Social Media Designer

Bristol, CT

A Designer I, Social Content role has the blended responsibility of bringing proactive content ideas to the table and collaborating with off-platform specialists on their vision for content that will thrive on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Snapchat, and other off-platform brand extensions. This position requires an ability to work on multiple projects at once and work efficiently in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who works well in a team environment with a flexible work schedule and an unquenchable thirst for learning.

  • Creates assets across off-platform destinations that are uniquely optimized to fit each mobile audience and align with ESPN social brand identities
  • Works in a fast-paced environment that requires quick-turning numerous pieces of content in a day
  • Demonstrates an ability to balance multiple projects and the flexibility to pivot from a plan to react to breaking news or viral moments
  • Collaborates alongside social media specialists and help them execute their visions
  • Actively pitches ideas in weekly brainstorms and daily content meetings
  • Educates social media specialists to advance their understanding of basic design principles in order to maintain the ESPN visual brand and create content that is optimized for mobile consumption
  • Communicates with managers and producers to regularly update project timelines and report on progress
  • Remains flexible in accordance with sports industry which includes nights, weekends and holidays

Basic Qualifications:
  • A minimum of 1 years’ experience creating graphics for mobile and/or social media
  • Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite (particularly Photoshop)
  • Basic knowledge of the sports landscape, including current athletes, rules, and events
  • Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated communication and organization skills

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Proficient in video editing software (Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro) and After Effects
  • Understanding of social media and other emerging platforms
  • Understanding of and appreciation for audience analytics

Required Education
  • High School Diploma

Preferred Education
  • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design or related field

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