Senior Art Director


New York City, NY, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Web/Graphic Design/Internet
  • Post Date: 01/08/2021
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About UnitedMasters

UnitedMasters is a new music industry alternative that provides independent artists with premium music distribution services, a suite of tools to help them directly connect with fans, and opportunities for unique partnerships with some of the world’s biggest brands including the NBA, Bose, and iHeart.

Job Description

# Who we are 

As a new industry alternative for independent artists, UnitedMasters provides premium music distribution services and facilitates unique partnerships between artists and the world’s biggest brands. We enable artists to maintain full ownership over their master recording rights while introducing them to millions of new fans worldwide through our direct brand partnerships.


The UnitedMasters team is made up of musicians, marketers, engineers and storytellers with backgrounds from YouTube, SoundCloud, Pandora, Instagram, Dropbox, Complex, VICE and more. We work hand in hand with the award-winning creative teams that forge those innovative partnerships at Translation.

# What's the role? 

UnitedMasters is looking for a Senior Art Director with 6+ years of experience and an outstanding portfolio that displays clear conceptual thinking, the ability to translate core ideas into multiple iterations and a passion for storytelling. Must be a digital native with a strong grasp of cultural trends and social issues. A comprehensive understanding of music culture and social media creative is important as well as ability to concept across a range of tones from humor to serious and formats from video to animation to static design.


This role strives to elevate creative success across the UnitedMasters brand, and our brand partnerships and our priority artists while enthusiastically nurturing supporting talent. You should possess a strong sense of ownership over the whole process, collaborating seamlessly with artist marketing, partnerships, and production teams. Along with an entrepreneurial disposition and comfort in a fast-paced environment, must be able to move in concert with multiple departments and react quickly to an evolving spectrum of internal and client needs.


Essential Responsibilities You’ll Own

  • Conceiving and implementing creative ideas, concepts and strategies for our brand, artists, and partnerships.
  • A strong sense of leadership. The ability to elevate standards while nurturing supporting talent. 
  • Sync with project management to prioritize work across multiple deliverables to satisfy both short- and long-term priorities.
  • Expert at structuring creative presentations with an enthusiasm for presenting multi-platform campaign ideas while fostering strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

# Who are we looking for?

You are results and bottom-line oriented, yet will possess deep appreciation and sensitivity towards people, culture, and values. You are “thick-skinned” and persistent, but at the same time diplomatic and politically aware. You are personable, smart, passionate, and optimistic. You possess a deeply pro-active, hands-on mentality. You hold yourself accountable and take great pride in your work – just like us. We’re proudly diverse in our backgrounds, our accents, and our fiercely held personal passions. We are, in every sense of the word, independent, and not beholden to anyone else’s agenda. So are you.


# What will set you up for success

  • Be a model example of adherence to processes and ensure any direct staff follows suit accordingly. 
  • Be a strong communicator on the team and capable of leading staff members through the creative process.
  • Possess and deliver excellent written and verbal communication skills, demonstrating the ability to present thoughts clearly, accurately, and succinctly.
  • The ability to demonstrate, evangelize, and live the core values of the company.
  • Possess and encourage high degrees of initiative, drive, energy, accountability, creativity and maturity.
  • Have the proven ability to work under tight deadlines and handle pressure, while consistently paying attention to accuracy and quality of work.
  • Exercise the ability to quickly and effectively adapt to change.
  • Minimum of 6 years relevant work experience
  • Digitally savvy; MUST be proficient in Google and Microsoft Office suite.

About Translation Enterprises

Translation Enterprises, composed of Translation LLC and UnitedMasters, is a minority-owned marketing and technology company empowering brands and artists to forge authentic connections with audiences at scale through a unique mix of actionable insights, technology, and storytelling. 

Translation was founded on the power of culture to propel discourses, trends, and movements - and more importantly, be the most unapologetic determinant of what is relevant. For over 15 years, Translation has partnered with brands and creators to build and grow disruptive platforms that foster deeper community engagement. This experience has given us unparalleled insight into the dynamics of culture and affinities that link people together. Backed by Alphabet, Andreessen Horowitz, and 21st Century Fox, we are reimagining how brands and artists tell their stories, create value, and push culture forward.

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