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CREATIVE SERVICES MANAGER
The Creative Services Manager is charged with determining the best ways for WLRN Public Media to visually represent its vision and mission through broadcast, print, online, and in social media. This position is very much a people-oriented job, involving development of high-level concepts for design projects. It also involves working with internal and external clients, pitching designs, and understanding client needs.
Formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for layout design, and copy writing for visual communications media, such as broadcast, print, online, and social media.
Formulate basic layout design or presentation approach, and specify material details, such as style and size of type, photographs, graphics, animation, video and audio.
Review and approve proofs of printed copy and art and copy materials developed by staff members, vendors, and third parties.
Manage assigned projects, working within budget and scheduling requirements.
Provide quality control over concepts and projects.
Confer with department heads, or others as assigned, in a constructive manner to discuss project requirements and presentation concepts, and to coordinate creative activities.
Confer with department heads, or others as assigned, to determine objectives, budget, background information, and presentation approaches, styles, and techniques.
Staying up-to-date on emerging and current technologies is a must as well as participating in ongoing training and education relevant to this position.
Required Skills and Experience:
Bachlors degree in Fine Arts or related field or equivalent visual design and management experience required.
At least 4 years experience working with public media, websites, e-marketing, or advertising organizations.
Knowledge of layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography & limitations of the web; must understand Flash and have the ability to storyboard or translate ideas to designers and develop innovative motion graphics solutions.
A strong working knowledge of experience design, brand development, interactive commerce and creative process.
Print and web design capabilities: must know how to work in both media for integrated campaigns.
Ability to lead projects from concept to completion. Apply best practices in user interface and interactive design, including image optimization and site mapping.
Experience with software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign & Flash.
Critical thinking, analysis, and decision making skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills, sound judgement and discretion, able to establish and maintain effective personal relationships.
Excellent organizational skills; accomplished multi-tasking skills.
Must be able to work independently.
Capable and productive under pressure.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
Experience with Adobe AfterEffects & video editing.
Knowledge of HTML, DHTML CSS, Actionscript & Drupal.
Bilingual (English/Spanish - oral and written).
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays; ability to travel; must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject line should read: CREATIVE SERVICES MANAGER
WLRN is an Equal Opportunity Employer