China Global Television Network, or CGTN, is China’s new international media organization. It was launched by the national broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) on December 31, 2016. By launching CGTN, we want to re-brand our product to the world, to cope with the global trend in media convergence. CGTN English is the flagship channel. The strategy, “Mobile first”, aims to fulfill the demands of global viewers and users for easier access to content on different platforms. With an international team of professionals from more than 70 countries and regions, CGTN is an investment in the future of news media.
We are seeking an Art Director to manage and oversee the artistic design and project management of the network from our global headquarters in Beijing.
Interview Venue: London(or remotely video call)
Base Location: Beijing, China
1.Lead a collaborative team of designers and animators and production coordinators.
2.Develop concepts and packages for broadcast with internal and external creative teams that are aligned with the network’s brand.
3.Oversee and approve workflow for a dozen designer/animators in all manner of motion and web graphics.
4.Manage projects from conceptualization to delivery for all news programming.
5.Directly contributing to project design and development: creating storyboards/initial graphic concepts, conceiving functional design solutions for sets.
6.Providing quality assurance of all creative deliverables.
7.Collaborating with show producers on concept and execution of projects and requests ensuring that network branding remains consistent.
8.Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects at once.
9.Mentoring and coaching team members through project development and performance management.
10.Building and maintaining a rapport with graphics producers, producers, partner agencies, animation houses, and other vendors.
11.Contribute to the innovative development of the creative Department.
Salary basis/benefits and relocation package are negotiable depends on individual successful candidate.
Experience / Skills
1.Degree in Creative Arts or related field
2. 5+ years of broadcast design experience in a TV news environment.
3.Prior management/supervisory experience in a creative capacity; minimum of 3 years preferred.
4.Solid understanding of the creative development process.
5.Strong design and conceptualization skills.
6.Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
7.Expertise level of Adobe After-Effects, Cinema 4D, Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator etc. VizRT experience a plus.
8.A thorough understanding of the trends in visual aesthetics and designs of television news, specifically relating to an international audience.
9.Must be able to work in a fast-paced and demanding live/24-hour news environment.
10.Must be informed on international affairs and have a deep interest in China and other APAC countries.
11.Must be able to work irregular hours and work an extended schedule as the news cycle and deadlines require.
12.Fluent English speaker and good command of written English.
China Global Television Network, or CGTN, is China’s new international media organization. It was launched by the national broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) on December 31, 2016.
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