Art Director

  • Job Description:
    ESPN is seeking a multitalented art director to join our design group in Bristol. 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. The art director is expected to 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. Responsibilities for this position include: - Designs pages, sets up templates and assigns illustrations. - 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. - Ensure adherence to established style guidelines for all assigned projects.
  • Position: Art Director
  • 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.
  • Benefits: Full Benefits
  • Company: ESPN, Inc.
  • Contact Address: To apply for this position please go to www.espncareers.com and search for Job ID 61191BR. Thank you for your interest in ESPN!
  • How to Apply: To apply for this position please go to www.espncareers.com and search for Job ID 61191BR. Thank you for your interest in ESPN!
  • Job Requirements: Required Qualifications: - Experienced project manager with good supervisory and communications skills. - Minimum of 5 years of consumer magazine experience. - Sophisticated sense of design, photography and typography. Preferred Qualifications: - Adobe Creative Suite (CS4), Microsoft Office and web/tablet design experience a plus. - Experience in web/tablet and web/interactive design, along with info graphics desired. Required Education: - Bachelor’s degree in Art, design or related field. Preferred Education: - Advanced degrees in Art, design or related field.
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