Complex Networks

Complex Networks, formed from the acquisition of Complex Media Inc. through a joint venture by Verizon and Hearst, is a global lifestyle brand and media company and one of the most influential voices in popular culture today. Complex Networks generates over 1.2 billion video views a month across its digital channels and is a Top 10 publisher in the U.S. for social engagement on channels like Facebook and YouTube.

Complex Networks develops and distributes original programming for its channels and through output deals with distributors including Facebook, Fuse, and go90. The company cultivates content that spans across popular culture from music to movies, sports to video games, fashion to food, reaching the coveted 18-24-year-old male audience. In November, the company successfully hosted its second ComplexCon in Long Beach, California, attracting 200 top brands and over 50,000 attendees to the two-day cultural festival.

Complex Networks New York, NY, USA
Jun 17, 2019
Full time
Complex  is a global lifestyle video, brand, and media company jointly owned by Hearst and Verizon, and is one of the most influential voices in popular culture today. Complex generates over 1.2 billion video views a month across its digital channels. It is a top 10 publisher in the U.S. for social engagement on platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Netflix, and Snapchat.  Complex is seeking an experienced  Influencer Strategist . As an  Influencer Strategist , you will need to manage every aspect of hiring an Influencer as they relate to a Complex branded campaign— including, not to limited to — procurement, negotiation, and managing deliverables on-site and remotely.  All influencer campaigns include, but are not limited to, the following tasks: budget vetting, post platform strategy, research, outreach, communication/negotiations with influencer management, deck building (include a min. of double the amount of requested SPUs), bespoke contracting and SOW drafting, communications with Complex internal Legal and involved internal teams, managing product/content delivery and timelines, payment paperwork management and uploading, insights reporting (if requested), and more.   Responsibilities : Working alongside our branded content team, you will be responsible for identifying, sourcing, and conducting influencers for a variety of campaigns, and then managing them through the pre-sale and post-sale phases of a campaign. You will help brainstorm and ideate different social and video teams with the strategy team as it relates to influencers as well. You will need to work with the Brand Partnership Studio on branded campaigns that require influencer talent in any capacity. Procure a variety of Influencers on a case-by-case basis and build decks around your procurement per campaign. Work directly with influencers and their management on contract negotiations and budget vetting. Work with Complex internal legal team and involved internal teams to manage contracts and negotiations. Draft SOW’s, manage invoices and manage payment paperwork. Actively source influencers on a regular basis utilizing professional networks, social media, and other relevant resources Collaborate with strategy, sales, and social team. You will need to work under tight and strict deadlines. Have a strong understanding of social media, branded content, and the Influencer space. Need to be creative, good at multitasking and passionate about the Complex brand. Requirements : You have 4-5+ years of work experience ideally in a talent firm or relevant agency. You have the ability to build collaborative relationships with teammates and talent. You are incredibly organized and know how to get the job done in time sensitive situations. You are a team player; ready to help out across teams as situations come up. You are flexible with time and travel. You have clear communication skills with your team and the various teams at this company. You have a network of Influencer talent you can pull from and good relationships with PR agencies and talent management.   Desired Experience: You have previous experience in a Sourcer/ Talent Coordinator position You have extensive experience with deck building, keynote, and MS Office. You have experience working within branded content and social media. About Complex Complex is a global lifestyle brand and media company and one of the most influential voices in popular culture today. Complex Networks generates over 1.2 billion video views a month across its digital channels and is a Top 10 publisher in the U.S. for social engagement on channels like Facebook and YouTube. Complex Networks develops and distributes video programming on several distribution channels including Netflix, Facebook, Snapchat, and Fuse. The company cultivates content that spans across popular culture - from music to movies, sports to video games, fashion to food. In November 2017, the company successfully hosted its second ComplexCon event in Long Beach, California, attracting 200 top brands and over 50,000 attendees to the two-day cultural festival.
Complex Networks New York, NY, USA
Jun 17, 2019
Full time
Complex Networks  is a global lifestyle video, brand, and media company jointly owned by Hearst and Verizon, and is one of the most influential voices in popular culture today. Complex generates over 1.2 billion video views a month across its digital channels. It is a top 10 publisher in the U.S. for social engagement on platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Netflix, and Snapchat. Complex seeks an experienced, motivated, and sales-driven Senior  Account Director  to join our  New York Brand Partnerships   team . You will be a part of a top-notch sales team, selling integrated marketing programs across Complex’s network of sites, custom and sponsored video, branded content and ComplexCon sponsor packages. This solution-oriented individual will be responsible for creating partnerships across multiple brands and initiatives while maximizing revenue. This role is based in New York  territory. Responsibilities : As a Senior  Account Director,  you will be responsible for nurturing established territories while also having the opportunity to sell and develop untapped regions. The ideal candidate is creative, ambitious, organized and is great at identifying and closing business across specific categories – MUST HAVE experience selling digital content and big ideas. Meet or exceed revenue goals on monthly/quarterly/annual basis across digital, mobile, video, branded content. and programmatic. Build existing account relationships while prospecting and developing new accounts Schedule and execute at least 10 face-to-face meetings a week including lunches, dinners, and client entertaining. Act as a liaison between Complex and advertiser on all marketing programs, including but not limited to advertising campaigns, advertorials, events, social and mobile promotions. Gather market and advertiser information through competitive websites as well as trade journals. Keep abreast of forthcoming marketing and editorial developments and special promotions to communicate with advertiser base. Prepare weekly sales reports. Requirements : 7+ years of media sales experience meeting and/or exceeding quotas A bachelor’s degree Exceptional client relationship and communication skills Campaign management experience “Win-Win” attitude with a hunger to meet and exceed goals Desire to work in fast-paced and deadline driven environment Strong Microsoft (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) skillset Complex Networks is the perfect environment for team players with a passion for never-been-done-before programs, branded content creation, building custom ad units and developing long-term partnerships. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a growing brand and team while earning a very competitive compensation.   About Complex Networks Complex is a global lifestyle brand and media company and one of the most influential voices in popular culture today. Complex Networks generates over 1.2 billion video views a month across its digital channels and is a Top 10 publisher in the U.S. for social engagement on channels like Facebook and YouTube. Complex Networks develops and distributes video programming on several distribution channels including Netflix, Facebook, Snapchat, and Fuse. The company cultivates content that spans across popular culture - from music to movies, sports to video games, fashion to food. In November 2017, the company successfully hosted its second ComplexCon event in Long Beach, California, attracting 200 top brands and over 50,000 attendees to the two-day cultural festival.
