As a Graphic Designer for Houston Dynamo FC and the Houston Dash, you will be a key member of a Marketing & Communications team that is tasked with being the best visual storytellers in professional sports. The Graphic Designer will contribute to producing multimedia content for the teams' digital and social media platforms, with an emphasis on graphic design but including motion graphics and video support.
The Graphic Designer will also be expected to contribute to the Club’s content ideation and planning process. We value creative thinkers and unique perspectives on how to tell our story, and we will look to you for ideas and opinions. Your role is not just to execute others’ stories, but rather to bring compelling story ideas to the forefront and be a part of the discussion of how best to tell them.
The Graphic Designer will be responsible for developing graphics, primarily focusing on social media content, digital marketing and in-stadium needs. This position will work within the Creative department under the direction of the Creative Director, and will work together with the design and video teams to create and maintain a consistent look and feel for all projects.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist in the creation of print materials such as flyers, brochures, posters, postcards, direct mail pieces and invitations
Assist in the design and illustration of graphic materials including logos, signage and website images
Assist with photo editing and manipulation of graphics for sponsor mockups and marketing presentations
Creation of website ad banners and email blast creative, and ability to support design initiatives of HoustonDynamoFC.com and team microsites
Assist with preparation of projects including finding useable photos, scanning and photography
Manage all graphic design requests from across the Houston Dynamo FC organization and their partners, and assist with sponsorship presentations and PowerPoint templates.
Assist with other duties as necessary
SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university
Understanding of photography and an eye for photos that will convey necessary messages for design goals
Ability to multi-task and meet aggressive deadlines
High level of interest, involvement and enthusiasm
Excellent communication skills required, and grammatical, spelling, proofreading abilities are preferred
Willingness to work both individually and in a team environment, and ability to take design direction and criticism is a must
Dependable transportation to the downtown Houston area
Flexible work schedule, including holidays and weekends
POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK:
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. This position regularly requires long hours and weekend work and may require an understanding of staying connected and available to cover and address time-sensitive work-related issues that arise at any hour. Presence at events may be required. Some occasional travel may be required.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.