Art Director, Print & Online Design - E! & G4 Network

Location
Los Angeles
Posted
Jan 30, 2012
Closes
Feb 29, 2012
Contact
Human Resources
Duration
Full Time


JOB PURPOSE:



The Art Director, Print & Online Design will conceive, develop and design innovative creative materials for E! and G4 (domestic and International) including print and outdoor advertising, key art, marketing collateral material, brochures, logos, premiums, packaging, display graphics, and special projects.



ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:



RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE:


  • Work closely with the VP/Creative Director/Senior Art Directors/Copy Director of POD on all projects in order to meet the department’s objectives and goals
  • Provide contemporary design support to E! and G4 by producing a high level of advertising and design across all mediums without sacrificing the strategies and goals set forth by the department and client
  • Have a unique and exciting design aesthetic with an attention to typography, composition and style
  • Able to manage a project from start to finish: from sketches, to directing a photo shoot, to the comp stage, to overseeing a retoucher, to collaborating with production.
  • Able to take direction, work collaboratively and participate in internal brainstorming groups with other art directors and writers
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of the creative and technical process, stay current with contemporary trends in typography, photography and design; and maintain expert knowledge of current software
  • Understanding of the 4-color printing process
  • Improve the quality of work and efficiency of the department by maintaining technical standards, troubleshooting, archiving and building an organizational system and process for creative work
  • Communicate effectively with all levels of the department and clients including preparing for presentations
  • Work closely with Project Managers/Directors in order to deliver projects on time and on budget
  • Prioritize workload and manage multiple projects efficiently


  • BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:


  • Minimum 3 years experience at design firm, studio, network or advertising agency
  • Entertainment experience a must
  • Degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Film or comparable portfolio and experience

  • ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:


  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered
  • Must be willing to take and submit to a background investigation
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

  • DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS:


  • 3D knowledge, Illustration and sketching ability a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and execute national/international advertising television or theatrical campaigns
  • Strong MAC computer skills, including a thorough understanding of graphics applications (Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign, Cinema 4D and MIYA a plus)
  • Ability to take on multiple projects and produce cutting-edge work
  • An original thinker with innate design sense and style
  • Must have a collaborative approach, the ability to work with others and to professionally represent the department at all times
  • Must be able to work a regular work week and willing to work some late nights and weekends
  • A passion for the entertainment industry a must

  • NBC Universal is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer promoting diversity in the workplace. We invite and encourage response from women, persons of color, veterans and the disabled.