Sr. Art Director

  • Job Description:
    ESPN is seeking a multifaceted, multitalented Sr. Art Director to join our Print and Digital design group in Bristol. The art director will work closely with the Digital and Print creative director to help define and develop new visual and typographic directions for ESPN The Magazine as well as a variety of digital initiatives including app and web design. Candidates should excel as hands-on designers, as managers and at ideation. Their sense of design and typography must be clean, classic and highly developed, with an inherent knowledge of the role it plays in defining a brand. They should have a deep interest in information graphics, illustration, photography--and sports. In this position, the art director is expected to be a leader within the department, manage illustrators and coordinate the work of freelance designers. The ability to conceptualize content and articulate it to co-workers, however, is perhaps the most valuable skill a candidate can possess. Essential Functions / Responsibilities • Designs pages, sets up templates and assigns illustrations. • Monitors, mentors and manages designers to ensure their work is forward-looking and cutting edge. • Applies ingenuity, creativity, analytical and organizational skills to identify and to develop the design and look and feel of print and digital products. • Manage and mentor assigned designers and illustrators to ensure designs are sophisticated, forward looking and cutting edge. • Supports a positive effective team atmosphere, sets clear expectations, schedules and direction. • Works closely with editorial staff in communicating various design strategies. • Oversee budgets, meets deadlines and controls creative and design quality. • Ensure adherence to established style guidelines for all assigned projects.
  • Position: Art Director
  • Area of Focus: Illustration
  • City: Other
  • Region: Northeast
  • Duration: Full-time
  • About Our Company: ESPN, Inc., The Worldwide Leader in Sports, is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities. Headquartered in Bristol, Connecticut, ESPN is 80% owned by ABC, Inc. (a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company), and 20% by the Hearst Corporation. ESPN was founded by Bill Rasmussen and launched on September 7, 1979. Now with over 6,500 employees, each year ESPN televises more than 5,100 live and/or original hours of sports programming. The company’s mission is to serve sports fans. Anytime. Anywhere.
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  • Contact Name: Professional Recruiter
  • How to Apply: For more information and to apply, please visit: ESPN, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.
  • Job Requirements: Required Skills / Qualifications • Experienced project manager with good supervisory and communications skills. • Seven or more years of consumer magazine experience. • Digital design experience that includes some or all of the following: app design, design for various platforms and OS systems, tablet and handset design, desktop web and mobile web design or oversight. Preferred Qualifications • Adobe Creative Suite (CS4), Microsoft Office and web/tablet design experience a plus. Required Education Bachelor’s Degree in Art, design or related field.
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