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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Communications Graduate Assistant 2017 - 2018 Season - Boston Bruins (Boston, MA)

The Boston Bruins are currently accepting applications for the 2017-18 Graduate Assistant on a rolling basis.

Submission information below:

The Boston Bruins Communications Graduate Assistant is an all-encompassing position that fulfills a variety of roles within the sub-divisions of the Bruins Communications Department. The Graduate Assistant will gain experience working in the public relations, media relations, and content aspects of the department.

This paid position requires a one-year commitment from August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018. This position is geared toward recent college graduates.

Essential duties are as follows:

  • Work closely and collaborate with full-time communications staff members to help coordinate public and media relations efforts of the department.
  • Managing media monitoring services as well as compiling daily press clippings.
  • Supporting the gameday media operations for all Boston Bruins home games, which includes setting up all media areas, the press box and credential distribution.
  • Authoring feature stories for the Boston Bruins website, bostonbruins.com.
  • Coordinating interviews between members of the local and national media and Bruins players.
  • Transcribing coach and player interviews for distribution to local media.
  • Working with the Bruins Communications staff to create and develop pitches to publicize the Bruins players, staff and organization.
  • Attending and providing written coverage of off-ice events in the New England community. Distributing press clippings and stats packets to Bruins management, coaching staff and media.
  • Assisting in the media operations of the NHL Draft including research of prospects and drafted players, coordinating interviews with drafted players, authoring biographies of drafted players and authoring feature stories on bostonbruins.com.
  • Assisting in the media operations of the Bruins Development Camp - a week-long camp for Bruins prospects and draft picks. This will include coordinating interviews with players and local/national media, authoring biographies of attendees, transcribing coach and player interviews after practices and authoring feature stories on bostonbruins.com.
  • The Graduate Assistant position will have an integral role within the department with many responsibilities on top of those listed above.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a high level of professionalism, which includes being organized, responsible, and punctual.
  • Candidates must have a flexible schedule and the ability to work early mornings, nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree plus previous internship experience, preferably in a sports or PR-related capacity.

This position is paid an hourly wage. Hours/scheduling for this position will be coordinated on a weekly basis, as the number of hours/workdays will depend on the team's schedule and will vary from week to week. Interested candidates should mail (please do not fax or email) a resume and cover letter to:

Travis Basciotta

Boston Bruins Communications

Boston Bruins

100 Legends Way Boston, MA 02114


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Communications: Graphic Design/Creative Services
Web Designer - Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (Brooklyn, NY)

ABOUT BROOKLYN SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (BSE) manages state-of-the-art venues and premier sports franchises, delivering dynamic content and experiences for audiences. BSE oversees programming, marketing, sales, and operations for Barclays Center and NYCB LIVE, and manages and controls the NBA's Brooklyn Nets and its Development League team, the Long Island Nets, as well as the business operations of the NHL's New York Islanders.

Barclays Center, which opened on September 28, 2012, offers 17,732 seats for basketball, 15,795 for hockey, and up to 19,000 seats for concerts, and has 101 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, four clubs, and 40/40 CLUB & Restaurant by Tanduay Rum.

NYCB LIVE, scheduled to reopen April 5, 2017 after extensive renovation, will offer 13,000 seats for hockey, 13,500 for basketball, and 14,500 for standard concert configurations, with the ability to flex up. The bowl will have a theater seating option for 4,000 guests. With a focus on emerging businesses, BSE identifies and creates alliances, strategic partners and other business opportunities to ensure the success of its assets.

Our Mission: Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment is committed to creating memories through our world-class state-of-the-art venues, professional sports franchises and emerging businesses.

For additional information, please visit Brooklynse.com.

Brooklyn Nets, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

SUMMARY

Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment is seeking a Web Designer to join its digital team. The incumbent will manage the day-to-day aspects of the website for NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum presented by New York Community Bank - specifically, layout, new section development, content updates (special features, event updates, photo galleries, press releases), multimedia encoding/management and graphic design.

