ABOUT THIS ROLE: K-State Athletics is seeking qualified applicants for ASSISTANT DIRETOR OF CREATIVE SERVICES, which is a full-time, salaried, benefits-eligible position. An example of job duties includes but are not limited to:
•Create content for web and social media channels following established brand and graphical standards and style guidelines
•Serve as the graphic design lead for establishing a standard of excellence in recruiting materials for assigned team(s) while developing graphic and multimedia elements across digital channels
•Capture photos and videos of behind-the-scenes content, live game action and the game day experience as needed
•Other duties include assignments relating to storytelling, brand building, and fan engagement through K-State’s digital platforms
WHY JOIN US: We are looking for a creative, curious, and hard-working individual who wants to chase excellence for themselves and their team as our Assistant Director of Creative Services.
K-State Athletics Creative Services aims to support the department’s goal of delivering the best fan experience in the Big 12 through intelligent and innovative use of technology, web, social media, and digital communications platforms to inform, engage and entertain. The creative team works together with the department’s external units and individual sport programs to help craft and amplify messages. The creative services team’s purpose is to tell great stories and enable others in the department to do so easily and effectively.
K-State Athletics’ 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/
Manhattan has been recently ranked #19 in "Best Small Cities (under 75,000 population) in the U.S. by NerdWallet.com for Quality of Life, Economic Health, and Affordability, while Livability.com named Manhattan the #1 College Town in America. K-State Athletics is also a proud member of the Big 12 Conference.
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.
•Medical, dental and vision health plans
•Earned leave plan – vacation and sick
•Parental leave plan
•Term life insurance
•Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
•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 of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.
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.
Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design or a related field by May 2021
Two to four years of professional experience
Must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.)
Must have a strong design portfolio that highlights your experience with layout, typography, motion, and visual hierarchy
Must be current with graphic trends and techniques in the sports industry and recruiting
Working knowledge of the social media landscape and experience creating design solutions across multiple platforms
Experience shooting and editing photos and video
Knowledge of NCAA and Big 12 Conference recruiting rules and regulations
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
Exhibit meticulous attention to detail, possess strong verbal and written communication skills, be organized and able to prioritize and manage many projects at any given time
This position holds expectations of compliance with all NCAA, Big 12 Conference, Kansas State University and K-State Athletics, Inc. rules and regulations.
Cover letter indicating your qualifications for the position
Resume with three professional references that includes contact information (name, title, phone number and email address)
Relevant work samples (either .pdf, web link, or link to online files)
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY / K-STATE ATHLETICS, INC.
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.
LIVABILITY: 2018 Top 100 Best Places to Live -- Manhattan, KS ranked #2
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