • Liaises directly with creative team and Traffic/Production Manager to determine deadlines, job instructions and design requirements to ensure timeous delivery in line with agreed SLA
  • Provide daily feedback to the Traffic / Production Manager with regards project tasks status.
  • Maintain relationships with key stakeholders (including Unit and Group Marketing management) by promptly resolving queries; requests
  • Manage relationships with suppliers and agencies through regular engagements to ensure quality service delivery, when required.
  • Report and provide feedback to management on progress and challenges


Preference will be given to employees from the designated groups in line with the provisions of the Employment Equity Act, No. 55 of 1998, SISA internal recruitment policy as well as units employment equity plans.