The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter with an unparalleled work ethic and desire to be the best. The ideal candidate is a hardworking perfectionist, eager to grow with the organization; a creative individual focused on developing impactful content and tools for an engaged audience.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works with the Interactive Marketing Manager and fellow web developers to ensure strong online presence and sites alignment with all organizational strategies and goals (i.e.: design, branding, sponsorship/partner opportunities, ticketing initiatives, community relations programs, media/public relations opportunities, merchandise offerings, online auctions, etc.);
  • Maintains and updates arena website
  • Ensures that layout of the content is accessible and logical, as well as recommends improvements as necessary;
  • Interfaces with arena marketing team to update site and promote content to help drive ticket sales
  • Stays on top of latest trends in web design; provides strategic recommendations and introduces new solutions where applicable
  • Designs online IAB standard ad units for use on team web properties and for external media sites;
  • Additional duties may be assigned as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

The qualifications listed below represent the credentials necessary to perform the essential functions of this position.  To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelors degree in related field;
  • 2-3 years experience web design or graphic design;
  • A strong background in digital design with high regard for usability and maintaining web standards.

 Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Must have knowledge of HTML, CSS and Javascript required. Must be able to hand code;
  • Must have knowledge and demonstrated experience with cross-browser and cross-platform issues (i.e., Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, etc.);
  • Must have portfolio showcasing strong creative concepts and solid experience with a variety of industries and deliverables.
  • Must be skilled in use of Adobe Creative Cloud, specifically Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign;
  • Must possess attention to clean, efficient coding techniques and performance optimization;
  • Must be comfortable in working with content management systems on a Mac Platform;
  • Must have the ability to effectively manage time and complete projects on deadline;
  • Must be an effective communicator who can work efficiently in both independent and collaborative situations in a fast-paced, creative, and frequently reactive sports marketing environment;
  • Must have proficient knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access).
  • Must have strong customer service and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Must have good decision-making skills, solid judgment and interpersonal effectiveness;
  • Must be self-directed and able to work independently;
  • Must have strong teamwork skills and ability to self-motivate;
  • Must be a flexible and reliable team player, both within own department and within company as a whole;
  • Must possess strong communication skills: must be comfortable with engaging in a variety of different communicative modes (verbal, non-verbal, and written) and being attuned to others through strong active listening skills;  
  • Must be able to identify problems, their sources, and their potential solutions while continuing to successfully conduct day-to-day operations without interruption;
  • Must have a strong command of reasoned, measured decision-making based upon analyzing the pros and cons of each potential decision to be made;

 WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Travel Requirements: Infrequent Traveler (<5% travel): The incumbent may be required to travel on a very limited basis. Trips may require air travel and/or overnight stay away from home for one or more nights.
  • Physical Demands: This position requires the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.
  • Work Environment: The incumbent primarily works in an office environment, however, there may be occasions when the incumbent is required to work weekends/holidays.

Note: This position was originally posted on the Brooklyn Nets employment site. To ensure that your application is considered for this position, please click here to apply for this job on the Brooklyn Nets employment site.

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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
2018 World Junior Championship - Media Services - Buffalo Sabres (Buffalo, NY)

Media Services

The Media Services employees will play a key role in the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship, serving as liaisons between the Host Organizing Committee and local, national and international media to provide assistance in a timely, professional and satisfactory matter.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the creation and distribution of credentials to IIHF Officials, Team Officials, Employees, NHL Personnel, Media and Photographers throughout the tournament.
  • Assist in overseeing the operations of the Media Center, Press Box and Mixed Zones before, during and after games.
  • Deliver in-game statistics to media members in the press box and media center following each period.
  • Must be professional, friendly, and courteous to assist all Host Organizing Committee/Buffalo Sabres/USA Hockey personnel, as well as local, national and international media throughout the World Junior Championship.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours, including holidays and weekends. Times will vary between 7 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

·         Must be willing to assist other areas of operations if the situation arises


Note: This position was originally posted on the Pegula Sports employment site. To ensure that your application is considered for this position, please click here to apply for this job on the Pegula Sports employment site.

