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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Manager, Media Relations - Chicago Blackhawks (Chicago, IL)

Department:                        Communications

Position Title:                     Manager, Media Relations

Reports To:                         Director, Media Relations

Supervises:                         Full-time intern and game-night staff

General Responsibilities:

Manage day-to-day hockey media relations efforts, including writing all game notes and press releases, game credentials and overseeing the press box operation on game nights. Also assists with effective off-ice media exposure for team marketing and business initiatives with community relations, tickets, youth hockey and corporate sponsorships. Some travel and other duties as assigned by the department.

Specific Duties: 

·         Assist the Director, Media Relations as well as the Vice President, Communications with all responsibilities.

·         Write and distribute press releases and media advisories for all on-ice and off-ice activities, including games, ticket sales, marketing, corporate sponsorship, youth hockey, community relations.

·         Compose media notes for all games (home and away) and produce/distribute Blackhawks Game day document.

·         Work as media relations representative on road games and other off site events to insure proper media presence.

·         Manage media servicing, including press lounge on practice and game days, and press box on game nights.

·         Manage credentialing operations for all Blackhawks events, including but not limited to practices, games, Prospect Camp and Blackhawks Convention.

·         Track media coverage of all Blackhawks events and announcements through daily news clippings (distributed to front office staff electronically) and news clippings archive.

·         Compose media notes for all games (home and away) and produce/distribute Blackhawks Gameday document on game days.

·         Coordinate all hockey information services for media including daily maintenance of the Blackhawks media website and distribution of hard copies of statistics/news clippings/game notes on practice and game days.

·         Pitch non-traditional and human interest stories to media contacts.

·         Manage media for public appearances by Blackhawks players/coaches, both in advance of the event and on-site at the event.

·         Manage all full-time and game night interns for the Media & Public Relations department.

·         Manage television/radio broadcast recaps for each game.

·         Other projects as assigned.

Requirements:

·         Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts, Public Relations or Communications.

·         Must have 6-7 years of experience with a pro sports team in media or public relations.

·         Strong local and national media contacts required.

·         Must have travel experience with a professional sports team, and ability to do so on a regular basis.

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

·         Strong knowledge of hockey, including but not limited to, rules, history, stats, etc.

·         Strong skills in Word & Excel.

·         Must have strong working knowledge of social media.

·         Attention to detail; team oriented.

·         Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays as directed by game and events schedule.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. How many years of experience do you have working with a professional sports team?
2. As part of the job, have you traveled with a professional sports team?


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Communications: Graphic Design/Creative Services
Graphic Designer - Columbus Blue Jackets (Columbus, OH)

Department: Marketing, Creative Services

Supervisor: Manager of Advertising & Creative Services

FLSA Status: Exempt

Summary

Support all marketing efforts through the design of forward thinking creative graphics that maintains the Columbus Blue Jackets brand across all platforms.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Work with the creative team to fulfill every creative related request within the organization. If certain techniques/specialties are needed that cannot be met within this role, we look to outsource. I.e. video, motion graphics and broadcast graphics.

Work with Corporate Partnership and Activation Team for proposal, wrap-up and presentation creation.

Work with the creative team to design original elements including, but not limited to: newspaper advertisements, publications, e-mail marketing, web banners and pop-ups, sponsorship elements, signage, promotional and premium items, direct mail, TV graphics, digital and social media content.

Adapt design elements to carry the continuity of the Blue Jackets brand throughout all collateral.

Presents samples to supervisor or client for selection and approval. 

Review final layouts and suggest improvements as needed; present final layout to supervisor or client for approval.

Create finished layout, or prepare instructions for others to assemble, prepare final layouts and check proofs.

Review quality of final product before release to client.

Maintain image resource files. Assist in maintaining and establishing Marketing and Creative Services Department design policies.

Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: 

Design - Translates concepts and information into images; uses feedback to modify designs; applies design principles; demonstrates attention to detail; demonstrates illustration and proofreading skills.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; successfully manages multiple jobs concurrently; develops realistic action plans.

Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; exhibits good listening and comprehension. 

Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; displays understanding of how job relates to others.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; or 1-2 years related experience and/or training, preferably within the sports industry; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of HTML5, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects design software, and Microsoft Office Suite software.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you authorized to work lawfully in the United States?


