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Design Manager, MIT Media Lab

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MIT Media Lab
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Published 23 days ago
Job Description

The MIT Media Lab is seeking to hire a full-time Design Manager to work with the Media Lab Director, Communications group, Events team, and other Lab stakeholders (e.g., faculty, Facilities group, Member Relations) to determine, define, and oversee design-related initiatives and materials that support the mission of the Lab, while maintaining the Lab’s visual standards and brand identity.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Work with Communications group to develop and maintain Lab’s branding and identity materials.
  • Work with Events team to conceptualize and develop visual identity and materials for major events.
  • With Communications group, develop and maintain internal and external communication materials (MLWeekly et al newsletters, All-Lab meetings, proposals (e.g. Thales, CEB)).
  • Collaborate with special projects teams on a variety of projects such as lobby exhibits.
  • Fullfill day-to-day Lab design needs (e.g. asset production and organization, collateral updates, business card orders).
  • Work with Communications group and ML videographer to develop and maintain illustration/animation style and standards.
  • Work with/advise MIT faculty and member companies on visual identity for special workshops and meetings.
  • Help decide when and how to partner with external resources (e.g. SYPartners on MLBook) and help develop/oversee the scope & design direction for these initiatives/projects.
  • Select and supervise outside vendors, including graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, and videographers as necessary.
  • Develop and manage budget for the Lab’s central design-related expenses; assist in developing budgets for the design portion of events, special projects.
  • Stay current with design & production technology and software.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Supervision Received:

General supervision from Director of Communications

Supervision Exercised:

None


Qualifications

 REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a design required;
  • Minimum three years of experience working in a studio, consultancy, or in-house capacity;
  • Expert knowledge of graphic design software, photography, and video production/editing;
  • Excellent communication skills; 
  • Ability to work independently with faculty, staff, students, sponsors, and third-party collaborators;
  • Ability to organize and see to completion complex projects, supervising the scheduling and delivery of all design-related initiatives;
  • Expertise in computer-based design and related media; need to stay current with constantly changing digital design, display, and printing technologies.

PREFERRED:

  • Master's degree;
  • Minimum of five years professional design experience.
To apply, go to https://hr.mit.edu/careers and search for job ID# 20382. 
Job Description

The MIT Media Lab is seeking to hire a full-time Design Manager to work with the Media Lab Director, Communications group, Events team, and other Lab stakeholders (e.g., faculty, Facilities group, Member Relations) to determine…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Location

On-site
77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

How to Apply

To apply, go to https://hr.mit.edu/careers and search for job ID# 20382. 

To apply, go to https://hr.mit.edu/careers and search for job ID# 20382. 

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