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Communications: Social Media
Social Media Coordinator - Columbus Blue Jackets (Columbus, OH)

Summary

At the Columbus Blue Jackets, our digital and social efforts heavily prioritize the CBJ fan's experience. We take this responsibility seriously by making sure we handle what we do with pride, authenticity, and ingenuity. We thrive on humor and laughter and are purveyors of positivity within all circumstances. If there is an idea, we want to hear it and will celebrate with enthusiasm the diversity of thought our staff brings to the table. Also, must like coffee and donuts.

The Digital and Social Media Coordinator plays a critical role in the development of the CBJ fan base, old and new alike. This person must be smart enough to connect disparate dots within and around the organization, brave enough to stand up for digital strategy, creative enough to tweet poetry, and organized enough to manage a plethora of activities at any given point and time.

It is this role's responsibility to put CBJ in a position to build upon past social accolades which include being "funnier, faster, and more up on Twitter jokes" than any other NHL team (Digital Sport) and being named among the best professional teams in social media by Bleacher Report and Sports Illustrated. But we all know we are number 1 in your heart – especially if you are applying for this job.

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

Responsible for the club's Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube platforms including creating and scheduling content along with maintaining and developing the club's voice.

Respond to and engage with Blue Jackets fans on social media.

Orchestrate the proper showcasing of content on BlueJackets.com, the Blue Jackets Mobile App, and team social platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn) in an effort to drive more engagement, clicks, and page views along with using proper tracking to showcase results of effort.

Work collaboratively within the organization to promote the Blue Jackets brand while aligning with the organization's message and image.

Communicate with the NHL and MLBAM as it relates to website and social initiatives including but not limited to participating and attending league calls, managing app push alerts, and loading web videos.

Conceptualize and execute the Blue Jackets’ social media strategy by staying on top of trends with the goal of expanding the CBJ brand into new areas and audiences.

Produce reports on an as-needed basis to ensure department and organization leverage data to improve social media efforts.

Effectively utilize ancillary platforms that support main social channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat) to develop stronger promotions aimed at higher fan engagement, better analytics, and data capture.

Primarily responsible for daily coverage on social media channels and in charge of scheduling coverage if unavailable through regular communication with the Director of Digital Marketing and Analytics.

Manage and execute a monthly schedule of social media content to be housed within the Digital Marketing events calendar.

Work directly with the Corporate Development department to create a calendar of upcoming corporate social content including feedback and suggestions aimed to deliver the best results.

Create graphics and visual content as needed including but not limited to edited images, GIFs, short videos.

This position requires occasional work on evenings, weekends and holidays, particularly during the NHL season.  

Competencies

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

Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.

Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.

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 in digital media, marketing, communications or journalism preferred; 1-3 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (especially After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere, and Illustrator), HTML, and Microsoft Office software.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. 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?
2. Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor (excluding traffic violations)?
3. Have you ever been convicted of a felony?


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

SUMMARY

The National Hockey League is seeking an experienced Senior Designer.  This individual will be an integral part of our in-house creative team who will consistently deliver process driven design solutions that visually communicate the NHL Brand.  The Senior Designer will work with the creative leads to conceptualize and execute compelling creative and deliver cutting edge design across all NHL lines of business and consumer touch points.  The role requires the candidate to be a highly creative thinker who can connect creative concepts with business objectives in a fast paced exciting environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

This position will be working alongside and taking direction from the Creative Director / Design Director.  The Senior Designer will translate business objectives, concepts and information into visually compelling designs under tight deadlines.  They will work within established NHL Brand guidelines, while also adding unique creative style.  The position will be designing for a wide array of materials, including brand/event logos, EGD, event decor/signage, print collateral, retail pop/banners/graphics and digital assets (web banners/skins, social media units, e-mails, and other digital mar/comm deliverables).  They will build an understanding of the strategy, audience and objectives behind design projects and provide creative design solutions.  Also, the position will actively participate in a collaborative environment that fosters new ideas for yourself and others. The role will provide and receive non-judgmental critique and guidance to/from others and remain flexible and open to feedback.

