Studio Director, Nike Virtual Studios

Job at Nike

Los Angeles, CA

Full time

About the job

Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team

NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world’s best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At NIKE, Inc. it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

NIKE, Inc. designs the future. At NIKE, Inc. designers chase their curiosities and build what’s next, shaping the culture and advancing human potential. The Design teams include artists, inventors and specialists, all with different focuses, including color and material experts, and apparel, footwear and graphic designers. Nike designers look to the future, aggressively pursuing materials, ideas and forms that further elevate the athlete experience, raise the bar for modern style and reduce environmental impact.

About Nike Virtual Studios

Nike Virtual Studios is building the future of how audiences engage with sport, product, content, and culture. We are using the power of web3 and blockchain technology to build experiences and communities that empower creators and shape culture like never before.

Who We Are Looking For

Nike Virtual Studios is looking for a Studio Director to drive and manage the ways of working for the Design team. We are looking for someone with deep expertise in organizing and driving a successful culture within a creatively led environment. You’ve worked with emerging technology and understand the new landscape of virtual products and platforms. You can distill a brief, understand the creative objectives, risks, and challenges, as well as assemble the right talent and resources for what needs to be achieved. You know how to get your team from ideation to final delivery. You are highly organized, results-driven, and an expert at both managing and tracking creative projects and organizational management. Ultimately, your shared sense of drive and agility to explore the new will help push the Nike Virtual Studios’ team into the next phase of growth in this exciting and newly formed landscape!

Key Responsibilities

The Studio Director is the Chief of Staff to the Senior Design Director, and is responsible for managing overall studio connectivity, process, and workflow with design and their cross-functional partners. You are the key operational partner to the Senior Design Director, and you are the direct line manager to the Studio Managers and Producers. You will work in tight partnership with Nike Virtual Studios leadership, cross-functional partners and external agencies to ensure work is appropriately managed between and resourced. Key responsibilities include:

  • Ensure the team is running effectively, efficiently, and delivering according to Nike Virtual Studios’ daily, seasonal, and long-term objectives
  • Balance the tactical needs of creative delivery with the communication skills required to orchestrate, coach, and inspire their team
  • Prioritize and resource team projects, ensuring work streams are adequately supported, work is delivered on time, within scope, and on brief
  • Maintain top-line knowledge of status and health of all projects in the studio
  • Display problem-solving expertise and works with Studio Managers and Producers to mitigate project risks and elevate to leadership when needed.
  • Work in close partnership with the Creative leads, Creative Operations and Partners to define project scope, budget, resourcing and timing
  • Cast the right team required to complete the work
  • Proactively remove obstacles, elevate risk, and protect the creative intent

What You Bring

  • Bachelor's degree or higher or equivalent combination of education and experience and training
  • A passion for sport, gaming, culture and creative storytelling; with the ambition to use it to change how we live our lives
  • Expertise in the real-world demands of delivering best-in-class creative in service to product and brand marketing
  • 10+ years in creative team oversight, production, and project management
  • Professional experience in design, client or agency-side, managing multiple projects across various seasons and teams
  • Direct experience as a manager of managers, with documented success across a variety of challenging managerial scenarios
  • A strong ability to solve problems and solutions-oriented attitude
  • An ability to see and understand how individual work streams connect into and support larger brand and business strategies
  • Expertise in the real-world demands of delivering best-in-class creative
  • Portfolio of work demonstrating experience delivering multi-disciplinary creative executions of retail, live & virtual experiences
  • Experience managing work streams in Figma, Miro, Notion, Asana, Box, Google Suite, Keynote and other collaborative design tools (3D software a plus)
  • Experience producing comprehensive work on emerging Virtual platforms
  • Passion for current trends in social channels, virtual platforms, emerging technology, design, art, gaming, interactive and experience design
  • Deep agency and technologist connections — you know just who to call for anything that comes up on a project
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to cultivate cross-functional relationships
  • Ability to cast, scope, collaborate, and effectively manage external partners

NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

Company: Nike

Website: Company's website

Skills: designoperationsnon tech

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