Complex Networks Los Angeles, CA, USA
Jun 17, 2019
Full time
Complex  is a global lifestyle video, brand, and media company jointly owned by Hearst and Verizon, and is one of the most influential voices in popular culture today. Complex generates over 1.2 billion video views a month across its digital channels. It is a top 10 publisher in the U.S. for social engagement on platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Netflix, and Snapchat. Complex is looking for a motivated and sales driven  Senior   Account Director  to join our leading digital platform.  You will be a part of a top-notch sales team, selling integrated marketing programs across desktop, mobile, video, and branded content.  This solution-oriented individual will be responsible for creating partnerships across multiple brands and initiatives while maximizing revenue.  As an  Senior   Account Director,  you will be responsible for nurturing established territories while also having the opportunity to sell and develop untapped regions.The ideal candidate is creative, ambitious, organized and is great at identifying and closing business across specific categories – MUST HAVE experience with digital selling.   This role is based in  Los Angeles .  Responsibilities : Meet or exceed revenue goals on monthly/quarterly/annual basis across digital, mobile, video, branded content. and programmatic. Build existing account relationships while prospecting and developing new accounts Schedule and execute at least 10 face-to-face meetings a week including lunches, dinners, and client entertaining. Act as a liaison between Complex and advertiser on all marketing programs, including but not limited to advertising campaigns, advertorials, events, social and mobile promotions. Gather market and advertiser information through competitive websites as well as trade journals. Keep abreast of forthcoming marketing and editorial developments and special promotions to communicate with advertiser base. Prepare weekly sales reports. Requirements : 5+ years of media sales experience meeting and/or exceeding quotas A bachelor’s degree Exceptional client relationship and communication skills Campaign management experience “Win-Win” attitude with a hunger to meet and exceed goals Desire to work in fast-paced and deadline driven environment  Strong Microsoft (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) skillset Complex is the perfect environment for team players with a passion for never-been-done-before programs, branded content creation, building custom ad units and developing long-term partnerships. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a growing brand and team while earning a very competitive compensation.   About Complex Complex is a global lifestyle brand and media company and one of the most influential voices in popular culture today. Complex generates over 1.2 billion video views a month across its digital channels and is a Top 10 publisher in the U.S. for social engagement on channels like Facebook and YouTube. Complex develops and distributes video programming on several distribution channels including Netflix, Facebook, Snapchat, and Fuse. The company cultivates content that spans across popular culture - from music to movies, sports to video games, fashion to food. In November 2017, the company successfully hosted its second ComplexCon event in Long Beach, California, attracting 200 top brands and over 50,000 attendees to the two-day cultural festival.
Complex Networks New York, NY, USA
Jun 17, 2019
Full time
Complex Networks  is a global lifestyle video, brand, and media company jointly owned by Hearst and Verizon, and is one of the most influential voices in popular culture today. Complex generates over 1.2 billion video views a month across its digital channels. It is a top 10 publisher in the U.S. for social engagement on platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Netflix, and Snapchat. We are looking to bring on a Rights and Clearances Manager who will manage the rights and clearances process, the review of production-related IP deliverables and protection of the company’s intellectual property portfolio. The RCM works directly with staff and management in the Business and Legal Affairs group, production teams (both internal and external), vendors, services providers and rights-holders to secure and document IP rights with for the Company’s content. Duties and Responsibilities: Review content to spot clearance and/or compliance issues. Negotiate and document necessary rights to assets - including but not limited to video clips, images, and music. Verify that production teams have secured location agreements, materials releases and talent agreements and that all production documents are uploaded to the deliverables wrap drive for the program. Identify inconsistencies and/or potential concerns in production agreements for management and resolution. Maintain and update programming rights database - input and update rights-restrictions and summarize information for distribution team. House/archive all underlying paperwork. Develop and maintain a highly organized tracking report that will capture the status of all pending agreements Evaluate and promptly respond to external clearance inquiries from production companies as needed. Work with constituent departments to create asset libraries. Requirements: Ability to communicate clearly with production teams and external rights holders. Ability to multitask and work under time sensitive constraints. Significant knowledge of Intellectual Property rights including music rights. About Complex Networks Complex is a global lifestyle brand and media company and one of the most influential voices in popular culture today. Complex Networks generates over 1.2 billion video views a month across its digital channels and is a Top 10 publisher in the U.S. for social engagement on channels like Facebook and YouTube. Complex Networks develops and distributes video programming on several distribution channels including Netflix, Facebook, Snapchat, and Fuse. The company cultivates content that spans across popular culture - from music to movies, sports to video games, fashion to food. In November 2017, the company successfully hosted its second ComplexCon event in Long Beach, California, attracting 200 top brands and over 50,000 attendees to the two-day cultural festival. 
