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7 Feb 2024

Multimedia Specialist

🇺🇸 Houston, TX, USA
Full Time
2+ years exp.

COMPANY BACKGROUND
The Houston Dynamo Football Club (HDFC) is a multi-faceted organization dedicated to inspiring and supporting soccer participation and growth in Houston, TX and beyond. The Club’s brands include men's and women's professional teams - the Houston Dynamo (MLS) and Houston Dash (NWSL), a development academy, Houston Dynamo Dash Charities, as well as Shell Energy Stadium and Houston Sports Park. The Club has a rich history, including MLS Cup titles (2006, 2007) and in-season tournament championships for both the Dynamo (2018) and Dash (2020) and is focused on building toward the next championships, inspiring and uniting the city of Houston through the sport of soccer and community outreach, and creating the most inclusive sporting experience and diverse fan base in the city and state.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB
The Houston Dynamo Football Club is seeking an individual to join our creative team as a Multimedia Specialist. This role is creating media collateral for the HDFC brands’ (Houston Dash, Houston Dynamo, Shell Energy Stadium, Houston Dynamo and Dash Charities). You will be responsible for creating visually engaging, dynamic assets across audio, video animations and interactive multimedia for a variety of audiences, platforms and outcomes. This role will collaborate closely with the creative team to develop and execute compelling concepts that align with brand guidelines. You will directly report to the Creative Director and work closely with the extended marketing, creative and content teams as well as other key departments within the organization.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Apply visual design best practice principles to the design and development of static and interactive elements (graphics, videos, animations, interactive simulations, etc.), while maintaining HDFC brand standards
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously, meeting deadlines and maintaining a high level of quality and attention to detail
  • Understand and maintain the branding identify strategy for each brand
  • Create multimedia content for a variety of media platforms, including social media, websites, email, App and stadium video boards
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including marketing, stadium, communications, partnerships and digital marketing to ensure consistent visual storytelling across various channels
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and best practices incorporating innovative techniques and technologies into projects.
  • Maintain and organize a library of assets, ensuring easy access and efficient workflow for future projects.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree – required
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in multimedia production; sports marketing, team or league, or entertainment experience highly preferred
  • Proficiency in industry-standard software such as Slate, Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Strong portfolio showcasing a range of motion design projects and graphic design, demonstrating creativity, technical skills and attention to detail
  • Solid understanding of design principles, typography and visual storytelling Ability to occasionally work evenings, weekends and some holidays

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND OTHER ATTRIBUTES

  • Agility to respond optimally to the constantly evolving needs of ta fast paced organization and industry
  • Strong work ethic with an attention to detail and willingness to learn
  • Ability to strive in high-pressure environment while multitasking several responsibilities Superior level of detail orientation, accuracy and sense of urgency
  • Proven ability to manage cross-functional projects Maintains Organizational Core Competencies

ORGANIZATIONAL CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Accountable – Holds themselves (and when appropriate others) accountable for achieving goals and objectives.
  • Collaborative – Works collaboratively with others to achieve organizational outcomes.
  • Progressive – Open minded, accepting, creative, and innovative in approach.
  • Values Driven – Being ethical in decision making and operating with professional integrity.
  • Agile – Achieves personal and organizational success within a changing, dynamic and complex environment. Ability to handle ambiguity.

OTHER INFORMATION
Diverse candidates of all backgrounds are welcome, and the Club seeks individuals passionate about sport, inspiring the city and devoted to the organization's growth. While duties and responsibilities vary across positions, we are seeking individuals who are accountable, collaborative, progressive, agile and ethical/values driven.

We are an equal opportunity employer. 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.

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