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Who We Are

Founded in 2005, 2K Games is a global video game company, publishing titles developed by some of the most influential game development studios in the world. Our studios responsible for developing 2K’s portfolio of world-class games across multiple platforms, include Visual Concepts, Firaxis, Hangar 13, CatDaddy, Cloud Chamber, and HB Studios. Our portfolio of titles is expanding due to our global strategic plan, building and acquiring exciting studios whose content continues to inspire all of us! 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including sports, shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, casual, and family entertainment.

Our team of engineers, marketers, artists, writers, data scientists, producers, thinkers and doers, are the professional publishing stewards of our growing library of critically-acclaimed franchises such as NBA 2K, Battleborn, BioShock, Borderlands, The Darkness, Mafia, Sid Meier’s Civilization, WWE 2K, and XCOM.

At 2K, we pride ourselves on creating an inclusive work environment, which means encouraging our teams to Come as You Are and do your best work! We are dedicated to diversity and inclusion, and want our community of candidates to reflect this commitment. We encourage all qualified applicants to explore our global positions.

2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).

What We Need

We’re looking for a passionate creative director who is not afraid to come up with industry shaking concepts, but who also knows how to execute them with a team. In this role you will be leading creative direction, creative strategy and executional excellence for all the marketing initiatives globally. You will be working closely with marketing leadership and cross-functional teams to develop campaigns that resonate with our target audience and contribute to the success of the game. This role will be reporting to Senior Global Creative Director, Core games.

What You Will Do

  • You’re responsible for innovating and evolving the brand identities, concepts and strategies for our games based on cultural triggers, audience insights and business needs.

  • You will be leading a creative team, including, but not limited to: Associate Creative Designer, Graphic Designers, Copy Writers, Game Capture Artists, Editors, etc.

  • You will partner with the creative, marketing production, global marketing strategy, go-to-market, partnership, and analytic teams to create world-class creative. You will be the connector and problem solver.

  • You will oversee the development of creative assets, including but not limited to trailers, key art, social media content, website design, and advertising campaigns.

  • You will lead the creative vision across our marketing agency partners to ensure creative excellence and on on-time delivery.

  • You will innovate and create ideas with this project’s creative team.

  • You are participating and adding value to marketing strategies and planning while working together with producers to ensure on-budget and on-time creative delivery.

  • Stay up to date with emerging trends, technologies, and platforms in gaming, marketing, and creative industries.

  • Guard, elevate and embody 2K’s creative culture in every possible situation.

What Will Make You a Great Fit

  • First things first: You’re able to work in fast-paced business culture with the ability to pivot quickly.

  • You are not afraid to engage in hands-on on creative projects. You enjoy concepting and have eye for details.

  • Bachelor's degree or higher or equivalent combination of education and experience and training.

  • 10+ years of professional experience in the creative field. At least 4-5 years of experience leading creative teams.

  • Experienced managerial skills coupled with the ability to optimize people, processes, and craft.

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in global market language, including meeting facilitation and presentations across multiple locations and time zones.

  • Ability to efficiently communicate complex concepts and topics to stakeholders, wider organization and partners.

  • Proven track record of successfully delivering creative marketing campaigns and initiatives from concept to execution.

  • Strong understanding of modern culture, trends, and the gaming audience.

  • Ability to elevate strategic thinking and planning.

  • Strong ability to develop high-profile, influential, and collaborative relationships across teams, functions, and geographies.

  • Ability to motivate and mentor the creative teams.

Bonus Points: Passion for live-service marketing or competitive gaming!

The pay range for this position in California at the start of employment is expected to be between $196,000 and $261,000 per Year. However, base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an 'at-will position' and the company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to ensuring that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform their essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us if you need reasonable accommodation.

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