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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.

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1. Please submit a link to your portfolio.

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Sales, Service, & Marketing: Marketing
Marketing/Social Media Coordinator - Los Angeles Sparks (Los Angeles, CA)

Marketing/Social Media Coordinator:

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Execute day-to-day social media initiatives; including posting content and developing strategies to improve user engagement and drive action across all major channels – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Google+, etc.
  • Create and maintain a social media calendar for short-term viral initiatives and long-term brand campaigns.
  • Drive revenue via social media platforms (ticket sales, merchandise sales and sponsorship)
  • Create graphics, images and short videos for social media posts.
  • Work with multiple departments to support the brand and varied timely initiatives on social media.
  • Initiate and coordinate the implementation of all advertising and promotional campaigns as it pertains to driving ticket revenue.
  • Compile and analyze previous seasons' single game promotions, sales efforts and develop strategies for new promotions and more effective ways to market and reach targeted audiences.
  • Manage and maintain the monitoring and analytics systems to track social media engagement and results, and create social media reports for Management.
  • Create and monitor effective benchmarks for measuring the impact of social media programs. Analyze, review and report on effectiveness of campaigns in an effort to maximize results.
  • Utilize league and team generated research to enhance marketing efficiencies.
  • Ensure all departments are aware of promotions and marketing campaigns.
  • With public relations department, devise ways to increase player branding in the market and lead the team effort around social media and viral marketing opportunities.
  • Attend and coordinate all internal arena events as well as all external events as per each individual campaign and initiative.
  • Assist with the implementation of community initiatives and team functions that may include planning, logistics and communication with internal departments as needed.
  • Coordinate and obtain all WNBA guidelines and approvals for team branding and marketing programs.
  • Upload photos and videos to social properties as well as lasparks.com.
  • Monitor trends in Social Media tools, applications, channels, design and strategy.
  • Intermediate skills/knowledge of video production and editing.
  • Manage and oversee the day to day function of the Sparks web site

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university.
  • Twelve months to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must have a solid understanding of social media including experience using all current relevant platforms in the industry.
  • Must also have strong copy-writing, editing skills, and web usability knowledge is preferred.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends, evenings, and game nights as assigned.
  • Must be detail-oriented.
  • Results oriented with ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with team members.

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