Digital Graphic Designer - Sportsnet

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Date: Dec 6, 2018

Location: Toronto, ON, CA, M4Y 2Y5

At Rogers, we connect Canadians to a world of possibilities and the memorable moments that matter most in their lives. Every day we wake up with one purpose in mind. To bring loved ones together from across the globe. To connect people to each other and the world around them. To help an entrepreneur realize her dream. A sports fan celebrate a special moment.

Because we believe connections unite us, possibilities fuels us, and moments define us.

 

Are you a sports fan and digital designer interested in innovative techniques, dynamic design, mixed-media executions and helping to set the visual tone for Canada’s No. 1 sports media brand? If so, you may be the perfect candidate for this position.

 

Reporting to the Managing Editor, Digital Features, Sportsnet.ca is looking for a multi-skilled graphic designer to work on long- and short-term projects, weekly Big Reads, videos, photo research, illustrations, social media executions and more.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Creating industry-leading content

  • Art direct/design the “Big Read” sub-brand of stories (header art, plus accompanying graphics)
  • Hire and art direct freelance illustrators, photographers, animators and videographers
  • Work closely with senior editors and writers to develop design concepts for platform-specific executions
  • Conceive and produce complex designs and artwork for Sportsnet.ca and Sportsnet’s social media platforms
  • Conduct photo research and manage photo accounts
  • Design video animation assets
  • Art direct and assist with on-location video and photo shoots
  • Help coordinate, write, edit, design and animate original digital videos
  • Work with a wide variety of internal clients to develop special projects
  • Design multiple projects simultaneously, working with competing deadlines and priorities
  • Pitch content/story ideas at weekly/monthly story meetings
  • Work closely with senior leaders to manage art budget

 

Optimizing for monetization

  • Use expertise to seamlessly and creatively integrate sponsors into branded content
  • Design integrated advertisements and video intros for branded content that meet the needs of Sportsnet and sponsors  
  • Develop best practices for Sportsnet.ca as well as partner platforms (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube)

 

Liaising with industry platform and Rogers internal experts

  • Form strong relationships with contacts
  • Stay current with industry standards and emerging innovations

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Post-secondary degree from a recognized university or college
  • Excellent editorial judgement
  • A proven understanding of digital media/social media design and best practices
  • Understanding of video editing techniques and best practices
  • Understanding of the editorial design process and best practices
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign) in a Mac environment
  • Strong knowledge of Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premier/Final Cut
  • Self-starter able to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Broad sports knowledge covering Sportsnet’s core properties (NHL, MLB, NBA, WWE, soccer, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of web design including WordPress is an asset
  • Able to work flexible hours
Schedule: Full time
Shift: Day
Length of Contract: Not Applicable (Regular Position)
Work Location: 1 Mount Pleasant (083), Toronto, ON 
Travel Requirements: Up to 10%
Posting Category/Function: Digital & Online Editorial
Requisition ID: 137813
 
Together, we'll make more possible, and these six shared values guide and define our work:
 
  1. Our people are at the heart of our success
  2. Our customers come first. They inspire everything we do
  3. We do what’s right, each and every day
  4. We believe in the power of new ideas
  5. We work as one team, with one vision
  6. We give back to our communities and protect our environment
 

What makes us different makes us stronger. Rogers has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Everyone who applies for a job will be considered. We recognize the business value in creating a workplace where each team member has the tools to reach their full potential. At Rogers, we value the insights and innovation that diverse teams bring to work. We work with our candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process to ensure that they have what they need to be at their best. Please reach out to our recruiters and hiring managers to begin a conversation about how we can ensure that you deliver your best work. You can also reach out to our team at RogersRecruiting@rci.rogers.com to begin a conversation about your individual accessibility needs throughout the hiring process.

 
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