Creative Team Lead, Video

Activision
Santa Monica California 90405 United States of America
11 days ago
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Job Title:

Creative Team Lead, Video

Requisition ID:

R011609

Job Description:

OUR WORLD

Activision Blizzard, Inc., a member of the S&P 500, is the world’s most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. We delight hundreds of millions of monthly active users around the world through franchises including Activisionʹs Call of Duty®, Destiny and Skylanders®, Blizzardʹs World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Hearthstone®, Diablo®, StarCraft®, and Heroes of the Storm®, and Kingʹs Candy Crush™, Pet Rescue™, Bubble Witch™ and Farm Heroes™. The company is one of the Fortune ʺ100 Best Companies to Work For®ʺ. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Blizzard has operations throughout the world, and its games are played in 196 countries. More information about Activision Blizzard and its products and services can be found on the company’s website, www.activisionblizzard.com

YOUR MISSION

As a Creative Team Lead (Video) you will oversee all Call of Duty live-ops video assets created for Marketing and Studio teams that are produced by Marketing Creative. You will also be responsible for managing a team of artists to help produce industry-leading content with a focus on trailers and social media assets. You will be leading the creation and production of video assets within creative campaigns across multiple asset types and customer groups. You are also a thought-leader, setting an example for the editorial team while providing guidance, mentorship, and unlocking new creative techniques and workflows to push creative forward. This position reports into the Associate Creative Director of Call of Duty Video and will work closely with capture directors, copywriters, sound designers, GFX artists, internal stakeholders and external partners.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

● Provide Creative Direction on trailers and video content ranging across disciplines of gameplay capture, editorial, sound design, music editing, and post FXs.

● Collaborate closely with the Associate Creative Directors and Creative Leads on creative strategy for upcoming campaigns.

● Ability to concept, develop, and pitch full media campaigns while maintaining continuity across multiple types of executions.

● Write, review, and revise outlines, shot lists, and other video-supporting documentation.

● Manage projects from a creative POV from start to finish with the ability to delegate effectively.

● Partner with other leads and creative producers to strategize content.

● Lead, by example and with positive influence, a team of leads and artists that are both full-time and contract.

● Ensure industry-leading quality through effective creative direction and hands-on contribution.

● Experience leading creative teams with the ability to give clear and effective feedback.

● Ensure industry-leading quality through effective creative direction and hands-on contribution.

● Inspire as a leader through peer influence and example-setting

PLAYER PROFILE

● Expert in editing with Adobe Premiere CC, with intermediate to expert-level experience with After Effects, Photoshop, and other relevant editorial software and plugins.

● Foundation in film production, cinematography, sound design, and motion graphics is ideal.

● Experience in game capture and build-proficiency is a major plus.

● Experience leading long and short form trailer production including concepting, pitching, resource management and client interaction.

● Ability to work under tight deadlines and prioritize projects with a high degree of autonomy.

● Support producers and other artists in all aspects of production.

● Passion for gaming with a deep knowledge of Call of Duty and the first-person genre.

● Good listener and able to give and take constructive criticism.

● Strong creative ideation with a solutions-oriented mindset.

● Passion for the craft with a willingness to contribute at all stages of production.

● Portfolio demonstrating original, high-quality video and media campaign work.

● 5+ years of experience in the video game industry leading equivalent forms of assets at either internal/external marketing services or creative agencies.

● 3+ years of management experience overseeing creatives.

● College degree in the requisite field or equivalent experience preferred.

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