HBO Senior Designer

Posted 14-08-2015, offered

Industry Entertainment, Graphic Design/Art

Benefits 401K/403B, Bonuses, Dental, Health

Job Requirements OVERALL SUMMARY:

The Senior Designer is responsible for conceptualizing and designing solutions for a variety of print and digital collateral, from concept to completion. The position may direct the work of one or more designers/production artists to generate layouts/comps and final art (print and digital). This designer will be required to have strong working knowledge of Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS). They will also be required to execute final designs and mechanicals for completion of projects as needed. They assist in the creative process in collaboration with the art directors, copywriters and account team, while meeting multiple deadlines. The Senior Designer has strong communication skills and is adept at articulating the thinking behind their aesthetic and design decisions to get internal buy-in. They are full of new ideas that provide fresh, relevant solutions while staying true to the brand. They are confident in their instincts yet able to filter through feedback to recognize constructive criticism.


Act as technical and creative production lead for art directors.

Have a strong understanding of grid use, typography and hierarchy of information.

Collaborate with art directors to drive the quality of design solutions for our business partners.

Create electronic mechanicals on latest Mac software and platforms.

Create and resize various elements (configuration) of creative marketing materials for online and print.

Code in basic HTML for e-vites and digital announcements.

Create DPS folios for Adobe Content Viewer, tablets and mobile. Must be able to troubleshoot technical issues and keep abreast of software updates and new capabilities.

Teach junior design staff new technology, new software and proper prepress and online (color optimization) preparation.

Check and prepare all necessary files for final release via disc and/or e-mail to printers/service bureaus as well as online production.

Be accountable across all levels for project timelines, account team support and service, and collaboration among all team members.

Take initiative and prioritize tasks, manage time effectively and problem-solve.

Take direction from the VP, creative director, art director and all assigned stakeholders while meeting multiple deadlines.

Partner with print buyers and production to adhere to standards in color quality, preflight process; inspect and approve printer proof, and select or recommend paper stocks.

Participate in the creative/direction process with the VP, creative director, art directors and copywriters.

Through their managers, understand business partners’ strategies and objectives.

Stay abreast of current technology and design trends in the visual communication industry.


College graphic design degree with 5–7 years’ design or agency experience

Proficient in latest Mac software: CS Suite (including DPS), HTML Coding, Acrobat, Image Ready and electronic troubleshooting methods

Strong knowledge of HTML (Mac and PC) and Flash HTML5

Extreme attention to detail and ability to work under tight deadlines

Excellent verbal/written communication skills

Clear understanding of meeting project deadlines

Entertainment industry experience a plus
About Our Company It's HBO

America's most successful premium television company, Home Box Office delivers two 24-hour pay television services—HBO®and Cinemax®. HBO continues to take advantage of the latest technological innovations with advancements that include the availability of HBO programming online though HBO GOSM and MAX GOSM, as well as HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On Demand® in HD. Just as HBO is a company noted for its commitment to excellence in the products and services it delivers to consumers, it makes the extra effort to create a work environment in which fairness, equity, trust, and individual responsibility are valued. HBO is committed to retaining and recruiting skilled and motivated employees, placing a priority on qualified team players who contribute to the diversity of their workforce. HBO offers competitive benefits to include medical, dental, vision, a matched 401(k) plan, flexible spending, a commuter benefit program and tuition reimbursement.

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