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Trainee-Graphic Design - Kansas City Royals (Kansas City · MO)

Kansas City Royals jobs
Sports Jobs in Kansas City · MO
Web/Creative Services: Graphic Design/Creative Services
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Kansas City Royals Trainee Program
The Kansas City Royals Trainee Program is designed for applicants interested in the sports and entertainment industry, particularly professional sports. The Royals are seeking applicants with various backgrounds, educations, and experiences to create a valuable community of learning opportunities from front office staff as well as from one another. The Trainee Program intends to cultivate a network of young professionals dedicated to developing their career and supporting the careers of those around them. 



Job Summary:
We are looking for a Graphic Design Trainee to assist in the execution and planning of design projects. Graphic Design Trainee must be willing to work up to 35 hours a week. 



Accountabilities:
Under the Creative Director and Graphic Designers, the trainee will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following:
  • Assist in the creation and execution of print and digital/social graphics (i.e., ads, invitations, sales decks, printed collateral, web banners, infographics, and in-stadium graphics)
  • Assist with basic photo editing, cropping, and providing assets to other departments throughout the organization
  • Assist with preparation of projects as well as coordination of projects with printers to ensure accuracy and timeliness of delivery
  • Contribute to weekly internal and creative status meetings
  • Provide support to the Creative Director and Graphic Designers by maintaining consistency and upholding the current brand and campaign standards, no matter the size of the project
  • Any other design and management duties assigned by the manager

Qualifications:
  • A portfolio demonstrating a track record of delivering creative content
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. 
  • Strong conceptual design skills
  • Knowledge of production for collateral, including resolution, sizes ,and file types, as well as scanning, pre-press, and print production
  • Basic operating knowledge and understanding of photography with an eye for photos that will convey necessary messages for brand goals
  • Ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines, and work effectively in a fast-paced, energetic team environment
  • A highly organized and motivated individual with excellent communication skills
  • Proven experience to appropriately work with and around confidential information
  • Willingness to work both independently and in a team environment with the ability to take design direction and criticism
 
Applicants must be able to commit to full duration of the internship (9 months) and should submit a resume, portfolio samples/website, and a cover letter no later than Friday, November 25.



EOE/M/F/D/V