The Senior Designer will effectively communicate with vendors and internal departments to reach the best quality and cost effective solution for each design project.  They will ensure all projects conform to quality standards and deadlines.  Acute eye for detail. Proven experience in print (file prep, 4 color, spot colors, PDF and printer ready mechanicals) and print production techniques. Must be able to complete a job from design concept to pre-press preparation.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate must have a BS or BA in Graphic Design or a related field and  8 to 10 years of working design experience, preferably with an in-house design group, professional sports setting or entertainment background.  They must be an expert in the latest CC design software including Adobe Creative Suite.  Demonstrated mastery of Adobe CC (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), Keynote, Microsoft Power point,
HTML5 and Adobe Animate. Google Web is a plus.  Knowledge of sport/ hockey very helpful.

The qualified candidate will be a problem solver with proven ability to visually communicate brand strategies that resonate with and engage fans/consumers.  The successful candidate will be flexible and innovative, have the ability to establish strong, positive business relationships with all members of the NHL CSD team. Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Candidate's portfolio must demonstrate a solid history designing 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. He/she will manage incoming design and production project requests to prioritize needs.  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.

The qualified applicant will possess a strong in-depth understanding of production methods, materials and fabrication techniques.  Ability to multitask while remaining efficient, poised, and organized a must.  Exceptional portfolio showcasing recent and relevant work MUST be submitted for consideration. Provide PDF or online portfolio. Some travel required.

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 experience designing for branded events/sports related environments?
5. Do you have experience performing site surveys and an understanding of decor production methods, substrates?
6. Do you have at least 8 to 10 years of design experience, preferably with an in-house design group? If so, where did you gain this experience?
7. Do you have previous experience working in a professional sports setting or entertainment background? If so, where did you gain this experience?
8. Do you have a four year college degree in Graphic Design or a related field?
9. On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the least) how would you rate your experience of Adobe Creative Suite?
10. On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the least) how would you rate your knowledge of the sport of hockey?
11. On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the least) how would you rate your knowledge of Keynote?
12. On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the least) how would you rate your knowledge of Microsoft Powerpoint?
13. On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the least) how would you rate your knowledge of Adobe Animate?
14. On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the least) how would you rate your knowledge of HTML5?
15. Do you have the ability to travel for business occasionally, as required by the job?
16. Do you have a portfolio of work you are able to furnish upon request?


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Communications: Communications Department Management
Senior Manager, Communications - Prudential Center/New Jersey Devils (Newark, NJ)

Prudential Center and the New Jersey Devils are seeking a Senior Manager, Communications to proactively lead the brand story-telling for the Prudential Center and the New Jersey Devils. He/She will be primarily responsible for developing the narratives that create unique, sharable content that drives the business, shifts perception, and increases relevance of both brands in the market. This position will hold a key role in the organization’s Marketing Leadership Team that will drive the overall company priorities for Prudential Center and the New Jersey Devils.

Devils Arena Entertainment, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage company’s brand reputation, perception, & communications strategy, in partnership with VP of Communications
  • Lead internal communications and external media relations strategies across New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center
  • Develop internal publications such as newsletters, releases, email announcements, planned publications, on-line, intranet, video, special projects and assignments
  • Develop key storylines & content that drives the company’s narrative across entertainment, business, community, lifestyle, and sports
  • Aggressively pitch and land both short and long-lead stories across radio, print, TV, digital, & social media platforms – both locally and nationally
  • Develop innovative communications strategies to drive the company’s “One Jersey” platform across earned and owned media channels, inclusive of the New Jersey Devils, Prudential Center, the One Jersey Foundation, and the brand’s One Jersey Sports & Entertainment digital network
  • Actively engage key media outlets to vet & schedule interviews with key company stakeholders
  • Create strategic partnerships with relevant 3rd party media outlets, key personalities, and influencers to improve quality and quantity of brand coverage
  • Develop & Train direct reports into world-class marketing communications professionals
  • Manage copy-editing for all official corporate communications and collateral
  • Produce content creation when needed
  • Provide best-in-class tracking, monitoring, & measurement of communicaitons coverage

