My wife just encountered the term mid weight in several job advertisements that she was looking at. This is not a term that either of us had heard before1 but it appears to mean mid-level.

  • Does this translate as mid-level?
  • And/or are there other connotations?
  • Is this a common expression elsewhere?

  1. She was browsing jobs based in Australia, and I'm Australian and still had never heard of this term.
  • 3
    What industry? mid weight could be a popular term in some industries.
    – Sandra K
    Apr 16, 2018 at 21:23
  • @SandraK She would be looking at copyright/editing and "wordy" related fields
    – Peter M
    Apr 16, 2018 at 21:27

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This seems to be an industry specific term, as a Google search for "mid-weight job" returns ads mostly for (graphic) designer jobs, or advertising and publishing jobs.

It is roughly the equivalent of a mid-level (insert title here), but with a very narrow band of experience between junior and senior. I suspect this is because many designers quickly move into higher roles like art director or producer.

It also seems to be a term that has been in use in the USA for a while and is now being adopted by the industry in Australia.

  • Middleweight is also used in the UK - btw art director is a v senior role normaly Apr 16, 2018 at 23:02

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