Art Director – WPVI-TV, 6abc

WPVI-TV, 6abc
Art/Creative Direction

WPVI, the Walt Disney Television Group owned ABC affiliate in Philadelphia, seeks a highly motivated creative individual to join the Marketing Department as Art Director. The ideal candidate is an ingenious visual problem solver and innovator who can lead their team as well as work closely with departments across the station and enhance the news content through visualization. They must be forward-thinking, possess a strong understanding of design – from creation to activation, and understand how brands activate on multiple media platforms. The ideal candidate has a passion for local news and weather content.

Job Responsibilities

Oversee the design and development of compelling and sophisticated visuals that complement and enhance news content across all platforms including broadcast, digital, print and all other marketing platforms
Lead a team of designers to bring visualizations to news content
Closely collaborate with the news department to visualize and translate editorial ideas into compelling visuals

Basic Requirements

Prior experience as a designer and overseeing video/motion graphics production
Exceptional communication and presentation skills
Have a passion for local news and weather content
Proven ability to manage and lead a creative team
Strong organization and delegation skills to manage team and multiple projects simultaneously with competing deadlines
Superior typography and design sensibilities with proven ability to actively participate and contribute to all discussions and strategy during the design process from concept to completion
Expert in Adobe Creative Suite, 3D and video production including After Effects and Photoshop
Knowledge of broadcast workflow is required, and 2D/3D Animation
Must have strong work ethic with the ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment

Preferred Requirements

Minimum 5 years of experience working in Graphic Design/Digital/Broadcast
Augmented Reality experience

Required Education

Bachelors from a 4-year accredited college or university or equivalent work experience

Preferred Education

Bachelors in Graphic/Digital Design, Animation or similar field
Additional Information:
This position is located at WPVI-TV in Philadelphia. EEO/F/M/D/V/SO/GI

About Walt Disney Television:
Walt Disney Television (WDT) redefines the future of media and entertainment. Delivering compelling creative, great storytelling, ground-breaking technology, high-impact marketing and innovative distribution, WDT offers multiple opportunities to build a career that supports entertaining and informing the world. A key unit of The Walt Disney Company, one of the world’s most admired vertically integrated media enterprises, WDT includes global live action and animation entertainment, news, owned television stations, and radio. If you’ve got a passion to join our team of talented professionals we want to hear your story.

About The Walt Disney Company:
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with ABC, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Walt Disney Television.

ABC, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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