 

Educational and Experience Requirements:

  • BA/BS or equivalent is required; preferably in Marketing, Events, Public Relations or Communications
  • 8-12 years of strong communications experience, preferably in professional sports, lifestyle brands, and entertainment
  • Strong working relationships with New Jersey and New York-based media outlets across multiple sectors – sports, lifestyle, business, & entertainment

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to develop storylines and execute across multiple platforms
  • Knowledge of the content production & publishing process, and delivering on deadlines and within a budget
  • Must have the ability to expertly and professionally handle all media types and independently troubleshoot on the fly
  • A strong track record of strategic communications & innovative problem solving ability
  • Must be a strong executer who prides him/herself on driving successful, measurable outcomes
  • Strong management and mentorship experience, ability to lead by example
  • Highly collaborative, relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to “manage by influence"
  • High energy, mature, and leader with the ability to lead in times of chaos or crisis – capable of having the tough conversations to deliver the best strategic and tactical advice to stakeholder
  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, media, fans, and corporate partners

 

Certifications:  None required.

Working Conditions:

Travel Requirements: Minimal travel will be required for this position.

Physical Demands: This position requires the ability to lift up to 30 pounds.

Work Environment: This position is required to attend games and events taking place on weekends and/or holidays.

 


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Communications: Graphic Design/Creative Services
Junior Designer - Prudential Center/New Jersey Devils (Newark, NJ)

Do you love the roar of live hockey and the smells of popcorn and team spirit? Do you also enjoy working collaboratively with a diverse group of colleagues who are at the top of their game, value your input and proudly post photos with you on social media having the time of your life at our arena? Does the prospect of supporting three-time Stanley Cup Champions the New Jersey Devils in a state-of-the-art arena give you “all the feels”? If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, then maybe you are the next rockstar, Jedi, superhero or Muggle we will proudly welcome in to our family!

*Devils Arena Entertainment, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Position Summary:

This is more than a job, it is a chance to influence pop culture daily and develop ideas that thousands will experience. This role will require concept ideation across all mediums (print, social, digital, direct mail, etc.). The Junior Designer will contribute in the design development of creative concepts, collateral, print ads, promotional materials, posters, flyers, brochures, POP and other design ask across Entertainment Marketing and the New Jersey Devils Hockey Club.
 

