Creative Lead Visual Design (12-Month Contract)

  • Mozilla
  • Germany
  • 30 May, 2024

Job Description

Creative Lead Visual Design (12-month contract) Social Media Content, based in Berlin, hybrid working model.

Important Note: Only applicants that include a portfolio and are currently based in Berlin will be eligible for this position.

Why Mozilla?

Mozilla Corporation is the non-profit-backed technology company that has shaped the internet for the better over the last 25 years. We make pioneering brands like Firefox, the privacy-minded web browser. Now, with more than 225 million people around the world using our products each month, we’re shaping the next 25 years of technology and helping to reclaim an internet built for people, not companies. Our work focuses on diverse areas including AI, social media, security and more. And we’re doing this while never losing our focus on our core mission – to make the internet better for people.

The Mozilla Corporation is wholly owned by the non-profit 501(c) Mozilla Foundation. This means we aren’t beholden to any shareholders — only to our mission. Along with thousands of volunteer contributors and collaborators all over the world, Mozillians design, build and distribute open-source software that enables people to enjoy the internet on their terms.

Our team

We're an international group of makers, builders and doers who still believe in the original promise of the internet — a place to find purpose and happiness and freedom. The Creative Studio partners with marketing to test and learn our way to compelling, needle-moving campaigns, content and creative assets for our core brands: Mozilla, Firefox and more to come. We're the stewards of these product brands — and all of them are on the precipice of change.

Our Studio team has insight into all of the business strategies and initiatives at Mozilla and its different products. It’s a dynamic and exciting team that helps to craft public perception of issues like online privacy and responsible tech and make those topics relevant and accessible to our audiences.

The Role

As the Associate Creative Lead Visual Design for Mozilla's European marketing team, you will support the creative vision for our social media and marketing communications across Germany, France, and other European markets. Working under the Head of Creative Studio Europe, you'll manage a team of 2 to deliver on-brand social media content on a daily basis. You will also support in ensuring brand consistency and an cohesive and engaging experience that attracts and connects our audience to Mozilla and products like Firefox. Your role is vital in setting the design direction and maintaining high-quality creative outputs, driving the strategic presentation of our brand across all digital and consumer-facing touchpoints. You will work closely with the Studio team as well as the Comms team accountable for Mozilla's Social Media Channels.

You Are:

A creative visionary with:

  • 6-7 years of experience in graphic design and art direction, ideally within a marketing or advertising context.
  • Strong skills in Graphic Design, Storytelling and Creative Strategy.
  • Proof of management experience of at least 3 years.
  • Exceptional teamwork and communication skills, capable of leading a team under pressure.
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, and other relevant design tools.
  • A portfolio that demonstrates excellence in social media and full-funnel marketing campaign design. Not only Brand Design, UX/UI or Motion!

You Will:

  • Creative Leadership: Lead and inspire a team of 2 creatives to develop together ith you engaging and visually captivating content tailored for social media platforms. Ensure that all content is innovative, on-brand, and effectively tells our brand’s story.
  • Team Management: Manage and mentor with empathy a small team, setting clear goals and expectations, and providing regular feedback to foster professional growth and high-quality creative output.
  • Brand Consistency: Uphold brand consistency across all projects, ensuring that every piece of content aligns with our brand identity, values, and messaging standards.
  • Project Oversight: Oversee the creative lifecycle of social media campaigns, from concept development through execution, ensuring deliverables are achieved on time and within budget.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with the Head of Creative Studio and Head of Communication Europe and to align creative and comms strategies and executions with broader marketing objectives.
  • Innovation: Stay ahead of industry trends and incorporate best practices in social media design, creative strategy and storytelling to keep our brand at the forefront of digital marketing.

Your Professional Profile:

  • Fluent in German, with exceptional copywriting review and script supervision capabilities for German.
  • Proficient in English (our workplace language is English, but your focus will be on content for Germany and France. French language skills are a plus but not mandatory
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in Creative Lead or creative leadership, specifically within a social media context.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Fine Arts, Visual Communication, or related field
  • Comprehensive experience and a robust portfolio, including social media and marketing campaign design.
  • Experienced visual design skills online and offline: typography, composition, color, accessibility and design systems
  • Experience art working, crafting and shipping printed marketing and digital marketing for consumer facing products
  • Excellent collaboration, communication & time management skills
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with experience managing small creative teams
  • Strong presentation skills; experience in working collaboratively in an international environment.
  • Comfortable designing in an open, shared environment and presenting work to large and small groups
  • Experience in working on a distributed team and working cross functionally
  • Versatile, growth mindset
  • Experience working in Figma and Adobe Creative Suite is a requirement.
  • Strong Storytelling skills

Pluses but not mandatory

  • Experience setting up creative user testing and research
  • Video or storyboarding experience
  • Video editing, motion, illustration or photography skills.
  • Copywriting skills
  • Experience in the tech industry or with tech-related brands

About Mozilla 

Mozilla exists to build the Internet as a public resource accessible to all because we believe that open and free is better than closed and controlled. When you work at Mozilla, you give yourself a chance to make a difference in the lives of Web users everywhere. And you give us a chance to make a difference in your life every single day. Join us to work on the Web as the platform and help create more opportunity and innovation for everyone online.

Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging

Mozilla understands that valuing diverse creative practices and forms of knowledge are crucial to and enrich the company’s core mission.  We encourage applications from everyone, including members of all equity-seeking communities, such as (but certainly not limited to) women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions.

We will ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, as appropriate. Please contact us at hiringaccommodation@mozilla.com to request accommodation.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race (including hairstyle and texture), religion (including religious grooming and dress practices), gender, gender identity, gender expression, color, national origin, pregnancy, ancestry, domestic partner status, disability, sexual orientation, age, genetic predisposition, medical condition, marital status, citizenship status, military or veteran status, or any other basis covered by applicable laws.  Mozilla will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics or any other unlawful behavior, conduct, or purpose.

Group: C

Req ID: R2547

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Hiring Ranges:

Remote Germany
€74.000€79.000 EUR