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Lead Designer, Innovation

Design | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

B/R is launching an exciting new initiative focused on rethinking what’s possible on social platforms. We are looking for a self-starter to drive  the look and feel, creating differentiated social experiences and design-forward experiments. We are seeking a creative leader who can motivate a team to dream big and think outside-the-box. The ideal candidate has an open mind, a strong POV and a deep understanding of social media. This role is based in NYC.


  • Guide creative rooted in a strong POV

  • Lead out-of-the box thinking and new executions to consistently raise the ceiling

  • Empower and support our most forward-looking projects from concept to completion

  • Drive aspirational social experiences connecting users and promoting engagement

  • Identify and build relationships with a large network of creatives

  • Balance near term deadlines with big picture strategy and goals

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

  • Excite and inspire team with an infectious curiosity and optimistic approach.


  • Strong design portfolio of digital and social media-focused work 

  • 10+ years experience (leadership experience a plus)

  • Excels in thinking outside-the-box

  • A genuine love for and excitement about the internet

  • In tune with social media trends, youth culture, memes and viral content

  • Deep understanding of digital landscape, emerging platforms and latest technology

  • Thrives at the forefront of the design and technology

  • Understands millennials and gen-z audience

  • Thrives on working fast and shipping work rapidly and iteratively

  • Able to deliver constructive criticism resulting in stronger work

  • Design expertise of layout, typography and visual hierarchy

  • Embodies high standards with a critical attention to detail

  • Demonstrates a user-centered approach to design

  • Bold leadership skills, confident in mentoring and guiding talent

  • Strong relationships to creatives in the industry

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills, able to clearly articulate ideas

  • 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

  • This position is located in New York City


To be considered please provide the following items:

  • Link to your website or work samples including relevant design and/or social media focused work
  • Link to your LinkedIn profile

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. Bleacher Report also provides an industry-leading fan experience on mobile devices through the highly addictive app Team Stream. Follow the action at and through Instagram @BleacherReport. 

Bleacher Report is a division of WarnerMedia, LLC.  Warner Media, LLC and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.