Devils Arena Entertainment, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with creative team to develop customized concepts that meet company objectives and strategies;
  • Partners with Executive Creative Director & Sr. Art Director in all aspects of creative execution, from initial concepts through production phase;
  • Develops and designs new business presentations and spec work for potential clients;
  • Designs original creative elements, based on brief & strategic inputs provided by internal or external clients;
  • Adapts design elements to carry out the continuity of the brands throughout all collateral;
  • Designs projects that include but are not limited to: T-shirts, Posters, Websites, PowerPoint templates, Direct Mail (postcards, brochures, self-mailers), Newspaper ads, Creative for Devils publications and outside publications, E-mail marketing components, Internet (banners, pop-ups and other design elements), Sponsorship elements, Promotional items, Internal communication pieces;
  • Resizing existing art work, developing designs based on design templates, photo shopping, color correction, comping imagery for pitch presentation, creating decks, supporting core New Jersey Devils/Prudential Center branding needs, and designing day-to-day creative deliverables for the organization across all departments
  • Develops E-mail campaign layout and design;
  • Maintains projects through precise proofing of all materials;
  • Suggests new ideas and thinks outside of the box;
  • Works on multiple design projects at a given time and executes promptly;
  • Maintain and establish design department policies;
  • Collaborate with creative team to concept and create innovative and big marketing ideas that can live across channels and platforms;
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Line Manager and Project Management Director;
  • Produce effective advertising communications assets with appropriate Calls to Action, targeting key customer segments;
  • Contribute to the development of the creative team's culture and design standards.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Formal design school training & relevant work experience in advertising or design agency is a bonus 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in applicable Mac software programs, including Adobe Creative Suite;
  • Highly proficient in Photoshop, InDesign and Powerpoint. Adobe Illustrator and Keynote a plus;
  • A well-rounded portfolio of conceptual work, with strong design, color balance, photography, interactive design, logo and typography skills;
  • Self-starter personality with enthusiastic, “can do” attitude in accepting work/new challenges
  • Effective interpersonal skills, working well across functions;
  • Amazing work ethic and inner drive to create the best solution possible;
  • Impeccable design taste and attention to detail;
  • Highly innovative; a problem-solver;
  • Proven experience overseeing ideas from inception to launch;
  • Ability to take feedback and input and come up with solutions that keep the integrity of the ideas;
  • Ability to clearly articulate design decisions;
  • History of self-initiated projects;
  • Understands basic user-experience design, interactive design, and content strategy
  • Clear understanding of design principles to driving results in an online, social, & digital environment
  • Must be self-confident, resilient and possess a high energy level and enthusiasm; 
  • Must be a strategic and critical thinker who is dynamic, forward thinking, extremely analytical and well organized;
  • Must have the ability to rise to the challenge and provide the hard work necessary to succeed;
  • Must possess outstanding problem solving capabilities to address and resolve issues that face a growing enterprise;
  • Must have well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to a wide variety of audiences, demonstrating strong communication skills;
  • Must be flexible & reliable team player, both within own department and within company as a whole;
  • Must possess a strong ability to manage one’s own time and prioritize tasks;
  • Must be able to identify communications or creative problems, their sources, and develop potential design solutions.

Certifications

Not Required.

WORKING CONDITIONS

 

Travel Requirements

May be required to travel on rare occasions (<5% travel); trips may require air travel and/or overnight stay for one or more nights.

Physical Demands

This position requires the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

Work Environment

This position generally requires that work be performed from the Prudential Center/New Jersey Devils offices, but attendance at events taking place in the arena or offsite, including on weekends and/or holidays, may be required.


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Communications: Graphic Design/Creative Services
Senior Art Director - Prudential Center/New Jersey Devils (Newark, NJ)

Do you love the roar of live hockey and the smells of popcorn and team spirit?  Do you also enjoy working collaboratively with a diverse group of colleagues who are at the top of their game, value your input and proudly post photos with you on social media having the time of your life at our arena? Does the prospect of supporting three-time Stanley Cup Champions the New Jersey Devils in a state-of-the-art arena give you “all the feels”? If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, then maybe you are the next rockstar, Jedi, superhero or Muggle we will proudly welcome in to our family!

*Devils Arena Entertainment, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Position Summary

This is more than a job, it is a chance to influence pop culture daily and develop ideas that thousands will experience. The Senior Art Director will lead concept ideation, copywriting, & design across the Creative Services Team. This role will lead a small team of creatives, including designers and copywriters, in development of marketing assets across multiple channels – print, social, digital, direct mail, in-game, web, interactive, etc. for the New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center. This role must possess strong leadership skills, superior attention to detail, strong organizational skills, impeccable design judgment, a coaching mentality, and excellent time people management skills.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conceptualizes and creates innovative and big marketing ideas that can live across channels and platforms;
  • Leads creative initiatives, including brand identity and logo development, team campaign development, event campaign development, presentation development, sales driving activations, in-game and arena experiences, T-shirt and apparel design, digital advertising and social engagement;
  • Leads all Direct Reports to develop concepts & creative exeuctions that meet or exceed predetermined objectives and strategies, based on creative briefs;
  • Partners with Executive Creative Director in all aspects of creative execution, from initial concepts through production phase;
  • Grows the Devils & Prudential Center brands via creative marketing & design leadership, innovative concepts & tactics;

