Designer & Developer (Ad Creative)

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Job Description Summary

You’re an exceptional visual designer who is also knowledgeable about the backend workings of rich-media advertising. As a Designer & Developer in Ad Content, you will work with Pandora’s Client Services and Ad Product Strategy teams to collaborate on determining the functionality, possibility, and scalability of custom executions, both stand-alone and within established ad products. Your curiosity doesn’t stop at a finished design, but persists through the end of a development run.

Our ideal candidate is an effective communicator, proactive problem-solver, and strategic multi-tasker who can partner with multiple teams to create custom solutions with your knowledge of JS/HTML/CSS/etc.
Ad Creative brings standard and rich media to millions of users daily. Our team specializes in crafting advertising and station experiences that resonate with the Pandora listener and artist through a personal, targeted listening experience, mirroring Pandora’s personalized delivery of music. From strategic rich media solutions to dynamic audio experiences, we take pride in creating content that is innovative, relevant, and effective.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has the drive and ability to combine their design and development skills within the space of visually dynamic, interaction-based advertising. This position resides within the Ad Creative team and reports into an Art Director/Creative Director. This job is located at our Oakland, CA office.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop innovative and new experiences for Pandora Advertising and Custom Programs within the technical limitations of the Pandora platforms.
  • Proactively ideate on new interactive advertising concepts to take to Sales
  • Create best-in-class work with high level polish and attention to detail
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of user-centered design methodologies, usability principles, and the ability to provide detailed explanation on creative choices
  • Articulate and justify concepts and design solutions to Pandora leadership and client teams
  • Collaborate in a cross functional capacity with other designers, product management, engineering, production and vendors to deliver polished final product


  • At least 3 to 5 years of relevant experience, including web/mobile advertising, larger scope projects involving branding
  • Strong portfolio that demonstrates experience in online/banner/mobile advertising
  • Strong portfolio and/or work samples to present that demonstrate sound user-centered design solutions
  • Expert proficiency in a variety of design tools including Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Basic Illustration / Scamping / Storyboarding skills, a plus.
  • After Effects knowledge is, a big plus!
  • Comfortable knowledge of HTML, CSS, JS and JQuery capabilities
  • Work quickly, accurately, and professionally within tight deadlines and large volumes of work

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