Motion Graphics Designer - FC Cincinnati (Cincinnati · OH)

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Job Title: Motion Graphics Designer
Department: Brand Marketing & Communications
About FC Cincinnati and TQL Stadium:
FC Cincinnati is a Major League Soccer team playing at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. FCC began play in the United Soccer League (USL) in 2016. The club won the 2018 USL Regular-Season Championship in record-setting fashion and earned postseason berths in all three of its USL seasons. In 2017, FC Cincinnati advanced to the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, a run that included victories over two MLS squads. FCC entered MLS as the 24th team in 2019 and opened the club’s privately funded, 26,000-seat soccer-specific TQL Stadium in the West End neighborhood of Cincinnati in 2021.  FC Cincinnati is an ambitious, disruptive club that is brand and fan focused, that embraces competition with a zeal for winning on and off the field, and where employees are held accountable for excellent execution of plans that build the club and serve the community.

TQL Stadium, home of FC Cincinnati, is one of the most ambitious soccer-specific stadiums in not only North America, but the world. Critically acclaimed firm Populous designed an innovative and forward-thinking stadium that is one of the largest soccer-specific facilities in Major League Soccer. The closest seats are within 15 feet of the pitch at the $250 million, privately funded stadium. The design includes 53 traditional suites and 4,500 premium seats throughout four premium club spaces. FC Cincinnati’s supporters’ section, The Bailey, has grown to be more than 3,100 strong and loom over opponents at a 34-degree angle at the stadium’s north end. A 360-degree canopy roof covers every seat in TQL Stadium, but still allows sufficient sun in to grow a natural grass field. The stadium has five team locker rooms, including a comprehensive team suite for FC Cincinnati that features a dressing room, coach’s office, lounge, equipment storage and the Mercy Health Center of Excellence for the team’s medical and game day fitness needs. TQL Stadium meets all current requirements to host CONCACAF and FIFA events, and within the first year of the stadium’s completion has featured both the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams, including the USMNT’s FIFA World Cup Qualification match vs. Mexico.
Position Overview:
FC Cincinnati is excited to find a creative motion graphic designer with a passion for fan engagement and brand development. This role should be pursued by a self-motivated individual with a keen eye for trending styles and innovative ideas. Our goal is to put forth a high-level product and experience to the diverse audiences that pass-through TQL Stadium and followers online.
The Motion Graphics Designer must have exceptionally strong communication, creative and organizational skills and be deadline-driven in execution. Creativity, strong attention to detail, dedication, hard work and passion for soccer are paramount to success in the position. A strong understanding and familiarity with key game presentation skills – including control room technology, graphics (still and motion) and live entertainment content production skills – are necessary.
  • Collaborate with creative content team to develop breakthrough content and unparalleled fan experience
  • Creation and implementation of in-game graphics for LED ribbon signage, video board, IPTV, and media facade
  • Production of video graphics, end tags, lower thirds, and editorials, as necessary
  • Ability to produce on-brand creative that engages fans and communicates partner needs
  • This role will be required to support Matchday operations during FC Cincinnati matches and other events at TQL Stadium
Skill Requirements:
  • Experience producing content across a variety of formats for in-venue viewing
  • Ability to translate brand guidelines and pillars into the live event space to maximize integration and consistency
  • Creative and strategic thinker
  • Ability to create complex media for videos, video boards and multiple arena surfaces by using Cinema 4D, After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member in a fast-paced environment with daily deadlines and changing landscapes
  • Exceptionally strong interpersonal skills, especially interdepartmentally
  • Represent the club in ethical and professional manners at all times
  • Knowledge of, or interest in, soccer and sports, as well as pop culture
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to work simultaneously across multiple projects and systems
Experience/Education Requirements:
  • 3-5 years of experience with motion graphics design in a professional work environment; experience in sports and entertainment preferred
  • Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite and Ross Xpression Graphics Systems
  • Experience working with IPTV strongly preferred
  • Experience designing content for large format media facades is strongly preferred
  • Video editing experience is required
  • Sports experience is preferred
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide verification of vaccination prior to start date

Work Hours:
In addition to normal business hours, weekend, evening, and holiday work will be required as schedule and project workload dictates. Travel, including international, may be required.
To Apply:
In a single PDF that you upload to TeamworkOnline, include a cover letter, resume, references, and several work samples, which can include links to social accounts managed (dates and/or specific campaigns must be noted), videos or graphics produced, photo galleries, or other published content. Applicants must submit a reel demonstrating experience to be considered.
FC Cincinnati is 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. Are you a current resident of the West End neighborhood in Cincinnati, OH?

  2. Will you be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and be able to provide verification of vaccination prior to your start date?

  3. What salary range are you looking for?