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19 Jan 2024

Junior Graphic Designer

🇺🇸 El Segundo, CA, USA
Full Time
1+ year exp.
US$67,000 per year

Job Title: Junior Graphic Designer

Department: Marketing

Reports to: Senior Designer


Departmental Goal: To build Lakers brand affinity and the future fan pipeline by creating daily, engaging team content and leveraging digital platforms, while also helping other departments reach fans and publish their content via digital platforms.

Position Summary: This position serves as in-house junior graphic designer, developing visual concepts for the Marketing department and any other internal department needing assistance, while maintaining the Lakers brand look and feel.

Key metrics used to evaluate performance:

  • Quality of graphics created
  • Amount and timeliness of projects and jobs completed
  • Satisfaction feedback from other internal departments


Essential Functions (Duties & Responsibilities):

  • Create assets to be used on Lakers.com, social channels, and email
  • Provide event support (e.g. invitations, signage)
  • Design promotional material (e.g. posters, flyers, postcards, etc.)
  • Serve needs of multiple departments while maintaining visual integrity of the brand
  • Up to 50% of time spent on projects for Corporate Partnerships and Ticketing departments
  • Assist with event photography (documenting, editing, and posting all aspects of Lakers and South Bay Lakers game days and other off-site events)
  • Photograph select Lakers events (Community Relations, South Bay Lakers, etc.)
  • Sourcing photography, retouching, and resizing when needed
  • Assist with photo shoots, as needed


Education (Required/ Preferred): Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design/Fine Arts/Film/Media, or a related field (required)

Previous experience:

  • A minimum of one to three (1-3) years working in graphic design
  • Experience with photo editing and manipulation of graphics for sponsor mockups and marketing presentations
  • Previous experience in social content creation, advertising, sports, or entertainment is preferred


Technology Capabilities:

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • After Effects, Figma is a plus
  • Microsoft Office (including Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint & Windows)
  • Canon photography equipment


Knowledge, skills, abilities:

  • Highly organized, motivated and able to prioritize and multi-task under the pressure of deadlines
  • Strong understanding of graphic design principles, methods and practices, as well as all phases of design, production, and delivery for web, electronic and print materials
  • A fundamental understanding of layout, typography, and photography for print and web
  • Knowledge of current design trends and best practices
  • Knowledge of production for collateral including resolution, sizes and file types
  • Ability to ensure consistent branding standards
  • Ability to use production techniques such as color correcting and create clipping paths to prepare files
  • Ability to give and take design direction
  • Excellent grammatical, spelling, proofreading abilities
  • Able to come up with original ideas for designs, as well as integrate ideas from others
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with a team
  • Knowledge of basketball (preferred)
  • Experience in event photography (preferred)
  • Previous experience working with celebrities or professional sports players (preferred)


Physical Demands: Must be able to lift a min of 25lbs. and walk significant distances in arena on game days

Location: El Segundo, downtown Los Angeles (Crypto.com Arena for Laker home games), and other occasional off-site events

Travel: Less than 10% of time

Hours: Hybrid schedule, 2 days on-site. This position requires constant attention due to the continuous nature of the news cycle.Regular office hours (9am- 5:30pm M-F), must be available to work evenings, weekends and holidays to complete deadlines as needed.


The pay for this role is $67,000. Actual compensation packages are based on several factors that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, depth of experience and certifications


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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