Complex Networks New York, NY, USA
Jun 17, 2019
Full time
Complex Networks  is a global lifestyle video, brand, and media company jointly owned by Hearst and Verizon, and is one of the most influential voices in popular culture today. Complex generates over 1.2 billion video views a month across its digital channels. It is a top 10 publisher in the U.S. for social engagement on platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Netflix, and Snapchat. Complex is seeking a  Staff Writer  to work with our  Style team  to create content for Complex.com that aligns with the brand and audience. The Staff Writer will report to our Deputy Editor of Style. An ideal candidate is an idea machine who can think of niche angles and ways to cover a brand, series, or style trend beyond what’s obvious or straightforward. The  Staff Writer  must understand Complex’s voice, demographic, and focus.  This candidate should have experience editing and writing all types of content, from 200-word news pieces to longer essays to long-form magazine-length profiles and investigative stories. They should also be comfortable overseeing the creation of non-text content, such as infographics and video. As the new cycle never rests, this candidate should be able to work under the pressure of tight deadlines and create sharp, concise stories.  Responsibilities: Conceptualize, pitch, and write timely and original style features Identify compelling stories and generate creative, distinctive ideas around them Perform journalistic research and write premium features, including trend pieces, profiles, Q&As, essays, narrative features, and oral histories Communicate with Deputy Editor of Style to develop stories and strategize coverage around major moments and events Use contacts and relationships within the industry to follow stories Be able to manage multiple projects at any given time Understand SEO opportunities and deliver on increased content visibility Write concise, engaging, and informed content that consistently expresses the brand voice and personality Write market stories/shopping lists Stay on top of a wide range of topics, including celebrity endorsements, streetwear, and brand collaborations Requirements: A comprehensive knowledge of current fashion trends, news, key figures, and the market Writing, editing, and copy editing skills Deep understanding of the Complex brand and voice Bachelor’s degree     About Complex Networks Complex is a global lifestyle brand and media company and one of the most influential voices in popular culture today. Complex Networks generates over 1.2 billion video views a month across its digital channels and is a Top 10 publisher in the U.S. for social engagement on channels like Facebook and YouTube. Complex Networks develops and distributes video programming on several distribution channels including Netflix, Facebook, Snapchat, and Fuse. The company cultivates content that spans across popular culture - from music to movies, sports to video games, fashion to food. In November 2017, the company successfully hosted its second ComplexCon event in Long Beach, California, attracting 200 top brands and over 50,000 attendees to the two-day cultural festival.
Complex Networks New York, NY, USA
Jun 17, 2019
Full time
Complex Networks  is a global lifestyle video, brand, and media company jointly owned by Hearst and Verizon, and is one of the most influential voices in popular culture today. Complex generates over 1.2 billion video views a month across its digital channels. It is a top 10 publisher in the U.S. for social engagement on platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Netflix, and Snapchat.  Complex seeks an experienced  Associate Director, Original Development  to join the Complex Networks team. Complex Networks creates, develops and produces multi-platform content across its various brands distributed in a variety of mediums. With unparalleled storytelling, quality and efficiency, our stable of producers and editors place value on-screen by producing cost-effective and highly viewed programs. For the networks partners, we collaborate so our series match specific strategies from our clients while maintaining the ethos of the overall brands. For the viewers, we deliver shows that entertain, inform, immerse, engage and inspire.   KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Will meet with Branded Content & Brand Strategy Departments regularly to Develop pitches for Complex Networks’ Branded Content efforts around the Complex, Sole Collector, Pigeons & Planes, and other Complex Networks brands. Execute development based off original programming strategy delivered by brand’s creative General Manager. Ideate & package original ideas and Identify key on-air talent to attach to projects for sale. Collaborate with Premium Content Team to co-develop pitches for 3 rd  party distributors. REQUIREMENTS :  Education and Qualifications Bachelor’s degree 3-5 years of development related experience Key Skills and Experience Successful candidate will be a developer and executive who has broad ranging relationships with US talent and network partners. Demonstrated ability to successfully lead and grow a development team. Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with Senior Management across the company. Experience with creating and formatting decks through Keynote, PowerPoint, and other similar software. Travel as needed. The responsibilities associated with this position are not limited to the above description and may be modified at any time by the Company. Eligibility Requirements Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States. Must be willing to submit to a background check.   About Complex Networks Complex is a global lifestyle brand and media company and one of the most influential voices in popular culture today. Complex Networks generates over 1.2 billion video views a month across its digital channels and is a Top 10 publisher in the U.S. for social engagement on channels like Facebook and YouTube. Complex Networks develops and distributes video programming on several distribution channels including Netflix, Facebook, Snapchat, and Fuse. The company cultivates content that spans across popular culture - from music to movies, sports to video games, fashion to food. In November 2017, the company successfully hosted its second ComplexCon event in Long Beach, California, attracting 200 top brands and over 50,000 attendees to the two-day cultural festival.
