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Digital Art Director

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Client here in NYC is seeking a Digital Art Director to join their team in their new Midtown Manhattan Offices. Launched in 2009, this client's site has quickly become a top online destination for millennials aged 18 to 34. The site covers celebrity, fashion, beauty and entertainment news. Its explosive audience growth breaks traffic records on a near-monthly basis, with its most recent traffic at 36 million monthly uniques.

- They are looking for a Digital Art Director to create cutting-edge designs across the site's editorial brand
- The ideal candidate has over 3 years of web design and some development experience, and is capable of solving day-to-day design tasks with creative solutions that will have a positive impact on the organization.

- The Individual must be able to work independently as well as collaboratively with editorial, product, development, and other teams to implement better design solutions across the site.
- They must be a creative thinker, detail oriented, confident and able to express ideas in an articulate, well thought-out manner. Ability to multi-task and prioritize deadlines is a must.

RESPONSIBILITIES
· Interpret user behaviors and analytics in order to propose ways to improve UX/UI with new features and design solutions
· Oversee and maintain the homepage and section front landing pages
· Conceptualize, create and update various editorial modules on an as-needed basis
· Being able to present concepts in various stages of completion to groups large and small
· Work closely with development and engineering teams to translate, implement and safeguard the design integrity of prototypes and final products
· Guide and participate in the testing process to interpret user feedback, usage data, industry trends, etc.
· Stay current on design and web trends and educate others on best practices
· Must be available to support the site during awards shows (Oscars, Emmys) and traffic impacting breaking news

QUALIFICATIONS
· 3+ years of digital creative and development experience
· Experience in responsive design and designing for mobile first
· Advanced knowledge of Adobe CC
· Working knowledge of HTML and CSS and how it relates to design
· Knowledge of social networking tools
· Ability to work on a website collaboratively with a team of developers using GIT repositories
· Experience with WordPress development / theme creation
· Can collaborate, ask questions, make recommendations, push back and pivot
· Positive attitude and willing to work as a team
· Have a modern aesthetic, and understand how to design interfaces that enhance content, not distract from it
· A great eye for type, layout and UX/UI practices
· Ability to balance multiple projects at one time
· Experience with editorial websites is a major plus
· Candidates must submit a link to their online portfolio or send work samples when applying

MUST HAVES:
Digital Publishing Experience
Wordpress experience

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