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Design Director, Content

Design | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Bleacher Report is the social voice of sports – creating and collaborating on the culture of sports for the next generation of fans. Its vision for making sports bigger than games has led to unmatched engagement on social media, where it consistently ranks as the No. 1 publisher. Bleacher Report also provides an industry-leading fan experience on mobile devices through its top-rated app. In February, 2018, Bleacher Report was rated the 3rd most innovative media company in the world by Fast Company. Find Bleacher Report on the web at and on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter @BleacherReport. Bleacher Report is a division of Turner Sports.

About the Role:

The Design Director, Content owns the look and feel across all content-based experiences, including: immersive cross-platform storytelling, content packaging and distribution. You will lead a talented team of designers in our New York City office, working closely with stakeholders across the organization.


  • Lead and grow a team of Designers focused on content and storytelling

  • Provide a unified creative direction across all content-driven design

  • Support and empower our most important content initiatives

  • Drive strategic thinking for packaging premium content in bolder, more creative ways.

  • Lead rich social experiences connecting users and promoting engagement

  • Refine our visual point-of-view around art, photography and other graphic treatments

  • Collaborate closely with Product team to create and test new features

  • Raise the floor with high standards, and a critical attention to detail. Raise the ceiling with innovation and experimentation

  • Balance the near term deadlines with big picture goals

  • Proactively seek new opportunities to use to design to solve company problems

  • Strive for continual improvement to maintain the highest quality of work

  • Maintain a holistic point-of-view to unite and utilize design across the company

  • Strengthen relationships between individuals and teams through consistent communication, while promoting transparency across groups.


  • Strong design portfolio including editorial-based, digital work

  • 10+ years experience (past leadership experience preferred)

  • Proven ability creating useful, engaging editorial products

  • Demonstrates and articulates expertise of layout, typography and visual hierarchy

  • Passion for identifying and solving user problems

  • Demonstrates a user-centered approach to design with a mind for process

  • Understanding of HTML, CSS, APIs and 3rd party integrations

  • Experience working closely with engineering teams

  • Bold leadership skills, confident in team building, mentoring and guiding talent

  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent presentation skills, with a natural ability to clearly articulate ideas

  • Deep understanding of digital landscape, social platforms, and technology trends

  • In tune with contemporary design, internet and youth culture trends

  • Bachelor's degree in Design or related field preferred

  • Fueled and motivated to learn and grow

  • A knowledge and love of sports and sports culture a plus

Bleacher Report is a division of Turner. Turner and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled. Turner and its subsidiaries are E-Verify users.