Art Director - Design and Motion - WTA Ventures Operations, LLC (Remote - US & UK · Open to Remote)

WTA Ventures Operations, LLC
Jobs in Remote - US & UK · Open to Remote
Marketing: New Media
The Art Director has a passion for motion design and will collaborate with cross-functional teams to conceptualize and execute visually stunning and engaging design and motion graphics. The ideal candidate possesses a strong portfolio showcasing expertise in both design and motion, demonstrating an ability to bring brands to life through compelling visuals.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilties: 
  •  Lead the motion identity and vision for fans, players, and tournaments.
  • Maintain a unified art direction, vision, and high production standard across all touchpoints.
  • Push the boundaries of the visual identity of the WTA brand.
  • Collaborate in the development of conceptual artwork, style guides, sketches, storyboards, and project pitches.
  • Partner with the Creative Director to create project pitches and actionable production plans.
  • Provide inspiration to the design team and facilitate training opportunities to develop all design disciplines.
  • Work closely with digital and social teams to develop and produce creative assets, including social media graphics (static and animated), web banners, infographics, and other supporting campaign assets.
  • Keep up to date with the latest presentation, creative, and marketing technologies.
  • Other duties/projects as assigned.
Education and Experience:
  •  8+ years of progressive experience in a creative design / brand development capacity at a sports organization or marketing agency required.
  • Strong experience in Adobe design software such as After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign to develop effective creative materials for motion, print, and digital required.

Required Skills and Competencies:
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong project management & organizational skills with ability to handle multiple demands and priorities.
  • Ability to cultivate relationships and provide constructive critique of creative work that elevates the quality of the creative output across the organization.
  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently.
  • Ability to cultivate relationships and provide constructive critique of creative work that elevates the quality of the creative output across the organization.
  • Tennis knowledge desirable.
  • Uphold WTA Core Values: Be Progressive, Collaborative, Passionate, and show Integrity. These core values set the tone in everything we do, help us succeed on and off the court, make a difference in the community and create a premier, compelling global sport entertainment experience.  It is important that the person in the position commits themselves to these core values so that we can constantly move forward in the same direction – Together.

Travel Requirements:
Up to 30%
Supervisory Responsibilities: 
Position Type/Work Schedule:
Full Time, 40 hours a week. Typical schedule will be Monday-Friday with some off hours and weekends dependent on tournament schedules and projects demand.

 Work Environment/Physical Demands: 
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Working Conditions
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. The passage of employees through the work area is average and normal.
Physical Demands
The employee is required to sit for long periods; use close/distant vision; hear using the telephone; bend at the waist and knee; communicate verbally and electronically with worldwide constituency; use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. 
The WTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

WTA Ventures was founded as a joint venture partnership between the WTA Tour and private equity firm CVC Capital Partners, in March 2023. WTA Ventures manage the commercial aspects of women's tennis, in order to develop and grow the sport worldwide.

Job Questions:

  1. Are you legally eligible to work in the US or UK?

  2. Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship?

  3. What salary range are you looking for? (Range required)

  4. This role at WTA entails both leadership in design and motion as well as hands-on production work. Are you comfortable with taking on this dual responsibility?

  5. Can you provide examples of how you've successfully collaborated with cross-functional teams to ensure cohesive visual storytelling in motion graphics projects?"

  6. How do you stay updated on emerging trends and technologies in motion design, and how do you integrate these into your creative process?

  7. Please attach your portfolio or website