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Freelance Creative Director


MTV Brand Creative is looking for a freelance Creative Director to give insightful creative direction and concept development for all properties and platforms. The CD must excel at design and typography, and be expected to pitch and present concepts in persuasive and dynamic ways, to both internal and external clients. This person will guide creative strategy, development and execution for a diverse range of programming, delivering best in class campaigns that garner instant attention and resonate with our audience – as well as deliver on the network and brand objectives.


The ideal candidate must be able to handle multiple projects at all times, with focus on high-level conception through execution. The CD will report directly to the SVP of Creative.


This is a project based assignment, starting sometime in late July, with a 3 month commitment and option to renew


Basic Qualifications

  • 9+ years of industry experience
  • 4+ years of art direction / project lead / team management experience
  • Experience designing and directing production of branded materials and custom pieces
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • On set experience directing video shoots
  • Successful experience in managing a graphic design team as well as junior staff
  • Strong mentoring skills and desire to teach creative team
  • Flawless communication and presentation skills
  • Working knowledge of Cinema 4D and Final Cut Pro a plus
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and campaigns simultaneously in a high- work volume, quick-turnaround environment
  • Bachelors in Graphic Design, motion graphics, communication design or related field or equivalent experience
  • Must be eligible to work in the US


Additional Qualifications

  • Team player who is highly collaborative and flexible
  • Excellent managing multiple projects in a fast pace, dynamic environment
  • Articulates effective creative notes to team
  • Ability to perform in a fast paced, high pressure environment with the upmost integrity and respect for their peers
  • Passion for pop culture and social media, and application of cultural understanding to the MTV brand
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to make strong presentations and sell through ideas internally and externally

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