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Junior Graphic Designer with D.C. United in Washington, DC

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Web/Creative Services: Graphic Design/Creative Services
D.C. United is looking for a talented Junior Graphic Designer to support all marketing efforts through the design of forward thinking creative graphic elements that maintain the continuity of brand throughout the entire marketing mix (in print, publications, online, e-mail marketing, in-stadium, promotional products, direct mail, etc). The chosen candidate must be a team player who understands the importance of communication and adhering to deadlines.

Creativity, hard work, a positive attitude and dedication are musts. This position will report to the Senior Director, Digital & Social Media with creative direction and supervision given by the Graphic Designer.
 
 Interested candidates should submit a résumé, cover letter, and a link to an online portfolio. Applications without portfolio samples will not be considered.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Designs original creative elements
  • Adapts design elements to carry out the continuity of the club brand throughout all collateral
  • Designs projects that include but are not limited to: Direct mail (postcards, brochures, self-mailers), Digital graphics, Social Media content, Newspaper ads, Creative for D.C. United publications and outside publications, E-mail marketing components, Internet (banners, pop-ups and other design elements), DCUnited.com website elements, Sponsorship elements, Proposal decks, Promotional items, Internal communication pieces
  • Develops E-mail campaign layout and design
  • Maintains projects through precise proofing of all materials
  • Communicates with outside print vendors, relaying specifications for production
  • Serves as a checkpoint in regards to logo usage, graphic standards, etc.
  • Works on multiple design projects at a given time and executes promptly
  • Assists in maintaining and establishing design department policies
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Digital department

EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE:
  • Four-year college degree, preferably in graphic design/fine art
  • Minimum of 1-2 years professional experience
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite is necessary. Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign a must
  • After Effects and any video editing experience a plus (Final Cut Pro, Premiere) but not required
  • Experience with designing creative for LED boards a plus
  • Experience in sports preferred, but not required

COMPETENCIES (KSAs):
  • Must possess an excellent design sense
  • Must be able remain comfortable yet energetic in the creative process
  • Must demonstrate a high level of detail-orientation, especially under deadline pressure
  • Must display organization and communicative skills
  • Must have the ability to work well under pressure
  • Must be able to easily switch between projects comfortably and quickly
  • Must be flexible in working hours, including nights, weekends and holidays
  • Must possess a strong ability to manage one’s own time and prioritize tasks when given clearly defined goals and objectives
  • Must have the ability to demonstrate uncompromised judgment and discretion with regard to interpersonal relationships
  • Must have a strong sense of self-awareness and emotional intelligence
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality and use upmost discretion when privy to sensitive information
  • Must have good decision-making skills, solid judgment and interpersonal effectiveness
  • Must be self-directed and able to work independently
  • Must be flexible & reliable team player, both within own department and within company as a whole
  • Must have strong communication skills: must be comfortable with engaging in a variety of different communicative modes (verbal, non-verbal, and written) and being attuned to others through strong active listening skills
  • Must be able to identify problems, their sources, and their potential solutions while continuing to successfully conduct day-today operations without interruption
  • Must have a strong command of reasoned, measured decision-making based upon analyzing the pros and cons of each potential decision to be made

ENVIRONMENTAL AND PHYSICAL CONDITIONS:
  • Open office layout. Desk job in normal/indoors office environment, with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, fume vibrations, and temperature changes
  • Frequently works at fast pace with unscheduled interruptions
  • Expected to attend games and other events on 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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