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Project Employee, Social Content - Graphic Design

REQ ID:  3397
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.

 

Position Summary:

This position is part of the NBA Emerging Media group which focuses on identifying, creating, distributing and publishing content for the NBA's social and digital platforms and its many domestic and international partners throughout the world. As the demand for content on the NBA's social platforms continues to grow, this is your opportunity to grow with us in a fast-paced, innovative and collaborative environment, reaching over 100M fans across the world. This is a project employee position based out of the Secaucus, New Jersey office.

 

Major Responsibility:

  • Assist in managing a team of freelance designers, which includes:
    • Researching and onboarding new designers
    • Sending content requests to designers and providing feedback
    • Tracking graphics projects and maintaining invoicing process
  • Design graphics for the NBA’s Social & Digital platforms using the Adobe Creative Cloud Design Suite
  • Actively participate in brainstorming and content planning of graphics for the NBA’s Social & Digital platforms
  • Ensure that projects are aligned with the NBA brand’s look and feel across Social & Digital platforms and become an expert on the League and Team style guides

 

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • 1 year of related experience
  • Knowledgeable and passionate about the NBA and its players, coaches and teams
  • Fluent in the Adobe Creative Cloud Design Suite, specifically After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Good knowledge and understanding of social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, GIPHY and TikTok and how the NBA uses each
  • Ability to work on deadline and handle multiple tasks at once with a precise and detail-oriented approach
  • Excellent organization and project management skills
  • Great communication skills and ability to provide clear, detailed feedback
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule as this position will include nights and weekends based on the NBA calendar
  • Good knowledge of basketball stats / analytics and the rules of the game
  • Must be a team player who can work collaboratively

 

Education:

Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design 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.