Art Director

Posted: 12/6/2017

Location: San Francisco, California
Function: Creative & Design
Specialty: Art, Graphic Design
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


Seeker exists where technology, innovation and the future collide. We celebrate relentless curiosity with an insatiable drive to question, inspire, and create. Seeker Media connects with its audiences through daily videos published on YouTube, Facebook and our own Seeker.com. We produce best-in-class science content, short documentaries and ground-breaking Virtual Reality experiences. Seeker Media is part of Group Nine Media and located in San Francisco, CA.


Seeker Media is looking for an Art Director to join our passionate team of storytellers and help bring our original media content to life. The role will work closely with editorial leads, video producers & editors, our award winning branded content team and senior management. The Senior Designer will develop and produce artwork & motion graphics designs for our daily editorial video as well as development, branded content and client-facing pitch materials.


The ideal candidate has multi-disciplinary experience designing in various mediums, including digital native video platforms, with strong collaboration and communication skills.


Responsibilities:



    Effectively maintain the Seeker brand aesthetics through imagery, motion, print, and presentations
    Assist in refining the Seeker brand style guide to equip the production teams with design direction, ensuring consistent brand standards across all messaging and branded content
    Collaborate with Seeker’s video team to design engaging motion graphic video assets & storyboards for our studio hosted, thumbnails, field documentaries, VR/360 experiences and new development
    Collaborate with the Branded Content team to design custom presentations, business development pitches, including campaign case studies, promotional materials and sales marketing collateral
    Work closely with the senior management team to execute assets for development pitches, and general Seeker presentations as needed
    Research current industry & design trends to keep Seeker’s brand fresh for our audience and publishing platforms
    Craft high-quality original concepts with minimal direction
    Organize and catalog visual assets for easy internal reference 
    Prioritizing workload and managing expectations
    Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications: 



    Four-year degree in graphic/motion design, communications arts, or a related field  - OR -  equivalent experience
    Minimum 5+ years-experience working in creative agency, media company environments and/or marketing, advertising or entertainment related fields
    Experience with motion graphics, branding packages, infographics, presentation templates
    Working with video editors in a post-production workflow; working with branded content producers designing client presentations and pitches
    Highly proficient in Adobe CC (Photoshop, AfterEffects, Illustrator, Premiere) and Keynote/PowerPoint
    Please provide a link to your portfolio of recent work on your resume

Preferred Qualifications:



    Experience designing motion graphics & in-video assets with Adobe After Effects
    Passion for art, design, science, technology
    Enjoy video content on many different platforms – you really like watching videos on YouTube & Facebook

 


About Group Nine Media:


Group Nine Media is the partnership of four mission-driven, category-leading brands covering food, drink & travel (Thrillist), news & entertainment (NowThis), animals & activism (The Dodo) and science, tech & exploration (Seeker). We're one of the world's largest digital-first media companies, boasting over 4 billion video views every month, while providing consumers 360-degree experiences across web, social, VR and live events. At Group Nine Media, we care about the content our brands create, and if you're a talented passionate individual who does too, let's talk.


 


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Group Nine Media is the partnership of four mission-driven, category-leading brands covering food, drink & travel (Thrillist), news & entertainment (NowThis), animals (The Dodo) and science, tech & exploration (Seeker). We’re one of the world’s largest digital-first media companies, boasting over 4 billion video views every month, while providing consumers 360-degree experiences across web, social, VR and live events. At Group Nine Media, we care about the content our brands create, and if you’re a talented passionate individual who does too, let’s talk.