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Design Director, Emerging Creative

Full-timeDesign director$430,000-$1,500,000 Los Gatos, United States
Paid time off
Stock options
Mental health wellbeing support
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Overview: At Netflix, we aspire to entertain the world and are constantly innovating on how entertainment is imagined, created, and delivered to a global audience. We currently stream content in more than 30 languages in 190 countries, topping over 240 million paid members.

About the role. Netflix’s business continues to expand in new ways to serve our global members. Whether it’s evolving how we offer best-in-class entertainment content to new forms that entertainment may take (games, live events, etc), at the forefront is a design org whose efforts help shape how those not only come to life in the product but also how they connect to and manifest across different customer touchpoints.

To help us achieve this, we’re looking for a leader who can traverse at the highest levels of an organization, influencing, guiding, and inspiring multiple leaders and cross-functional teams (several outside their own) to deliver wildly beautiful, coherent, and effective creative across a spectrum of initiatives ranging from product concepts to live events.

This role is for those who can thrive under constant change against the highest stakes possible – it will require the individual to at once be a leadership whisperer, creative quality bearer, and multi-discipline chameleon who can quickly shapeshift to help collaborators achieve their goals.

What You’ll Do

  • Rally and inspire the organization around a shared, understood creative vision
  • Through direct leadership and influence, ensure and help maintain a high quality, cohesive visual experience and brand perception across the Netflix ecosystem
  • Proactively collaborate and work as the creative liaison between Product, Marketing, Brand, Content, Ads, Merchandising, and Communications, shaping creative and design opportunities that can be leveraged and integrated across touchpoints
  • Lead and manage a multidisciplinary creative team comprised of motion, audio, video, and visual / ux design specialists and storytellers, inspiring them to do their best work, guiding them with a clear vision of the future, and enabling them to operate with great efficiency, effectiveness, and scale
  • Closely collaborate with and support the Design Foundations team to help establish, evolve, and / or integrate standards (visual, motion, creative)
  • Establish, manage and creative direct a roster of creative / design agencies, overseeing the work and ensuring quality as well as ROI
  • Help lead and evolve Core XD, helping to shape, evolve, and sustain best practices, vision, culture, and operational excellence

Experience and Soft Skill Must-Haves

  • Demonstrated experience of real-world impact – clear examples of what your creative leadership has enabled, showing before and after impact on the businessProven track record for leading large-scale, multiple initiativesthat required significant planning, context switching, creative direction, and leadership influence
  • Proactive leadership and comfort with ambiguity – in this role, you will not often be told what to do or how to do something; you will instead a) be pointed towards a desired outcome, or b) identify opportunities and gaps on your own, with the expectation that you will work independently to identify partners / collaborators, develop an approach, and execute accordingly
  • Relationship and trust building – candidates are expected to develop strong, trusting cross-functional relationships that help guide, inform, or support efforts; you must have and demonstrate deep collaboration, curiosity, optimism and positivity
  • Verbal and visual communication – you should be an exceptional communicator and storyteller, able to help others understand often diverse, complex ideas in a clear, compelling, and business-aligned manner
  • Context, scale, quality – you thrive in fast-paced, multi-project environments where context-switching is the norm; you are comfortable with ambiguity, able to quickly bring clarity and inspire others to deliver high levels of creativity, quality, and business results

Technical and Hard Skill Must-Haves

  • Solid portfolio demonstrating ridiculously great taste, with an exceptional, high-quality bar for craft, execution, and decision-making across a variety of creative UX / UI applications
  • Strong creative and product design and development expertise, able to drive results at all levels of an organization
  • Experience working at the intersection of product, brand, and marketing, with a strong perspective of how they all come together to drive perception or behavior through creative
  • Experience working with developing or integrating brand strategy and translating attributes into product experiences
  • Technical understanding and aptitude

    Our compensation structure consists solely of an annual salary; we do not have bonuses. You choose each year how much of your compensation you want in salary versus stock options. To determine your personal top of market compensation, we rely on market indicators and consider your specific job family, background, skills, and experience to determine your compensation in the market range.

    The range for this role is $430,000 - $1,500,000. Netflix provides comprehensive benefits including Health Plans, Mental Health support, a 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer match, Stock Option Program, Disability Programs, Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts, Family-forming benefits, and Life and Serious Injury Benefits.

    We also offer paid leave of absence programs.  Full-time hourly employees accrue 35 days annually for paid time off to be used for vacation, holidays, and sick paid time off. Full-time salaried employees are immediately entitled to flexible time off.

    See more detail about our Benefits here.Netflix is a unique culture and environment.  Learn more here.

    We are an equal-opportunity employer and celebrate diversity, recognizing that diversity of thought and background builds stronger teams. We approach diversity and inclusion seriously and thoughtfully. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, caste, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic makeup, marital status, or military service.

Questions & answers for this position
  • What is the type of contract for this position?
    The contract for this position is a Full-time contract
  • What's the salary range for the Design Director, Emerging Creative position?
    The suggested salary for this position is $430,000-$1,500,000
  • Is telecommuting possible for this position?
    No, telecommuting is not possible for this position
About Netflix
Watch Netflix movies & TV shows online or stream right to your smart TV, game console, PC, Mac, mobile, tablet and more.
Digital Entertainment, Media and Entertainment
10K-50K employees

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