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Content Visualization Lead, DTC

REQ ID:  8087
LOCATION: 

Secaucus, New Jersey, US, 07094

At the NBA, we’re passionate about growing and celebrating the game of basketball. Through the intensity of the game and the amazing athletic skill of our players, we deliver excitement to hundreds of millions of fans around the world.

 

As a global sports and media business, the NBA is so much more. While Basketball Operations runs the league’s on-court activities, other departments manage relationships with television and digital media partners, develop marketing partnerships with some of the world’s most recognizable companies, oversee the licensing of NBA merchandise, and handle a wide range of responsibilities that drive the NBA’s success.

 

The NBA is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace.  To safeguard our employees and their families, our visitors and the broader community from COVID-19, and in consideration of recommendations from health authorities and the NBA’s own advisors, any individual working onsite in our New York and New Jersey offices must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including having received a booster when eligible.  The NBA will discuss accommodations for individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.

 

Position Summary:
This position is part of the NBA Social & Digital Content team which focuses on creating, distributing and publishing content to the NBA's portfolio of social and digital product offerings. Candidate will be a member of the digital content team and will have the exciting opportunity to create best-in-class storytelling visualizations for NBA.com and the NBA app.

 

The ideal candidate is a visual specialist who can identify storylines, gather data, design visualizations and write copy. This position will work with fellow designers, reporters and editors to create unique visual packages for any and all platforms. This position will take advantage of all NBA resources - from advanced stats to photos to audio to original video - in pursuit of developing and presenting stories in new and innovative ways.

 

You must thrive in a fast-paced work environment, be proactive, exhibit strong awareness of content monetization trends, sound work ethic with an aptitude for team collaboration and communication. The ideal candidate has their finger on the pulse of the NBA and spends their free time immersing themselves in podcasts, message boards or consuming short and long form content about the NBA.

 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Integrates a range of storytelling forms and disciplines like statistical visualizations, video, photography, audio and animation
  • Will have room to explore a range of technologies, including augmented and virtual reality and machine learning
  • Makes on-brand visual choices that provide informational clarity, drive behavior, and respect platform and interaction conventions
  • You solve for complex states and iterate based on usage patterns, user feedback, and an evolving competitive landscape
  • Creates a storytelling experience that is unique to the NBA digital experience that can be extended to social media platforms
  • Helps the department maintain a focus on short- and long-term objectives, including building a culture that prizes creativity and initiative
  • Create production-ready design deliverables that use existing or new patterns as needed
  • Collaborate with the Product and Web Development teams to assure the quality of visual presentations across NBA products
  • Understands localization from the perspective of language significance, regional/country significance, and event significance
  • Works with NBA regional content producers on content calendar and promotional efforts around localized content opportunities
  • Communicate content trends and industry shifts, including implications and recommendations, to internal and external partners
  • Champion initiatives to experiment and create differentiated content
  • Analyze content performance results and summarize key findings
  • Evaluate operational workflow for efficiency and scalability; identify challenges and provide innovative solutions

 

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • 4+ years of demonstrated strong design skills, basic front-end development skills and solid news judgment
  • Candidates should have experience with HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Candidates should be able to edit video and should be proficient with Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop)
  • Photo editing skills are required
  • Candidates should have strong organizational skills
  • This person will work across groups to plan and implement promotional images for NBA products seven days a week across several time zones
  • Experience with product design and production would be an advantage, but is not required
  • Experience collaborating closely with product managers and engineers
  • Comfortable working with remote teammates
  • Prior experience working on digital products, including mobile apps, websites & connected devices Must have knowledge of the game of basketball - past and present
  • Knowledge of sports media landscape is a plus
  • Previous experience working within content management systems
  • WordPress experience is preferred
  • Strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule as this position may include working days, nights, weekends and holidays based on the NBA calendar
  • Must be a team player who can work collaboratively

 

Education:

Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Digital Media or related field preferred

 

We Consider Applicants For All Positions On The Basis Of Merit, Qualifications And Business Needs, And Without Regard To Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Alienage Or Citizenship Status, Ancestry, Marital Status, Creed, Genetic Predisposition Or Carrier Status, Sexual Orientation, Veteran Status, Familial Status, Status As A Victim Of Domestic Violence Or Any Other Status Or Characteristic Protected By Applicable Federal, State, Or Local Law.

 


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