Utah State University

Director of Creative Content - Athletics

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(6/19/2024 5:03 PM)
Requisition ID
2024-7999
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT-Logan
Category (Portal Searching)
Athletics
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Exempt
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100% Time
College
Athletics
Department
Advertising & Promotion
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible
No

Overview

Utah State Athletics is seeking candidates for the Director of Creative Content (Marketer II) position to help promote the brands of Utah State Athletics and Utah State Football.

 

The role of the Director of Creative Content is to oversee the direction of creative content design and strategy while acting as the lead graphic designer within the football creative department. This position will work closely in collaboration with athletics marketing, communications, and Utah State Football in the creation and execution of all creative content. 

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive social media strategy for all football specific social media accounts.
  • Manage multiple projects from concept to completion while working within fast turnaround times.
  • Photograph games, practices, camps, recruiting visits, or any other necessary events.
  • Assist in football recruiting by designing edits targeting prospective student athletes for mail outs, text messages, on campus recruiting visits, etc.
  • Design book covers, envelopes, pamphlets, and any other forms of printable media for football coaches, staff, players, and recruits.
  • Develop multiple types of digital media, including but not limited to: iPad applications, PowerPoints for all football staff
  • Create and execute creative, trend setting ideas and concepts while following brand standards.
  • Collaborate with multiple internal partners including but not limited to Aggie Sport Properties, marketing, fan engagement, ticket operations, sales, media relations, and athletic operations.
  • Continue to define the strategy and goals in order to achieve success in engaging fans and moving the Utah State Athletics brand forward, by bringing energy to the creative process.
  • Support and contribute to the overall content strategy of Utah State Athletics and other sport programs.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 2 years’ experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must have a creative and innovative technical mind and be self-motivated & resourceful.
  • The position requires a flexible work schedule based on events including some evenings, weekends, and holidays. Travel will be required for various events, regular in season games, and bowl games.
  • Demonstrates experience and extensive knowledge and skills in photography and graphic design.
    • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud
    • working knowledge of various professional camera brands

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Division 1 Football Experience
  • Knowledgeable of the NCAA rules and a commitment to adhere to all rules and regulations of Utah State University, the Mountain West Conference, and the NCAA.
  • Previous athletics experience as an undergrad or graduate student.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong communication skills and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a group setting.
  • Ability to prioritize work, handle multiple demands efficiently, think ahead, anticipate issues, and successfully work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Possess excellent attention to detail, grammar and proofreading skills, and strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, coordinate large projects or events.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

 

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV"

 

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

ADA

The environment and physical requirements may change depending on the specific function of the work each department performs. Incumbents may be in both indoor and outdoor environments. Indoors, in an office space, event space, or public space are protected from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.

 

Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 

 

The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 

 

About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 

 

*updated 04/2024

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

 

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

*updated 09/2023

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