• Manager, Graphics Operations - Nickelodeon

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Brand
    Nickelodeon
    iCIMS ID
    2018-10384
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    Oversee the creation and successful completion of promotional and short-form graphic design and animation projects for the Nickelodeon and Nick at Nite Brands. This includes but is not limited to On-Air, Off-Air, Digital, Social & Marketing requests.

     

    Responsibilities 

    • Act as liaison to On-Air Promos team and Graphics Department; Partner with Art & Animation Directors, Designers and Animators from project inception thru completion.
    • Oversee and manage all aspects of design projects - ensuring deliverables are completed on time and within budget.
    • Act as liaison to outside graphics companies – assuring they have all elements necessary for completion; providing most updated version of deliverables list; assuring creative notes are relayed; requesting final project files, etc.
    • Coordinate graphics meetings for all assigned projects to include Art Director, Designer/Animator, Producer, Project Manager and Production Manager (outside company if applicable).
    • Attend all project related brief/graphics meetings.
      Maintain the deliverables list throughout the life of the project (along with the producer and designer/animator); update as needed.
    • Maintain graphics schedules for all assigned projects – partnering with Project and Production Management to ensure all deadlines and goals are met.
    • Coordinate and supervise day-to-day activities related to projects.  Problem solve and determine that all materials/assets needed for successful completion of project are available.
    • Manage the trafficking of all graphics materials (e.g. boards, roughs, logos etc.) through the proper channels and communicating feedback to the team.
    • Confirm all appropriate approvals are received.
    • Partner with Project Management to determine realistic graphic schedules, negotiate due dates when necessary and obtain assets if applicable.
      Partner with Production Management to provide project estimates, handle all font & stock photo purchases/clearances and report any budgetary or legal concerns.

    ONGOING DUTIES

    • Meet with Art Directors and Vice President to discuss current and upcoming projects and overall departmental strategy.
    • Act as inter-departmental points-of-contact to NCR, Social/Digital, Marketing/Off-Air Events, etc. Provide and request assets as needed.
    • Maintain existing Graphics process and archive system.
    • Liaise with Broadcast and Tech Ops when technical issues arise.
    • Provide NickCentral with assets when applicable.
    • Troubleshoot and correct issues related to the ShowManager Site.
    • Support Vice President of Graphics Operations and other
    • Graphics Managers as needed – providing coverage, etc.

     

    COMMUNICATION

     

    • Create and maintain daily agenda for all projects - communicating all updates to appropriate creative personnel.
    • Communicate new standardized processes to respective teams – helping to unify Nickelodeon Group.  Share best practices.
    • Partner with Vice President of Graphics Ops to schedule and assign all designers and animators; set up new freelancers; maintain documents; various administrative tasks.
    • Inform the On-Air Project Managers and Production Managers of any updates to the graphic deliverables list to ensure elements are delivered correctly on time and on budget.

    SUPERVISORY

    • Serve as visible and motivating leader who champions the department’s standard operating procedures.
    • Troubleshoot daily problems and keep Vice President of
    • Graphics Operations, Art and Animation Directors apprised of such issues.
    • Help forecast Graphics needs.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Managerial experience for a least 3 years
    • Familiarity with Graphics or On-Air TV Production preferred
    • Bachelor’s degree preferred
    • Strong computer skills
      o Microsoft Excel
      o Microsoft Outlook
      o Microsoft Word
      o QuickTime
      o Adobe Creative Suite

    Additional Qualifications

    • Strong organization skills
    • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
      Ability to prioritize effectively, multi-task and work well under pressure
    • Accurate, detail and deadline oriented
    • Articulate, team player, flexible and collaborative
    • Proven flexibility and patience when working with various work styles; ability to work independently or as team player
    • Proven initiative to identify projects/tasks without being instructed
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
    • Familiarity with Photoshop and Illustrator preferred, but not required

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