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Can You Believe It?! it's a Full-time job

Here's the deal: Malka Media is looking for a Design Director to be the best damn design leader ever in our Jersey City, NJ, USA office. More likely, from your home right now.


MALKA is looking for a Design Director to join our Creative Studio. This person will lead a team of graphic designers in the development of best in class design work across many digital mediums. They will also be expected to set department standards and provide creative leadership across projects. Note: this is not a product design role.

Essential Functions:
- Help direct other team members to fulfill client needs
- Be a mentor for Designers & Senior Designers
- Be a strong voice & advocate for the design team
- Teach design philosophy, values, techniques, and beliefs
- Develop strong relationships with internal team leaders and clients
- Help ensure that deadlines and budgets are complete, accurate, and followed
- Work closely with other department leaders to ensure tight collaboration and determine efficient workflows
- Provide clear & objective critiques of creative work
- Take creative leadership on assigned client accounts
- Facilitate the conceptual framework for certain design-centric projects
- Instill & enforce design best practices & workflows across the entire organization
- Manage employees career goals, progression, & opportunities to get there
- Produce creative solutions that reflect or instill distinctive brand personality
- Make presentations internally & with senior-level clients

Requirements and Skills:
- 8+ years of design experience (3 in a managerial capacity), including brand, graphic, motion, social, & production
- Exceptional design chops (focus on brand identity & content design)
- Experience & interest in managing/leading cross-disciplinary teams
- Ability to lead, develop & motivate a team of designers
- Ability to oversee several projects &/or accounts simultaneously, while remaining sensitive to deadlines
- Superior verbal communication & presentation skills
- Exceptional organizational & time management skills
- A self-starter who can run with projects without hesitation & thrive in a fast-paced environment

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On-site required?



6-9 years


2D Graphics, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Brand Strategy, Content Management, Content Strategy, Creative Direction, Creative Research, Design, Design Strategy, Management of Teams 1-10, Marketing Strategy

Date Posted

February 19, 2021 (Originally posted February 15, 2021)

Managed By

Derek Sammak

Fine Print

MALKA is a creative studio leveraging the instincts of a creative agency but built on the backbone of an agile production company. We are the makers. We don't just dream it, we create it; because we know-how. From original productions like Netflix documentaries and branded episodic series on Verizon Media, to VR/AR, animated videos, social content, content strategy, and marketing campaigns, our 120+ full-time creative staff work in every creative medium. We took what was typically done by multiple vendors and built it under a single roof, allowing our creatives to expand their capabilities while elevating every piece of content that comes out of the studio. This is content at the speed of culture. With facilities in Santa Monica, CA, and Jersey City, NJ, and some of the most talented creatives in the industry, we plug in anywhere, anytime, on projects large and small, for clients across every industry.

At MALKA we are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/D/F/V.