WildBrain

VP, Creative

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/9/2022 2:25 PM)
Job ID
2022-5564

Overview

Hybrid work: Employees work in a hybrid model balancing collaboration in our office and remote work.

 

Overview

Join our Peanuts Worldwide team within WildBrain today to become part of the story! From Peanuts shows and specials on Apple TV+ to interactive experiences worldwide, fans of all ages celebrate the Peanuts brand through thousands of consumer products, as well as amusement park attractions, cultural events, social media, and comic strips available in all formats from traditional to digital. Peanuts Worldwide is a division of WildBrain Ltd., a global kids media and content company headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide.

 

About the Role

Our Peanuts group is looking for a VP, Creative! Reporting to the SVP of Marketing, you will be responsible for overseeing the licensing and marketing creative. This includes collaborating across business divisions and with external partners. To be successful, the VP, Creative should be able to work in a fast-paced environment with the ability to manage multiple projects, timelines and stakeholders while having fun.

 

Responsibilities

  • Gain expert knowledge in brand assets and guidelines and apply these insights when designing and directing creative to ensure brand authenticity
  • Advise, direct and mentor the creative team
  • Ensure creative is best-in-class and on-trend
  • Oversee and direct the creation of style guides, branding and logos
  • Work closely with the marketing team to develop creative that meets internal and external business needs and supports brand initiatives
  • Work with sales and territory leads to develop creative that supports their business goals
  • Liaise with the content teams to align on creative needs
  • Align and coordinate with external stakeholders on all creative produced by Peanuts Worldwide
  • Review and provide comments or direction to product or marketing creative from licensees
  • Review and provide comments or direction to creative from territory agents
  • Oversee the creative vision for tradeshows, conventions and pop-up shops. Including booth design, floor plans, presentation materials, exclusive products and premiums
  • Provide creative overview and guidelines to new partners
  • Suggest modifications to improve designs and product when appropriate
  • Work with the sales team and territory leads to identify trends and how Peanuts can adapt to these trends
  • Coordinate with stakeholders to ensure design direction is being adhered to when necessary
  • Provide creative direction and support to freelancers, consultants and agencies

 

Qualifications

  • Experience in character brand marketing with licensing and/or product development focus
  • Experience in designing and managing an art team
  • Empathetic leadership style with proven success leading and managing high-performing, passionate and engaged teams
  • Expert knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat)
  • Passion for Peanuts Worldwide brand, kids’ and family entertainment; familiarity and understanding of the mindset of target audience
  • College degree, preferably in art, design or related field
  • Understanding of global markets and trends
  • Motivated self-starter who demonstrates strong initiative, creativity, excellent work ethic and attention to detail
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, changing environment that necessitates working on many projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior level executives and decision makers across the company
  • Must be proficient in MS Suite & Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are all required)
  • Exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal skills 

 

What We Offer

Working at WildBrain is more than a job — it’s the opportunity to join forces with extraordinary, insightful and imaginative people who will recognize your talents and encourage your professional growth and development in a work environment that promotes creativity and individuality. We offer competitive family-focused benefits, we invest in our people and their future with generous RRSP matching, plus bonus time-off, because you deserve it!

 

Our Commitment

Diversity and Inclusion are in our DNA. As a global leader in kids and family entertainment, we strive to reflect and honour the diversity of our audiences around the world. We believe that creating diverse and inclusive content & brands begins with fostering a culture of belonging at WildBrain. To us, a culture of belonging is one where we celebrate and welcome the diversity of all employees, stakeholders, and external partners and strive to create an environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and brings their authentic self to work.

 

We demonstrate our commitment to this by striving to provide a supportive work environment and a corporate culture that welcomes and encourages equal opportunities for all employees. We recognize that people bring experience and talent that goes beyond the technical skills and requirements of a job. If you possess similar experience that is close to what we’ve listed here, we encourage you to please still consider applying. We strongly believe that diverse experience, transferable skills, and passion are key! WildBrain accommodates people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.

 

WildBrain is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected status or characteristic.

 

About WildBrain

At WildBrain we make great content for kids and families. With approximately 13,000 half-hours of filmed entertainment in our library – one of the world’s most extensive – we are home to such brands as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test and Degrassi. Our shows are seen in more than 150 countries on over 500 telecasters and streaming platforms. WildBrain’s portfolio spans all areas of the entertainment industry: WildBrain Studios, where we develop and produce hit animated and live actions series; WildBrain Television, which is composed of prominent kids’ television channels in Canada (Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino); home to Peanuts Worldwide; brand management to some of the world’s most-loved kids brands; celebrated global licensing and distribution teams with WildBrain CPLG, and a leading children’s YouTube network in WildBrain Spark, one of the largest networks of kids’ channels on YouTube, with over 168 million subscribers.

 

WildBrain is headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: WILD). Visit wildbrain.com to learn more!

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