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Senior Art Director

Company: WarnerMedia
Location: Burbank
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

Company Overview WarnerMedia is a powerful portfolio of iconic entertainment, news, and sports brands. We bring people, technology, and the world's best storytellers together to drive culture and meaningful connection. We believe the enduring power of stories can open our eyes to the world, to each other, and to new and different perspectives. Join us. Shape your story here. JOB TITLE: Senior Art Director DEPARTMENT NAME: Marketing Creative Services LOCATION: Burbank, CA REPORTS TO (Title): Creative Director, Brand Design & Creative Services SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Senior Art Director is a key creative resource and will have frontline responsibility for the day-to-day implementation and execution of DC Brand and Creative Services' needs. Knowledge of print, broadcast, and digital communications is a must for this position. This person should know the ins and outs of the latest marketing and creative trends, and help the creative director identify where the company or clients can implement new initiatives. At least six to eight years of design-related work is required, as well as some experience supervising junior creatives. Candidates should have a strong knowledge of creative tools, such as Adobe Creative Suite, motion graphics, and some understanding of coding/UI for digital projects. Since the Senior Art Director works so closely with a variety of employees, it's crucial that they possess top-notch communication, collaboration, problem-solving, and project-management skills. These key soft skills help manage time and resources efficiently while inspiring originality and creative thinking in the process. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 50% OF TIME Works directly with the Creative Director, Brand Design & Creative Services by contributing to the design and production of a wide variety of projects. This includes periodical ad design (print and digital), digital content (on various platforms), digital sale graphics, logos, design for licensed comics, custom comics, Comic+ projects, motion graphics, web design, and merch design. Marketing materials (physical and digital), magazine marketing material, and Books for young readers material. 20% OF TIME In conjunction with the Creative Director, Brand Design & Creative Services, oversees and provides creative direction to junior designers. 10% OF TIME Optimizes art direction and design for existing and future digital channels, platforms, and opportunities. 10% OF TIME Supports design team of DCUI to ensure consistent graphic design across imprints, channels, and platforms. 10% OF TIME Performs other duties as assigned. TOTAL 100% who assigns work to this position? (LIST titles) * Creative Director, Brand Design & Creative Services TYPES OF DECISIONS MADE BY THIS POSITION? (Describe ability to exercise discretion): * Design direction between client/editor on active projects that have been assigned to them. TYPES OF DECISIONS THAT MUST BE APPROVED BY SUPERIOR: * Procedure changes * Final Design output * Vacation time * Hiring * Creative Briefs for clients SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITES: Indicate Yes (Y), No (N), Or Recommends (R) Y Junior Designers Supervises other employees? ( Y ) * Title: Art Director # of Employees: 1 * Title: Associate Designer # of Employees: 1 Makes employment decisions? ( Y ) * Hire: R * Performance: Y * Compensation: R * Discipline: R If another position must approve employment decisions, please indicate title: JOB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS Work Experience * Minimum six (6) years of related work experience. Education, Professional Training, Technical Training or Certification * Bachelor's degree required. Knowledge/Skills * Must have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of graphic design and layout, as well as motion graphics, web design (UX/UI) digital design for social media (Twitter, Twitch, Facebook, Instagram), and other digital trends. * Must have a sense of urgency and commitment to their assignments * Must be proficient in the most recent versions of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and After Effects.) * Must be a team player and contribute to meeting the objectives set by the department. * Must be able to multi-task, be flexible and prioritize. * High knowledge and experience in streamlining, cleaning high-resolution art, creating page layouts and templates, and setting up multiple layered files required. * Working knowledge of digital and printing processes and experience in setting up digital ready and print ready files required. * Working knowledge of the DC Comics character and brand preferred. * Ability to take direction and execute projects/tasks efficiently in a fast-paced environment. * Ability to meet project deadlines without error. Other Requirements * Management has the right to add or change duties and job requirements at any time. The Perks * Exclusive WarnerMedia events and advance screenings * Paid time off every year to volunteer for eligible employees * Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies * Access to in-house learning and development resources * Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands Warner Media, LLC and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.

Keywords: WarnerMedia, Burbank , Senior Art Director, Executive , Burbank, California

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