2018 World Junior Championship - Media Services - Buffalo Sabres (Buffalo, NY)
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.
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
Senior Designer - National Hockey League (New York, NY)
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.
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.
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.
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 requirements for the 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?
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.
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.