Graphic Design Assistant with Iowa Wolves in Des Moines, IA

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Position Summary/Objective
The Iowa Wolves, NBA G League affiliate of the Minnesota Timberwolves, is seeking an energetic, enthusiastic and dependable individual for a seasonal Graphic Design Assistant position for the 2019-2020 season.  This is a paid (hourly) seasonal position with an anticipated start date of September 23, 2019 and an end date in late March or early April of 2020.

Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform these essential functions:
  • Create graphics and design layouts for print ads, flyers, arena signage (print and digital), sales collateral, team events and more.
  • Assist in video production by assisting in the set-up and execution of video shoots.  Contribute to the process of shooting, editing, and cataloging video.
  • Develop and deliver high-quality videos and video motion graphics, focusing on in-arena content and social media channel distribution.
  • Update templates with video and graphic elements for live game coverage, weekly e-blast, etc.
  • Work closely with Marketing Coordinator to operate Wolves’ social media platforms as needed.
  • Serve as digital photographer as needed to capture player, fan, sponsor, and entertainment photographs and videos.  Maintain catalogue of materials. 
  • Monitor digital marketplace to help team stay ahead of the curve.
  • Work to successfully collaborate and execute goals.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Marketing Coordinator and Wolves’ leadership staff.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other
Completing or have completed a four-year college degree strongly preferred (Design, Marketing, Communications or another related field).  Ability to work within the dates listed above.  Ability to maintain flexible hours, including but not limited to, normal business hours, nights, weekends, and some holidays.  Must provide own transportation and housing.
  • Background in Graphic Arts & Design
  • Comfort working in Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, InDesign and Premiere; Experience with Adobe After Effects or similar program a plus
  • Experience in video editing, animation and photography; experience designing video and motion graphics catering to social media.
  • Self-motivated and hardworking
  • Flexibility in handling a variety of assignments with changing priorities and parameters; ability to meet deadlines, and work well under pressure
  • Ability to multi-task; detail oriented; fast learner; well organized
  • Ability to follow directions, respond positively to feedback and contribute ideas
  • Charismatic, Team Player – must work well in team setting
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced environment
  • General knowledge of sports

Compensation: $10/hr (20 hours per week, plus game nights)

Supervisory Responsibility, if any: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities

Work Environment
This position is required to work all Iowa Wolves home games, in addition to external events including but not limited to: charity and networking events.  Work is generally sedentary in nature.  The working environment is generally favorable.  Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc.  Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available.  This job also operates in a sports arena, which includes bleachers/steps.
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate and exchange information with others both in person and over the telephone.  The employee frequently is required to remain in a stationary position, as well as operate computers and other office equipment, such as a copy machine, printer and telephone.  Staff will frequently ascend and descend bleachers/steps and traverse around the arena both on event days and non-event days.  Staff may occasionally move boxes of merchandise weighing up to 30 pounds.
Position may require travel to external events.
EEO Statement 
The Iowa Wolves are an equal employment opportunity organization.  

When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:
1.       Do you have previous experience using Adobe Photoshop?
2.       Do you thrive working in a high pressure, fast paced environment?
3.       Do you have housing and transportation available in the greater Des Moines area?

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. Do you have previous experience using Adobe Photoshop?

  3. Do you thrive working in a high pressure, fast paced environment?

  4. Do you have housing and transportation available in the greater Des Moines area?


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