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Motion Graphic Designer / Graphics Operator (Contract)

BuzzFeed News is looking for an experienced and dynamic motion graphics designer who has an understanding of broadcast graphics to work on our new daily morning show on Twitter. In conjunction with the lead motion graphic designer and design director you'll help us define and execute the on-screen experience for viewers on a daily basis. You'll work on taking our core graphics suite (lower thirds, transitions, bumpers, on screen graphics, etc.), ingesting them into our system and bring them up and down on-screen. You'll also help add graphics into daily sizzle reels and making clips for social. As well as designing elements from time to time. Successful candidates will have an interest in news, command of typography and hierarchy, a proven track record of creating graphics for TV or webcasting, are organized, enjoy a tight deadline, are a team player and enjoy working in an ever evolving format. This is a short-term role starting in early September and continuing through mid-October with the potential to extend.

Lead Motion Graphic Designer (Contract)

BuzzFeed News is looking for an experienced and dynamic motion graphics designer who has an understanding of broadcast graphics to work on our new daily morning show on Twitter. In conjunction with the design director and show runner you'll be helping us building out our core graphics suite that will be used throughout the run of the show and defining the on-screen experience for viewers on a daily basis. Type of projects: Show opener Franchise/segment show graphics and logos Transitions On screen text/graphics Lower thirds Bumpers Graphics for packages Successful candidates will have an interest in news, command of typography and hierarchy, a proven track record of creating graphics for TV or webcasting, enjoy a tight deadline, is a team playe and enjoys working in an ever evolving format. This is a short-term role starting in late August and continuing through mid-October with the potential to extend.

Assistant Art Director

The Assistant Art Director will primarily work to create layouts/other supporting visual materials and production duties to share compelling storytelling for Science News magazine, website, and various electronic editions. The Assistant Art Director may also perform artistic and production work for the Marketing team when needed. This is a fast-paced newsroom environment where staff members need exceptional attention to detail. Responsibilities: Research and prepare art and graphics for articles in multiple formats; Graphics creation, including editing/adapting existing material to Science News style and custom infographics; Create print layouts for magazine; Assist in producing specialized web graphics; Oversee the reformat of issues into electronic versions; Perform production duties including optimizing images, reviewing pages for press, and formatting text-only document of issues; Create print proofs of pages for press; Handle permissions, licensing and rights of images, including completing check requests and tracking image rights information; Other duties as assigned

Creative Director, Reader's Digest & RD.com


Creative Director, Reader's Digest and RD.com, White Plains, NY 

Trusted Media Brands is seeking a creative leader to direct the visual experience of its flagship brand Reader's Digest across all platforms. Reporting to the Global Chief Content Officer of Reader's Digest, the ideal candidate will have a record of producing digital and print content that is irresistible to users and readers because it is credible, memorable, and makes them feel good. He or she will understand all the ways contemporary readers and users touch, share, and produce content, how to measure that engagement across all platforms, and how to align costs with revenue for differing digital and print business models.

The position requires joint expertise in digital and print because Trusted Media Brands is focused on simultaneously strengthening the loyalty of our print consumers and very rapidly growing our digital audiences. Print design leaders who've picked up strong digital skills and digital design leaders who can draw on high-level past print experience both will be considered for this critical position.


Key Responsibilities

Manage the brand's 7-person cross-platform art and photo team, and partner with the Trusted Media Brands digital and consumer marketing teams, to help ensure the visual and commercial success of our content and products wherever they are found. Key direct reports are the Art Director and Photo Director.

Oversee all digital photography, illustration, and video on RD.com to make it visually as distinctive for web users as Reader's Digest has been for readers since 1922.

Work with the Digital Editorial Director and Photo Director to create a workflow to art 30+ articles a day on-site and across syndication partner sites.

Work with licensing team to drive additional revenue from photography, illustration, and video assets.

Over time, help Reader's Digest build an online eco-system that is many times larger and attracts a fast-growing daily audience.

Take responsibility for the visual quality and consumer response to Reader's Digest, at 3 million-circulation one of the company's most important products.

Oversee the look and feel of its 10 editions a year. Lead issue art meetings, approve assignments and layouts, help create the flow of the book, and manage the issue budget.

Work with the Chief Content Officer and the art team to meet or exceed goals for newsstand sales.

Master the research into what works best for the brand in retail; work with the Art Director and Photo Director to assign cover images; and partner with the consumer marketing team to finalize strong-selling covers.

Freshen the design and architecture of Reader's Digest to inspire subscribers and other buyers to new loyalty. (The magazine underwent a major successful redesign and repositioning in 2014.)

Work with the art staff and the Executive Editor to conceive and propose new design elements, departments, and other changes.

Work with digital product team to apply relevant design changes to the digital portfolio.

Partner with the Trusted Media Brands audience development and product technology teams and UX manager to establish guidelines (both style and technical) for photography, illustration, and other visual digital elements.

Manage a continuous ramp-up of image/illustration production so that RD is producing distinctive digital content at speed, tracking its effectiveness according to specific KPIs, and targeting social, SEO, newsletters, syndication, and other critical distribution channels with different types of images, aligning costs with revenue.

Participate in the RD.com roadmap managed by the Trusted Media Brands digital team. Help test new functionalities, tools, communities, and design elements that can trigger deeper engagement online.

In partnership with the UX manager, introduce or modify typography, color palettes, and iconography to reinforce brand guidelines.

Champion and initiate the imaginative repurposing of high-performing, high-quality RD.com content into Reader's Digest print content downstream, according to the brand's innovative digital-first publishing model.

Manage the design of Reader's Digest-branded books and special interest publications that are regularly sourced from digital content.

Work with editorial leaders at Taste of Home, Family Handyman, and other company brands to repurpose and recirculate sharable content across the network in both digital and print and otherwise take advantage of TMB's wider assets.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate has: 

Director-level experience in either print or digital design, and ideally in both 10+ years experience in consumer-facing design 

The ability to identify aspects of the position where you lack needed expertise, and to quickly master them 

Examples of outstanding design achievement on multiple platforms, including magazine print

Exemplary eye for photography, use of typography, and creativity in layout A proven record of creating consumer covers that succeed on the newsstand 

A passion for interactive design as an experience, not just a graphical presentation 

A working knowledge of current digital design aesthetics and expertise in Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest 

Comfort with website KPIs, A/B testing, and data-driven decision-making Fluent with responsive, multi-platform design on all screens. 

A firm understanding of HTML and Word Press. 

Ability to communicate with developers and technology managers in their language. 

Strong executive, analytical, problem solving, and communication skills 

Strong content instincts and the ability to communicate them 

Experience overseeing effective systems of content creation 

A gift for recruiting, managing, and inspiring a visual team 

A passion for connecting with a general-interest audience, and helping users connect with each other to make their lives better

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