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Position: Graphic Designer I
Department: Marketing
Reporting Relationship: Reports to Digital & Social Marketing team and Senior Graphic Designer (Tepper Sports and Entertainment)
Status: Full-time (Exempt) 
On December 17, 2019, David Tepper, through Tepper Sports and Entertainment (TSE) was awarded the 30th Major League Soccer Franchise for Charlotte and the Carolinas.  TSE is now building an effective MLS organization that can help deliver success, both on the field and in the wider community. 
The team will play its first game in MLS in spring 2021 with all home games will be played at Bank of America Stadium in uptown Charlotte.
Position Summary
The Charlotte MLS 2021 club is hiring a talented Graphic Designer with experience producing graphics for digital and print publications. The ideal candidate should have a strong design-forward skill-set to innovative design, branding and content creation. 
Primary Responsibilities 
  •  Assist the development of the visual brand of the Charlotte MLS 2021 club across print, digital, and audio/video platforms
  • Produce and design content for marketing, social media, sponsorship, ticketing and other departments within the organization
  • Delivering real-time content on match days
  • Constantly develop skills and explore new creative techniques
  • Communicate creative ideas within a collaborative environment
  • Assist with organizing and adding to a brand asset management system
  • Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  • Post-secondary education or equivalent experience is required
  • At least 4 years of experience creating various types of media including digital and print
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with Adobe’s Creative Suite
  • Strong understanding of layout (i.e. typography, balance, scale) and other design fundamentals and techniques
  • Deep understanding of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube etc., and what content creates the highest levels of engagement on those platforms
  • Must be technically knowledgeable and savvy in a digital environment; Apple environment
Preferred Qualifications
  • Well-rounded and experience with content creation; extensive knowledge in sports photography, motion graphics and/or illustration designs
  • A deep understanding of digital marketing disciplines and email marketing
  • Highly experienced in taking creative ideas and translating them to visual presentations
  • Extensive knowledge on creating print-ready materials for marketing and ticketing purposes
  • Advanced knowledge of video production including the use of Adobe Premiere Pro and motion designs using After Effects
Essential Functions
  • Accustomed to working in a fast-paced environment with ability to multi-task and collaborate
  • Being willing to provide and receive quality-related feedback
  •  Able to work independently and autonomously on projects while consistently delivering projects on time through completion
  • Must be flexible to work evenings and/or weekends including events held on weekends, nights, and holidays
  • Must exhibit professionalism when interacting with staff, members of the media, and players/coaches 
  • Must organize personal workflows so projects are easily shared between teammates
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must maintain complete confidentiality of privileged, and/or sensitive information
  • Must, at all times, display the character and values of the Tepper Sports & Entertainment brand
  • Works well under pressure while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Must be a team player, reliable, and dependable
Physical Requirements
  • Sitting at desk and computer for long periods of time
  • Walking and standing for long periods of time
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at a time

Work Environment
This job operates mostly in an office environment and outside on athletic fields at times which may include inclement weather conditions.
Application Instructions
Proven graphic design experience required—Must supply links to work demonstrating your experience with resume or application. (personal website or Behance portfolio preferred) 

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.

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