What you’ll be doing...

5G will have a massive impact on how we live, learn, work and play, enabling disruptive new consumer experiences and enterprise products. Verizon’s 5G Labs are accelerating that future by exploring and incubating new concepts powered by our 5G network and building an ecosystem of startups, creators, and partners across our five Lab locations (NYC, Cambridge, DC, Palo Alto, and Los Angeles). Our 5G Labs platform encompasses a variety of programs and activities including events, hackathons, innovation challenges, technology trials, and concept development and co-creation with partners.

The 5G Labs team is seeking a Marketing Creative Lead to own all creative design and production efforts related to marketing 5G Labs programs and activities, both externally and internally. This person will work closely with Verizon’s brand marketing and brand strategy teams to maintain and extend the 5G Labs brand across our digital platforms, while overseeing the design and development of content related to specific 5G Labs ecosystem programs. This role will touch almost every creative medium, from photo and video production to web and digital design to printed collateral to next-gen content creation using technology like volumetric video.

With access to additional design and copywriting resources to support the execution of these marketing assets, the Marketing Creative Lead will primarily be responsible for setting the creative vision on each marketing initiative, including proactively proposing new initiatives, and ensuring all outputs are high quality, meet stakeholder needs, and are delivered on time.

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Interfacing with Brand Marketing, Brand Strategy, PR and Communication teams to translate Verizon brand requirements and messaging into 5G Labs marketing outputs.
  • Setting creative vision for all 5G Labs marketing content – from static marketing collateral to our digital presence to small scale video productions.
  • Proactively proposing new initiatives to raise the visibility of our programs both internally and externally.
  • Providing creative direction and feedback to other design and production resources on the team.
  • Structuring and managing each initiative, facilitating communication with each key stakeholder and ensure all needs are being met.
  • Managing the relationships with vendors and agencies for all marketing and creative engagements related to the 5G Labs.
  • Framing out narratives and messaging pillars for all marketing deliverables.
  • Executing some day-to-day design and content creation projects related to the 5G Labs presence and programs.
  • Serving as a thought leader for all creative activities within the 5G Lab.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience. Six or more years of relevant work experience.

Even better if you have:

  • 4+ years of experience leading a creative team and/or in a creative producer role
  • Background in graphic design, web/digital design, film/photography, or similar creative discipline
  • Program and/or project management skills, ideally having worked in a cross-functional, matrixed environment with many stakeholders
  • Ability to translate business of objectives into a creative vision
  • Ability to clearly articulate creative feedback across multiple types of creative outputs
  • Solid understanding of Sketch, Adobe XD, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Keynote, MS Office, Google Suite
  • Ability to design within strict brand guidelines and identify new opportunities to continue to develop the 5G Lab brand
  • System-oriented design (e.g. Understanding our designs will contribute to and should work with Verizon’s larger presence)
  • Meticulous attention to detail with a pixel-level eye for accuracy
  • Solid understanding of typography and grids
  • Experience with asset management (e.g. style guides)
  • Ability to lead a creative team under tight timelines and iterate quickly
  • Comfort level with ambiguity
  • Solution-oriented problem solver who does not compromise design quality
  • Willingness to work weekends and evenings occasionally
  • Extremely organized with excellent and nuanced communication skills
  • Agency experience
  • Background tinkering with emerging technologies
  • UX/UI design experience
  • Experience with software like After Effects and Premiere Pro
  • Understanding of HTML + CSS and front-end web design

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  • 6 or more years of work experience

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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