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Design Lead, Digital Storytelling & Innovation

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 Lead is a visual leader and passionate storyteller who creates highly immersive digital experiences. You thrive at the intersection of design and technology leading design on our biggest, most ambitious interactive stories.


  • Lead design from concept to launch on our biggest, most ambitious interactive stories

  • Shape story narratives to deliver beautifully designed work that is both informative and on-brand

  • Create highly immersive digital experiences across B/R properties; as well as, third party platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter

  • Think strategically to package premium content in bolder, more creative ways.

  • Collaborate closely with editorial, development and video teams

  • Directs contractors and/or external vendors including photographers and illustrators

  • Work alongside fellow team leads to manage high-touch projects on deadline

  • Advocate for leveraging new technologies while adhering to industry best practices

  • Held accountable for high design quality and raises standards for brand

  • Proactively shares work, seeking feedback in an effort for improvement while encouraging transparency

  • Leads by example, mentors junior and mid-level staff, providing guidance and feedback

  • Actively seeks out new opportunities for collaboration

  • Balances the near-term deadlines with big picture goals

  • Champions exceptional design across B/R and outside the company


  • Strong design portfolio of live, digital-based editorial work

  • 7+ years professional experience in interactive design

  • Experience designing across platforms with deep experience designing for mobile

  • Critical eye for design with strong typography, layout and user experience skills

  • Experience working with content including audio, video, and photography

  • Ability to commission and art direct illustrations, animations, photoshoots

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment

  • Well-versed in Adobe Creative Suite and Sketch

  • Comfortable with HTML and CSS; as well as, 3rd party integrations and APIs

  • Experience working closely with development teams

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

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

  • Knowledge of the digital landscape in media, design and technology

  • 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.