Complex Networks New York, NY, USA
Jun 17, 2019
Full time
Complex Networks  is a global lifestyle video, brand, and media company jointly owned by Hearst and Verizon, and is one of the most influential voices in popular culture today. Complex generates over 1.2 billion video views a month across its digital channels. It is a top 10 publisher in the U.S. for social engagement on platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Netflix, and Snapchat. Complex is looking for a highly motivated  Creative Director, Apparel & Goods  to work in tandem with the Complex content team to create a dialog between the core brand and the apparel & goods offshoot. In this role, you will be responsible for ideating and directing seasonal and one-off capsules: generating concepts, creating mood boards and design direction, identifying creative partners, and generating promotional language. This Creative Director, Apparel & Goods would also work across multiple cross-media and experiential projects, supporting our core video properties & media brands.   Responsibilities:  Work with the team to create a product strategy, for hard and soft goods, that takes advantage of our unique positioning in the marketplace. Own the product design process, while working in conjunction with our editorial and design teams to fill and expand upon the ideas required to complete the capsule collections. Maintain understanding of market trends and consumer best sellers to develop an appropriate style, design and brand evolution. Build and leverage relationships with highly sought after apparel brands and visual artists, for us to collaborate with, elevating our value proposition. Work with the team to curate the product mix for capsules along with the distribution outlets.   Collaborate with editorial, social, merchandise and marketing teams to execute a promotional strategy that creates anticipation and a high level of desirability for the product. Work with the team to curate and develop brand partners so that the product mix in our marketplace fits the needs of our audience. Help dictate the editorial formats along with social promotion to promote the products. Requirements:  Design/Fashion Degree or equivalent work experience  Artistic background as well as business acumen Experience with bringing a brand to market Creative concepting, creating mood boards and design direction  Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written Exceptional presentation skills, both visual and oral About Complex Networks Complex is a global lifestyle brand and media company and one of the most influential voices in popular culture today. Complex Networks generates over 1.2 billion video views a month across its digital channels and is a Top 10 publisher in the U.S. for social engagement on channels like Facebook and YouTube. Complex Networks develops and distributes video programming on several distribution channels including Netflix, Facebook, Snapchat, and Fuse. The company cultivates content that spans across popular culture - from music to movies, sports to video games, fashion to food. In November 2017, the company successfully hosted its second ComplexCon event in Long Beach, California, attracting 200 top brands and over 50,000 attendees to the two-day cultural festival.
Complex Networks New York, NY, USA
Jun 17, 2019
Full time
Complex Networks  is a global lifestyle video, brand, and media company jointly owned by Hearst and Verizon, and is one of the most influential voices in popular culture today. Complex generates over 1.2 billion video views a month across its digital channels. It is a top 10 publisher in the U.S. for social engagement on platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Netflix, and Snapchat. We are looking to fill an SEO/BI fellowship position to assist the SEO & BI Managers with Complex’s websites, as well as content and data strategies. The Fellow is expected to work on-site in our Manhattan office up to 29 hours a week for 6-months.   This position is paid fellowship of $15 per hour. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the following: RESPONSIBILITIES: Be able to assist the SEO/BI managers on daily editorial and technical tasks (Primarily SEO) Assist our editorial and news team with writing metadata and keyword research Monitor daily page rankings and organic traffic Perform industry analysis and research on competitive sites Stay current on industry trends, best practices and search ranking factors Monitor Google trends and social platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Reddit for trending topics Assist in data collection and automation tasks  MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Experience in SEO, Digital Marketing, Content Marketing or Web Development Experience with Google Analytics and Google Webmaster tools is preferred Working knowledge of CMSs, HTML5 and CSS Familiarity with data processing tools Familiar with the Complex brand, websites, content and shows Have strong knowledge of pop culture, music, style, sneakers and sports Strong written and oral communication skills, organized, detail-oriented and a team player Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Excel, Google Drive and Keynote  About Complex Networks Complex is a global lifestyle brand and media company and one of the most influential voices in popular culture today. Complex Networks generates over 1.2 billion video views a month across its digital channels and is a Top 10 publisher in the U.S. for social engagement on channels like Facebook and YouTube. Complex Networks develops and distributes video programming on several distribution channels including Netflix, Facebook, Snapchat, and Fuse. The company cultivates content that spans across popular culture - from music to movies, sports to video games, fashion to food. In November 2017, the company successfully hosted its second ComplexCon event in Long Beach, California, attracting 200 top brands and over 50,000 attendees to the two-day cultural festival.
Complex Networks New York, NY, USA
Jun 17, 2019
Full time
Complex  is a global lifestyle video, brand, and media company jointly owned by Hearst and Verizon, and is one of the most influential voices in popular culture today. Complex generates over 1.2 billion video views a month across its digital channels. It is a top 10 publisher in the U.S. for social engagement on platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Netflix, and Snapchat. Complex seeks an experienced, motivated, and sales-driven  Regional Vice President  to join our   Brand Partnerships   team . This role will sit in  Chicago--Midwest or New York--East-coast.  In this role, you will lead a top-notch sales team, selling integrated marketing programs across desktop, mobile, video, and branded content. This solution-oriented individual will be responsible for creating partnerships across multiple brands and initiatives while maximizing revenue.    