Lead Designer

Location: Singapore
Department: Content
Reporting into: Creative Director, APAC

If you’re interested in the position, please send a cover letter and CV to [email protected] with the subject line marked 'Lead Designer'.

Role overview

Have an eye for design and a passion for exploring and experiencing the best that Singapore has to offer? Here's your chance to work with a fun, young and dynamic team who love making the most of their city. Time Out Singapore is looking for a Lead Designer to join the creative time. This person will work with the editorial, design and commercial teams to produce creative assets across digital, print, social, and video projects.

Key responsibilities

  • Work closely with the editorial and design departments to produce engaging content, and conduct photo/video shoots.
  • Work independently and cooperatively on multiple projects with editorial, design and commercial teams, from planning to delivery.
  • Update and maintain the internal design, photography and video database.
  • Managing the in-house Videographer – provide direction and guidelines to ensure all content reflects Time Out’s brand and house style.
  • Expand the video portfolio of Time Out Singapore across multiple platforms.
  • Work closely with the creative solutions team to brainstorm and come up with innovative and proactive solutions.
  • Assist with the conceptualisation and execution of events and creative projects by providing creative insight and direction.
  • Adhere to project timelines – editorial, commercial and event – ensuring all important deadlines are met.
  • Work closely with the commercial team to ensure that all aspects of the campaign align with the needs of the client.
  • Maintain a network of talented, reliable freelancers and vendors for creative, video, and/or event production; managing freelancers as needed.
  • Measure the performance of creative content and videos by the design team, as well as those supplied by editors, feeding back learnings through constant communication with all teams.
  • Staying up-to-date on current and new design trends.


  • Candidate should have a minimum of three years experience in publication or creative agencies
  • A diploma or degree in design and media, majoring in graphic design or any other related field
  • Familiar with project management tools (Slack, Trello, CMS etc.)
  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) and iMac platform skills.
  • Knowledge of Ceros (Interactive content design platform) is a plus
  • Good aesthetic sense, creative thinking, and attention to detail.
  • Excellent discipline, organisational skills, time management, communication, interpersonal skills, and ability to work on multiple projects at a given time
  • Self-motivated, solution-oriented and a can-do attitude
  • Video editing or motion graphic experience is a plus

What we look for in a candidate

Time Out is a company filled with individuals as diverse as the cities we live in and cover.  At the same time there are common characteristics and values we all share. To join our team, you’ll want to… 

  • Be commercially astute
  • Either have experience at or want to dive headfirst into a fast-paced digital-first company
  • Think globally
  • Have excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Have a high sense of ownership, urgency and drive
  • Be a team player

About our culture

At Time Out Group we believe in diversity and equal opportunity for all people. We do not discriminate against external or internal candidates on the basis of age; disability; gender, gender reassignment; race; religion or belief; sexual orientation; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity. We believe that diversity develops creativity and enables personal and professional growth where we all learn from each other. We believe in an open culture where ideas are shared candidly and where there is no fear of failure, but rather an understanding that we must experiment and have the freedom to succeed. We believe that everyone has the right to express themselves as they are as this enriches us all. We believe in an open world, social justice, and the pursuit of happiness, after all, we are in the happiness business.

About Time Out Group plc

Time Out Group is a global media and hospitality business that inspires connection and joy by capturing the soul of the world’s greatest cities through its two divisions – Time Out Media and Time Out Market.

Time Out launched in London in 1968 with a magazine to help people discover the exciting new urban cultures that had started up all over the city. Today, Time Out’s professional journalists curate the best things to do, see and eat in 333 cities in 59 countries.

Time Out Market is the world’s first editorially curated food and cultural market, bringing a city’s best chefs, restaurateurs and unique cultural experiences together under one roof. From cooking classes with top chefs to installations from local artists and live entertainment, Time Out Market captures the soul of the city.

The first Time Out Market opened in 2014 in a historic market hall in Lisbon, quickly turning into the most popular destination in the city with 4.1m locals and tourists visiting in 2019. The success of Lisbon brought further expansion in North America, with Time Out Market opening in five major cities in 2019: Miami, New York, Boston, Chicago and Montreal. In 2021, Time Out Market expanded into the Middle East with Time Out Market Dubai, and more Time Out Market locations are in the pipeline including Porto, London, Prague and more.

Time Out Group was named International Brand of the Year 2021 in the Campaign Publishing Awards – awarding bravery, editorial innovation and forward thinking. While Time Out Market won the Most Innovative Food & Beverage Concept Award at the Global RLI (Retail & Leisure International) Awards 2021.

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