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Graphic Designer

Columbus Crew SC
Columbus, OH
Web/Creative Services: Graphic Design/Creative Services
Columbus Crew SC Overview
Columbus Crew SC (Soccer Club) is the first club in Major League Soccer and in 2015, Crew SC was crowned MLS Eastern Conference Champions in the organization’s 20th season. Owned and operated by Precourt Sports Ventures (PSV), it won its first MLS Cup championship in 2008 and also won the 2002 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as well as MLS Supporters’ Shield titles in 2004, 2008 and 2009. The 2018 campaign is the Black & Gold’s 20th season at historic MAPFRE Stadium -- the first soccer-specific stadium in the United States – where the club set single-season sellout records and hosted the 2015 MLS Cup. The club was purchased by PSV on July 29, 2013 as part of the privately held investment and management firm’s sports and entertainment business enterprise.

Description
Columbus Crew SC is seeking a Graphic Designer in our Marketing & Communications Department. The ideal candidate must have an eye for detail, ability to handle projects simultaneously, successfully meet tight deadlines, and work collaboratively and communicate effectively with all departments within the Club. This position is based in Columbus, Ohio and reports to the Senior Graphic Designer.

The Graphic Designer will be responsible for executing the Club’s creative direction and protecting the brand. The Graphic Designer is required to work Crew SC home matches and MAPFRE Stadium events including some evenings, weekends and holidays.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
·        Responsible for executing a wide range of design projects across many different mediums
·        Design assets for use on the Columbus Crew SC website and social media outlets
·        Work closely with all internal departments, including but not limited to, Marketing, Community Relations, Corporate Partnerships, Ticket Sales, Stadium Operations and Player Development 
·        Complete projects by coordinating with outside agencies and printers as required
·        Maintain technical knowledge by attending design workshops, reviewing professional publications, and being an active member of professional organizations

Required skills, experience & abilities
·        Bachelor’s degree required in graphic design or a related field. BFA a plus
·        1-2 years of professional design experience
·        Proficiency in the latest versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Experience with After Effects a plus
·        Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and Power Point. 
·        Demonstrated graphic design experience marketing professional sports teams or intercollegiate athletics programs is strongly preferred
·        Strong work ethic and an eye for detail
·        Demonstrated ability to meet strategic deadlines in a dynamic environment
·        Able to exercise sound discretionary judgment 
·        Demonstrated experience with both print and web design
·        Familiar with print production practices
·        Ability to work independently and take initiative
·        Working knowledge and familiarity with MLS rules
.        Must be able to work some evenings, weekends and holidays 

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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