The Art Director designs and executes information graphics and is the creative liaison between the artists in the graphics department and the different ABC News dayparts/shows. The Art Director collaborates with directors, producers, and writers and works with graphic artists to visualize editorial ideas and translate and improve upon initial concepts. This position will work on weekends on either World News Tonight or Good Morning America.
Must be highly creative, innovative, extremely motivated, organized and able to handle creative pressures under extreme deadlines.
This person needs to be an ingenious visual problem solver. The candidate must be able to manage quick turnaround of graphics assets, work well in a team and with a wide range of people -or independently as the situation demands.
They also need to be able to manage artists and projects with great competence and skill as well as oversee the design and development of compelling/sophisticated visuals that both complement and enhance ABC News editorial content.
This position requires hands-on proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite. Must also have knowledge of graphics software such as VizRt, C4D, Maya, and Flame.
Having a complete understanding of live graphic video production/animation and News graphics is a must.
Basic Qualifications :
Minimum 5 years as a Designer overseeing video/motion graphics production
Exceptional communication and presentation skills, work ethic and a desire to be in a media and breaking news environment
Excellent people skills, must be able to manage creative staff and deadlines
Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, 3D, video production
Strong editorial background/experience
Detail-oriented with proficiency at managing multiple projects with competing deadlines
Ability to think & communicate clearly and effectively, contributing to all discussions and strategy during the entire design process, from concept through completion
Superior typography and design sensibilities
5 Years Experience in Graphic Design/Digital/Broadcast
Required Education :
BFA in Graphic/Digital Design or Animation