Verizon Associate Creative Director - Art Director, Social in New York, New York

What you’ll be doing...

Why work here?

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 will bring together some of the industry’s sharpest minds across a multitude of disciplines, creating an integrated team that can be responsive and innovative across every Verizon touch point.

OVERVIEW

The ACD/Art Director (Social) supports the Creative Directors of Verizon Wireless and Fios to create breakthrough work in social channels and help bring the Verizon brand closer to culture. This includes but is not limited to: providing creative direction to the social creative team on content calendar creative, creating groundbreaking concepts that will help generate positive impressions of the Verizon brand within social channels, and helping to create experiential concepts that generate social content.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leads in directing and executing the design of marketing assets as prescribed by creative/marketing briefs.

  • Provide Creative direction on small-and large-scale social media projects from creative conception to completion.

  • Brainstorms and strategizes with integrated creative team to help develop creative direction with a focus on the look and feel of social marketing materials.

  • 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 writing team to artfully build creative solutions to address specific project objectives.

  • Directs and is accountable for the final development and production of creative assets and ensures accuracy, attention to details and overall meets or exceeds the design objectives.

  • Ensures brand guidelines and directives are embraced and adhered to in all executions.

  • Supports the Creative Directors and creative team in developing creative strategies and concepts for social channels.

  • Helps oversee quick-turn content from social creative team, providing timely feedback.

  • Plays an active role in contributing conceptual ideas in brainstorms or offline creative development.

  • Works to improve the team’s overall performance and embraces a collaborative approach.

  • Provides visible support for leadership and helps build a unified team mindset.

What we’re looking for...

Skills and knowledge required

Must have:

  • Eight or more years of relevant work experience.

  • Experience as a graphic designer or art director.

  • Experience using Adobe Creative Cloud software.

  • Portfolio required.

Ideally, you'll also have:

  • Knowledge of design applications in traditional and emerging channels, particularly in social media.

  • 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 collateral within the brand, but also explores new interpretations of the brand and develops out-of-the-box approaches to grow the visual identity of the brand.

  • Adapts well to changing priorities, deadlines and directions.

  • Understands that all projects require attention to detail so that work is on-time, on-budget and on-strategy.

  • Degree in design, advertising or related field preferred.

  • External agency experience desired.

  • In-House agency experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated creative conceptualization skills.

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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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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