Responsibilities : Develop plans and strategies for developing business and achieving the company’s sales goals Create a culture of success and ongoing business and goal achievement – possibly more important than the first item on this list Manage the sales teams, operations and resources to deliver profitable growth Manage the use of budgets Define optimal sales force structure Hire and develop sales staff Become known as an employer of choice and a sales force that top sales people want to join Define and oversee sales staff compensation and incentive programs that motivate the sales team to achieve their sales targets Define and coordinate sales training programs that enable staff to achieve their potential and support company sales objectives Manage customer expectations and contribute to a high level of customer satisfaction Define sales processes that drive desired sales outcomes and identify improvements where and when required Put in place infrastructure and systems to support the success of the sales function Provide detailed and accurate sales forecasting Compile information and data related to customer and prospect interactions Monitor customer, market and competitor activity and provide feedback to company leadership team and other company functions Work closely with the marketing function to establish successful support, channel and partner program Manage key customer relationships and participate in closing strategic opportunities Travel for in-person meetings with customers and partners and to develop key relationships Requirements : 8+ years of media sales experience meeting and/or exceeding quotas A bachelor’s degree Exceptional client relationship and communication skills Experience managing a robust sales team across a region Campaign management experience “Win-Win” attitude with a hunger to meet and exceed goals Ability to push and motivate the team Desire to work in fast-paced and deadline driven environment  Strong Microsoft (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) skillset
Complex Networks New York, NY, USA
Jun 17, 2019
Full time
Complex Networks  is a global lifestyle video, brand, and media company jointly owned by Hearst and Verizon, and is one of the most influential voices in popular culture today. Complex generates over 1.2 billion video views a month across its digital channels. It is a top 10 publisher in the U.S. for social engagement on platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Netflix, and Snapchat. Complex is seeking a Director of Business Development for its newly formed creative agency / evolving branded content studio. The Director of Business Development is an established business and advertising professional with (7+ YEARS) experience leading business development efforts for ad agencies. The Director of Business Development will lead all new business efforts in the pursuit of both AOR and project-based opportunities  for the new agency.  The Director of BD will facilitate prospecting efforts in partnership with other key leaders, with an emphasis on supporting both the growth of the agency and the enhancement of the agency’s reputation.   Overview: The Director of Business Development will be primarily responsible for leading the business development efforts of the agency - emphasis on driving overall revenue in 2019 with a mix of AOR business and project work. Will lead the prospecting process through a combination of active outreach, consultant relationships, and coordination of outreach efforts by other leaders. Leads the new business pitch process for Complex, with support from other disciplines as required. Act as strategic decision maker for the pitch team and lead writer/editor of the agency submissions. Provide oversight, direction and approval of materials for each pitch, including presentations, written submissions, and cost proposals. Work with client, account and finance team to develop scope of work and fee structure for each project or AOR submission. Coordinate with the ECD on review and approvals of all creative materials for submission. For successful pitch efforts, transition oversight to Account leadership at the point of contract negotiations, ensuring visibility and early inclusion of Finance and Legal Counsel before negotiations commence. To support the recurring request from prospective clients to “meet their team” during the pitch that will work on the business, the Director of Business Development will act as the Transition Account Lead to onboard the client for 3-6 months.  Partner with Account lead to staff the new client team consistent with the SOW and establish the transition plan and timing to migrate the new business into Account Management oversight. The Director of Business Development will manage an annual new business budget ,  ensuring any potential overages or high-cost opportunities are thoroughly evaluated and discussed with Complex leadership. Conduct a minimum of twice-monthly briefings to the Complex leadership on business development status for the agency and prepare new business inputs for Complex Quarterly Finance Meetings.  The Director of Business Development will initially be a team of one focused on the daily operations of business development, with support from internal personnel as needed. Duties will include: Maintain active prospecting lists Monitor primary sources for new business leads, including industry trades, direct marketing efforts, and inbound/web-based opportunities Act as primary point of contact on Complex  agency  web properties, with search consultants and other outlets Coordinate with leadership to ensure full integration of press efforts, newsworthy creative, and other reputation-enhancing activity that can support new business Leverage business background and experience winning and managing business to support talent development for the agency.   Qualifications Experienced:  7+ years minimum experience in agency business development roles, and/or similar In-tune : with youth culture across Complex’s passion points - sports, style, sneakers, music and pop culture. Knowledgeable : of Complex channels, shows, and content and already an avid consumer with ideas that can integrate seamlessly on Complex’s platforms. Collaborative:  Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to work independently and co-exist within a team setting. Leader:  Oversee pitch process from outreach to conversion, guaranteeing the highest standard of work throughout Organized:  You live by prioritization and organization. You’re a born multitasker who loves to take on a good challenge; especially on a tight deadline. You see the big picture, but your attention to detail is top-notch.
Complex Networks New York, NY, USA
Jun 17, 2019
Full time
ComplexCon  is an expertly curated convention and festival bringing the world of Complex to life. The groundbreaking festival and exhibition that brings together pop culture, music, art, food, style, sports, innovation, activism, and education. The minds behind Complex collaborate with Creative Directors such as Pharrell Williams and the legendary artist Takashi Murakami to imagine a place where creators, curators and YOU converge to celebrate and shape our culture. Complex is looking for a passionate, highly motivated  Editorial Director  to join the  ComplexCon team  to help conceive and execute cross-platform content and experiential activations. This role offers an exciting opportunity to deliver the Complex experience, in real-life twice a year, to over 100,000 fans. The Editorial Director will oversee content creation, strategy, and planning supporting ComplexCon, and provide creative solutions to road bumps that arise throughout the ideation and execution processes. The ideal candidate is a creator, has a deep passion for storytelling through a cultural lens, and is always looking for what is new in the marketplace and how we can continue to push ourselves to be best in class. RESPONSIBILITIES: Plays a vital role within the company, driving content initiatives from ideation through execution in addition to being a liaison to the strategy, planning & production teams. Works closely with the Editor-in-Chief to maintain the Complex and ComplexCon taste and tone. Works closely with brands to craft unique stories that amplify the brand strategy while maintaining the Complex authenticity. Acts as creative liaison between