Home Team Sports (HTS) is looking for a Creative Designer to join its team in New York. The Creative Designer will execute the creative direction and implementation of large-scale creative projects, as set by the VP and Manager of the Creative Partnerships team. He/She will find and implement thoughtful and effective creative solutions that help drive revenue for HTS partner RSNs through expert visual design and thoughtful visual representation of conceptual needs specific to each project. The ideal candidate will have comprehensive knowledge of presentation and digital creative projects and processes, strong graphic design skills, and experience in developing visual communications/presentations. This role is a key liaison within the Creative Partnerships team to create tangible solutions that connect business strategy, design, creative activation, and data relevant to each unique stakeholder on a project-by-project basis. An enterprising attitude and substantial level of communication and collaboration is essential to success. Candidates must have an understanding of the needs of the various functions of fast-paced sales departments, along with agency/client needs. Candidates should be excited about playing a pivotal role in finding better ways for advertisers to speak to sports fans.
Execute design of HTS brand executions across sales solutions marketing, email and social campaigns as communicated by VP of Creative Partnerships.
Leverage understanding of the marketplace, client objectives, advertiser/category nuances and HTS capabilities to participate in creative process and produce visual RFP responses and presentations.
Collaborate with sales, research and overall HTS leadership to translate business goals into tangible, creative solutions. Serve as secondary creative development and design contact while working collaboratively with internal and external teams to ensure successful end-to-end execution.
Act as project facilitator from conception through deployment by managing design resources, and communicating creative logistics in order to meet deadlines with successful delivery. Accept accountability for major project milestones across many different internal and external teams as communicated by the Creative Partnerships Manager and VP. Ensure understanding of project vision in order to properly deliver requested assets.
Build creative excellence in execution of current and emerging advertising media, while upholding the highest standards and best practices for all creative development in the HTS ecosystem.
Champion the HTS brand with consistency across visual design assets and partnership with HTS leadership in the continued development of a unified brand language used in design.
Contribute to growth of team and refinement of process/workflow.
Serve as a creative partner, as needed, to external agencies to provide design oversight.
Bachelor's degree, and at least 1-2 years of design/creative development experience in a broadcast/cable network, integrated marketing or agency environment.
Continually pushes creative boundaries with big ideas driven by consumer and client insights.
Proven exceptional ability to apply and perform design skills, including concepting, typography, ideation, color theory, texture, and spatial design in scale, visual presentation development and layout.
Knowledge of and sensitivity to current trends in color, design, art, photography and their application to the sports industry.
Prior experience working with agencies and their internal branded content groups is a plus.
Must be cross functional and well versed in all media platforms and emerging trends.
Must have excellent presentation skills, strong communication, written and organization skills.
Ability to adapt and multitask while managing various timelines and deadlines in a rapidly changing, high-growth environment.
Ability to build positive relationships with business leaders, peers and colleagues throughout the internal organization to ensure positive outcomes for HTS partnerships.
Excellent project management skills.
Ability to learn and utilize research based systems in order to create and deliver compelling presentations.
Demonstrated high level expertise using computer design applications including Adobe Creative Suite.
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Power Point, Word, Excel and Outlook.
Ability to edit, convert and manipulate video files of all formats.
Custom Show experience is a plus.
Home Team Sports (HTS) is a sales unit of FOX Sports that offers advertisers one-stop shopping for TV and digital media sponsorship of every MLB, NBA, and NHL home team in the U.S., reaching 90+ million homes with its platforms. HTS also encompasses FOX Sports College Properties, which holds the multi-media rights for USC and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Michigan State, Auburn, San Diego State, Georgetown, Villanova and the BIG EAST Conference. HTS also has exclusive media rights in major college conferences and conference-owned television networks, including BTN, Pac-12 Networks, the ACC and Big 12. HTS is a complete sports solution featuring branded-content platforms, commercial and program production, events and custom brand integration in live local sports. All opportunities are available on a local, regional or national scale. HTS representation includes FOX Sports Regional Networks, Comcast Sports Net, ROOT SPORTS, YES, NESN, MASN, Altitude and others.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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