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Sales & Marketing: Graphic Design/Creative Services
Graphic Designer - Seattle Sounders FC (Seattle, WA)

Job Title: Graphic Designer                         

Department:  Marketing

Reports To: Senior Graphic Designer

FLSA Status: Exempt

Prepared Date: July 2016

 

SUMMARY

The individual who fills the role of Graphic Designer will be charged with bringing the Seattle Sounders FC visual identity to life across a wide variety of channels, ensuring consistency of the club’s brand. This individual will be tasked with executing creative design for internal departments, external agency partners, and corporate partners, among others. The ideal candidate will focus on solving problems for the benefit of the club and be imaginative in thinking, collaborative in process, and innovative in approach.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with planning and creation for all design initiatives, including marketing materials, advertising campaigns, digital and social, logo development, in-stadium signage, and corporate partnership assets, among others

  • Manage design projects from creative brief to finished output

  • Produce work that ensures brand consistency and efficient project lifecycles

  • Assist in the development of advertising and marketing campaigns

  • Create visual identities for both internal and corporate partner events and programs

  • Assist in reviewing and approving design assets submitted by corporate partners

  • Manage internal and external use of logos to ensure brand integrity

  • Assist Senior Graphic Designer in providing art direction for photographers, agencies, and vendors

  • Prepare images for print through color correction and photo retouching

  • Contribute to the marketing team’s overall strategy and success in team meetings, cross-department meetings, etc.

  • Execute various tasks on matchdays and support club initiatives and special projects as needed, including special events

  • Assist with real-time creation of graphics and GIFs for coverage of the first team’s matches

  • Provide creative thinking to help solve business problems for a variety of stakeholders

  • Other duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) preferably in graphic design

  • Minimum four (4) years relevant work experience, preferably in sports marketing

  • Proficient knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office

  • Portfolio must demonstrate a good eye for composition, creativity, color and legibility  

  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends when needed

  • Well organized with ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines

  • Demonstrated experience with marketing professional sports teams/intercollegiate athletics programs

  • Experience in art direction including an ability to provide succinct creative feedback

  • Demonstrated experience in print design with layout for sales and marketing collateral

  • Demonstrated experience in web design with layout for email, web and social media graphics

  • Proven ability to interact and brainstorm concepts within a team setting

  • Willingness to receive creative and constructive criticism in order to produce a high quality product

  • Great communicator, professional in presentation and able to work with multiple stakeholders and personalities

  • A good understanding of print production processes

  • Good problem-solving and organizational skills

  • Solid writing/proofing skills a plus

  • Strong typography skills

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience creating motion graphics, specifically in Adobe After Effects or Photoshop

  • Demonstrated ability and hands on experience with web applications and programming languages such as HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery and API’s

  • Solid understanding of responsive web development and device limitations

  • Demonstrated ability to convert Photoshop/Illustrator designs to HTML/CSS

  • Solid understanding of practical benefits and limitations of Internet technologies (Flash, Javascript, CSS, video)

  • Experience working within a responsive web environment and how to create a fluid design across breakpoints.

  • Copywriting experience

  • Broad working knowledge of soccer and familiarity with Major League Soccer

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Valid Washington State driver’s license

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here 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.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Seattle Sounders FC strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

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

1. Why do you want to work for the Sounders?

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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Group Sales Representative - Seattle Sounders FC (Seattle, WA)

SUMMARY

Seattle Sounders FC are searching for a self-driven individual to join our group sales team. The ideal candidate is competitive and motivated to exceed all ticket sales and renewal goals presented by management. We are looking for a team member who strives to be the best and is committed to the long term growth of the ticket base of Sounders FC.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for generating revenue by identifying new business prospects and selling all ticket products.

  • Responsible for the service, support and maintenance of assigned customer accounts and meeting all pre-determined individual and department sales and service performance goals.

  • Develop relationships with current and potential group ticket customers.

  • Responsible for servicing and up-selling group ticket products.

  • Assist suite department by selling single game suite inventory.

  • Handle inbound calls and provide necessary information to convert into sales or assist in service issues.

  • Lead sales presentations or tours to potential clients.

  • Maintain an accurate database of your customers and document all touch points with your clients.

  • Provide exceptional customer service to handle and resolve customer complaints.

  • Handle group ticket renewal process.

  • Oversee large corporate sales initiatives as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Advanced oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to speak in a professional manner via telephone or in person with guests, visitors, and fans.

  • Knowledge of Ticketmaster systems, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

  • Demonstrated work experience in a professional sports or college athletics environment, including involvement with high-profile events.

  • Understanding of basic accounting principles.

  • Proficient in basic software programs (Word, Power Point, Excel, etc).

  • Ability to prospect new customers and create self-generated leads.

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.

  • Ability to attend all home games (evenings and weekend hours and possibly holidays).

  • Excellent time-management skills and attention to detail.

  • Fantastic, dynamic interpersonal skills and approachable personality.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) from accredited four-year college or university required (sales/marketing focus preferred).

  • Knowledge of Archtics ticketing system.

  • Prior use of Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

  • One or more years of full-time professional experience in sports ticket sales.

  • Bilingual or multi-lingual skills a plus
     

WORK ENVIRONMENT

This position functions primarily at the Sounders FC office in Seattle, WA. Employee will be required to occasionally drive to off-site meetings and other functions. Must have reliable means of transportation. Given the nature of the Sounders’ business, employee must be able to work during some evenings and weekends, including all Sounders match days.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Seattle Sounders FC strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

Required Questions:

  1. Do you have at least 1 year of prior sales experience?

  2. Do you have experience cultivating your own leads?

  3. Have you previously used Archtics ticket system?

  4. Are you familiar with Microsoft Dynamics CRM database system?

    TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume to jobs@soundersfc.com

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

1. Do you have at least 1 year of prior sales experience?

2. Do you have experience cultivating your own leads?

3. Have you previously used Archtics ticket system?

4. Are you familiar with Microsoft Dynamics CRM database system?

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