The Graphic Designer & Marketing Photographer will be an integral part of True North Vikings Creative, the Minnesota Vikings in-house creative team, whose primary goal is to communicate the Vikings brand vision through all mediums. This role is a hybrid of graphic design and marketing photography; with the role being 80% design and 20% photography.
As a Graphic Designer, this role is responsible for assisting with conceptual, creative design and production of materials requested by departments across the entire Vikings organization. Requests consist of but are not limited to digital and print collateral, environmental designs for the Vikings’ various facilities, social media designs, logo/brand design and creative brainstorms. This position is expected to work both home and away games, assisting in creation of social media content. Ideal candidates will demonstrate a strong work ethic with the ability to multi-task in an exciting, fast-paced environment and must be highly collaborative and open to feedback.
As the Marketing Photographer, this role will support the Vikings Marketing through the planning and execution of all lifestyle and product photography needs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Execute strong design experience in a various format – print, banner, signage, web, specialty projects – while adhering to the brand standards of the Vikings and our sponsors.
Act as the primary photographer for the creative team. Responsible for lifestyle and curated photoshoots as well as product photography for marketing campaigns from planning, art directing and shooting, to culling and editing final deliverables.
Strategic planning and content creation for marketing campaigns.
Produce creative material efficiently.
Work independently on projects, while also being able to collaborate on larger projects and initiatives.
Respond to creative direction and feedback.
Ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple projects on a daily basis.
Participate in creative brainstorming sessions and design collaborations with other True North designers as well as other departments
Work home game at U.S. Bank Stadium and away games remotely
Four-year degree in Graphic Design or equivalent experience
Understanding of typographic, layout, composition, color theory and design principles
Ability to fully execute lifestyle and product photography – Including, but not limited to, planning, art direction, photography, culling and editing.
Produce creative material efficiently and with strong attention to detail
Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects on a daily basis to meet deadlines
Ability to take creative direction and feedback from others
Ability to work independently but also discern when it is needed to ask questions or obtain help from others
Ability to be highly collaborative with other designers and other departments
Available to work extended hours including evenings, weekends and holidays
Proficient in the latest Adobe Creative Suite; with expertise in Photoshop, InDesign, Lightroom and Illustrator needed
Ability to commute to TCO Performance Center and U.S. Bank Stadium
We are eager to fill this position on the roster and would love to see your portfolio as soon as possible! To tryout for the team, please provide an electronic portfolio or link to your portfolio website. Candidates who do not provide a portfolio will not be considered.
We will conclude our collection of submissions on October 19th, 2022.
CONFIDENTIALITY REQUIREMENTS: This position may require the individual to have access to confidential records and information. To successfully perform this position, confidentiality of the information with which the individual has contact must be maintained.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to perform physical tasks such as lifting and moving boxes etc.
Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time
Ability to navigate stadium
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Standard office for regular office hours, on-site events
OUR DEI COMMITMENT: The Minnesota Vikings are committed to creating and sustaining a culture for you. Whoever you are, we are an organization that embraces and empowers people of all backgrounds and experiences and incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into the foundation of everything we do. We are proud to have a culture that empowers our people to harness their uniqueness to develop their full potential as a contributor to the success of the organization and the communities we serve. The Minnesota Vikings are an equal opportunity employer, and we continue to commit to creating equitable opportunities by ensuring that our place can be anyone’s place.