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Motion Graphics Designer with U.S. Soccer Federation in Chicago, IL

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Web/Creative Services: Graphic Design/Creative Services
U.S. Soccer Overview 
We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States.  Our mission is to make soccer the preeminent sport in the United States.  We embrace diversity, technology and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and by supporting members, impacting athletes, and serving fans.  We seek motivated, passionate, skilled people who can think, create and work on a team.  
 
U.S. Soccer is a growing company that looks for team members to grow with it. U.S. Soccer offers a comprehensive compensation package, casual work environment, an inclusive culture and an atmosphere for professional development.
 
Position Description 
As a member of the video department, this position is responsible for conceptualizing and producing motion graphics and video content for U.S. Soccer’s social media and digital properties, broadcast partners and in-stadium productions. 
 
Primary Responsibilities 
  •  Develop, manage and deliver high-quality and innovative video motion graphics to U.S. Soccer’s publish points, focusing primarily on digital and social media channels
  • Update templates with video and graphic elements for live game coverage
  • Create graphics in response to events in progress and develop video motion graphics on the fly to capture and deliver social media reactions
  • Create and edit animations for U.S. Soccer’s internal programs including Development Academy, Referees, Coaching, and High Performance
  • Support other aspects of the production process in the Video Department at U.S. Soccer
 
Minimum Qualifications
  • Expert in Adobe After Effects
  • Strong proficiency in other Adobe applications; notably Premiere, Photoshop and Illustrator 
  • Experience designing motion graphics catering to social media
  • Strong creative mind with the ability to conceptualize and bring to life innovative motion graphics
  • Quick learner who can function well in the fast-paced environment mandated by professional sports
  • Able and willing to travel up to 15% of the time
  • Ability and willing to travel domestically and internationally (passport required) 
  • Able and willing to work non-traditional hours including evenings & weekends as needed
 
Desired Qualifications 
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Mastery of Adobe After Effects
  • Knowledge of 3D graphics and/or compositing programs
  • Impetus to push U.S. Soccer’s stylistic sensibility while staying within the boundaries of its brand guidelines and workflows
  • Approaches project, data, and studio management with the same attention to detail as any of the elements mentioned above
  • Experience in the field with digital cinema cameras, sound and lighting techniques
 
Working at U.S. Soccer is a unique opportunity. Employees who work at U.S. Soccer have the following attributes: 
  • Adopt a company centric approach—Serve the Athlete and the Fan
  • Embrace and see learning as a lifelong pursuit 
  • Possess a growth mindset—keeps an open mind and seeks new challenges 
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Open to criticism and does not make excuses
  • Possess a tireless work ethic
  • Wants to be part of a team that wins
  • Has the ability to be firm but fair 
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Build relationships through genuine interpersonal skills

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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