AVAILABLE POSITIONS Marketing Art Lead

The vision for our Global Marketing Creative Team at Zynga is informed by an aggressive pursuit of new and different ideas, rapid creative development, and efficient production. We develop creative executions across paid and owned channels that invite and encourage millions of players worldwide to take part in our games as well as keep players engaged, informed, and rewarded for their active participation. Our creative and production processes prioritize achieving both performance objectives and execution excellence while we all endeavor to foster a collaborative culture that embraces and drives creative trends in the mobile marketing & acquisition space.

An Art Lead on Zynga’s Marketing Creative team will plan, lead and drive the development of all creative executions required to support the effective and efficient marketing of our games across User Acquisition, App Store Optimization, Social/Community, and Live Ops marketing efforts.
 
High-Level Responsibilities:

  • Work with Product Marketing to establish selling points for the game, generate and maintain the ad production cadence and schedule, and develop quarterly high-level creative plans.

  • Lead a team of Video, Static and 3D artists to satisfy the demands of an aggressive delivery cadence of ads and assets needed to support User Acquisition, App Store Optimization, Social/Community and Live Ops marketing efforts. 

  • Collaborate with the Art Director to align on a process for constant brainstorming & ideation that become actionable briefs for creative executions.

  • Maintain and oversee the Ad creation loop

    • Adapt Ad creation process to best suit/support the Marketing Pod’s DNA 

    • Define & lead the feedback process (internal and external)

    • Ensure velocity in process, variety in execution, and volume per cadence

    • Lead communication and transparency with the game team and licensor

  • Foster and maintain a collaborative and reflexive relationship with the game team

    • Keep them continuously informed of what we are doing

    • Keep up to date with what is going on IN the game – new assets, new content, new features, new levels, events, etc

  • Game, Genre, and Competitive Landscape expertise

    • Maintain and tracklist of top 20 competitors

    • Research and study what themes, ads, and formats are performing within the genre and for our competitors

  • Participate in the ASO planning process by contributing creative and product expertise
     

Required Skills:

  • At least 5 years of professional experience developing and executing video creative

  • Expert knowledge of Adobe After Effects, Premiere (expert Photoshop & Design skills a big plus)

  • Strong conceptual and visual design skills leading to thoughtful creative executions

  • Confident working in an extremely fast-paced environment with multiple projects and quick turn-arounds

  • Thorough understanding of consumer-facing ad experiences on social ad platforms (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube) and partner ad networks 

  • Thorough understanding of (or at least a genuine desire to learn) the nuances of creating video assets for the iOS and Google Play storefronts. 

  • A self-sufficient self-starter with an ability to thrive under the pressure of tight deadlines.

  • Exceptional communication skills and with a team-first attitude

What we offer you:

  • Zynga Stock RSUs and Bonus Plan

  • Full medical, dental, vision benefits as well as life insurance

  • Generous Paid Maternity/Paternity leave

  • Open vacation policy for many employees

  • Flexible working hours on many teams

  • Casual dress every single day

  • Work with cool people!

Zynga is an equal opportunity employer. We are proud of our diverse community; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law. We welcome candidates, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds. Join us!

Zynga will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

Zynga is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need an accommodation during the interview process, please let us know.

Careers region: North America

Careers Category: Art

Careers location: Austin, TX

Careers Type: Full-Time