Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Job Number 170145
If you are a television graphic design director or art director, love working in a fast past news environment and want to work in one of the most competitive markets in the country – this job may be for you. WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh has an immediate opening for a design director. We’re a state of the art station with a team of talented graphic designers already in place. We’re looking for someone to lead our station’s brand and keep us on top.
WPXI and Cox Media Group are hiring an experienced Design Director to join their team!
Responsible for the overall look of WPXI-TV, WPXI.com, PCNC as well as sub-brands like Studio 11, Severe Weather Team 11.
Responsible for managing the team of graphic artists.
40% Lead the communication between news and graphics.
Supervise the daily news show production. Develop visual elements which help to add value and clarity to the news product.
Set standards and formats for daily elements. Ensure they make their slot in the news shows and when mistakes occur take the lead in solving the problems that lead up to the mistake.
30% Develop special project design and implementation. These could be news projects, a sales promotion, station promotion.
Deliver elements in in correct format on time.
Work with producers to maintain station look in all graphics.
30% Implement new equipment into graphic production.
Integral part of buying decision. Must stay current on equipment and graphic trends
Work with engineering and news to implement on air use.
Minimum of 3 years graphic management experience.
Candidate must have managed a team of graphic designers to be considered.
Need to have knowledge of Chyron, Adobe Graphic and editing systems, Storyteller, Avid
Bachelor's Degree in Design is preferred
This is a union position and the person must be a member of the IBEW Union or willing to join.
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of CoxReps. Additionally, CMG owns Cox Target Media, which operates Valpak, one of North America's leading direct marketing companies, and Savings.com, a leading online source for savings.
The company's operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 57 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services.
CMG currently operates in more than 30 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 32 million TV viewers, more than 4 million print and online newspaper readers, and 14 million radio listeners.
For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmedia.com
Organization: Cox Media Group
Primary Location: US-PA-Pittsburgh-4145 Evergreen Rd
Employee Status: Regular
Job Level: Director
Shift: Day Job
Unposting Date: Ongoing