Digital Designer

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Department: Digital & Content

Accountable to: Audio Visual Manager

Hours: 40 hours per week

Contract Type: Full time, permanent

What is the role?

Southampton Football Club are seeking a creative, energetic, and motivated designer who can actively produce compelling designs for all of our digital channels. Digital will be the focus of the role – we are seeking a candidate who can use their skills to enhance footage captured by our in-house video producers through the use of efficient and original design. Ideally the successful candidate would be able to create original assets to use within content and/or to form the basis of 100% original content.

The successful candidate will produce content in line with design and animation trends that are driving engagement on social media channels.

We are also looking for a candidate who is comfortable designing layouts and final artwork for repro materials such as adverts, literature and posters that have a high visual impact.

You will be able to design and artwork in line with corporate guidelines and build relationships with internal departments to understand their needs and making design decisions accordingly. In your role you will effectively manage multiple briefs at a time, prioritising where necessary and providing updates to the Digital & Marketing team and relevant contacts.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for the ultimate team player who can maintain the reputation for innovative content, brand personality, and quality design for which we have become known. The successful candidate will immerse themselves in the trends of digital design and will use innovation and technology to influence their designs. You must be creative, flexible, and adaptable with enthusiasm to deliver our expectations to the highest standard.

Your will be competent in a range of software packages, including Adobe CS 6 for Mac (Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop) and have experience working with PowerPoint, Keynote, HTML, JavaScript and Flash.  You will also be well-versed in video-editing using Adobe Premiere & After Effects and/or Final Cut Pro.

The competencies which are required include:

Essential Experience:

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role.

  • Experience of working within a pressurised environment.

  • A genuine passion with experience of high end design.

Essential Qualifications (including certifications):

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Visual Communications, Web Design or a related discipline or equivalent experience.

Essential Skills:

  • Online portfolio is a must.

  • Adobe CS 6 for Mac (Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop).

  • PowerPoint, Keynote, HTML, JavaScript and Flash exposure.

  • Well-versed in video-editing using Adobe Premiere & After Effects and/or Final Cut Pro.

  • Strong email design abilities and digital content creation.

  • Ability to conceptualize ideas and bring them to life.

  • Deadline orientated and results driven, thrives in a high pressure environment.

  • Self-starter who is eager to help devise design ideas and run brainstorms to embrace good ideas from other members of the organization.

  • Excellent organisational skills.

  • Must be able to work well in a team environment.

  • An understanding and ability to maintain confidentiality with all work-related matters.

  • Have a passion for and strong sense of current events and pop culture, particularly as they relate to the city of Southampton.

  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment, moving seamlessly between team activities and tasks - coming up with creative ideas, turning those ideas into fast-moving micro-content, and distributing to the digital team.

  • Exceptional communication skills within both internal and external stakeholders.

  • Personable; with an ability to build relationships easily.

What do you get in return?

If you are successful you can look forward to a healthy benefits package;

  • A competitive salary depending on experience.

  • Two Season Tickets.

  • 22 days’ holiday per year, increasing to 25 days after one full football season.

  • Life Assurance Cover of 2x salary.

  • Contributory Pension Scheme.

  • Incentivised Private Medical Insurance Scheme.

  • Child Care Vouchers.

  • Worldwide Travel Insurance.

  • Free onsite parking.

  • Discounted Southampton Football Club merchandise.

The closing date for applications is 25 July 2019.