Creative Director
Job Number: FNG0006539
Organization: FoxNext
Job Type: Product Management/User Experience/Content
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Job Posting Date: September 6, 2017

Job Description

The Creative Director ensures integration of approved visual identity across all merchandise and retail categories and works to support the corporate strategy as prescribed by projects. The Creative Director is responsible for the creative oversight of Location Based Entertainment merchandise development, including initial concept generation, packaging and prototype evaluation. The Creative Director also ensures integration of approved visual identity across a full demographic spectrum and works to support the corporate strategy as prescribed by the brand. 


Responsibilities

 

  • Conceives, develops and defines all creative aspects of product development in conjunction with the product development team.
  • Creates products that are commercially and creatively successful.
  • Oversees and directs the execution of applicable product elements to ensure brand intent and overall quality.
  • Ensures the brand quality and threshold for the product.
  • Acts as a “vision-keeper” for the team. Communicates, inspires and maintains projects intent among all team-members.
  • Creates and establishes consistency for the product development team.
  • Provides quality control over concepts and product with the product development team. Serves as the brand, character and story ambassador, protecting the Company’s IP and brand integrity.
  • Produces quality and consistency amongst the creative and IP characters.

 

 

Qualifications

  • 10+ years in product development
  • English. Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Mac and PC Proficient: Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Keynote, and FTP site and server savvy (Fox Media Exchange).
  • Proven ability to work with multiple clients and brands to interpret their direction and strategy into a visual plan in order to achieve targeted revenue goals and a comprehensive portfolio of same.
  • A demonstrable facility with traditional drawing skills, with an emphasis on character art and design. Must be able to create draw overs/ sketch overlays.
  • Ability to develop art and open/ edit computer models.
  • Proven expertise in creating computer renderings and graphics.
  • Expert understanding of the principles of art.
  • Expert knowledge of layouts, graphic and typography, with the ability to translate ideas to 3rd parties.
  • Knowledge of basic merchandise manufacturing processes for the hardlines, softlines and consumables categories. Expertise in print, apparel, 3D and plush preferred.
  • Ability to develop product for a variety of IPs, targeted to a full market demographic: including boys, girls, kids, tweens, teens, adults and collectors.
  • Experience leading a world-class team on product development is required (or equivalent combination of education and experience).
  • Excellent communication skills, with an emphasis on effectively communicating information to and between creative types and business people.
  • Ability to immediately and easily shift focus as the day’s priorities/deadlines may dictate.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, even when under pressure.
  • Experience with licensed products.
  • Excellent organization and follow-through skills to manage a high volume of new submissions, while managing submissions already in the pipeline.
  • Must be detail-orientated and have the ability to manage the ins and outs associated with product development.
  • Ability to work under the pressure of strict deadlines while maintaining quality of work product.
  • Skill to work with minimal supervision, to self-start, to set appropriate priorities, yet have the ability to take direction.
Division Description

Fox Consumer Products licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, one of the top suppliers of primetime entertainment programming to the broadcast networks.


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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