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Technical Services: Web Design/Development
Digital Associate (Seasonal) - Chicago Bulls (Chicago, IL)

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Chicago Bulls are seeking a hardworking, creative, and motivated seasonal Digital Associate to assist the Digital team. We are looking for a digitally savvy self-starter with knowledge in web development, social media, email marketing, and content creation. Candidates should be reliable, flexible and passionate with a willingness to work collaboratively within a team environment. This role will begin in late summer and conclude at the end of the 2016-17 season.

An ideal candidate will:

  • Be a hungry self-starter who is eager to help assist in the management of digital properties of a world-class organization.
  • Have a can-do attitude and an ability to clearly express your ideas and suggestions to the Digital leads, and other departments within the organization.
  • Be a strong team player who thrives in a collaborative environment.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Help the Bulls execute upon their digital strategy and content plans across all facets of Digital, Social, Email and Mobile.
  • Assist with the management of the development, coding, and execution of email marketing campaigns, including trigger-based campaigns, newsletters, ticketing, retail, and seasonal messaging.
  • Assist with the management of the development, coding, and execution of A/B & multivariate testing on Bulls.com.
  • Assist the digital team with game day responsibilities around social, web, email, and in-arena marketing.
  • Participate in internal meetings and business partner opportunities that proactively meet and exceed team and partner needs.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1-3 years of experience in digital/social/email/mobile strategy
  • Experience with JavaScript, jQuery, HTML5, and CSS3
  • Practice cross-browser, responsive, mobile friend design with semantic markup
  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with Bootstrap or responsive design preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree encouraged but not mandatory
  • Have the ability to be flexible with weekly work hours
  • Good communication and presentation skills (written and verbal).
  • Ability to deliver simultaneous projects on time
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience working in sports a plus (league, team, media or technology)

Compensation will be an hourly wage (minimum wage). In addition, complimentary parking and lunch at the United Center are provided daily, and employees will receive complimentary tickets to select home Bulls games.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have experience creating and/or developing websites or applications? [Yes/No]
2. Are you fluent in HTML/CSS? [Yes/No]
3. Are you fluent in Javascript/jQuery? [Yes/No]
4. Are you fluent with Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or other Adobe Suite products? [Yes/No]
5. Please provide a link to your portfolio (if available)
6. Are you a currently enrolled college student earning college credit? [Yes/No]
7. Are you able to be flexible with weekly work hours? [Yes/No]
8. Are you able to work game nights and weekends as needed? [Yes/No]


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Technical Services: Technical Support/Help Desk
Part Time IT Representative - Greensboro Swarm (Greensboro, NC)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The IT Representative is responsible for the setup, troubleshooting, and take down for storage of computer equipment and technology for Greensboro basketball games at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex Fieldhouse.  The incumbent in this position is expected to model the following practices on a daily basis:

1) Alignment with the NBA’s mission (The Game Above All)
2) Alignment with the company's mission and core business values
3) Collaboration with key internal resources
 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct the setup of statistical equipment for the Swarm home basketball games.
  • Experience with hardware setup and troubleshooting Microsoft Windows XP & Windows 7 operating systems.
  • PC hardware configurations to include the installation and troubleshooting of components during setup of games hours before the actual game.
  • Respond to Virus, Malware and various security threats while implementing preventative measures to minimize risk.
  • General knowledge in networks to include basic TCP/IP understanding, DNS and DHCP.
  • General knowledge of LANs, WANs and wireless networks.
  • Provide support for various computer and video related tasks such as the NBA Stats system.
  • Assist media and staff at the event with issues connecting to wired and wireless networks.
  • Understanding of network data, serial and video cabling.
  • Work under direction of the Information Technology Services staff and with the Stats crew and the “game night” technology staff.
  • Need to have a flexible schedule, ability to work weekends and the days of games.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve hardware and software issues in a timely manner.

REQUIRED SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND ABILITIES:

(To perform the job successfully, the candidate should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this job.)

