Art Director - NBC Sports

Location
Stamford
Posted
Jul 15, 2013
Closes
Aug 14, 2013
Contact
Ms. Lauren Hubbell
Category
Design
Duration
Full Time
NBC Sports is synonymous with superior production that elevates the event, broad promotion, and mutually-beneficial partnerships. Known as America Olympic Network, NBC has broadcast 13 Olympic Games, more than any other network. Its ability to amass large audiences with broad promotion, particularly for the Olympics, has resulted in NBC Sports broadcasting nine of the top 10 most-watched events in U.S. television history, including the 2012 London Olympic Games which stands at No. 1 all time with 217million viewers. In 2009, NBC Sports won the prestigious Peabody Award for its production of the Beijing Games and was named Best in Sports Televisionat the Sports Business Awards.



Role Purpose



The NBC Sports Group is looking for a full time staff Art Director for its rapidly growing array of Studio Shows. Responsibility would be to lead a team of designers and animators in creating new looks for brand new "state of the art" studios while maintaining the values of this storied brand. Multiple screens and set elements will need to come alive with new studio on-air graphics for major sports properties and programming.



Responsibilities



* Conceptualize, design, develop, execute and animate high-end design projects that are integrated into multiple studio shows

* Directly manage a small team to handle all the on-air graphic design needs for studio shows

* Work collaboratively with project managers and creative directors

* Supervise the day to day design and production for studio on-air graphics



Basic Qualifications

* 8-10 years experience working at a network or broadcast design agency

* College graduate with degree in graphic design or fine arts

* Complete understanding of the implementation of design elements in network television and live sports environments a must

* Hands-on ability with strong technical skills (Adobe CS/After Effects/C4D)

* Passion for show packaging and knowledge of current trends in graphic design

* Strong concept & storyboard design skills

* Unparalleled design, logo and typography skills

* Strong presentation and communication skills

* Accustomed to delegating responsibilities to other team members, holding team members accountable for performance benchmarks and teaming with Project Managers to ensure on-time and on-budget delivery



Eligibility Requirements



* Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered (note job #:8648BR)

* Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice

* Must be willing to work in Connecticut

* Must be willing to submit to a background investigation

* Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

* Must be 18 years or older

* It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal's affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.



* Love of Sports a plus


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