What you’ll be doing...

At 140 West, you will be part of the energy that’s evolving the Verizon brand to become a leading technology player. The new Tribeca space brings together some of the industry’s sharpest minds across a multitude of disciplines, creating an integrated team that is responsive and innovative across every Verizon touch point.

The Sr. Art Director (AD) provides design leadership and art direction for the in-house agency (140). Working in collaboration with a copywriter who develops the verbal portion of concepts, the Sr. AD develops visual concepts in response to a creative brief. The Sr. AD is responsible for supporting the Creative Director, creative peers and producers in developing social media marketing collateral, internal and external communications materials for clients.

The Sr. Art Director is expected to exhibit outstanding design judgment and work collaboratively with the writing and design team in achieving the highest possible standards for all materials requiring design across all social media channels. The Sr. AD needs working knowledge of clients’ business challenges, and leads art direction to address specific social media marketing objectives as defined by the brief. For select assignments, the Sr. AD will also be expected to help develop creative strategies and lead conceptual development.

Key Responsibilities

  • Development of all social assets for social campaigns for multiple lines of business.
  • Make creative, fun, and social-driven videos and graphics that people will like and share across our platforms.
  • Partner with Social Media Marketing Teams and agency partners on the development of social aspects of integrated campaigns and ensure social components align with overall campaigns.
  • Create social content for evergreen brand programs.
  • Deep knowledge of social channels and design principles for all social platforms.
  • Able to create nuanced artwork for campaigns which span multiple social channels.
  • Appetite to create assets for testing and optimizing, based on performance data, often mid campaign.
  • Strong conceptual thinker, able to see the campaign ‘big picture’.
  • Manage, update and maintain existing library of images and social films.
  • Execute the concept and design of marketing assets as prescribed by creative/marketing briefs.
  • Provide art direction on small-and large-scale projects from creative conception to completion.
  • Converts rough ideas into visual prototypes (e.g., sketches, layout drafts) to illustrate concepts for creative reviews.
  • Recommends, researches and develops imagery (e.g., photography, illustration) to support creative strategy and execution.
  • Collaborates with copywriter to artfully build creative solutions to address specific project objectives.
  • Is accountable for the final development and production of creative assets and ensures accuracy, attention to detail and meeting/exceeding the design and social media objectives.
  • Ensures brand guidelines and directives are embraced and adhered to in all executions.
  • Plays an active role in contributing conceptual ideas in brainstorm sessions or offline creative development.
  • Works to improve the integrated team’s overall performance and embraces a collaborative approach.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Four or more years of professional level experience required as graphic designer or art director.
  • Portfolio required.
  • Experience creating and producing content/campaigns for social media.
  • Demonstrated creative conceptualization skills.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree in design, advertising or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in using Adobe Creative Cloud software as required by the job function.
  • Excellent sense of pace and timing, knowledge of the best ways to engage viewers, and a sense of how to tell a powerful story in a short amount of time.
  • Knowledge of design applications in traditional and emerging channels.
  • Contributes in developing initial creative strategies to address core marketing and business objectives.
  • Actively participates in the ideation process leveraging research, analytics and brand insights.
  • States opinions clearly and can verbally describe visual concepts.
  • Produces work that adheres to brand standards, but also able to explore new interpretations of the brand and develop out-of-the-box approaches to grow the visual identity of the brand.
  • Ability to take direction well from creative directors.
  • Knowledge that requires attention to all the project details, that work is on-time, on-budget and on-strategy.
  • Ability to direct photo and video shoots, including prop selection and art direction on set.
  • Design decks and presentations for client meetings, proposals, and pitches.
  • External agency experience desired, with focus on social media.
  • In-House agency experience preferred.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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