This position works within the Football Creative team to create, design & strategize on all branding efforts for Tennessee Football & the student-athletes. This position will create design work, and other digital elements as assigned for Tennessee Football recruiting efforts, team & student-athlete social media platforms, brand enhancement (Digital elements could include: photography, graphics, motion or animated graphics, etc.). This position will focus day-to-day on enhancing the Tennessee Football brand.
Duties and Responsibilities:
•Collaborate with the creative team on the vision to enhance the Tennessee Football brand through recruiting creative, social media & various team/student-athlete marketing campaigns.
•Attend meetings related to content plans and/or strategy.
•Execute strategies through content creation.
•Collaborate with 151 creative team on brand standards. Create additional content as assigned by the Director, Football Social Media & Creative Strategy, Director of Player Personnel & Director of Football Recruiting.
•Designing content in an office setting using industry-standard software specific to the needs of Tennessee Football coaches, staff and/or student-athletes.
• Attend recruiting meetings, creating content for recruiting weekends/evenings, practices & all football related activities.
•Create presentations & visuals for coaching staff members.
•Work with the football creative team as an additional art director for photo shoots during recruiting visits.
Previous experience in graphic design or content creator with a Division I or professional sports team. Previous experience working directly in a FBS football program recruiting department and/or creative team is preferred.
The ideal candidate must be a "team player" who possesses the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, meet tight completion deadlines, work independently, communicate effectively and be of creative and imaginative mind.
Candidate should have the knowledge to ensure brand consistency and uniformity in regards to and logo and color usage for all programs.
Must be highly skilled in operating the Adobe CC graphic design software, including but not limited to Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Premiere.
Requires strong artistic & graphics skills. Must have a strong eye and a high aesthetic for graphic and interactive design, typography, photography, etc.
Requires the ability to exercise sound discretionary judgment, and the ability to interface and consult with cross-functional teams on the coordination of projects.
Must possess a strong working knowledge of Mac OSX, as well as familiarity with Windows operating systems.
Must possess the ability to prioritize, multi-task and work with minimal supervision.
Broad working knowledge and familiarity with NCAA and SEC rules.
Must Monitor & recognize current trends in digital and social media & identify best practices to assist the football program, understanding of all social platforms.
Strong interpersonal skills and a positive attitude (preferred).
Must be able to adapt to ever-changing workloads and deadlines, and work well within the team environment (preferred).
Must have the ability to create compelling and engaging social and digital content, specifically for prospective student-athletes (preferred).
Demonstrated behavioral expectations include:
Unquestioned integrity and trustworthiness.
Adherence to University, Southeastern Conference, and NCAA rules and regulations.
Commitment to the Athletics Department and University’s mission.
Flexible to various scheduling to include nights, weekend work and some holidays.