The Sun Belt Conference is hiring a Director of Graphic Design. This position will report to the Senior Associate Commissioner, Chief Communications and Branding Officer for the conference, headquartered in New Orleans, La., at the Superdome. The Sun Belt Conference follows a hybrid work schedule, with three days in the office and two days work from home per week.
A conference on the rise, the new-look 14-member Sun Belt has produced a 232 percent increase in social media engagements over the past two seasons. Via the ongoing Sun Belt Rising campaign, the Sun Belt brand has been featured on billboards nationwide—from inside the conference's regional footprint to Los Angeles during the College Football Playoff and Times Square in New York City leading up to the conference's appearance on ESPN's College GameDay.
The Director of Graphic Design will collaborate with the Communications & Branding department and the conference office staff to develop, maintain and enhance the Sun Belt Conference's brand identity through original and creative design work. Areas of focus will include, but are not limited to, social media & video board graphics, website content, marketing collateral and print materials.
Serve as the primary graphic designer for the Sun Belt Conference, providing conceptual ideation andcreative direction for various visual materials for branding purposes, such as social media & video boardgraphics, website content, marketing collateral and print materials.
Produce original and creative design work, including both still and motion graphics.
Execute a wide range of design projects across multiple platforms.
Work closely with the Communications & Branding department & the Director of Creative Video to maintainand enhance the Sun Belt Conference's brand identity and ensure brand cohesion and consistency.
Create social media graphics for newsworthy events on tight deadlines.
Assist in overall communications and social media strategy.
Travel to Sun Belt Conference Championship events as assigned.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in graphic design, communications or a related field.
1-3 years of related experience, open to May 2023 graduates with student experience.
Experience in collegiate or professional sports preferred.
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite—After Effects, Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop.
Knowledge of current social and digital media trends.
Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities and manage concurrent projects.
Excellent communications skills with internal and external stakeholders.
Ability to uphold a high degree of discretion dealing with confidential information.
Willingness to travel and work extended hours (nights and weekends) as necessary.
Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, portfolio link and list of references.
All applications should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam Knehans Senior Associate Commissioner, Chief Communications and Branding Officer Sun Belt Conference Subject: Director of Graphic Design
The Sun Belt Conference is made up of 14 members: App State, Arkansas State, Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, James Madison, Louisiana, ULM, Marshall, Old Dominion, South Alabama, Southern Miss, Texas State and Troy.