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Communications: Graphic Design/Creative Services
Graphic Artist - National Hockey League (New York, NY)

SUMMARY

This position will design dynamic, informative graphics as part of editorial package for League website, including data visualization that would accompany feature stories, breaking news and analytical pieces.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

This position will work with the Editor-in-Chief, Director of Editorial to conceive, create and produce eye-grabbing graphics including heat charts, shot charts, analytical breakdowns, informative lists.
They will conceive and create graphics and visuals for long-term projects, and graphics on a tight deadline to accompany breaking news stories.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal applicant must have 3 to 5 plus years of professional experience in graphic arts.  They must possess a strong understanding of hockey, the players, teams and content important to NHL fans and an understanding and willingness to adhere to NHL Brand Guidelines. Must have strong design concept skills and be proficient in the latest edition of Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.  Must be able to provide a portfolio of work upon request.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity. however only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  NO EMAILS OR PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. This position is located in NYC. If necessary, are you able to relocate at your own expense? (The NHL does not pay relocation fees.)
2. Do you have the legal right to work in the United States?
3. What are your salary expectations for this position?
4. Do you have at least 3 to 5 years of professional experience in graphic arts? If so, where did you gain this experience?
5. On a scale of 1 to 10, (1 being the least) how would you rate your proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud?
6. On a scale of 1 to 10, (1 being the least) how would you rate your proficiency with Adobe Photoshop?
7. On a scale of 1 to 10, (1 being the least) how would you rate your proficiency with Illustrator?
8. On a scale of 1 to 10, (1 being the least) how would you rate your hockey expertise?
9. Do you have the ability to work nights and/or weekends, as required by the job?
10. Give us an example of your ability to work under tight deadlines.
11. Where else have you worked where you have been provided with data analysis and been tasked with creating attractive graphics?
12. Do you have a portfolio that can be furnished upon request?


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Communications: Graphic Design/Creative Services
Digital Production Artist - National Hockey League (New York, NY)

SUMMARY

This position will be working as a member of the Creative Services team. The Digital Production Artist will be part of a team of dedicated creative professionals and will assist in maintaining the day to day operation of the NHL Brand Asset Management Site(CMS based system), its work flow and daily operation.  This individual will also support our design team prepping various print, brand standards/guidelines and digital creative materials.
This position is production focused, minimal design duties will be assigned.  If you are looking for a design position DO NOT APPLY to this post.  This is a fast paced, high volume environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

This position will:

  • Maintain the NHL Brand Asset Management Site.
  • Ensure files are up to date, posted correctly and on time.
  • Assist design team in producing and executing concepts, final print and digital files.
  • Deliver print specifications and digital requirements for files. Error free and properly constructed.
  • Keep contents organized, up-to-date, archived.
  • Maintain asset database on server and maintain consistent naming convention of files.
  • Build, preflight and release digital files, style guides, logos and other marc-comm materials for pre-press and other production needs from design team as required.
  • Work with CSD team to ensure production deadlines are met and manage time accordingly.
  • Working knowledge of printing platforms.
  • Work with external vendors and internal departments on file delivery and delivery of digital assets for an array of materials.
  • Maintain knowledge of current graphic-design software, hardware and production best practices.

QUALIFICATIONS

The qualified applicant will have a BA degree in a relevant field or equivalent work experience of 3-5 plus years, working as Digital Production Artist at in-house creative department, advertising or design agency.  They should have experience working with Content Management Systems (must be able to demonstrate/show experience from past sites). Expert knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Adobe Acrobat a must.  Experience in Web/Mobile Design/Animation and knowledge of HTML5 and Java Script a plus.  Expert with Adobe CC software.

The ideal candidate  will possess a strong professional work ethic, organizational skills, attention to detail and good communication skills.  Experience developing, maintaining and/or working with Content Management Systems required. Must be able to work in a team setting, utilizing strong and effective communication skills while working in a fast paced environment. Must be able to follow direction, multi-task and handle corrections quickly and efficiently.  Experience in Web/Mobile Design.  Must possess a meticulous attention to detail and have an uncanny gift for catching any and all mistakes while preparing files for print.  Must be able to thrive in a deadline-oriented, fast-paced environment and keep your cool while juggling multiple projects.  Willingness to learn new production methodologies.  Graphic prepress and production skills required.  Ability to multitask along with strong communication/social skills essential for working with internal departments and outside resources a must.  Portfolio demonstrating diverse and exceptional technical-production skills must be available upon request.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity, however only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  NO EMAILS OR PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. This position is located in NYC. If necessary, are you able to relocate at your own expense? (The NHL does not pay relocation fees).
2. Do you have the legal right to work in the United States?
3. What are your salary expectations for this position?
4. Do you have expert level skills with Adobe Creative Suite Programs with the ability to deliver error-free, print-ready files in a fast-paced deadline oriented environment?
5. Do you have experience maintaining a web-based Content Management System, with samples to demonstrate your experience?
6. Do you have experience building out brand guidelines, prepping print files and logos for production?
7. Do you have at least 3 years of experience working with an in-house design team as a production artist? If so, where did you gain this experience?
8. Do you have experience working in a professional sports or entertainment setting? If so, where did you gain this experience?
9. On a scale of 1 to 10, (1 being the least) how would you rate your knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite?
10. On a scale of 1 to 10, (1 being the least) how would you rate your knowledge of hockey and the NHL?
11. Do you have a portfolio of your work that can be provided upon request?
12. Do you have expert level skills with Adobe Creative Suite Programs with the ability to deliver error-free, print-ready files in a fast-paced deadline oriented environment?


