The Head of Graphics is a managerial role for the creation, development and deployment of engaging visual designs, illustrations, logos, layouts and animations that reflect the AJ+ brand, its values, and its products on various social platforms.
The role is responsible for both graphics and creation workflows. Will need to work closely with the creative manager, head of production and other editorial managers. Communication with the engineering team may be needed to ensure that the production workflow runs smoothly. The role will require maintaining communication between both in-house and field producers, editors, graphics team, studio staff and shooters.
Play a leading role in the establishment of brand-building strategies across all AJ+ products
Assist in building a team of competitive graphic artists and
Study editorial design briefs and determine requirements
Schedule projects and define budget constraints
Conceptualize visuals based on requirements
Strong leadership and team building abilities to provide guidance and art direction to the graphics team
Oversee the creative process, provide guidance and motivation to the creative team, and approve all creative work
Ensure deadlines are met
Lead brainstorming sessions, oversee project management and manage stakeholder relationships
Work collaboratively with the creative manager to ensure that creative outputs meet goals
Maintain quality control on all deliverables
Understand digital video content and develop creative points of view to frame up and address challenges
Collaborate with the head of production and producers to generate publications
Serve as a member of the senior leadership team
Team building skills
Advanced problem-solving skills
Excellent communication/people skills
Keen eye for aesthetics and details
Strong organizational skills for multitasking and managing multiple projects at once
Well organized, detail oriented, able to handle a fast-paced work environment
Must have well-developed layout and graphic design skills, preferably with an editorial background
Excellent presentation, written communication and verbal communication skills
Ability to visualize and plan objectives and goals strategically
Strong interpersonal skills
Must have advanced experience with all required creative suite software
Work on and provide creative direction for digital video
?Education & Experience:
8-10 years of experience working in a creative role, driving creative process, graphic design and brand development
About Al Jazeera Media Networks
Launched in 1996, Al Jazeera was the first independent news channel in the Arab world dedicated to providing comprehensive news and live debate.
It challenged established narratives and gave a global audience an alternative voice—one that put the human being back at the centre of the news agenda—quickly making it one of the world’s most influential news networks.
Since then, it’s added new channels and services while maintaining the independent and pioneering spirit that defined its character.Each subsidiary follows the same principles—values that inspire it to be challenging and bold, and provide a ‘voice for the voiceless’ in some of the most under-reported places on the planet.
From its headquarters in the Middle East, to the broadcast centres and more than 70 bureaus around the world, Al Jazeera strives to deliver content that captivates, informs, inspires and entertains.