Social Media Art Director

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Christie Bridges

Job Description:

A leading independent anti-aging skincare company, seeks a charismatic, experienced, and forward-thinking Social Art Director with an expertise in social media content. This candidate must understand how to bring together ideas, words and images to create a well-rounded social brand experience. The candidate’s ability to work from concept to execution is essential, as is their ability to work both independently and with a cross-functional team. Our growing team produces engaging, high-quality assets in a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment. 
This role will work with and report to the Digital Creative Director and closely collaborate with the Brand Design Team, copywriters, and the rest of the design team, as well as other business, marketing and functional colleagues. 
The Social Art Director must be very savvy in Social, required to know what works and what doesn't, in BOTH organic and paid posts. They must understand the need to be responsive and how to rapidly create social content that's on-brand and relevant. 
Must be a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced creative environment, the ideal candidate should be fluent in social media, photography and digital advertising platforms. 
This talent needs to be a keen follower of technology, worldwide events, and pop culture. They must understand how to create engaging, meaningful content for the brand’s audience. 
Major responsibilities of the position are listed below. Other duties, assignments, and specific projects may be assigned at the discretion of management. 

Major Duties & Responsibilities 
 Lead solid designs in support of creative strategy, under the direction of the Digital Creative Director 
 Create concepts, pre-production and post-production and execute all social media creative needs, including videography & photography, and graphic design for all digital & social channels 
 Able to bring innovative ideas from conceptualization to social media platforms for all digital and social campaigns.  
 Respond to briefs with creative visual solutions. 
 Sets up on-the-fly photo shoots and executes content with quick turnarounds for social platforms 
 Responsible for consistently executed brand-level photography for creative assets throughout all stages of the project, including set direction, driving prop sourcing/usage, narrative, lighting, composition, cropping, and retouching 
 Oversees production process for all social media creative assets. 
 Self-starter, must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment while 
working on multiple projects simultaneously 
 Help determine the overall style and tone of the brand across social channels 
 Create mood boards for creative concepts, stories, and campaigns
 Estimate and manage time accurately and independently; maintain project deadlines and budget 
 Manage the creative process from concept to execution 
 Work with Traffic, Production and Content to ensure asset execution in a timely manner 
Key Elements for Success/ Must Haves: 
 BA or BFA Degree in graphic design or equivalent experience 
 6+ years in a highly productive creative environment, with 2-3 years of design experience centered on 
digital/social media, beauty and fashion/luxury industry as a plus 
 Proficiency with InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects. Premiere is nice to have, too 
 Great presentation skills, people skills, and the ability to work in a team environment are all key 
 Must be highly creative, flexible, innovative, dynamic, passionate, collaborative, and results-focused 
 An instinctive love of Social Media 
 Strong portfolio of real-world work that showcases expertise in social media content creation 
 An ability to speak to design techniques with a strong understanding of composition, color, imagery, 
typography as it relates to the web, with a great eye for design 
 Extensive familiarity with social media, digital advertising and video platforms on all formats (desktop, mobile and tablet)