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Junior Graphic Designer

Agency: Philadelphia 76ers
Specialty: Graphic Design
Posted: 08.17.21

Junior Graphic Designer

WHO WE ARE

Founded by Josh Harris and David Blitzer, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE) includes in its portfolio the Philadelphia 76ers, the New Jersey Devils, leading venue Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., the GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center, the Delaware Blue Coats, the Binghamton Devils, the Sixers Innovation Lab Crafted by Kimball, and renowned esports franchise Dignitas. Led by some of the best and brightest minds across a diverse spectrum of industries, HBSE positions itself as one of the most pioneering, innovative global sports and entertainment businesses to date. HBSE also strives to positively impact the local communities in which it operates through the powerful platform of sports.

HBSE offers an energetic work environment built on collaboration, growth, and a quest to excel in everything we do. Prudential Center in downtown Newark, N.J. hosts more than 175 concerts, family shows and special events annually and is the fourth-ranked sports and entertainment venue in the U.S. by Pollstar and Billboard. It is home to the New Jersey Devils, a renowned NHL franchise with three Stanley Cup championships and a proud, passionate fan base. Prudential Center is also home to the brand-new GRAMMY Museum Experience, the first and only of its kind on the east coast.

The Philadelphia 76ers organization is one of the most storied franchises in American sports, led by some of the best and brightest minds across a diverse spectrum of industries, HBSE positions itself as one of the most pioneering, innovative global sports and entertainment businesses to date. The 76ers have attracted the industry’s top leadership talent from the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, MLS, UFC and NCAA, resulting in one of the most exciting, rewarding, and dynamic work environments within the sports industry. The 76ers offer a best-in-class workplace culture built on collaboration, growth, and a quest to excel in everything we do.

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
At HBSE, we engage, represent and reflect diverse voices of employees, players fans and communities. We are dedicated to hiring the best talent that is reflective of where we live, work and play – across all groups and levels; supporting and developing every employee to reach their potential; and creating an inclusive environment that allows team members to bring their true authentic selves to work.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Jr. Graphic Designer supports all marketing efforts through the design of forward thinking, creative graphic elements that maintains the Philadelphia 76ers as a world-class brand across both traditional and interactive mediums. The mediums include brand campaign assets, ticket sales material, print, OOH, in-arena signage, direct mail, digital content, logos, etc. The Jr. Graphic Designer must be a team player who can balance creativity and tight deadlines in our fast-paced environment. Hard work, a positive attitude and dedication are essential to this position.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:

-Designs original creative elements
-Adapts design elements to carry out the continuity of the 76ers brands throughout all collateral
-Leads certain design projects, including ticket sales material (fliers, graphics, direct mail), advertising (digital ads, OOH), in-arena graphics, promotional items, internal communication pieces and presentations, program logos
-Builds motion graphics and animated compositions from static 2D design and artwork.
-Collaborates with digital marketing to create e-mail and web graphic layouts and design
-Conceptualizing and building custom creative concepts for sales pitches and client presentations
-Proofs all materials in an accurate manner, delivering high-quality, on-time and error-free drafts
-Serve as a brand ambassador in regards to logo usage and graphic standards
-Maintains ongoing internal communication with key partners as needed
-Works on multiple design projects at any given time and execute in a timely fashion
-Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:
-BA/BS in graphic design
-Two to five years of graphic design experience preferably from a design or advertising agency or sports and entertainment entity
-Competency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator & After Effects)
-Knowledge of AfterEffects and ability to creative original motion graphics
-Solid design sense; thorough understanding of design theory including principles such as color, typography and composition
-Competency with DSLR Cameras and photo manipulation
-Knowledge of print production and the pre-press process
-Familiarity with social media and digital user experience design
-Experience with client relationships, understanding client needs and meeting deadlines
-Experience working collaboratively across multiple departments
-Able to work independently, as well as within a team
-Capable of working on and managing multiple design projects at a given time and executing quickly
-Detail-oriented, especially under deadline pressure
-Highly creative, with a balance of strategic vision and day-to-day productivity
-Excellent verbal and written skills
-Highly organized and communicative
-Positive attitude
-Experience and passion for sports and/or entertainment preferred
-Ability to work nights and weekends as needed

WORKING CONDITIONS

Travel Requirements: Travel required on a TBD basis (<10% travel); trips may require air travel and/or overnight stay for one or more nights.

Physical Demands: This position requires the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

Work Environment: This position generally requires that work be performed from the Philadelphia 76ers Training Complex but attendance at events taking place in the arena or offsite, including on weekends and/or holidays, may be required.