VICE is the world’s preeminent youth media company and content creation studio. Launched in 1994, VICE now operates in over 30 countries and distributes its programming to hundreds of millions of viewers each month across digital, linear, mobile, film and socials. VICE includes an international network of digital channels; a television and feature film production studio; a magazine; a record label; an in-house creative services agency; a book-publishing division; and an international TV network, VICELAND.

VICE's award-winning programming has been recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Peabody Awards, Canadian Screen Award, Sundance Film Festival, PEN Center, Cannes Lions, Frontline Club, Knight Foundation, American Society of Magazine Editors, LA Press Club, and Webby Awards, among others.

JOB TITLE: Art Director (Contract)

REPORTS TO: Lead Creative, VIRTUE

OVERVIEW:   VIRTUE Worldwide’s Toronto office is looking for a strong, smart, organized Art Director with 4-5 years professional work experience with a strong focus on content marketing and branding. The perfect candidate has a wide range of experience working on big brands, an acute understanding of strategic thinking and a strong creative instinct. They should embrace a dynamic, energetic work environment, and relish the opportunity to break new ground and try something that’s never been done before. Strong research skills are an asset as well as an awareness of current events, issues, news, events, and pop culture. The position calls for close attention to detail, as the nature of the work is fast-paced. 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Organizing daily requests and projects
  • Communicating with project managers on design project needs and requests
  • Delegating roles and duties on projects
  • Coordinating freelancers and designers for projects
  • Problem solving and taking design feedback from clients and creative director
  • Providing oversight and quality control for designs
  • Designing print ads, posters, signage for spaces, flyers, and various print collateral
  • Experiential design
  • Designing online banner ads, newsletters and website takeovers
  • Extensive work for mockups and pitches—from websites to products and spaces
  • Presentation layout and cleanup (PPT and Keynote)

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts or related field
  • 4-5 years of professional experience in design
  • Resourcefulness, diligence, attention to detail, and creative problem solving skills
  • Ability to delegate resources and communicate effectively and articulately with designers and salespeople
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and assignments simultaneously under strict deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Strong proficiency & experience in the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign)
  • Proficiency and experience in Keynote and Powerpoint
  • Working knowledge of photography, layout and colour
  • Familiarity with MAC computers preferred.

***This job description is a general description of essential job functions. It is not intended as an employment contract, nor is it intended to describe all duties someone in this position may perform. All employees of Vice Media are expected to perform tasks assigned by supervisory personnel, regardless of job title or routine job duties***

If you do not hear back from us within one month of applying then unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. Thank you once again for applying and we wish you success in your future career.

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