Art Director, Exit 31

  • Job Description:
    The Art Director works with the Creative Director in the development of new design concepts and establishes the "look and feel" of all aspects FiveThirtyEight - an ESPN-owned and operated high-volume website that focuses on quality of content with specific emphasis on data-driven journalism. This position assists in the creative development process of design, photos, marks, and the tone of this platform and product. The Art Director is responsible for the final execution of design direction under the supervision of the Creative Director. This role requires broad knowledge and advanced skills in visual design, information architecture, user interface design, web standards, and a solid understanding of available client-side technologies, as well as an ability to work within a team of designers, editors, and developers to further brand recognition and editorial goals. 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. Responsibilities - Well-versed and passionate about photography, illustration, and typography - Interest and experience in Data Visualization - Outstanding communicator, with an eye for detail - Creative thinker, resourceful, organized, detail-oriented - Experience in providing art direction to photographers and illustrators - Ability to concept and collaborate with a diverse editorial team - Ability to lead a team of developers and technologists on execution and implementation of design concepts - Leads execution of wireframing, UX, and testing processes across all platforms - Ability to prototype concepts efficiently and effectively under supervision of Creative Director - Ability to concept and create in-house illustration - Knowledge of the evolution of design within the sphere of digital media - Must have a passion for design and eagerness to push for creative execution - Manages multiple projects, produces design within fast paced environment - Able to maintain consistent design vision across multiple projects - Able to source and maintain relationships with illustrators, designers, and photographers consistent with goals of Creative Director - Provide art direction to illustrators and photographers consistent with the goals of Creative Director Basic Qualifications - A minimum of 6 years of art direction experience (print and/or digital). - Extensive knowledge of Adobe CS, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop - Deep understanding of user interface, interaction, design and front end design across platforms - Working knowledge of CSS, HTML 5, AfterEffects, Javascript, JQuery Preferred Qualifications - Able to lead consistent design vision across multiple platforms. - Experience in fast paced editorial environment. Required Education Bachelor's degree or advanced degree in related field. Additional Information Imagine a career with an organization that brings smiles to millions every day. Imagine working with people whose passion for what they do is simply indescribable. We are The Walt Disney Company, live with a rich legacy of innovation, entertainment, and lifelong memories. With our vast array of both businesses and professionals, you'll have the opportunity to join a team that's beloved around the world, and to find out how it feels to love what you do. We invite you to discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you've been looking for. ESPN is an equal opportunity employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all. Job ID: 268787BR-1
  • Position: Art Director
  • Area of Focus: Online
  • City: New York City
  • Region: Northeast
  • Duration: Full-time
  • About Our Company: 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‚Äôs mission is to serve sports fans. Anytime. Anywhere.
  • Company: ESPN
  • How to Apply: http://jobs.espncareers.com/new-york-state/art-director/jobid7503108-art-director-exit-31-jobs
  • Job Requirements: - A minimum of 6 years of art direction experience (print and/or digital). - Extensive knowledge of Adobe CS, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop - Deep understanding of user interface, interaction, design and front end design across platforms - Working knowledge of CSS, HTML 5, AfterEffects, Javascript, JQuery
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