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VP Group Design Director - (Multiple Locations)

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Minneapolis, MN, US, 55403 Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15222 Atlanta, GA, US, 30308 Santa Monica, CA, US, 90404 New York, NY, US, 10020 San Francisco, CA, US, 94105 Chicago, IL, US, 60611 Baltimore, MD, US, 21211 Washington, DC, US, 20036 Morristown, NJ, US, 7960 Burbank, CA, US, 91502 Los Angeles, CA, US, 90069 West Sacramento, CA, US, 95605 Studio City, CA, US, 91604 Philadelphia, PA, US, 19130 Los Angeles, CA, US, 90038 Hollywood, CA, US, 90028 Boston, MA, US, 2134

Creative
Minneapolis
Full-Time

CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, the CBS News Streaming Network, CBS News Streaming local platforms, local websites and cbsnews.com, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation’s #1 news program 60 MINUTES, the CBS News Streaming Network, the first 24/7 digital streaming news network, the award-winning broadcasts CBS MORNINGS, CBS SATURDAY MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS WEEKEND EVENING NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network,  CBSNews.com, CBS News Radio and podcasts, Paramount +, all digital platforms, and the CBS News Streaming Network, the premier 24/7 anchored streaming news service that is available free to everyone with access to the internet. The CBS News Streaming Network is the destination for breaking news, live events, original reporting and storytelling, and programs from CBS News and Stations’ top anchors and correspondents working locally, nationally and around the globe. CBS News’ streaming services, across national and local, amassed more than 1.01 billion streams in 2021. Launched in November 2014 as CBSN, the CBS News Streaming Network is available on 30 digital platforms and apps, as well as CBSNews.com and Paramount+. The service is available live in 91 countries. CBS News and Stations is dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today’s digital age. CBS News earns more prestigious journalism awards than any other broadcast news division.  

 

Overview

 

The VP, Group Design Director will lead CBS Stations group in all areas of visual communication.  We are looking for a hands-on, design junkie that brings design initiatives to life.  Visuals are what you do.  You are proficient in all mediums and yearn to carry your designs through.  The ideal candidate is good with people and knows how to further creative.  You are a seasoned designer with exceptional vision, craft and concepts.  You can barely watch television without rewinding and frame advancing anything that you’re not certain how it was created. 

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Oversee CBS Station’s design direction and execution of brand design systems, group-wide graphics packages, breaking news packages and major event creative.
  • Responsible for major design initiatives.
  • Responsible for group content development packaging and visual identity.
  • Build efficiencies and scale by overhauling and creating processes, and workflows. 
  • Develop an asset sharing system to create efficiencies and provide access to our best work across the CBS News brand.
  • Help Stations recruit, mentor and grow a team of creative talent.
  • Collaborate and develop brand identity across CBS Stations, CBS News and CBS Marketing.
  • Lead the direction of and partner with vendors to advance our purpose and aesthetic within set design, AR and other tools and systems that support news presentation.

 

Qualifications

 

  • Demonstrated track record of art/design direction and management required.
  • Hands-on design capabilities required.
  • Experience with facilitating outside vendors, freelance personnel, etc.
  • Bachelor's degree in Visual Communications, Design, Fine Arts or related field preferred.
  • A mastery of Adobe Creative Suite with emphasis in motion design.
  • A tech-savvy thinker capable of utilizing technology to advance design process and workflows.
  • Broadcast experience, including on-air graphics and templating recommended.
  • Ability to communicate and present concepts in a clear and engaging way.
  • A self-driven, creative problem-solver able to conduct research, build styleframes and storyboards to visually guide the creative process.
  • Whip smart, loyal to public service, and a fan of local news.
  • Portfolio and references required.

 

Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 

 

At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 

 

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access. https://www.paramount.com/careers as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to viacomaccommodations@viacom.com. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. 

Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis