K-State Athletics is seeking qualified applicants for DIRECTOR OF CREATIVE CONTENT, which is a full-time, salaried, benefits-eligible position.
An example of job duties includes but are not limited to:
•Execute the graphic design needs for K-State Athletics and individual sports teams for website, mobile platforms and other digital information systems
•Create graphics tailored for brand building, fan engagement, recruiting and revenue generation
•Assist with hire, training, and management of graphic design interns; ensure projects remain on track through completion and meet all deadlines by providing support and assistance with efficiency in project completion
•Collaborate with Social Media & Digital Strategy to develop and implement exciting graphic design initiatives to increase social media engagement with fans and recruits on a national level; and translates the vision and needs into an appropriate design that meets individual goals
•Assist in organization and implementation of all phases of the design production process. Tasks include creating production schedules, art direction and design, photography coordination and styling
•Continually research best practices to ensure graphic design strategy is in-line with audience trends; identify new techniques and technologies related to design and athletic recruitment
WHY JOIN US: K-State Athletics is a proud member of the Big 12 Conference, and we are looking for someone who wants to become a member of our staff to help advance our communications office through hard work, knowledge, and dedication.
Our mission is to foster a culture in which our student-athletes have every opportunity to reach their maximum potential academically, athletically, mentally and socially while operating an organization that is anchored by a genuine commitment to K-State, our supporters and each other. For more information on K-State Athletics, please visit http://www.kstatesports.com For more information on Manhattan, KS and the University, please visit http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/jobs/
Kansas State University has been named a 2022 Top Employer by DiversityJobs.com for a third consecutive year.
The 2021 annual survey by Forbes magazine, “America’s Best Employers by State List,” finds Kansas State University rates among the Top 3 employers in the state and is the best university employer in Kansas.
WE SUPPORT DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion. The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.
•Excellent medical, dental and vision health plans
•Excellent retirement plan (no vesting period)
•Generous earned leave plans
•Parental leave plan
•Employer paid term life insurance
•Employer paid accidental death and dismemberment insurance
•Employer paid long term disability insurance
•Paid KSU designated holidays
K-State Athletics Local Agency Employee Benefits Information: https://www.kstatesports.com/sports/2020/3/6/athletics-human-resources.aspx?path=resources
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design, Fine Arts, Illustration or related field. Relevant work experience related to job duties can be considered in lieu of degree.
Must have a strong design portfolio to be considered for the position
One or more years of experience in graphic design, preferably in college athletics
Must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Lightroom)
Strong understanding of college athletics landscape and industry standards, principles, and practices
Knowledge of NCAA and Big 12 Conference recruiting rules and regulations
Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, including both written and verbal;
Exhibit meticulous attention to detail; ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities and manage several projects at one time;
Must be able to work independently and self-manage project flow
Team player with ability to work well in a team setting and across diverse groups, organizations, and departments;
Collaborate with multiple parties to best meet goals and objectives
Must be able to meet stringent deadlines and work outside normal work hours, including, nights, weekends and some holidays when required
This position holds expectations of compliance with all NCAA, Big 12 Conference, Kansas State University and K-State Athletics, Inc. rules and regulations.
Submit/upload a resume with three professional references that includes contact information (name, title, phone number and email address)
Upload a minimum of three examples of your work or provide a link to your portfolio
SCREENING OF APPLICATIONS BEGINS: Immediately and continues until position is filled.
BACKGROUND SCREENING STATEMENT: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. If position is in development, business office or ticket office, the background screen will include a credit check.
About K-STATE ATHLETICS, INC. / KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
Our mission is to foster a culture in which our student-athletes have every opportunity to reach their maximum potential academically, athletically, mentally and socially while operating an organization that is anchored by a genuine commitment to K-State, our supporters and each other.
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