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Communications: Graphic Design/Creative Services
Designer - National Hockey League (New York, NY)

SUMMARY

The National Hockey League is seeking an experienced Designer with 3 years of experience
to join our award winning in-house creative team, responsible for visually communicating the NHL Brand.
This position will work alongside and assist creative leads to conceptualize and execute compelling creative and cutting edge design across all NHL lines of business and consumer touchpoints.  The ideal candidate is a creative thinker with a can do spirit who can connect creative concepts with business objectives in a fast paced exciting environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

This position will:

  • Work alongside and taking direction from senior creatives, this individual will help translate business objectives, concepts and information into visually compelling designs that drive the NHL Brand.?
  • Work within established NHL Brand guidelines, while also adding unique creative style and flair to a wide array of creative materials, including; brand/event logos, environmental graphic design/event signage, print collateral, retail pop/banners/graphics, digital assets; web banners/skins, social media units, e-mails, and other digital mar/comm deliverables.? (You name it, we do it.).
  • Build an understanding of strategy, audience and objectives behind design projects and provides creative brand based solutions.?
  • Actively participate in a collaborative environment that fosters new ideas.
  • Provide and receive non-judgmental critique and guidance to/from others and remain flexible and open to feedback.
  • Effectively communicate with vendors and internal departments to reach the best quality and cost effective solution for each design project.
  • Work with production team to ?ensure all projects conform to quality standards and deadlines. ?
  • Have an acute eye for detail.
  • Have working knowledge of print production (file prep, 4 color, spot colors, PDF and printer ready files).
  • Must be able to complete a job from concept on thru to pre-press preparation.

QUALIFICATIONS

The qualified applicant will have a BS or BA in Graphic Design or a related field and at least 3 years of experience with an in-house design group, professional sports setting or entertainment background.  They should be an expert in the latest CC design software including Adobe Creative Suite.  Demonstrated mastery of Adobe CC (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), Keynote, Microsoft Powerpoint.  HTML5, Adobe Animate, Google Web is a plus.

The ideal candidate will have a strong portfolio, one that makes us say "wow, I wish I did that!"  The qualfied Design candidate will be flexible and innovative and collaborate with all members of the NHL CSD team. Portfolio showing relevant work and process, including brand identities and branded environments. Demonstrate ability to create within existing brand identity systems as well as create new design solutions for marketing initiatives, league events, website and social media platforms, and other digital and print requirements.  Must have a solid understanding of design principles and process, typography, brand identity design/styleguides, brand management. Knowledgeable of current design and sporting trends. Demonstrated ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in fast-paced, dynamic environment. Motivated self starter with the ability to work well under pressure and collaborate in a team environment.  Knowledge of sport/ hockey very helpful.  Must have the ability to multitask while remaining efficient, poised, and organized.  Problem solver with proven ability to visually communicate brand strategies that resonate with and engage fans/consumers.  Must provide PDF or link to online portfolio. Some late nights and travel required.  THIS IS NOT A SENIOR DESIGN POSITION. 

We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity, however only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  NO EMAILS OR PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. This position is located in NYC. If necessary, are you able to relocate at your own expense? (The NHL does not pay relocation fees).
2. Do you have the legal right to work in the United States?
3. What are your salary expectations for this role?
4. Do you have at least 3 years of experience working with an in-house design team? If so, where did you gain this experience?
5. Do you have experience working in a professional sports or entertainment setting? If so, where did you gain this experience?
6. On a scale of 1 to 10, (1 being the least) how would you rate your knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite?
7. On a scale of 1 to 10, (1 being the least) how would you rate your knowledge of hockey and the NHL?
8. Do you have a portfolio of your work that can be provided upon request?


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Communications: Imaging & Production
Video/Digital Content Producer - St. Louis Blues (St. Louis, MO)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create, shoot, edit features focusing on production content for digital platforms, in-arena display and traditional broadcast outlets.
  • Take part in meetings and an active role in the planning/story boarding of content development.
  • Must show initiative and creativity in both idea development as well as production processes.
  • Experiment with styles and techniques including the design of graphic elements.
  • Consult with Directors, Managers and/or Clients throughout the planning, shooting and post-production process.
  • Understand the multiple uses and needs each project must accomplish, including sales, sponsorship, and marketing angles.
  • Reports Directly to the Executive Producer Video/Content Development

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Broadcasting/Communications or related field preferred.
  • Experience with various computer graphics software programs and hardware.  Including Adobe CC suite, specializing in Premiere, Photoshop, and After Effects.   Cinema 4d and Ross Expressions is helpful.
  • Knowledge of the operation of cinematic video cameras, lights, and sound equipment.
  • Must demonstrate professionalism, a positive attitude, and strong communication skills 
  • Availability and willingness to work extended hours, including nights and weekends and be on-call as necessary.
  • Ability to work independently without supervision, be self-directed and demonstrate initiative.
  • Understanding and awareness of current events, pop culture, music trends and topics.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you local to St. Louis?
2. If you are not local to St. Louis, are your willing to relocate at your own expense?
3. Do you have a demo reel?
4. Please provide a link to your demo.


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