Senior Motion Graphic Designer / Video Editor

Medmen Culver City , CA 90231

Posted 1 week ago

Our Story

We started MedMen with a simple vision; cannabis as a consumer product. It is a simple idea with profound consequences for how marijuana is cultivated, produced and marketed. Quality standards matter, best practices matter, brand reputation matters. Today, MedMen is the most dominant cannabis enterprise in the emerging legal marijuana industry.

Job Summary

MedMen is currently seeking a talented Senior Motion Graphic Designer, with editing and compositing experience, to join its growing in-house creative team. Our ideal candidate is smart, creative, and innovative. He/she can easily generate new, inspiring digital ideas that resonate with our customer. They have a passion for great design and conceptual thinking. They take pride in producing excellent work and would not settle for anything less than the best. They love the thrill of building a world-class brand.

This role reports to the VP Creative and will be responsible for creating dynamic expressions of MedMen's creative output through motion. The Senior Motion Graphic Designer will partner with social content, campaign, and digital directors to ensure that MedMen's POV is on brand and current with emerging motion and media trends. Our ideal candidate must display a deep understanding of current best practices in digital marketing and communication, be well versed in current ux/ui practices and digital design and possesses a deep curiosity and enthusiasm for new media. He/she must understand and support cannabis culture, champion MM's place as an industry leader, and understand MM's role in shaping the dialogue around Cannabis consumption.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Partner with internal content and design directors to ensure that MedMen's photography and media standards are on-brand and industry leading

  • Work closely with VP of creative to ensure that the quality of work evolves with the emergence of new media platforms

  • Participate / lead brainstorming sessions and workshops designed toward educating the creative department on new mediums and design possibilities

  • Support Social, Campaign, and Digital Design silos with creative output and influence that positions MedMen as the design leader in Cannabis

  • Act as the catalyst that mixes ideas, pushes concepts, and finds the best way to meet MedMen's needs with compelling, innovative concepts and executions

  • Understand and work within project parameters: Business unit goals and requirements, internal goals, public experience, technical constraints, as well as budget and schedule

  • Be a sponge for industry trends, sharing insights and inspiration with the various departments

  • Contribute leadership in terms of best practices, standard processes and experience to drive the company's capabilities forward

Competencies

  • Creative skills: First and foremost, our Senior Motion Graphic Designer must be a great at collaborating with internal partners to make sure that our work is congruent with current trends in digital marketing and design.

  • Software skills: Must be proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud, After Effects and Premier Pro. Cinema 4d a bonus. Must have an understanding of, and an enthusiasm for, AR, VR, and 3D spatial rendering programs

  • Digital skills and acumen: Must possess advanced knowledge of digital design and production, and understand industry trends, and has deep knowledge of ux/ui best practices to ensure efficient collaboration with internal ux/ui team

  • Communication and presentation skills: They need excellent communication (written and verbal) and confident presentation skills in order to pitch ideas to directors and also explain their ideas to members of their creative team.

  • Interpersonal skills: Excellent interpersonal skills are a must. They need a clear creative vision while remaining open to others' ideas.

  • Leadership skills: Our Senior Motion Graphic Designer needs leadership skills in order to hire, develop and oversee their creative team of the future.

Required Education and Experience

  • An undergraduate degree in one or more of the following: digital design, advertising, marketing, fine arts, or a related subject is required. A postgraduate degree in these subjects can be an advantage.

  • Between 4-8 years' experience working in the advertising, marketing or design sectors.

  • An understanding of all aspects of client-focused brand and marketing creative, including brand development, social, digital, advertising, OOH, retail/POS, media and environmental / experiential design

  • Experience and skill to drive the development of new business and client review decks and various communication vehicles

  • Creative and strategy-driven POV in developing best-in-class integrated digital marketing campaigns and programs

  • Effective communicator and storyteller with ability to find the best approach to verbally and visually communicate an idea and articulately present it to other team members, clients, and agency partners

  • Excellent listening skills

  • Experience collaborating with a team of strategists, creatives, designers, producers, and account managers

  • Adept at multi-tasking while coordinating multiple projects and resources

  • Be able to roll up your sleeves and execute the work as well as be able to manage and inspire future direct reports as we continue to build our team

Supervisory Responsibility

In the future this position will manage employees and is responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within that department in conjunction with human resources.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

Some flexibility in hours is allowed, but the employee must be available during the "core" work hours of 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Some overtime and weekend work is expected.

Travel

This position requires light travel

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

This position does not approve visa requirements, H1-B sponsorship, special clearances, etc. Submittal and clearance of drug and background screening to meet Company Policy expectation. Live scan completed for City may be required.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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