The Hired Guns are looking for a seasoned Lead Designer to join the in-house creative agency of a world-renowned media company to dream up and realize all aspects of branding across multiple properties.
Our client is bringing branding-agency competency in-house (they are so #ontrend). You will be hired as the lead designer of this new group (and first official team-member after the boss, who comes from one of the hippest agencies in NYC). Your mandate is to build brand-forward marketing and promotional materials for a variety of internal stakeholders regardless of the medium you are designing for. Note: This work is not “branded content,” nor is it subscription marketing; other teams do that work. This is the brand team.
You will be asked to hit the ground running, designing all kinds of assets from in-house advertising and print collateral to digital invitations for conferences and events for thought leaders and captains of industry.
As the lead designer, your role is all about brand elevation through the creation of striking visual assets for extremely visible initiatives. (Can you say portfolio supersizer?)
They would love someone to start in mid-January 2019. That’s because they want you to help mastermind your own destiny. Smart, right?! The first couple of months are brand audits, stakeholder meetings, planning, creative briefing, getting to know you, getting to know all about you…you know the drill (and the song).
Then it’s all about executing on a bunch of high-profile projects — initially driving support for Davos and other important events where the brand has a presence. As the year progresses, so will the work: a major branding relaunch of one of the company’s signature media properties, then an entire brand system for an important event series which will have all kinds of assets, from invitations to its own magazine.
Hired Gun Profile
Experience working inside a major media company is a major plus — especially if you’ve worked both on the print and digital sides of the business. If not there, you have worked at top luxury organizations from hospitality to real estate where you’ve created lovely experiences that set the tone.
You are a strong visual designer. Typographic sensibilities are your jam and bad kerning hurts your soul (and there’s a lot of that coming out from all those untrained eyes who never had to hand draw a font from scratch). You’ve had experience taking projects from concept to implementation, working with fellow designers, writers and producers — and even outside agencies when needed — to get the job done. You’re comfortable interfacing with stakeholders to define strategy and goals, and you know how to navigate a large organization to do your job effectively.
And you love being first on the ground building things!
We love The Atlantic, Bloomberg, New York Magazine, New York Times and The Economist. If you’ve spent time as a full-time or freelance designer under the roof of one of these top-tier media companies, you’ll make it through our vetting process quickly — so call it out.
Design snobs wanted!!! If you’re a Lead Designer now (or ready and waiting for your first lead opportunity) and have an amazing aesthetic and a flair for impactful visual branding, you’ll fit right in. Update your portfolio and let’s get ready to talk!
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.