  • Associates degree in Computer Information Systems or related field plus 2 years of experience. (Experience can be substituted for education).
  • Flexible scheduling.
  • Working knowledge of Windows 7 and XP operating systems.
  • Ability to diagnose problems and resolve issues in a timely matter.
  • Reliable transportation and mobile communications.
  • General knowledge in networks to include basic TCP/IP understanding, DNS and DHCP.
  • General knowledge of networking, serial communications, video and broadcast technology
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Good Interpersonal Skills
  • Strong Time Management
  • Detail oriented and very dependable
  • Ability to take direction and work with a minimum amount of supervision
  • Ability to adapt to fast changing tasks that come up
  • Ability to attend all 24 Greensboro home basketball games

Note: This position was originally posted on the Charlotte Hornets employment site. To ensure that your application is considered for this position, please click here to apply for this job on the Charlotte Hornets employment site.

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Technical Services: Graphic Design/Creative Services
Creative Services Specialist - Los Angeles Sparks (Los Angeles, CA)

General Responsibilities:

The Creative Services Specialist fulfills advertising and design needs for Los Angeles Sparks including design, development and presentation of internal and external advertising creative, partnership marketing creative, brand marketing creative, and sales campaigns. This position will work closely with internal clients including partnerships, ticket operations, community relations, sales, services and arena operations.


Specific Duties: 

•      Create and design internal creative for all internal clients including ticket operations, community relations, ticket sales and services, partnerships, arena operations, and all divisions of the marketing department 

•      Develop creative concepts and execute production on team print and interactive materials.

•      Design Game Day Program for all Sparks home games.

•      Identity/logo design for internal and corporate partner events and programs.

•      Adapt design elements to carry out the continuity of the Sparks brand throughout all collateral.

•      Prepare final layouts for print and oversee the production process.

•      Prepare images for production through color correction and photo retouching techniques.

•      Assist with bid process, selecting commercial printers and manage relationships with vendors during production process.

•      Conceptualize and build custom creative concepts for sales pitches and client presentations.

•      Serve as a brand ambassador in regards to logo usage and graphic standards.

•      Support Marketing department with various graphics and ads to be used across the team’s web and social properties.

•      Assist on location and in-studio during photo shoots and special events.

•      Assist in managing team’s digital assets library.

Requirements:

•      2 or more years of active employment as a creative professional; experience in sports and/or entertainment a plus.

•      B.A. degree in graphic design or a related field.

•      Experience with Wordpress

•      Excellent design sense, thorough understanding of design theory including principles such as color, typography and composition.

•      Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize projects and multi-task.

•      Ability to work within a fast-paced environment with hard and tight deadlines.

•      Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite, and graphic design technologies. Also working knowledge of HTML and CSS, and across key digital platforms (desktop, tablet and mobile).

•      Knowledge of After Effects and use of 3D and text effect plugins helping for creating presentation graphics, video intros, web features a plus.

•      Ability to take initiative, be involved, be active and be creative. Suggest new ideas and think outside of the box.

•      Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

•      Ability to lead projects and take on more responsibility as the business dictates.
self starter.

•      Attention to detail and problem-solving skills.

•      Team oriented.

•      Creative skill set including:

o    Publication layout

o    Typography

o    Interactive/user interface design

o    Identity/logo design

o    Photo editing and composition


• Please submit a link to your portfolio.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Please submit a link to your portfolio.


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Technical Services: Web Design/Development
Chinese Translation Internet Services Assistant - Miami HEAT (Miami, FL)

Overview of the Job: Responsible for updating graphics and copy for HEAT.com/China and HEAT.com properties daily. This position will also work with the Miami HEAT Broadcast department in the creation, translation and deployment of video presentations and features.  Creation involves high proficiency in editing tools such as AVID and Final Cut Pro, as well as strength in video production and direction.  Candidate must be fluent in writing, translating and speaking Mandarin Chinese.

