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Graphic Designer

Our Game Plan

The New York Islanders Hockey Club is one of the most iconic franchises in professional sports with a deeply passionate and loyal fanbase. We won four consecutive Stanley Cups in the early 1980s and are well on our way to adding to that legacy. The next few years will be action-packed as we complete our world-class, state-of-the-art arena, reposition our brand in the Long Island and Metro New York markets, and prepare to reclaim the Stanley Cup.

We are hiring a Graphic Designer. If you are passionate about creating and delivering design content and growing your career in the sports & entertainment industry, then we want to get to know you.

How to Make the Team

We are looking for a Senior Graphic Designer with strong conceptual capabilities who are prepared to take their ideas through to final delivery over print and digital.

A strategic, big-picture thinker who is also highly detail-oriented, you will have solid experience in working in a creative environment and full working knowledge of both print and digital product delivery techniques.

This role requires a ‘can do attitude and will reside within the Islanders Creative Department and will report directly to the Creative Director. This person will also engage with the Director of Marketing, Director of Marketing Activations, Community Relations Director, Executive Director of Communications, Social Media Manager, Web Content Producer, Senior Video Producer, media and external creative agencies, and the marketing team.

Ideally, the ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of design and production software to craft solutions with high visual impact that will help to elicit positive responses from our various customer and client segments. This person will work on a variety of projects that span the entire New York Islanders brand including brand identity, broadcast graphics, digital, website, social media, email, arena signage, sales collateral and community events, etc

  • Experience in sports marketing, knowledge of hockey, NHL, and New York Islanders team and business is highly desired and preferred.

Show Us You Can

  • Create and deliver design concepts – graphics and layouts that can leverage history of the Islanders franchise at times while also offering ideas for creative risk-taking
  • Develop creative that supports sales and builds equity in the NYI brand whilst working within brand guidelines and any established campaign structure as needed
  • Prepare visual guidelines for company-wide creative assets
  • Take tasks from design brief through to implementation on multiple platforms
  • Mentoring Junior Designer(s)
  • Accustomed to working in a fast-paced environment with the ability to multi-task and collaborate
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours, ie: around hockey games including weekends
  • Awareness of and interest in the latest digital + social media trends shaping professional sports, ie: live and breathe the cross-section of sports // pop culture // music // fashion // art // entertainment

What Skills You’ll Use

  • Flexibility: Switch gears on a moment’s notice and adapt to shifting priorities
  • Motivation: Leverage your skills to drive results and influence success
  • Communication: Build relationships within the organization and with potential partners
  • Accountability: Take ownership of your work

Your Equipment

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of five years of graphic design experience, preferably with a professional sports organization
  • Passionate and invested in your work
  • Be curious to learn
  • Highly skilled in using industry-leading software and technologies, ie: Adobe Creative Cloud – InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketch, PowerPoint, and Keynote.
  • Proven graphic design experience with a strong portfolio
  • Possession of creative and artistic flair, versatility, conceptual/visual ability, and originality
  • Ability to communicate and present ideas whilst explaining design decisions to peers and senior leadership
  • Professionalism regarding cost + deadlines
  • Fluent in design, sports, fashion, editorial, film, and tech—as well as visual history and classical references
  • Comfortable tackling problems head-on and adapting to shifting priorities
  • At ease presenting your work and explaining design decisions
  • A motivated self-starter with a no-task-too-small attitude
  • A champion of great design
  • A motivated self-starter with a no-task-too-small attitude
  • A champion of great design

Where You’ll Go

  • Remote

What’s in it for You

  • Join an iconic NHL® franchise
  • Expand your skills and experience in a leadership role
  • Comprehensive Medical and Dental benefits
  • 401K Paid time off

The Fine Print

The New York Islanders are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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