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Project Employee, Social Content - Graphic Design

REQ ID:  9116
LOCATION: 

Secaucus, New Jersey, US, 07094

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.

 

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 worldwide.

 

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 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 social followers around the world. This is a 10-month project employee position.

 

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

 

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

 

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
  • Basic 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

 

Salary Range:

  • $1,153 per week

 

The NBA does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or any other third parties. Any unsolicited resume sent to the NBA will be considered NBA property, and the NBA will not pay a fee should it hire the subject of any unsolicited resume.

 

The NBA considers applicants for all positions on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs, and without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, alienage or citizenship status, ancestry, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, 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.

 

About the NBA

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a global sports and media organization with the mission to inspire and connect people everywhere through the power of basketball.  Built around five professional sports leagues:  the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League and Basketball Africa League, the NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming available in 215 countries and territories in more than 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 200 countries and territories on all seven continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2021-22 season featured a record 121 international players from 40 countries.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA League Pass.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 2.1 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

 


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Nearest Secondary Market: Newark

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