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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Art Director

Jobid 23768-372472

Location: Glendale, CA, 91222, USA

Description **Job Number** 34413BR

**Job Title** Art Director

**Business Segment** Filmed Entertainment Group

**Sub-Business** Film Brand Development

**Posting Category** Digital Media

**About Us** NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** California

**City** Glendale


The Art Director is responsible for collaborating with the production teams to ideate, develop, and nurture game concepts, as well as ensure the highest quality for our titles. Your focus is to ensure outstanding quality through art direction that is both visually appealing and functional for the game design and platform/device, while also working to develop internal processes to generate and execute art feedback from all stakeholders. You will play a key role in concept development for our published game slate, refining pitches for licensed products, and facilitating art feedback and problem solving throughout production. This role reports to the VP, Creative in Universal’s Games and Digital Platforms group.

The ideal candidate has comprehensive knowledge of the state of the game industry, a solid grasp of the software development life cycle as it relates to games, and art personnel roles and responsibilities, as well as experience adapting IP from film, television, and print into high quality games.

Essential Responsibilities:

+ Lead art direction across multiple games in the NBCU portfolio

+ Ensure games are visually beautiful, functional, performant, and “on-brand” for the IP

+ Act as the visual visionary who makes sure the finished game fulfills team, studio and company goals.

+ Present project concepts and vision to executive and production groups within Universal, including IP/franchise owners, producers, VPs, and departmental leadership

+ Coordinate art resources across projects

+ Manage the day to day process of the art team, providing hands on feedback and strong leadership when difficulties arise

+ Work collaboratively with Designers, Project Managers and cross-functional teams to facilitate well planned and executed features

+ Develop strong relationships and partnerships with key business groups across the company including Product Management, Product Marketing, Franchise Management, Technology and Publishing

+ Initiate research and implementation of new techniques and processes to improve quality and cost-effectiveness of art production


Basic Qualifications:

+ 7+ years of experience in the gaming industry with direct experience in art direction and/or concept development

+ Shipped multiple titles from established IP in a high-level art role

+ Specific hands-on experience with mobile game UI/UX and technical art challenges

+ Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills

+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills

+ Solid project management skills and excellent knowledge of various project management methodologies and practices

+ Strong process knowledge, attention to detail, organizational skills and timely follow-up

+ Experience managing, coaching, and mentoring artists

+ Good cross-disciplinary communications experience between engineering, production, design, and art

+ Must have strong market knowledge and work with the team on innovation and tool developmentAdditional Job Requirements:

+ Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered

+ Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

+ Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

+ Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA

**Desired Characteristics**

Desired Characteristics:

+ A degree from a four-year college, with preference for an advanced degree

+ Experience with hiring and team building

+ Existing ability to work hands-on implementing art in game concept prototypes.

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Clickto view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.

The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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