Full Time Job

Associate Creative Director

Activision

Santa Monica, CA 11-16-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
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OUR WORLD

Activision Blizzard, Inc., a member of the S&P 500, is the world ' s most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. We delight hundreds of millions of monthly active users around the world through franchises including Activision ʹ s Call of Duty®, Destiny and Skylanders®, Blizzard ʹ s World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Hearthstone®, Diablo®, StarCraft®, and Heroes of the Storm®, and King ʹ s Candy Crush™, Pet Rescue™, Bubble Witch™ and Farm Heroes™. The company is one of the Fortune ʺ 100 Best Companies to Work For® ʺ . Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Blizzard has operations throughout the world, and its games are played in 196 countries. More information about Activision Blizzard and its products and services can be found on the company ' s website, www.activisionblizzard.com

YOUR MISSION

As an ACD on the Marketing Creative CoD Video Team, you will operate as a creative and operational leader for a team of leads and artists managing full creative strategy of industry leading video content. You will concept high-quality media content and campaigns, lead the pitch, and guide your team through production while providing positive and constructive feedback to seasoned creatives.

You are a creative partner with our Marketing and Studio teams, working closely together to tailor all assets from a 10-foot or 10,000-foot view to help build creative that pushes the boundaries of the Call of Duty brand, while delivering signature AAA content for our players.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
• Collaborate with the team to develop and deliver top-quality creative for all aspects of marketing campaigns – Video, Design, Motion Graphics, and any other evolving areas of the digital landscape.
• Ability to concept and pitch full media campaigns to senior partners and leadership while maintaining continuity across multiple types of executions.
• Oversee full production of assets, while providing creative direction and insight at all levels of creative.
• Lead by example and with positive influence a team of leads and artists that are both full-time and contract.
• Ensure industry leading quality through effective creative direction and feedback.
• Exercise strategic thinking and poise under aggressive timelines, showing confidence in the ability to adapt creative when the scope of a project needs to shift.
• Ability to interpret business and analytical insights and adapt them to creative to meet Marketing goals and KPIs.
• Foster and maintain healthy cross-functional relationships with Marketing, Studios, and any other internal teams that require support for art asset generation either with us or externally.

PLAYER PROFILE
• Creative leader with experience leading full video media campaigns with ranging multiple assets types and points of distribution, from digital to broadcast.
• Managed full trailer production including conepting, pitching, resource management and client interaction.
• Expert in editing with Adobe Premiere CC, with intermediate experience and knowledge in After Effects, Photoshop, and other relevant editorial software and plugins.
• Experience leading long and short from trailer production including conepting, pitching, resource management and client interaction.
• Passion for gaming with a deep knowledge of Call of Duty and the first-person genre.
• Strong creative ideation with a solutions-oriented mindset when under pressure.
• Passion for the craft with a willingness to contribute at all stages of production.
• Portfolio demonstrating original, high-quality video and media campaign work.
• 5+ years of experience in the video game industry leading equivalent forms of assets at either internal/external marketing services or creative agencies.
• 3+ years of management experience overseeing multiple levels of creatives.
• College degree in the requisite field or equivalent experience preferred.

YOUR PLATFORM

∙ We're headquartered in Santa Monica, California, housing multiple teams across many disciplines of Marketing, PR, Sales, Supply Chain and other corporate functions such as HR, IT, Legal, Facilities and Finance. Santa Monica is the nerve center of our company, where the best ideas combine with unrivalled rigor to create the biggest and best entertainment experiences in the world.
* The video game industry and therefore our business are fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

About Activision Blizzard Media

Activision Blizzard Media is the gateway for brands to the #1 cross-platform gaming company in the western world, with hundreds of millions of players across over 190 countries. Our legendary portfolio includes iconic mobile game franchises such as Candy Crush™, esports opportunities like the Call of Duty® and Overwatch® Leagues, and some of the top PC and console gaming franchises such as World of Warcraft®, Call of Duty®, and StarCraft®.

The idea is simple: great game experiences offer great marketing experiences. We have built a new team to introduce innovative, impactful, and rewarding advertising experiences to our huge audience of highly-engaged players. We are looking for new talents to help take our emergent media offering to the next level.

We need all sorts of heroes

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace, great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply can't expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people.

Ready to play?

Come join our world and work alongside some of the best and brightest minds in the business.

All applications should be made in English.

Discover more at https://www.activisionblizzardmedia.com/

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g4w7vq-54-165-57-161-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Activision

Activision Blizzard, Inc. is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment.