Full Time Job

Creative Director

Raycom Sports

Charlotte, NC 11-01-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

About Raycom Sports:

Raycom Sports' Marketing & Digital Team is responsible for developing, implementing and executing strategies designed to optimize the position of sports and entertainment brands through various digital platforms and touchpoints.

Job Summary/Description:

Raycom Sports is seeking a team-first, energetic Creative Director with a passion for developing and evolving sports and entertainment brands in a fast-paced environment. The role is responsible for leading visual strategy and execution for all Raycom Sports' broadcast programming, digital platforms, advertising campaigns and content deliverables. The ideal candidate can work across multiple subject matters, develop fresh concepts and content and guide a creative team in working collaboratively within the broader marketing and production teams to achieve goals established by the organization.

The successful candidate will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following:
• Lead creative strategy, development and execution for all Raycom Sports' properties including broadcast programming, digital platforms, advertising campaigns and content deliverables
• Work alongside national and international sports and entertainment brands, bringing to market various visual elements across a wide range of touchpoints
• Create new design concepts for broadcast, digital, advertising and content across all Raycom Sports' properties, collaborating with project managers, producers and associate producers
• Manage multiple projects simultaneously, working within timelines defined by project managers and guidelines set forth by property and/or client brands
• Foster an open culture of design critique and feedback
• Collaborate with web development team in creating responsive website designs, platform interfaces, UX/UI layouts and other digital application visual integrations
• Build graphics with elements of existing packages to support sports and entertainment broadcast and digital properties with preexisting looks
• Develop a library of static graphic templates for various sports and entertainment properties to be versioned by graphic designers
• Maintain daily functionality of design PCs and software as well as shared file storage platforms
• Develop/expand plug-in library to improve overall look of graphics
• Assist associate producers with basic graphical work in After Effects
• Manage graphic designers day-to-day workload, guiding and assisting in executing creative vision
• Foster relationships with various internal and external vendors and staff including motion and static graphic design freelancers

Qualifications/Requirements:
• 6+ years related experience, including internships
• Ability to manage people, fostering a solution-oriented, teamwork environment
• Creative decision-making skill
• Expertise with design applications within the Adobe Creative Cloud, including After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator
• Ability to install/maintain plugins for all software listed above
• Ability to organize files in a logical manner that can be understood by producers and editors
• Knowledge of how graphical elements are utilized in live and postproduction environments
• Knowledge of television graphic design methods and techniques
• Knowledge of Cinema 4d animation software with ability to create motion graphics preferred
• Sports/Entertainment fan with specific knowledge of subject matter preferred
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
• Willingness to work flexible or varied hours including nights and weekends
• Time management skills and the aptitude to communicate and work cohesively with many different types of individuals towards common goals

Interested applicants can, go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', we encourage you to upload your resume and cover letter

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rox6b4-54-158-251-104-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Raycom Sports

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.