Audio Network

Mid-weight/Senior Digital Designer

Based: London
Level: Mid-Weight
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 20 April 2018
Twitter: @audionetwork
Job Listing Added: 06 March 2018

Audio Network is a next-generation music company that licenses and supplies authentic and beautifully crafted music to a global community of creators who make television, film and advertising for all screens.

Collaborating with over 800 composers, artists and producers, Audio Network built and owns a world-class catalogue of more than 138,000 tracks of original music spanning every conceivable style, mood and instrumentation. Established in 2001, Audio Network is the global leader in the creation of music for video with considerable opportunities for growth in terms of new customer segments, deeper engagement and international reach. 

You will be a hands-on digital expert of 6+ years. (Our work has an 60/40 bias towards digital versus print.) You’ll be fully versed with competitors and creative insights, be up to date with industry topics and methodologies and be able to bring those in house with a view to obliterating the competition. You will translate objectives into compelling brand and content stories that drive results. You will present these ideas with confidence, ensuring stakeholder expectations are exceeded.

Success in this role requires solid digital experience, where an integrated agency approach is desired.

You will work collaboratively with the UX Design/ Product team – incorporating ideas from colleagues and elevating these with powerful visuals. You will be commercially-motivated and externally focused - constantly challenging yourself to evolve designs, production and practises to improve quality and effectiveness in order to grow revenues and attract/retain our clients.

You will have exemplary interpersonal skills but will also be pragmatic. As such, you will support work processes that enable a high frequency turnaround of designs and deliverables, prioritising your time adjacent to the production schedule and in a manner that supports the team’s commercial and creative objectives.

Key responsibilities and Accountabilities:

• Work with and take direction from the Head of Creative and Content and Creative Lead.
• Work with the studio manager, music specialists, other creatives and global business stakeholders – (including
those in other regions) - to ensure workflow meets the creative, scheduling and operational needs of the projects
you are working within, with these most frequently being digital, music, sales and content-led marketing assets.
• Work with an open minded and respectful approach, acknowledging that in most cases, the team’s designs will
be part of a larger, cross-platform initiative and a broader strategy; they will have a specific function and will
need to ‘go live’ within pre-determined deadlines and be developed within set budgets.
• Meticulous attention to detail. Ensure your work and that of the creatives you inspire, is fully critiqued/fit for
purpose from commercial, customer and creative/technical perspectives and that you commit to robust checking
process before passing to HOCC for approval. Be in the detail. Know the brief. Be prepared to justify your
rationale, if asked.
• Proactively guide, mentor and provide support to the wider creative services team as a senior player.
• Develop concept/image boards in line with the brand vision and strategy.
• Be confident in creating presentations and articulating ideas/concepts at a senior level.
• Ability to handle several projects at one time. Some of our BAU projects will include but not be limited to—digital
music sleeves, events campaigns and customer emails.
• Work closely with senior management to propel the team forward rapidly in terms of world class creative AND
production output.
• Work closely with Content Manager to concept and art direct web, digital and social requirements.
• Work side by side with studio manager to sense check and ensure studio operations and processes are robust
and adhered to – and lead from the front in ensuring that more junior members of the team work in the same

Knowledge/ Experience/ Qualifications:

The work is biased towards digital on a 60:40 basis so a digital background and full understanding of how digital works is key.
• First class Adobe Creative Suite skills
• 6+ years’ experience in Design
• Awareness and experience of HTML and CSS
• As much a digital native in as out of the working environment
• Abreast with digital developments and best practices
• Awareness of Mobile First methodologies and responsive solutions
• Stand out ability to balance creative and operational needs
• Demonstrably strong typographical skills
• Positive and strong leadership style. Able to influence and shape projects from the outset through to delivery

Key competencies and personal qualities:

• An interest in pop culture
• A passion or interest in music

This summarises the main key responsibilities of your role but there may be other reasonable requests made and other responsibilities included from time to time.

How to Apply

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