Complex Senior Management and the 3rd-party Production Company from conceptualization to delivery (including creative development, panel discussion topics, set design, talent approval, production execution and episodic delivery). Develop, Pitch, and Execute all creative event/panel concepts in line with the vision of the EP, Creative Director and Talent Producer Support Senior Management with new business meetings – present and receive creative pitches. Ensure creative integrity by clearly articulating and defending conceptual and directional choices. Responsible for leading and/or supporting the planning and execution of multiple key events Identify relevant new audiences and the best way to bring them to ComplexCon Inspire and challenge the internal teams pushing the creative. Partners with audience development to analyze promo rollout and performance, and adjust programming accordingly for a successful event launch   REQUIREMENTS: 8-10 years professional experience in digital media, marketing, advertising, agencies, production, creative or the arts – preferably with client management experience Incredible attention to detail, both for processes (content calendar and planning) as well as content (copyediting) Proven ability with developing and delivering a content strategy - demonstrate successful outcomes from communication activities they have conceptualized, developed and executed Experience with ideation & execution of cross media/integrated programs Strong network of contacts at the top agencies and talent management in the industry. Experience managing needs of celebrity level talent and ability to stay calm while handling difficult situations. Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, while working under shifting deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Maintain knowledge of key trends and event content to keep all solutions fresh, innovative and exciting Experience working in social media and digital content. Fully proficient in social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, Spotify and emerging platforms Ability to navigate and prioritize when collaborating with various departments to push work forward Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact and work with staff at all levels. Willingness to take initiative and to follow through on projects. Strong written and verbal communications skills. Ability to work independently and in a team environment. Ability to travel and work outside of standard business hours
Complex Networks Los Angeles, CA, USA
Jun 17, 2019
Full time
Complex Networks  is a global lifestyle video, brand, and media company jointly owned by Hearst and Verizon, and is one of the most influential voices in popular culture today. Complex generates over 1.2 billion video views a month across its digital channels. It is a top 10 publisher in the U.S. for social engagement on platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Netflix, and Snapchat.  Complex is looking for an  Associate   Creative   Director with advertising agency copywriting and content development background  to join the Branded Content team to help lead creative with a top-tier advertising clients and brands partners. We are looking for creative hybrids with various backgrounds and deep interests in youth culture to lead creative vision for brand partnerships. Ideal candidate: You love sneakers, debate Kanye versus Drake, and follow the GOAT on Instagram. Your mindset is that of a creative, problem solver and forward thinker all in one. You are fueled by connected thinking, challenging boundaries, and the power of digital redefining a connected world. You understand craft across art direction and writing. You dream up new videos in your sleep, and whether it’s an influencer led social campaign across IG, FB and TW or a 6 episode series, you’re driven to develop every idea into an award-winning holistic campaign. You have experience building brands and guaranteeing that campaign objectives and client guidelines are adhered to. You understand the value of a strong strategy and your ideas are grounded in real insights and constantly pushing the idea boundary beyond the possible. There is nothing you don’t already know about video production and budgeting for it and understand what OCP, conform, and mix all mean. As part of the Branded Content Creative team, you will also collaborate with various departments (editorial, social, sales, research, production) to deliver best-in-market integrated programs. You should have the video content experience across a wide range of media platforms. Ready with ideas on how to grow and engage audiences with new ideas. You excel in content creation across a broad spectrum of creative touch-points that can live in the tone and voice of Complex channels through video, social, mobile and/or events. Roles & Responsibilities: Creative ideation, copywriting, direction and campaign execution that are held to timelines and budgets Collaborate effectively across departments and lead advertising and marketing initiatives, working with designers, artists, copywriters, sales teams and marketers to create a vision for brands Work with Design Department, Production, and Pre-Sale to write presentation materials. Lead the development of integrated marketing proposals across a variety of selling categories and budget levels. Work alongside the Collection's Branded Content strategy and activation leads from ideation through execution as needed to develop boundary-pushing ideas. Must have experience in creating episodic Branded Content series. Supervise teams and staff on multiple projects. Give direction and notes to creative teams as well as help guide and mentor junior team members. Responding to briefs from brands and agencies and understanding of how ideas fit into broader brand and communication strategies. Generation of ideas to win new business and articulation of ideas in written form. Qualifications: In-tune:  with youth culture across Complex’s passion points - sneakers, sports, style, music and pop culture. Skilled:  Experience building creative for all types of media (television, online, influencer campaigns, etc.) Experienced: 8+  years minimum experience  spanning editorial, design, advertising agency, film, branded entertainment. 4+ years minimum within an advertising agency Collaborative:   Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to work independently and co-exist within a team setting. Experience working with freelance designers and third-party vendors. Leadership: Oversee creative process from conception to execution, guaranteeing the highest standard of work throughout. Exceptional writing and art direction skills. Leader in client-facing meetings. Organized:  You live by prioritization and organization. You’re a born multitasker who loves to take on a good challenge; especially on a tight deadline. You see the big picture, but your attention to detail and creative flair make you an invaluable asset to any team. Witty:  You’ve always got the perfect retort ready on the tip of your tongue and you know how to make others laugh, or at least crack a smile. You’re a quick thinker with a passion for wordplay, never at a loss for what to say. Strength in writing and presentation proposals. Knowledgeable : Highly knowledgeable of Complex channels, shows, and content and already an avid consumer with ideas that can integrate seamlessly on Complex’s platforms. Expert across current video, digital, social, and mobile advertising platforms and ability to implement into everyday work. A veritable encyclopedia of whos who for influencers and celebrities that align with Complex tone and voice.
