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ViacomCBS Manager, Production Design in Burbank, California

REF#: 37598

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Interactive

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE:

JOB LOCATION: Burbank, CA

ABOUT US:

CBS Interactive, a division of ViacomCBS, is the world’s largest publisher of premium digital content and a perennial top 10 Internet company. CBS Interactive’s brands span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and gaming.

Properties include the websites, apps and streaming services of the CBS Television Network such as the CBS All Access subscription service, CBS News Digital platforms including the 24/7 digital news network CBSN, and CBS Sports Digital brands including the 24-hour streaming sports news network CBS Sports HQ, as well as digital-first properties in key content verticals, including CNET, ZDNet, TVGuide.com, GameSpot, Last.fm, Metacritic and Chowhound.

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DESCRIPTION:

Brand Overview:

CBS Entertainment is truly cross-platform - we value design and brand consistency across devices. As an organization, we place a premium on design and usability. Creating beautifully premium and intuitive apps and sites is a significant focus of our roadmap.

Role Details:

We are seeking a versatile Production Design Manager with a proven track record, who can help execute our vision. The ideal candidate will participate with other design and product leaders to drive a design vision, strategy, and executional standards across the entire CBS All Access / Paramount+ customer experience. At our Burbank design studio, designers have the opportunity to work on the streaming service CBS All Access / Paramount+ across CBS.com, CBS mobile apps and connected TV devices (Apple TV, Roku etc)!

About You:

You are curious, smart, and biased towards action and deeply passionate on the "outcomes" of your work. You lead by example and know that great design is a focus on the problem and not the solution. You are tech savvy, have strong organizational skills and are always looking for ways to streamline the process. You mentor work that displays both a pixel-level attention to detail, as well as an acute understanding of broader usability paradigms. You are someone who is able to transform art assets at hand into visual narratives that elevate the product and are easy to use and visually balanced across any device. You are a standout colleague that lives and breathes the interactive space.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Manage a team of 3-5 production designers to provide guidance and support on best digital design practices in partnership with the greater design team in creating artwork within our product space following specific guidelines and requirements

  • Manage, review and approve projects while maintaining quality levels across a broad spectrum of production art assets from start to finish in a collaborative, productive and communicative work environment

  • Insure a strong and consistent visual narrative as well as an ongoing tuning of production templates used across all of our platforms

  • Balance a dynamic list of priorities and be prepared to switch gears from project to project as deadlines and priorities shift

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product, curation, marketing and video ops to ensure a consistent, integrated brand perception and user-experience

  • Additional other duties and responsibilities, as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

What you bring to the team:

You are -

  • A minimum of 6 years of production design experience with 3 years of that in a supervisory or leadership role

  • A robust portfolio of production design and strong story-telling creative

  • Ability to manage and facilitate a multilevel production design team with structured and disciplined work planning skills

  • Someone who understands the design process behind photo retouching, artwork manipulation, image extension, color correction and the creation of depth using organic lighting and shadows

  • Adaptable to fast paced timelines and evolving priorities

  • An aesthetic eye and a master at paying attention to detail, accuracy, quality and continuity and understands written and verbal instructions

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with persons on all platforms; Direct messaging, virtual environments, email, telephone and in person

  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, Acrobat, Bridge

  • Someone who loves a healthy work/life balance but is comfortable with occasional overtime if needed, sometimes with short notice

You might also have -

  • BA or BFA in Art / Design

  • Digital agency experience

  • JIRA experience

FUNCTION: Creative

EEO Statement:

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

At ViacomCBS, 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. ViacomCBS 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

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