Associate Creative Director - Olympia Entertainment (Detroit · MI)

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Job Summary:  
The Detroit Tigers, Red Wings and The District Detroit creative team is seeking an experienced Associate Creative Director with a passion for sports and entertainment to act as an ambassador of some of the most valuable sports/entertainment brands in the world. We are dedicated to elevating the fan/guest experience through powerful storytelling, compelling content, and strategic media campaigns that connect with our community and fanbase in a meaningful way.

Essential Functions
  • Be the co-ambassador of quality & integrity for all visual elements across all owned/operated and partner platforms (representation of brands, logos, players/artists/events, key art, etc.)
  • Lead & execute 360 degree brand campaign projects; Host design workshops and brainstorm sessions for new creative campaigns
  • Creation of content/brand style guides and standards
  • Develop new concepts, designs, animations, logos and style frames.
  • Contribute hands-on to the project from design through development
  • Contribute to content strategy work with partner groups (digital/social programming, original content, podcasts, sponsored content, and more)
  • Oversee the creation of organizational presentations, internal/external pitches
  • Develop workable budgets, work plans and realistic timetables.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Minimum 7 years’ creative experience and 5 years leadership experience
  • 3 years management experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, Media Arts, Design or equivalent education and experience.
  • Strong visual design skills across all mediums (typography, graphic design, motion design,
  • Strong portfolio equally showcasing conceptual thinking, visual design, and storytelling for major brands.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with ability to articulate and persuasively sell creative concepts
  • Comprehensive awareness of new platforms, technologies, and trends in the industry across all operations.
  • Master of the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite; Motion graphics, video editing, and/or 3D graphic experience a plus.
  • Previous cross discipline experience that covers interactive / experiential design, creative media arts, immersive and reactive environments, and narrative storytelling for multi-sensory physical experiences.
  • Possess the highest integrity and ethical standards
  • Ability to lead projects to ensure creative requests deadlines are met.
  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible to shift between projects as new priorities emerge
  • Discussion and problem-solving skills regarding department practices and procedures
  • Ability to work on collaborative projects and independently

Preferred Knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Experience working in the sports and entertainment industry

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Lead and inspire a talented department of graphic designers and production coordinator
  • Collaborate with other internal departments, including, but not limited to marketing, production, sales, sponsorship, communications and HR
Supplemental Job Functions:
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Working Conditions:
  • Irregular and extended hours including nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Continuous visual attention
  • Exposure to moderate noise level

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a colleague encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.