Job Title:  Director, Interactive Design

Department:  Design & Creative Services
Location: 

Santa Monica, CA, US

Summary of Position

The Starz Creative team is a creative and production resource for Starz properties and divisions. We work closely with our partners to conceptualize and develop brand and series marketing materials that meet business goals and push creative boundaries. The Interactive Design team develops digital-first creative and translates campaign concepts into a digital world.


The Interactive Design Director leads a team of designers and developers across OTT, Platform, Digital and Social Media creative marketing efforts. He/She/They is the voice of the digital world on the creative leadership team and is as passionate about building an inclusive, inspiring work environment as developing groundbreaking work. 
 

Responsibilities

•    Partner with Creative, Operations, and Marketing to develop series and brand campaigns from conception to completion
•    Oversee day-to-day production of various creative marketing projects (ex. platform images, digital banners, social, websites, newsletters and emails, etc.)
•    Interpret and translate strategic needs into best in class creative and design solutions 
•    Recognize and voice opportunities for creative alignment across campaigns with a focus on Interactive 
•    Develop and manage Brand creative to guidelines, designing formats and appropriately maturing executions over time 
•    Facilitate a team environment, coaching Interactive designers and working closely with other creative leads to cultivate collaboration 
•    Work effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced environment, balancing a heavy production workload alongside creative development 
•    Stay on top of industry trends, in design and execution 
•    This role does not focus in UI/UX
 

Qualifications & Skills

•    8+ years of Design or Interactive Design experience in a studio, network, or creative agency  
•    2-5 years of experience leading a creative team and/or training or educating
•    Strong portfolio of interactive design examples
•    Passion for mentoring and developing designers, animators, and web developers 
•    An eye for streamlining and design flow optimization without risking creative quality
•    Expert knowledge of Interactive design systems and software (ex. Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress or similar) 
•    Expert understanding of Social creative best practices (ex. Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok, Youtube, Pinterest)
•    Expert understanding of Direct Response creative best practices 
•    Knowledgeable of Microsoft Office and Google applications including Word, PowerPoint, GoogleDocs, and GoogleSlides
 

Nice to Haves

•    Experience with Workfront a plus
•    Experience in International Creative Marketing a plus 
•    Bilingual a plus 
 

About Starz

Starz (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), is a leading global media and entertainment company that produces and distributes premium streaming content to worldwide audiences across subscription television platforms. Starz is home to the flagship domestic STARZ® brand, STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels and the associated on-demand and online services, including the highly rated STARZ app. With the launch of the STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform and STARZ PLAY Arabia, Starz is expanding its global footprint in a growing number of territories. Sold through multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, telecommunications companies, and other online and digital platforms, Starz offers subscribers more than 7,500 distinct premium television episodes and feature films, including STARZ Original series, first-run movies and other popular programming.

Our Benefits

  • Full Coverage – Medical, Vision, and Dental
  • Work/Life Balance – generous sick days, vacation days, holidays, and Impact Day
  • 401(k) company matching
  • Tuition Reimbursement (up to graduate degree)

EEO Statement

Lionsgate is an equal employment opportunity employer. All employees and applicants are evaluated on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws. In addition, Lionsgate will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Lionsgate will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and federal law.


Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles