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Job listing closed on 2 Apr 2024
19 Mar 2024


🇺🇸 Lake Forest, IL, USA
0+ years exp.

Title:  Digital Product Associate

Department:  Digital Media

Reports To:  Director of Digital Media

How to Apply:


The Associate Development Program is a paid 12-month full-time (temporary) experience designed for new or recent graduates who are looking to grow their professional sports experience. The format allows for structured professional development and hands-on learning.

The Digital Product Associate will play a crucial role in supporting the efforts of the Digital Media team at the Chicago Bears. This associate program offers a unique opportunity to collaborate on a wide range of projects spanning website design and management, app design, email design, and digital advertising. This position will be out of our corporate office in Lake Forest, IL. The commitment requires approximately 40 hours per week during the NFL season (beginning with Training Camp) plus overtime to cover selected games. During the offseason, weekly time commitments will vary.

Program Dates: Monday, June 3, 2024 – Friday, May 23, 2025 

Who We Are

As one of the founding franchises of the NFL, family is the core of who we are. We’re different from other companies. Our people represent a vast array of cultural backgrounds, human experiences and perspectives and we believe they, collectively and as authentic individuals, are our greatest resource. Our working environment is one where your talent and contributions are valued by the organization and the community. We believe every person matters and we can collectively achieve success through integrity, respect, a team-first mentality, open communication, and trust.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Chicago Bears organization continues to deepen its commitment to establishing an inclusive, equitable work environment that reflects the diversity within our communities and fan base. We value, respect, and appreciate diversity at all levels, on and off the field, and are guided by a vision of success that includes integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into our club's DNA and culture.

As such, we recognize the additional hurdles marginalized communities may face when applying for a job. Don’t meet every requirement for the role but feel you have many of the skills needed? Please apply! Our culture is rooted in providing the resources needed for all staff to succeed, including job specific training. We want you to help us achieve our goals and to be part of one of most storied franchises in all of sport.


  • Conduct daily maintenance tasks for web and app properties in coordination with internal stakeholders.
  • Support the trafficking of ROS advertising across the Bears’ digital platforms.
  • Assist in development of forms and managing user data.
  • Assist in the creation of a personalized and dynamic in-app experience.
  • Design, code, and send weekly email newsletters to a large database of fans.
  • Support Digital Media game day efforts from content to utility
  • Participate in quality assurance testing to ensure smooth functionality and user experience.
  • Assist in monitoring basic analytics data to gain insights into user behavior.
  • Provide weekly share outs with metrics and feedback on digital properties from an end-user perspective.
  • Support the execution of vision and strategy under the guidance of club leadership.
  • Help with market research initiatives to identify opportunities for product enhancement.
  • Stay informed about basic digital marketing trends and tools.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Proficiency in front-end developing (HTML/CSS/JS).
  • Knowledge of Google Ad Manager.
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Analytics is a plus.
  • Sports industry experience preferred but not required. 
  • Must have the ability to speak, read, and write effectively in English.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Basic technical knowledge of website, app, and email marketing best practices.
  • Working knowledge of content management systems.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite. Photoshop and Illustrator preferred; additional experience is a plus.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, meet deadlines, and to be adaptable in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work extended hours and flexible schedule including nights and weekends as needed.

What We Offer

We remain committed to upholding the standard of being a first-class organization and employer of choice. Our goal is to provide quality support and a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for our most important resource, our people.


Our Associate Program offerings include but are not limited to:

  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid PTO (5 days) & Sick Time (2 days)
  • Complimentary Bears gear kit
  • Complimentary breakfast, lunch, snacks, and drinks
  • Access to onsite gym facilities + Bears Fit
  • Eligible for medical insurance
  • Networking opportunities
  • And more


  • Quarterly programming & professional development
  • Assignment of a “buddy” from another department
  • Formal check-ins for Associates and managers through surveys and live conversations
  • Two Associate dedicated social events
  • Associate dedicated Microsoft Teams chat

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job. Chicago Bears Football Club, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.