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Art Director with Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa, FL

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Web/Creative Services: Graphic Design/Creative Services
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers vision is to be the premier NFL Franchise both on and off the field that sets the standard in global sports entertainment and embodies the spirit of Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers aim to employ individuals whose professionalism and dedication align with our vision.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the duties, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.  If requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Core Functions:
  • Uphold the Tampa Bay Buccaneers standards in all communication and design to maintain a cohesive, recognizable brand
  • Lead artistic development of all promotional and marketing pieces including but not limited to out-of-home, print, mobile, email, digital, collateral, signs, in-stadium murals, sales flyers, club publications – over 8,000 individual pieces
  • Manage a team of graphic designers, copywriter and interns to develop effective sales and marketing campaigns and ensure desired message is communicated 
  • Understand marketing initiatives, brand positioning and target audiences for all creative executions
  • Develop concepts, oversee projects and provide direction in an environment with tight deadlines
  • Create presentations and obtain approvals by presenting final layouts/design concepts to senior leadership and responding to feedback and requests
  • Review and approve designs, artwork, copy and graphics developed by Creative Services team 
  • Maintain graphic and copy consistency across all deliverables
  • Provide oversight of photography direction for brand campaignsPerform other duties as assigned
Skills & Abilities:
  • Innovative, forward thinker who excels in a cooperative environment
  • Demonstrated desire and ability to solve problems and reach “win-win” solutions
  • Understanding of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers organization and the NFL 
  • Ability to cultivate a team environment
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Keen observation and attention to detail
  • Strong planning and project management competencies
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple projects
  • Dedication to graphic consistency and quality
  • Animated, outgoing and engaging personality
Management Responsibilities:
  • Employee is responsible for managing the Creative Services Team and directing the work of its employees
  • Employee is also responsible for management of employee performance, including hiring appropriate staff, conducting regular performance reviews and, if necessary, terminating staff in conjunction with human resources

Experience & Education: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in fine arts or design related field 
  • 8+ years as professional graphic designer 
Technical Knowledge:
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proficiency in MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and Windows is required
Work Environment:
The Company is a professional, fast paced, creative business environment.  Other environment conditions:
  • Extended evening, weekend work hours sometimes required; required to work all home and some away games; may have to work occasional holidays
  • Stressful and demanding work environment in executing work on short deadlines
  • Computer and desk work a significant part of daily activities
  • Sitting, standing, working with hands for extended periods of time
  • Rarely is lifting more than 20 pounds required
This job description is intended to set forth the core functions required for this position and describe the general nature of the work performed by employees in this position.  It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.  Employees may be assigned additional responsibilities as necessary.   The Company reserves the right to revise this job description at any time and to require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances or conditions of the Company’s business, competitive considerations, or the work environment changes.  This document describes the position currently available and is not an employment contract
The position covered by this Job Description is expressly declared to be “at will”: meaning the Company has the right to terminate the incumbent’s employment at any time, with or without cause.  Any written or oral promises or representations to the contrary are expressly disavowed and should not be relied upon any employee.  Any change to this “at will” employment status must be in writing and signed the by the Chief Operating Officer of the Company.
It is the policy of the Buccaneers to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, age, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. Do you meet the minimum qualification of 8 years experience as a professional graphic designer?

  3. Do you have prior management experience - overseeing other employees performance, hiring, firing, etc.?

  4. What are your salary requirements for this position?

  5. Do you live in or have ties to the Tampa Bay area? Please explain.

  6. This position is based in Tampa, FL. If hired and you are not local, are you willing to relocate for this position?

  7. Please provide a live link to your portfolio here.


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