San Antonio Spurs

Manager Art Direction

Job Locations US-TX-San Antonio
ID 2021-2721

Overview

At Spurs Sports & Entertainment (SS&E), we work in service of something bigger than ourselves, it’s so much more than the game or concert itself. It takes all members of our Spurs Family to harness the power of sports and entertainment to create moments that excite, memories that endure, and connections that strengthen our community. We are   seeking an experienced, versatile Design Manager to join our family!

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of creatives who make multipurpose content for digital, social, mobile, experiential, and marketing channels. The person in this role will work with and support three (3) Full-Time Graphic Designers & one (1) Part-Time Designer to ideate, design, and develop innovative content across platforms. They will focus on design-led storytelling that transcends sports to connect our franchises and properties with our current and future fan base.  Our ideal candidate will be a proactive leader with a passion for creativity and sports, and use their keen relationship building skills to lead & develop a team. A strong understanding of current social, digital, and design trends that will engage a younger audience is also a must. Does this sound like a fit for you? If so, we want to hear from you!

 

In every position, each employee is expected to: demonstrate alignment with SS&E’s core values and mission, collaborate with internal/external family members and demonstrate ongoing development.

Responsibilities

  1. Develop & maintain consistent design to ensure timely completion of projects, while upholding established brand standards for SS&E franchises and properties. Workflow spans across paid, owned, and earned verticals.
  2. Collaborate with Brand leadership & Creative operations team on project management, track hours and consistent status updates on individual projects.
  3. Provide constructive feedback, mentorship, and counsel to team members. Responsible for the day-to-day oversight & development of the Design Team. Create functional structures & workflows to provide effective & efficient development of creative assets.
  4. Help maintain and establish department policies. Coordinate with external vendors, agencies, and partners when necessary to ensure quality & brand consistency of design work.
  5. Create presentations that tell compelling stories and sell ideas. Partnering with the Creative dept. to ensure all design executions across mediums are on-brand.

Qualifications

  • 4+ years design experience
  • 2+ years managing a team
  • Ability to balance multiple responsibilities and assignments while meeting deadlines
  • Possess a strong aesthetic sense, attention to detail, and can work independently, as well as with a team
  • Ability to quickly and creatively respond to a given prompt, articulate and visualize a range of possibilities
  • Experience in Branding and logo development, with strong composition, layout, and typography skills
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (an extra plus for After Effects) and Keynote
  • Excellent oral, written, and graphic communication skills required; exceptional presentation skills that consistently champion you or the team’s work.
  • Ability to research and share modern visual trends in sports, entertainment, and from lifestyle brands to inspire future projects.
  • Ability to apply innovative creativity, risk taking, and forward-thinking strategies to the teams work and can develop concepts from idea to fully executed solutions.
  • Flexible schedule: 80% of responsibilities can be performed remotely, 20% of work onsite as needed, willing to work nights, weekends, and holidays as needed

EEO Statement

*SS&E is an Equal Opportunity Employer* 

Nothing contained in this job description is intended to be a contract of employment, nor does any information contained herein represent a guarantee of employment for a specific duration. Your employment with SS&E is “at will”, which means that either you or SS&E may terminate the relationship at any time. Essential functions listed above must be performed with or without accommodations. 

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