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Vision To be the national model for the engaged university: engaged with ideas and the world.
Who We Are Located in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. With a population of just over 53,000, Harrisonburg is one of the most diverse communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. JMU is a selective, public institution with a growing national reputation for offering experiences that lead to an outstanding education and inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff. The student body includes approximately 20,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students, with over 1,000 full-time instructional faculty.
JMU offers thriving programs in the liberal arts, science and technology, and professional disciplines at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels. The university is committed to expanding diversity, fostering equity and inclusion, and supporting superlative teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved national recognition for the high quality of its academic programs, focus on maintaining strong student/faculty interaction, and innovative faculty research.
James Madison University is accepting applications for a Director of Creative Media for Football. This is a full-time position with a comprehensive benefits package.
This position will report directly to the Head Football Coach with a dotted line to the Assistant A.D. for Creative Services & Fan Engagement.
Works to promote JMU Football with cutting edge vision and creativity through multi-media productions.
The individual in this position will display a commitment to JMU Football, Athletics Department, and the university’s brand.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Brand and implement all football department graphics/videos, while promoting the recruitment of student-athletes and marketing for the program.
Weekly collaboration with the JMU Creative Services & Fan Engagement and Athletics Communications units on content ideas and creation – including but not limited to social media, video board content, game day needs.
Enforce brand consistency and placement in regards to logo and color usage for the football program.
Deliver cutting-edge design visuals for use in print, online, marketing, and other materials.
Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Build quality relationships and work collaboratively and professionally with Duke Club, athletics communications, and university staff, student athletes, etc.
Perform other duties as assigned.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, as well as at least three plus years working with graphics/video.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Product Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator, lnDesign, Adobe After Effects, and/or other compositing and graphic design software.
Ability to demonstrate a high level of proficiency in graphic design software, sports terminology, sports writing, photo editing, and video editing.
Requires strong artistic and graphics skills. Must have a strong eye and a high aesthetic for graphic and interactive design, typography, photography, videography, etc.
Strong interpersonal skills, positive attitude and love for the sport.
Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work with minimal supervision.
Must be able to adapt to ever-changing workloads and deadlines while being able to work well within the team environment.
Experience with a Division 1 football program or professional team.
James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.