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Job listing closed on 13 Apr 2024
4 Apr 2024

Jr. Graphic Designer

🇺🇸 Cincinnati, OH, USA
Full Time
1+ year exp.

Job Title: Junior Graphic Designer

Department: Brand Marking & Communications

Reports to: Graphic Design Manager

Job Summary

FC Cincinnati is seeking a creative and highly motivated Jr. Graphic Designer to support club efforts through the design of forward-thinking, creative graphic elements that maintain the continuity of the brand. The successful candidate will understand the importance of strong communication skills and adhering to tight deadlines. A great attitude, a healthy ability to take constructive criticism/feedback on your work and attention to detail are musts. Beyond day-to-day tasks successful candidate will have a desire to learn and develop their creative abilities.

What You’ll Do:

  • Design and repurpose existing artwork for creative initiatives such as but not limited to: sales collateral, advertising campaigns, digital graphics (website, social media and video elements), stadium graphics, digital ads, and presentation decks for internal departments
  • Work with templated designs to help departments with turn-key collateral
  • Work closely with Design Studio to bring cohesion to all creative work
  • Prepare appropriate files for printers and vendors
  • Help organize and maintain structured file folders
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships throughout the organization
  • Game day duties will be assigned and will likely focus on live event digital production

What You’ll Bring

  • Experience with designing within and following brand guidelines
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment while balancing multiple simultaneous projects
  • Exceptional conceptual and creative skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • Strong interpersonal skills when interacting with departments and clients
  • Knowledge and interest in professional soccer and/or sports a plus
  • Basic digital animation and/or photography experience a plus

What You’ll Need:

  • BS/BA in graphic design, art, animation, motion graphics or related field or demonstrated work experience
  • Fluent knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and Power Point

About FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati is a Major League Soccer team playing at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The club’s diverse ownership group is led by controlling owner Carl H. Lindner III; as well as managing owners Meg Whitman and Dr. Griff Harsh; Scott Farmer; and George Joseph. Founded in 2015 by Lindner and President/Co-CEO Jeff Berding, FCC began play in the United Soccer League (USL) in 2016. The club won the 2018 USL Regular-Season Championship and earned postseason berths in all three of its USL seasons. In 2017, FC Cincinnati also advanced to the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, a run that included victories over two MLS squads. FC Cincinnati entered MLS as the 24th team in 2019 and opened the club’s 26,000-seat soccer-specific TQL Stadium in the West End neighborhood in 2021. FCC won the 2023 Supporters’ Shield – the annual award given to the team with the most points in the regular season – and clinched a spot in the 2023 MLS Playoffs for the second straight year. FC Cincinnati is one of Sports Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work in Sports 2023,” named to the Honor List as one of “75 Great Sports Companies to Call Home.”

About TQL Stadium

TQL Stadium, home of FC Cincinnati, is one of the most ambitious soccer-specific stadiums in not only North America, but the world. Critically-acclaimed firm Populous designed an innovative and forward-thinking stadium that is one of the largest soccer-specific facilities in Major League Soccer. TQL Stadium has been named Best Venue at the 2022 World Football Summit in Madrid and the 2022 Prix Versailles World Title in the Sports Category in Paris, France.

The stadium has five team locker rooms, including a comprehensive team suite for FC Cincinnati that features a dressing room, coach’s office, lounge, equipment storage and the Mercy Health Center of Excellence for the team’s medical and game day fitness needs. Within the 18 months of the stadium’s completion, TQL Stadium has featured both the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams, including the USMNT’s FIFA World Cup Qualification match vs. Mexico, and a concert by legendary rock band, The Who.

The closest seats are within 15 feet of the pitch at the $250 million, privately funded stadium. The design includes 53 traditional suites and 4,500 premium seats throughout four premium club spaces. FC Cincinnati’s supporters’ section, The Bailey, has grown to be more than 3,100 strong and loom over opponents at a 34-degree angle at the stadium’s north end. A 360-degree canopy roof covers every seat in TQL Stadium, but still allows sufficient sun in to grow a natural grass field.

FC Cincinnati is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.