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from a credited college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to monitor and handle multiple tasks. Time management skills needed. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and meet deadlines. Must be proficient in Adobe Photoshop (or similar graphics program), HTML, translation tools and Microsoft Office programs. Multi-media skills such as non-linear editing on software platforms like AVID, Adobe Premiere or Final Cut a big plus. 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status entitled to protection under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. EOE & DFWP

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Yes/No Can you speak, read and translate Chinese-Mandarin?


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Technical Services: Programmer
Senior Specialist, Virtual Reality & Emerging Technologies - NBA (Secaucus, NJ)

Position Description:

The individual will work closely on NBA Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, 360 video projects and other emerging technologies. Candidate will have a strong knowledge of the Virtual Reality space or other relevant emerging technologies. Candidate should have project management experience, and a passion for creating innovative and exciting digital experiences. Candidate must work well in a fast-paced work environment and display strong problem solving skills, strong worth ethic, ability to work across disciplines and think outside of the box.

Major Responsibilities:

  •  Help operationalize and execute NBA Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality experiences and partnerships
  •  Build out and manage task lists and timelines for projects
  •  Work across departments and disciplines to reach solutions
  •  Regularly interface with developers, creators, producers and other third party partners
  •  Contribute to VR experience and product requirements, user flows and documentation
  •  Ideate and bring creative ideas, opportunities and solutions to stakeholders
  •  Actively engage in the VR community, attend industry events, monitor industry trends and developments

Required Experience & Knowledge:

  •  4+ years in digital product or digital project management
  •  Demonstrable understanding of the Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, 360 video landscapes and other emerging technologies
  •  Knowledge of innovations, trends, platforms, software, and hardware in virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality and 360 video
  •  Experience creating and publishing digital content and of content management systems
  •  Track record of managing and delivering projects on time and in a professional manner
  •  Excellent communication, interpersonal, and cross-functional project management skills
  •  Strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects at once
  •  Strong problem solving skills
  •  Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  •  Positive attitude and willingness to work on a wide variety of project tasks independently and as part of a team
  •  Technical experience working with video and app technologies
  •  Knowledge of basketball and the NBA
  •  Work in media, gaming or technology industry

Educational Background Required:

  •  Bachelor's degree in related field required

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Technical Services: Audio/Video Editing and Production
Motion Graphics Animator / Editor - Oklahoma City Thunder (Oklahoma City, OK)

The Motion Graphics Animator / Editor functions as a visual effects animator for the Chesapeake Energy Arena’s various digital signage and LED systems.  This professional oversees, produces, and executes the integration of live-action footage, generated graphics, text, still imagery and sound to create 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional motion graphic animations and execute contractual corporate commitments and live entertainment for digital signage systems. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Produce and create graphic animations for the Chesapeake Energy Arena’s various digital signage systems

  • Conceptualize, design and transform scripts and visualizations into fluid, highly effective motion graphic animations

  • Produce and create graphic elements that effectively promote upcoming shows, as well as utilize all aspects of digital signage to greatly enhance the theme of the event

  • Assist in devising new and creative in-game entertainment, including on court promotions, video pieces, fan interactive elements, mascot skits, etc

  • Responsible for creation of game day graphics including feature titles, lower thirds, fan prompts and stat pages.

  • Design and create graphic elements for use in other departmental media presentations, including Broadcast, Marketing, Websites & Social, and Business Development

  • Manage and oversee the completion of affidavit reports on a daily basis

  • Assist in the research and implementation of control room system software and hardware upgrades

  • Develop organized processes for the department to effectively execute its daily duties

  • Perform game night duties as assigned by management

  • Maintain good punctuality and attendance

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or industry equivalent in Visual Effects/Motion Graphics and a minimum 3-5 years’ experience in professional motion graphics design/animation

  • Knowledge of Cinema 4D, Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Premiere, Microsoft Word and Excel.  Macromedia Flash, Flash ActionScript, Avid Media Composer, Harris Infocaster, Daktronics Show Control and Chyron a plus

  • Must be an effective team leader and team member

  • Ability to take ideas from concept to completion

  • Highly organized, patient and attentive to detail

  • Must have good communication skills, both written and oral

  • Must be willing to work extra hours and/or weekends when necessary

 

This is a full-time, non-exempt position reporting to the Producer, Media Production.