Complex Networks New York, NY, USA
Jun 17, 2019
Full time
Complex Networks  is a global lifestyle video, brand, and media company jointly owned by Hearst and Verizon, and is one of the most influential voices in popular culture today. Complex generates over 1.2 billion video views a month across its digital channels. It is a top 10 publisher in the U.S. for social engagement on platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Netflix, and Snapchat. We are currently looking for a talented and creative Senior Editor to join our fast-growing Branded Content team. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative team player with a track record of creating exciting and engaging content across all platforms, including digital, video, social, and experiential. This editor will work closely with our Managing Director, Branded Content, but additionally across Complex’s sales, marketing, editorial, social, art, and video teams to execute deliverables in all areas of content partnerships. In addition to having a keen eye for detail and innovation, the Senior Editor should have a creative vision and know how to sell it, with an understanding of the social media ecosystem and how branded content plays a role. They’ll wear many hats, have an infectious can-do energy, and a passion for all things streetwear, but ultimately will be able to ideate great, on-brand concepts for our diverse portfolio of partners and deliver top-notch execution in the Complex tone of voice and aesthetic. Responsibilities: ● Top edit to ensure editorial integrity and quality control on all Branded Content copy, including features, scripts, and video ● Serve as lead editorial creative on assigned campaigns, including pre-sale ideation and all aspects of post-sale execution ● Represent Branded Content team internally and externally, on production and in all client calls/meetings ● Work alongside Project Managers, Production, and Video Producers, as well as editorial team, to execute branded content packages that address our partner’s business goals while remaining authentic to the Complex brand ● Collaborate with Talent team to identify the best subjects to be featured in branded campaigns that both meet client needs and are relevant to Complex’s core audience ● Act as the main point of contact for freelance writers, photographers, illustrators, stylists, video directors, and on-camera hosts for assigned campaigns ● Oversee editorial budgets for all assigned campaigns and ensure all associated invoices are processed in a timely manner ● Work in conjunction with Managing Director, Branded Content to identify and match brand partners with organic content for high-impact sponsorship opportunities ● Keep multiple, concurrent campaigns on deadline ● Be mindful of performance goals, focused on achieving them, and use key learnings to improve on every campaign ● Help groom junior staff to further their growth as skilled editors, reporters, and brand ambassadors for Complex Requirements: ● 5+ years of experience working as a branded content writer or editor, preferably at a media company ● 3+ years experience managing a team and coaching content creators ● Proven ability to ideate and execute engaging branded and social content a must ● Strong editing, research, communication, and writing skills—background in journalism a plus ● Expert knowledge of trends and influencers in the style and sneakers field a must ● Must be comfortable working with a broad range of cross-functional staff—junior to senior, sales, marketing, editorial, design, analytics, etc. ● Passionate for editorial integrity, and comfortable steering partners in this direction diplomatically to set them up for success, utilizing data and key learnings when needed ● Proactive, problem-solving skills ● Excellent organizational and time management skills—ability to perform in a fast-paced, ever-evolving environment, and think quickly and strategically to meet tight deadlines ● Ability to distinguish the good content from the "noise" ● Know how to run photo and video shoots, work with talent, and be able to creatively pivot when needed ● Strong presentation and client relationship skills ● Provide creative expertise on RFPs and new business opportunities with regard to branded content proposals ● Experience with SEO strategy, Asana, Simple Reach, PhotoShop, Chartbeat, and data analytics software a plus
Complex Networks New York, NY, USA
Jun 17, 2019
Full time
Complex Networks  is a global lifestyle video, brand, and media company jointly owned by Hearst and Verizon, and is one of the most influential voices in popular culture today. Complex generates over 1.2 billion video views a month across its digital channels. It is a top 10 publisher in the U.S. for social engagement on platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Netflix, and Snapchat. Complex seeks a talented Product Designer to with strong visual and interaction design skills, design  research experience, and a passion for storytelling and user-centered design, especially on mobile. In this role, you will be involved in every aspect of the product development process, from initial brainstorming to user testing to tweaking pixels right before launch. You will be expected to utilize a wide range of skills across interaction design, visual design, prototyping and usability testing. The Product Designer will collaborate with product, design, technology, and editorial teams, and should have experience designing large-scale content sites and user-centric products across mobile and desktop.  Evangelizing design principles and imagining groundbreaking ideas that advance the future of storytelling while optimizing the experience based on user testing and data excites you. You will be in an engaging environment where you’ll be encouraged to expand your skills, test your creative boundaries, and share new ideas. Responsibilities: Conceptualize and design UI layouts and styling for Complex’s digital products and platforms, including large-scale consumer web and mobile properties Create wireframes, interactive prototypes, high res mockups, and production-ready assets Collaborate with Product Managers and Developers on products and features Use UI/UX best practices to optimize user-oriented workflows Leverage data to inform design decisions Effectively communicate conceptual ideas and design rationale visually and verbally See digital products from start to finish, start with the initial concept and wireframing to prototyping, qa testing, and iterating on visual direction until you achieve the product goals Skills & Experience: 3-5 years experience UX/UI design across platforms (desktop, mobile, tablet) at a consumer focused tech or media company creating complex user interfaces and beautiful visual designs for responsive web properties; video-centric experience, an advantage. Strong portfolio demonstrating experience designing responsive sites that displays knowledge of the constraints and opportunities per platform Strong knowledge of user interface design processes and methodology, particularly as applied to Web-based applications Solid / proven understanding of HTML, CSS and Javascript Background in mobile web and/or application development with a strong understanding of what works and is optimal for multiple form factors is strongly desired Demonstrated experience using web analytics data to inform design decisions Experience working with small agile teams or working very closely with engineers and product managers Display a strong ability to communicate your design vision through verbal explanation, sketching, or quick mock ups to small or large groups, from developers to executives Highly motivated self-starter with a positive attitude Passionate about staying up-to-date on the current and best design practices, trends, and technology Proven experience with Adobe CS/CC, and experience with design and prototyping tools such as Sketch, Axure, InVision, an advantage Portfolio of UX/Visual Design projects Please include a link to your online portfolio with your application in order to be considered
