Job no: 502293 Position type: Full-Time 12-Month Department: 890137 - Athletics-Creative Strategy Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS Categories: Professional Position Open Date: Apr 9 2021
The principal purpose of this position is to provide assistance in creative direction, graphic design, illustration, and print production for design projects produced by the Department of Athletics. The major objective of this position is to assist in successfully meeting the design needs of the Department by creating professional, high quality graphics, within the requested budget and deadline.
1. Assist the Director of Creative Design in the production of design and implementation of the brand and creative direction on assigned projects for the Athletic Department. 2. Create digital content for assigned sports, i.e., season graphics package, stat graphics, marketing material, posters, wallpapers, animations, media guide covers, etc. 3. Assist in digital design production for the Athletic Department's website (hailstate.com), social media channels for assigned sports, and digital marketing emails and web ads. 4. Collaborate with Hail State Video Productions on design for video board assets, animation assets, and design assets used in video. 5. Collaborate with communication team members to achieve consistency in creative direction and design of external publications for departments. This also includes working effectively with different sports to translate their vision or need into an appropriate design that meets their marketing goal. 6. Assist in the organization and implementation of all phases of the design production process. Such tasks include creating production schedules, art direction and design, photography coordination and styling, print coordination, pre-press production, four-color proofing, and on-press supervision or press checks. 7. Design and produce high-quality marketing pieces that communicate a strategic department and university message to a broad audience in many different media formats (such as logos, stationary, brochures, print ads, posters, newsletters, mailers, e-mail campaigns). 8. Foster an innovative and creative environment that is responsive to our Department and University needs while ensuring that brand identity standards and brand personality are reflected in all Department external communications. 9. Successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously, while meeting project deadlines. 10. Perform related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts or Graphic Design with one (1) year of experience as a GA or Intern in an athletic department.
Knowledge of Athletics preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
* Illustration and animation skills preferred. * Knowledge of printing procedures and requirements. * Knowledge of printing and/or reproduction processes and techniques. * Ability to develop print and/or reproduction specifications. * Knowledge of principles and practices of graphic design. * Knowledge in project management, layout, design, typography and file organization. * Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written. * Ability to create and produce graphic materials using a range of media, methods, techniques, and equipment. * Ability to convert statistics and technical information into easy to understand graphics. * Ability to stay current with new trends, updates, and innovative approaches being used in the design industry. * Ability to meet stringent deadlines and work outside normal working hours, including nights and weekends when required. * Skills in the utilization of specified computerized graphic design programs, i.e., Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe InDesign, After Effects and Microsoft Office. * Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
* No unusual physical requirements. Requires limited lifting of files and records and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility. * Frequent- External imposed deadlines; set and revised beyond one's control; interruptions influence priorities; difficult to anticipate nature or volume of work with certainty beyond a few days; meeting of deadlines and coordination of unrelated activities are key to position; involves conflict-resolution or similar interactions involving emotional issues or stress on a regular basis. * Job frequently requires walking, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, handling objects with hands.
Please attach your Resume and cover letter to the application.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
Internal Number: 502293
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