GANZ – Creative Lead

Toronto, ON

Ganz’ Webkinz has revolutionized the toy industry with its innovative and engaging combination of online and offline play. A true popular cultural icon, Webkinz has been featured on every major television network and was ranked number 2 on Google’s 2007 Zeitgeist list of most popular searches.

Now is your chance to join the creative team that has brought this vibrant world to life. Ganz is seeking a talented and motivated person with a proven love of online entertainment for this position:

Creative Lead – Webkinz

Responsibilities

  • Work with the creative writing team to execute the vision of the Creative Director to the high standards established for Webkinz.
  • Will represent the Creative Team in project meetings and will enforce the spirit of the creative in these meetings.
  • Will report regular status of projects to the Creative Director, and will bring the Creative Director into disputes as necessary.
  • Bring new, fresh interactive ideas to the Creative Director for possible inclusion in the Webkinz Plan.
  • Provide the day-to-day creative leadership required to execute the Webkinz Plan.

Qualifications

  • MUST HAVE 5+ years of proven creative excellence working in the interactive entertainment or children’s marketing industry.
  • 2+ years in middle or higher management position.
  • Experience working in children’s entertainment strongly preferred.
  • Must possess a strong knowledge of interactive media including interface design, usability, writing for the internet, game and activity design.
  • Must be able to present ideas clearly and concisely to senior management.
  • Must understand the technical abilities and limitations of today’s online interactive tools; Flash in particular.
  • Should show an affinity and interest in children’s entertainment and kid’s culture.
  • Must exhibit a clear understanding of the technical, business and artistic needs of interactive development.
  • Bilingualism is an asset (French, Italian, Spanish & Portuguese).

Interested candidates must email their resume and online portfolios to careers@ganz.com.

Please check out our website www.webkinz.com.