The Professional Basketball Club, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Technical Services: Web Design/Development
Digital Services Architect – Ticket Sales and Services - Phoenix Suns / Sports & Entertainment Services/Phoenix Mercury (Phoenix, AZ)

Position

The NBA is a dynamic business full of captivating content on and off the court.  Our fans and partners demand insight and want an inside look at our business. As a data driven group of sports business engineers, we believe that tremendous value can be added to advertising when the right tasks can be abstracted, and evaluated programmatically.

The Digital Services Architect understands how to execute digital/influencer campaigns focused on customer acquisition.  Digital Services Architect (Ticketing) will support the business objectives of our ticket sales and services department through strategic digital solutions and innovative new opportunities.

This position will work alongside the  Director of  Digital Growth, Engagement and Strategy and collaborate with the sales and marketing teams to enhance and optimize our digital and mobile platforms, while utilizing social media advertising to generate and retain revenue.

General Qualifications

  • You are a problem solver and known as a get it done kind of person.
  • You are relentless in the way you follow fans through a buying funnel
  • You are able to collaborate with a multiple departments
  • You understand the power of advertising and are relentless in finding ways to achieve results.
  • You understand how to solve complex business solutions and more importantly understand the importance on finding solutions for our internal clients.
  • You can handle multi-tasking, and you are known to be very organized and enjoy achieving results..
  • You adapt quickly, and are comfortable not always having a long runway.  The landscape we work in is nascent, and rapidly changing.
  • You are perpetually curious. We value individuals who can not only provide first-class solutions, but can also ask the right questions.
  • You enjoy working on a small, agile team, and the challenge of juggling responsibilities so that above all else, deadlines are met.

Responsibilities

  • Meet on a regular basis with the ticket sales and services leadership team to fully understand its goals, upcoming campaigns and on-going support needs.
  • Collaborate with marketing team to develop strategic plans for distributing sales messaging through digital, mobile and social platforms, both organically and through paid digital media, including SEO and retargeting.
  • Work with Marketing and outside vendors to grow ticket sales through SMS, seat upgrades and College Pass program.
  • Purchase, schedule, evaluate and recap social media campaigns, including native advertising and promoted posts for the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury and Talking Stick Resort Arena.
  • Work with Ticketmaster and app developer to continue improving the user experience and purchasing pathways, both on web and mobile.
  • Interact with both in-house web developers and external vendors to build out and maintain ticket sections of team sites (singles, groups, suites, premium), including 3D seating chart and season-ticket-holder hubs.
  • Partner with CIO and IT dept to improve mobile ticketing experience within venue.
  • Provide concise and accurate reports to executive team members on the performance of digital ticketing initiatives.
  • Continue building and maintaining the consumer journey funnel (Acquisition, Activation, Retention, Referral, Revenue) for an owned media property.
  • Design and recap partnerships
  • Understand how to organize campaigns from concept to recap
  • Must understand submission requirements in NBA CMS

Required Skills / Experience

  • 3 -5+ years experience in digital marketing
  • Deep understanding of social media advertising
  • Experience in re-targeting and SEO marketing
  • Game Night responsibilities upon occasion
  • BS degree in one of the STEM practices or one if its close cousins (Finance, Econ, Comp Sci, Business Admin) AND/OR self taught with a strong history of self-learning and implementation.
  • Experience working with the following technologies/SaaS (or similar): CMS platforms, Adobe creative cloud competency, powerpoint.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

  • Must be able to walk and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift and move up to  25 lbs.
  • May require limited travel.

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This is not an all-inclusive document. Additional duties, expectations, demands, etc. may be added or changed to this document on an as-needed basis in order to meet organizational needs.

The Phoenix Suns are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have 3 -5+ years experience in digital marketing?


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