Complex Networks Los Angeles, CA, USA
Jun 17, 2019
Full time
Complex Networks  is a global lifestyle video, brand, and media company jointly owned by Hearst and Verizon, and is one of the most influential voices in popular culture today. Complex generates over 1.2 billion video views a month across its digital channels. It is a top 10 publisher in the U.S. for social engagement on platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Netflix, and Snapchat. Complex is seeking an  Associate Director, Project Management in our Brand Partnerships Studio to join our Los Angeles team. The Associate Director is responsible for leading a team that manages brand campaigns throughout the post-sale execution process from receipt of Insertion Order (IO) to completion and recap of program. He or she will be able to apply their strong understanding of marketing strategy, production, and campaign management skills to drive the business forward. RESPONSIBILITIES :  Leads a team of four (4) West coast based Project Managers who execute custom campaign packages that include digital media, branded content, custom video, sponsorship, experiential and more. Provides direct reports with support and guidance throughout the post-sale process Expert in 2-3 high priority products and train department-wide on best practices and process Analyzes and improves workflow and capabilities to maximize revenue, renewals and cross-functional operations Helps with transitioning sold-in campaigns to the post-sale team, ensuring all proposal details are clearly outlined Works cross-functionally to develop post-sale process, solutions, insights, and problem solve in real-time Trains and mentors team members by adding to their development and skill set Anticipates trends in the marketplace and generates and implements new ideas on solutions Reports into and works directly with Sr. Director, Project Management in building / optimizing new processes, category insights and learnings, developing innovations and client service Develop and present quarterly presentations around department innovation and insights Work independently in a fast-paced environment REQUIREMENTS : Must have a Bachelor’s degree At least 5 years of experience in digital media, integrated marketing, account management  or relevant agency or publisher  At least 5 years of experience producing / executing advertiser-driven campaigns   At least 1-2 years experience managing a team   Passion for lifestyle, fashion/sneakers, music, sports, gaming, and pop culture Are a trusted teammate - your employees, peers, and co-workers value your ideas and contributions Must be a self-starter with the ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize work Are open, collaborative, and curious - this is an ever-changing company and we value people who listen and collaborate with an open mind for possible new ways of doing things Exceptional communication and organizational skills Must be extremely detail oriented Familiar with working in Microsoft, Google, Slack and Asana  
Complex Networks New York, NY, USA
Jun 17, 2019
Full time
Complex Networks  is a global lifestyle video, brand, and media company jointly owned by Hearst and Verizon, and is one of the most influential voices in popular culture today. Complex generates over 1.2 billion video views a month across its digital channels. It is a top 10 publisher in the U.S. for social engagement on platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Netflix, and Snapchat. We are currently looking for a  Project Manager  for Complex Networks within our Brand Partnerships Studio (Ad Sales - Marketing) division based in  New York City . This individual will project manage production of custom Marketing programs for top-tier brands and serve as the lead that collaborates with key internal stakeholders and clients to produce noteworthy campaigns. Responsibilities: Manage all aspects of pre-production, production and post-production Marketing activities Build relationships with clients to create an effective partnership Day-to-day contact for internal departments/clients, specific to your assigned custom program Lead weekly internal/external program status meetings Develop client-facing Scope of Work that outlines custom program details Drive timeline management and deliverables to hit deadlines Oversee budget tracking to ensure the custom program stays within budget Collaborate with internal departments (Strategy, Video, Branded Content, AdOps, Design, Web Dev, etc.) to ensure program efficiency and KPI delivery Work closely with Marketing Production Team to co-produce branded video shoots, photo shoots, and events Oversee branded content and social media influencer & talent-driven programs Lead post-mortem discussions/report on key partnerships Work with sales & ad operations team to develop program recap deck & reporting analysis Requirements: Minimum 3-4 years in digital media and/or marketing/advertising/PR with a focus on Project management and/or Production management Very strong verbal, organizational and problem-solving skills and must be extremely detailed oriented Works well in a fast-paced environment Familiarity digital media and content production across various media platforms (e.g. Digital, Branded Content, Social) Passion for lifestyle verticals, including: fashion, music, sports, gaming and pop culture.
Complex Networks New York, NY, USA
Jun 17, 2019
Full time
Complex Networks  is a global lifestyle video, brand, and media company jointly owned by Hearst and Verizon, and is one of the most influential voices in popular culture today. Complex generates over 1.2 billion video views a month across its digital channels. It is a top 10 publisher in the U.S. for social engagement on platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Netflix, and Snapchat. Complex is looking to hire an experienced  Social Media Designer  to join our exceptional  Design team . An ideal candidate will be responsible for creating original content for Complex social channels on day-to-day basis and contributing in the brainstorming of content ideas daily. In addition, the Social Media Designer will be responsible for the following: RESPONSIBILITIES :  Skilled in producing quote cards, memes, video-graphics, head-swaps, and animation. Ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment. Understand the Complex voice and what works on the social platforms. Good at taking and giving feedback. Keeps up with current trends/viral moments on the Internet. Motivated and eager to grow. Innovative and takes initiative without being told what to do. REQUIREMENTS :  3+ years experience in the design field Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop/Illustrator/AfterEffects) Must have strong knowledge on social media trends across the various platforms Must have strong knowledge of hip hop, music, and pop culture, and MUST know the Complex brand Motion graphics and animation skills required Illustration skills a definite plus Independent worker that is used to working in a fast paced, collaborative environment Exceptional time management skills Demonstrated record of contributing innovative and creative solutions on tight deadlines Self-motivated and a good communicator with a demonstrated ability to multitask