Position/Title: Social Media Designer
Reports to: Sr. Director, Social Media Marketing Strategy
Employment: Full Time, Staff Position
Location: New York – 1540 Broadway, 28th Floor
BET Networks is looking for a Social Media Designer reporting to the Sr. Director of Social Media Marketing Strategy to support the social media marketing efforts for BET, CentricTV, BET JAMS, BET Soul and BET Music social channels.
The ideal candidate is a creative powerhouse that is a Social and Digital native, who leverages their design expertise to align with BET’s marketing initiatives. In addition, the ideal candidate produces creative that ignites passion and action within our fan base. The designer will utilize social platforms to host their creative reactions to cultural milestones and the hottest topics on Black Twitter, to the Brand’s global Black audience.
BET Networks’ reimagined Social Media team needs a self-starter with an “always-on” mentality who can hit the ground running with creative solutions of their own design. Candidates will be required to show a portfolio demonstrating modern, thoughtful designs across websites, landing pages, social media, and print. In addition, this person must have the ability to partner with the BET Consumer Marketing, Creative Services/CSX teams to deliver the strongest work for our programming, and for the Brand.
Bachelor’s Degree with 5+ years of graphic design with relevant experience in the social media space, preferably in Entertainment/Media/Urban Culture. Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, InDesign, AfterEffects, Premier, Illustrator and DreamWeaver; Two to three years of equivalent work experience with Final Cut Pro ideal. Ability to create illustrations with one to two day turnaround. Experience in animation, video, traditional print and production a must. Possess a solid understanding of graphic design, typography, color theory and illustration. Firm understanding of social media/web standards, cross-browser compatibility, and image optimization techniques. Comprehensive knowledge of various social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Vine, etc. and what kind of graphics work on what kind of platform...and why.