Esports Graphic Design Team Lead

Kick-start your career in the online gaming world and experience the very latest in technology and innovation. The Department: The Esports Graphic Design Team Lead would be the leader of our Graphic Design sub-team of Esports Content that sits under the Esports Creative Manager. This team creates our Esports output across commercial and editorial channels through the production of best-in-class, authentic Esports design deliverables and consists of four Designers. These Designers typically will receive briefs from the wider Esports team from Social, Sponsorships/Brand and cover games from FPS and MOBA. Our key markets currently are Europe and Brazil, so this role would involve signing off work for both those territories. This role is mirrored for video/motion production by a Content Production Team Lead, who has a similar purpose to this role but for leading a team of Multimedia Producers across video and motion. Purpose of the Role: This role would be responsible for optimising operational efficiency across our design work, able to work with the Creative Manager to co-ordinate our design talent to appropriate tasks within campaigns, activations and day-to-day content, while also improving the overall quality of output in line with quality criteria set by the Creative Manager and Social & Content Manager within Esports. The role would also be responsible for communicating design status on a regular basis and would require some reporting/evidencing how changes to process have positively resulted in better work and greater efficiency. Duties include, but not limited to: Set weekly agendas for the team based on briefs that have come in from Esports stakeholders. Co-ordinate design resource on activations/campaigns with Social Media Managers, Sponsorship and Brand, making recommendations and decisions based on matching areas of expertise with appropriate tasks Ensure the quality of design work remains high and we build brand consistency into everything we do. Encourage Designers to run workshops with the wider team to help the Social teams with our extensive template library and share knowledge with other design peers. Provide creative solutions and ideas that elevate our editorial design work and inspire the Design team. Report on pipeline statuses of design workstreams on a regular basis. Join sponsored teams calls to help provide a voice of expertise with our sponsored partners and provide tips and advice on executional guidance based on the latest developments with Brand. Maintain production output of the department through innovative workflow solutions. Be responsible for early reviewing of peoples work before going to final sign off from Creative Manager. Keep in mind the objectives of the business and align production work to wider business goals. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities. The job holder may be required to complete any other reasonable duties in order to achieve business objectives. Essential Criteria: Advanced level of Adobe Creative suite with substantial hands-on design experience (that is demonstrated in a portfolio) Experience developing and maintaining Brand identity systems Experience in managing other designers Experience in building reports advantageous Experience reviewing work, signing off work and feeding back Demonstrates consistent behaviour aligned to the Organizational Performance Culture Desirable Criteria: Abilities in and/or Workfront, or equivalent work management platform Esports experience Experience using & collaborating on MS Teams Ability to implement comparative analysis and deliver logical recommendations or conclusions Person Specifications: Building Relationships Communication Conflict Management Critical Thinking Customer/Stakeholder Management Leadership Results Orientation Stress Management Team Orientation *Please note we will apply relevance to our Talent Management and Talent Development Programme as part of our recruitment process. *Shortlisted candidates may need to complete an assessment. This position requires trust and honesty it has access to customers financial details - therefore a credit and criminal record check will be conducted. The qualifications identified herein are an inherent job requirement; therefore, a qualification verification check will be done. By applying for this role, and supplying the necessary details, you hereby grant us permission to apply for these checks. This will be done in a confidential manner, and solely for the purposes of verification. To view all current vacancies, please visit our website, Should you not hear from us within 2 weeks, please deem your application as unsuccessful. The perfect place to work, play and grow!
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