Job Vacancy Manager, Creative – Mattel Television Mattel

Job title: Manager, Creative – Mattel Television

Company: Mattel

Job description: CREATIVITY IS OUR SUPERPOWER. It’s our heritage and it’s also our future. Because we don’t just make toys. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. Mattel is at its best when every member of our team feels respected, included, and heard—when everyone can show up as themselves and do their best work every day. We value and share an infinite range of ideas and voices that evolve and broaden our perspectives with a reach that extends into all our brands, partners, and suppliers.

The Opportunity: Reporting to the EP & SVP Creative, Mattel Television, the Manager, Creative, is responsible for the division’s day to day content development and production activities as they relate to Mattel’s dolls portfolio and/or other girl-targeted entertainment. This role is that of a “creative executive” and the primary function is creative oversight of current productions and communications between the productions and various Mattel entities (e.g., Brand, Product, Design, Legal, Music, PR). In addition, the Manager, Creative is involved with the development of new properties (owned and original) and works closely with other members of the Mattel Television Creative department.

Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate for this position has a passion for storytelling, a knack for problem-solving, and a penchant for organization. Further, as the work environment is one of frequent, shifting priorities and focus, the perfect candidate is comfortable with quick pivots and changing agendas. The role requires a great deal of collaboration, cooperation and compromise (as well as a sense of humor!) and the ideal candidate will excel in these areas.


  • Creative Development
  • Take content pitches and review content submissions.
  • Prepare creative briefs, story arenas.
  • Present creative materials internally and externally, to executives, partners and cross-functional teams.
  • Participate in creative and strategic brainstorms.
  • Work with writers and producers to develop story premises and character arcs.
  • Review and provide feedback on stories and written submissions.
  • Oversee visual development; assist in developing signature style and design language.
  • Manage creation of development materials (pitch bibles, scripts, artwork, animation tests).
  • Pitch concepts internally and to potential platforms/buyers.
  • Maintain development database and weekly updates for distribution.
  • Â Â Creative Production
  • Liaison between Production and cross-functional teams.
  • Liaison with Buyers/Co-Production partners.
  • Manage creative producers on productions.
  • Guide creative aspects of productions:Â Script writing/editing, art direction/design, storyboards/animatics, music, casting, etc.

What We’re Looking For:Â


  • Interest in animation development and/or production
  • Experience in a creative division of a large company
  • College degree
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with Word, Excel and PowerPoint


  • 3-5 years relevant experience in entertainment and/or toy industry

What It’s Like to Work Here:

We are a purpose driven company aiming to empower the next generation to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential. We live up to our purpose employing the following behaviors:

  • We collaborate:Â Being a part of Mattel means being part of one team with shared values and common goals. Every person counts and working closely together always brings better results. Partnership is our process and our collective capabilities is our superpower.
  • We innovate:Â At Mattel we always aim to find new and better ways to create innovative products and experiences. No matter where you work in the organization, you can always make a difference and have real impact. We welcome new ideas and value new initiatives that challenge conventional thinking.
  • We execute:Â We are a performance driven company. We strive for excellence and are focused on pursuing best in class outcomes. We believe in accountability and ownership and know that our people are at their best when they are empowered to create and deliver results.

Our Approach to Hybrid Work

We embrace a hybrid work model to empower a culture of growth, optimism, and wellbeing, where everyone can deliver on our shared purpose and realize their full potential. Combining purposeful in-person collaboration with tech-enabled hybrid work, our focus is to provide flexibility while enabling collaboration for moments that matter.

Who We Are:

Mattel is a leading global toy company and owner of one of the strongest catalogs of children’s and family entertainment franchises in the world. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic brands, including Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price, American Girl, Thomas & Friends, UNO and MEGA, as well as other popular intellectual properties that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and television content, gaming, music and live events. We operate in 35 locations and our products are available in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world’s leading retail and ecommerce companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in empowering children to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential.

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Mattel is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer where we want you to bring your authentic self to work every day. We welcome all job seekers including minorities, females, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and those of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

Expected salary:

Location: El Segundo, CA

Job date: Wed, 08 Jun 2022 04:49:04 GMT

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