Director, Digital Design
Job Number: FNG0005747
Organization: FX Networks
Job Type: Arts & Graphics
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Job Posting Date: February 8, 2018

Job Description

The Director of Digital Design will oversee the FX Networks visual branding across all digital platforms and will lead design strategy for visual, user experience and interaction design as it applies to all digital marketing tactics and initiatives.


The FX brand continues to expand through content distribution and marketing tactics across digital and social platforms from Facebook to Twitter, HULU to Netflix, Apple TV to Google Chrome, and more by the day. The Digital Design team is essential in strategizing, establishing, and creating Network and product branded assets across all digital platforms. 


The Director of Digital Design will bridge the gap between the Network’s Digital Marketing team and the Design team. They will collaborate with Digital and Social teams, and Creative Directors and Art Directors of Design to translate the brand aesthetic and brand experience across the digital platforms, and push innovation in visual and user experience design so that FX is presented as a premium brand at the forefront of the expanding digital world.


This position is for someone who has keen insights and excellent understanding of design language (interaction design, usability, visual and motion design) and development architecture across web, mobile, tablet and connected device form factors.


Successful candidates will have passion for users & design, typography, coding, emerging technologies, digital media platforms, and an ability to instill this passion in others. They understand that emotions are as important as utility and ease of use in the creation of effective marketing tactics and great user experiences. They are team players who bring charisma, empathy and curiosity to their work. They are fearless in challenging the status quo and meticulous about all aspects of execution and delivery with an unwavering attention to detail. They must be resourceful self-starters who push boundaries, and are always seeking new ways to innovate and stay ahead of the curve.


Responsibilities:
  • Strategize cross-platform design initiatives with a 360-degree digital design overview.
  • Collaborate with Design Directors and Digital Teams in the development of branded marketing campaigns and individual tactics to achieve the best result in the digital space – bringing design and user experience knowledge and insight to help inform and improve the design strategy and aesthetics holistically across all medium.
  • Create and direct the design and delivery of digital design assets utilizing both original and existing brand packaging, artwork, and various other creative assets.
  • Lead interactive design research and effectively communicate findings, conceptual ideas and designs for our digital design and marketing teams.
  • Help strategize methods for utilizing design to help maximize ROI in digital marketing initiatives. Optimize the users’ connection, acceptance, interaction, and engagement with the FX brand and our products/content.
  • Investigate and interpret the latest research and user testing to advance the FX Networks brand presence and user experience in the digital space.
  • Where necessary, aid in the design of user interfaces and information architecture. This may involve producing user requirements, personas, storyboards, scenarios, flowcharts, design prototypes, and design specifications.
  • Work with our Digital, Technology and Digital Product teams, and use analytics to identify problems in existing design, and flows to identify potential improvement areas.
  • Lead and mentor design teams internally and across multiple development partners in the United States and internationally to improve the work we produce and continue advancing our collective knowledge and skills across multiple consumer facing platforms. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelors in Digital Media, Visual or Interaction design or related degree.
  • 6-8+ years of professional experience working in digital design, experience in cross-disciplinary teams preferred.
  • Strong people management skills, past experience managing design teams.
  • A portfolio showcasing excellent design aesthetics, user-oriented design, visual branding, excellent balance of form & function where design is interwoven with trending technologies and forward-thinking solutions.
  • Experience designing products that extend across multiple platforms: native mobile, tablet, responsive Web and connected devices for 10-foot experiences a plus.
  • The drive to lead others and simultaneously get hands on and creating value as an individual contributor.
Division Description 

FX Networks, a business unit of 21st Century Fox, is comprised of the networks FX, FXX and FXM and the video on-demand app FXNOW. FX, the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel, launched in June of 1994 and is carried in 92 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series, including The Americans, The Strain and the upcoming Taboo, Legion and Snowfall; the critically-acclaimed limited series American Horror Story, Fargo, American Crime Story and the upcoming Trust and Feud; acclaimed hit comedy series including the award-winning Louie, Archer, Baskets, Better Things and Atlanta. In 2016, FX received a basic cable record 56 Emmy® Award nominations and a basic cable record 18 wins, including 9 for The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. FX’s roster of acquired hit series includes Two and a Half Men, How I Met Your Mother and Mike & Molly. FXX, the newest network, launched in September 2013 and is carried in 79 million homes.  Geared towards a young adult audience, the schedule features original series, movies, and acquired series. The channel is anchored by the acclaimed hit comedies It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, You’re the Worst and Man Seeking Woman. FXX is also the exclusive cable home to The Simpsons, the longest-running comedy in TV history, the late night animated block Animation Domination, and acquired hit series such as In Living Color, Mad About You and Parks and Recreation. FXM (formerly Fox Movie Channel) was launched in October of 1994 and is now carried in 55 million homes. Its schedule features classic films during the day (FXM Retro), and contemporary box office hits and acclaimed, award-winning films in the evening, as well as short-form award-winning original programming.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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