Who We Need & What You’ll Do 
 
The Art Director of the AccuWeather Network is responsible for defining the visual expression for AccuWeather’s cable, OTT, and digital VOD platforms. Responsible for advancing the design, production and implementation of all on-air graphics, we are looking for an enthusiastic creative who is a strategic thinker and excels at creating compelling storytelling experiences. The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced environment, understands how to juggle multiple priorities, has a high level of ownership, and is able to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Key to this role is that you are equally comfortable giving direction, as well as rolling up your sleeves to build the work you envision, all while delivering a superior visual product on deadline. 

Who We Are

AccuWeather, recognized and documented as the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world, has saved tens of thousands of lives, prevented hundreds of thousands of injuries and tens of billions of dollars in property damage. With global headquarters in State College, Pennsylvania; a severe weather center in Wichita, Kansas; and offices in New York City and elsewhere around the world, AccuWeather serves more than 1.5 billion people daily to help them plan their activities and get more out of their day through innovative digital media properties, such as AccuWeather.com and mobile, as well as AccuWeather For Business (AFB), radio, television, newspapers, digital out of home, the 24/7 AccuWeather Network channel and AccuWeather NOW streaming service. Additionally, AccuWeather produces and distributes news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites. 
 

Job Responsibilities 

  • Own all aspects of AccuWeather Network’s design function, collaborating with partners across the company to understand the visual needs of each platform  
  • Set and maintain a high standard of broadcast weather graphic quality for the AccuWeather Network and forecast videos on AccuWeather.com 
  • Collaborate with the Brand & Design Operations team to ensure the overall look and feel of the AccuWeather Network aligns with brand standards, while still remaining dynamic and actionable for viewers  
  • Collaborate seamlessly with AccuWeather meteorologists, broadcasters and producers to prepare accurate on-camera news graphics  
  • Train, and mentor, producers, broadcasters and weather graphic team to ensure they create top notch on-air weather graphics that tell a compelling story. Our primary on graphics system is Ross Xpression.  
  • Develop and lead production processes to optimize output and ensure that the large volume of daily requests are completed on time 
  • Develop, manage, and refine motion graphic pattern libraries and guidelines 
  • Maintain a strong working relationship with all business partners, such as Ross Xpression  
  • Represent the company respectfully at any conference(s) required of you, adhering to all AccuWeather policies and expectations 
  • Collaborate seamlessly with AccuWeather meteorologists, broadcasters and producers to prepare accurate on-camera news graphics  
  • Ability to work in the fast-paced and demanding environment of live television 
  • Position is remote, but would be expected to travel to our office in State College Pa. and NYC as needed 
  • Empower and mentor designers to foster a cohesive, committed, passionate, productive, and positive environment for a growing team 
  • Adhere to all department policies 
  • Other duties as assigned 

Job Qualifications 

  • 5+ years of professional experience in a multi-platform, live news environment 
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Computer Science or equivalent professional experience 
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, video editing software (Premiere, Final Cut), and other 2D and 3D software 
  • Knowledge of Ross Xpression  
  • Knowledge of Windows and Mac operating systems 
  • Exceptional eye for detail with emphasis on accuracy and quality 
  • Experience with high-caliber design content and typography 
  • Demonstrated ability to be a creative and strategic team player 
  • Passionate about weather and storytelling 
  • Motivated collaborator with an ability to work well across departments, with or without direct supervision 
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, highly energetic atmosphere 
  • Ability to design within brand guidelines and create guidelines as needed 
  • Strong knowledge of grammar and composition rules required for editing and proofreading 
  • Strong project management skills and experience 
  • Ability to effectively communicate in the broadcast style 
  • Superior customer service skills  
  • Distinct portfolio with a highly refined aesthetic 
  • Must be available to work weekends, evenings, holidays and overnights if needed to fill in 

 

More About AccuWeather 
 
AccuWeather's innovation-first promise has led to the development of many award-winning and propriety features that are available free to the public, including AccuWeather MinuteCast® Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy ™, the exclusive AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperature, and AccuWeather RealImpact™ Scale for Hurricanes, among many other revolutionary products for the greater safety, convenience and comfort of our users. Further, AccuWeather serves more than half of the Fortune 500 and thousands of other businesses in the U.S. and globally. 
 

Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, established AccuWeather in 1962 and is considered the “father of modern commercial meteorology.” Dr. Myers, a leading creative thinker and visionary, has been named “the most accurate man in weather” by The New York Times and one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur’s Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs. 

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion 

AccuWeather is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity to all applicants and existing employees and we evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity/expression), sexual orientation, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability, marital status, political affiliation, religion, citizenship status, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. View the EEO is the Law poster here and its supplement here. The pay transparency policy is available here.  
 

AccuWeather is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to human.resources@accuweather.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.  

 

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