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Creative Director, Jerusalem U

Jerusalem U is looking for a visionary creative leader that brings design and copy expertise to all design work. The right person will think strategically and conceptually about brand experience as well as have the ability to execute the vision.

Jerusalem, Israel

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Posted November 26, 2018.

Are you a design junkie? Are you looking for an opportunity to use your knowledge to help people learn more about Israel and Judaism? Do you want to be a part of a growing, dynamic team?

Jerusalem U is looking for a visionary creative leader that brings design and copy expertise to all design work. The right person will think strategically and conceptually about brand experience as well as have the ability to execute the vision. This person will lead a team of creatives in messaging and design across a family of brands.

This is a full-time position based in the Old City of Jerusalem reporting to our Chief Marketing Officer.

What You’ll Do:

  • Collaborate with key internal stakeholders to understand and deliver creative solutions across product launches and marketing programs, including print, digital, web, product interfaces, videos, presentations and visual concepts
  • Lead a team of graphic artists, and manage a dedicated creative budget
  • Manage copy and messaging, overseeing and integrating the work of the copywriter
  • Govern Jerusalem U’s brand standards and style guidelines to ensure quality and uniformity across all channels
  • Recruit and manage creative output from designers and freelancers
  • Develop a deep knowledge of the marketplace and industry; maintain awareness of current trends in branding, advertising, design
  • Proactively identify opportunities to evolve and strengthen Jerusalem U’s competitive positioning
  • Partner with Product Development to assess existing UX/UI interfaces and digital properties for optimal usability, visual design and user experience
  • Foster a favorable climate for innovative graphics design and break-through creative

Who You Are:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Graphic Design, UX, HCI or equivalent
  • 3+ years deep creative leadership and team management
  • A strong understanding of both the copy and design side — and how they work together
  • A terrific portfolio featuring several contemporary, engaging projects and showcasing a strong understanding and creative approach to copy, tone, typography, editorial photography/layout, and brand identity
  • Proven ability to lead design in a large organization across multiple departments
  • Positive role model with enthusiasm for the field and a passion for mentoring
  • Voracious learner who’s committed to best practice and being on the cutting edge
  • Strong eye for narrative
  • Strong ability to problem solve
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Graphic Design, UX, HCI or equivalent
  • Native English Speaker and able to legally work in Israel

Who We Are:
Jerusalem U is a groundbreaking non-profit media organization founded in 2007 for young Jews. We create purpose-driven content, including original videos, interactive courses and feature films, for our audience of smart, passionate and curious teens and young adults looking to engage with their heritage and history. Using innovative storytelling that sparks ideas, conversations and discussions, we’re re-framing the way the eternal Jewish story is being transmitted to the next generation.

Some benefits and perks of working at Jerusalem U:

  • 14 paid vacation days your first year of employment
  • Pension benefits according to Israeli law
  • Working in the old City of Jerusalem every day
  • Working with people who are passionate about our mission
  • An organization that values its people and their families