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Project Employee, Social Content - Content Design

REQ ID:  6118
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.  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 identifying, creating, distributing and publishing content to 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 around the world.

 

The ideal candidate is a sports graphic design expert who knows all the latest design trends and how to create design content for each social platform. In addition, this 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.

 

This is a 10-month project employee position based out of the NBA’s Secaucus, New Jersey office.

 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Design graphics content focused on daily, nightly and real-time storylines around the game as well as league priorities for the NBA’s social and digital platforms
  • Actively participate in brainstorming and content planning of graphics for the NBA’s social and digital platforms
  • Ensure that projects are aligned with the NBA brand’s look and feel across social and digital platforms and become an expert on league and team logo and style guide requirements
  • Assist in managing a team of freelance designers, which includes:
    • Sending content requests to designers, providing feedback and completing the QA process
    • Tracking graphics projects and maintaining invoicing process
    • Researching and onboarding new designers

 

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Strong experience working with a sports brand
  • Knowledgeable and passionate about the NBA and its players, coaches and teams
  • Strong knowledge of basketball stats / analytics and the rules of the game
  • Fluent in the Adobe Creative Cloud Design Suite, specifically After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, TikTok and GIPHY 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 listen to and implement feedback
  • Must be a team player who can work collaboratively and implement feedback from multiple departments
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule as this position may include day shifts, night shifts, weekend shifts and holiday shifts based on the NBA calendar

 

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.


Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark

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