  • Takse complex concepts and products and bring them to life through creative story-telling and design;
  • Manages projects and provide design direction working closely to guide and oversee the work of Creative Team;
  • Provides quality assurance over all creative deliverables;
  • Contributes to the development of the Creative Team's culture and quality design standards;
  • Educates other team members, not exclusive to the creative team, through project development and performance management;
  • Engages in new business presentations and creative development for potential clients, both internal and external;
  • Partners with Project Management Director to drive on time, on strategy, on budget creative solutions;
  • Produces layouts to communicate initial ideas and then follow through to delivering flawless executions;
  • Recruits and oversees the appropriate photographers and artists, copywriters, and other creatives;
  • All other duties as assigned by Executive Creative Director.

 Desired Skills and Experience

  • 5-7 years’ experience in advertising agency, marketing firm, or design agency;
  • Experience producing TV, Radio, Print, OOH, Digital/Social, & interactive design solutions;
  • Management experience, leading an internal design studio or small creative team;
  • Proficiency in applicable Mac software programs, including Adobe Creative Suite;
  • Highly proficient in: Photoshop, InDesign, PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator and Keynote a plus;
  • A well-rounded portfolio of conceptual work, with strong design, color balance, photography, logo and typography skills;
  • Self-starter personality with enthusiastic, “can do” attitude in accepting work/new challenges;
  • Effective interpersonal skills;
  • Unparalleled work ethic;
  • Abilty to respond to a brief with a strategic creative solution that can be translated across channels;
  • Proven experience overseeing ideas from inception to launch;
  • Ability to take feedback and input and come up with solutions that keep the integrity of the ideas;
  • Ability to easily articulate design decisions;
  • History of self-initiated projects;
  • Understands basic user-experience design and content strategy;
  • Robust understanding of the design principles to driving results in an online environment;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external clients;
  • Possess excellent inter-personal skill.

Certifications

Not Required.

WORKING CONDITIONS

 

Travel Requirements

May be required to travel on rare occasions (<5% travel); trips may require air travel and/or overnight stay for one or more nights.

Physical Demands

This position requires the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

Work Environment

This position generally requires that work be performed from the Prudential Center/New Jersey Devils offices, but attendance at events taking place in the arena or offsite, including on weekends and/or holidays, may be required.


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Communications: Head of Web/Media Content
Web Video Producer - Vegas Golden Knights (Las Vegas, NV)

Essential Functions:

The Vegas Golden Knights Web Video Producer will serve as the team’s primary videographer who is responsible for shooting, editing and publishing video content throughout the team’s digital network.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Shoot, edit and publish a variety of videos for distribution throughout the Vegas Golden Knights digital network ranging from basic one-on-one interviews to all-access documentaries
  • Managing internal video archives
  • Ensure proper fulfillment of all video-related sponsor obligations
  • Brainstorm creative concepts and take initiative to self-produce content pieces within a specified deadline

Key Competencies and Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience in video production
  • Prior experience working for a professional or collegiate sports team preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Adobe Premiere, Media Encoder and Photoshop
  • Understanding of video compression and standard codecs used for broadcast and digital
  • Experience with audio mixing and color correcting in Adobe Premiere
  • Strong sense of project ownership and dedication to delivering outstanding results
  • Knowledge of Adobe After Effects
  • Basic knowledge of lighting techniques and sound recording
  • Strong eye for detail - ability to notice a missing frame or out-of-sync audio 
  • Ability to multi-task, manage multiple projects at once and thrive in a fast-paced, intense work environment

Travel:

  • This position will travel with the team to the majority of the club’s road games, serving as the primary video producer
  • Travel to NHL events such as the NHL All-Star Game, Awards, Draft as assigned
  • Other work-related travel as assigned

Schedule Overview:

  • This is not a 9-5, 40 hour a week job. Candidates must be prepared to work nights, weekends and holidays
  • Candidate is expected to attend all Vegas Golden Knights home games

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