Position Description

Creative Manager
Location(s) Jacksonville - Nations Way
Job Code 3447
# of openings 1
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As the global leader in licensed sports merchandise, Fanatics is changing the way fans purchase their favorite team merchandise by partnering with top leagues, clubs and soccer brands worldwide to offer the largest collection of timeless and timely gear from every pro and college team online, on your phone, in stadiums or on-site at the world’s biggest sporting events. A top 50 Internet Retailer Company, Fanatics comprises the broadest online assortment by offering hundreds of thousands of officially licensed items via its Fanatics ( www.fanatics.com ), FansEdge ( www.fansedge.com ) and Kitbag ( www.kitbag.com ) brands, as well as the largest selection of sports collectibles and memorabilia through Fanatics Authentic ( www.fanaticsauthentic.com ). A multi-channel company, Fanatics operates more than 300 online and offline stores, including the e-commerce business for all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA), major media brands (NBC Sports, CBS Sports, FOX Sports) and more than 200 collegiate and professional team properties, which include several of the biggest global soccer clubs ( Manchester United, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester City). The company's in-venue and event retail portfolio includes the NBA, NHL, NASCAR, Wimbledon, Kentucky Derby, The Ryder Cup, Manchester City, Texas Longhorns, Pittsburgh Pirates and New Jersey Devils, allowing fans to experience a seamless shopping experience across online, mobile and physical store locations.

Primary Purpose

As part of the creative team, the Creative Manager will be responsible for a team of graphic designers who focus on various colleges and professional teams e-commerce websites. Along with management duties, this will also be a hands-on position where the Creative Manager will design for various high-end projects for nationally recognized partners. The candidate will work with designers to collect raw data from creative requests and create engaging digital content. Must have strong management and design skills, including a robust understanding of layout, type, color and composition needed to create professional designs and material that enhance individual brands through visual storytelling. This person needs to be results-oriented, team player with a passion for sports.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • BA/BS preferred

  • 3+ years of professional experience in graphic design with a creative portfolio of previous work

  • 2+ years of creative managment

  • Expert knowledge Photoshop and Illustrator 

  • Excellent proofreading, spelling, grammar and punctuation skills

  • Capacity to handle multiple requests simultaneously under pressure with concurrent and conflicting deadlines

  • Strong communication skills

  • Ability to balance creativity and production workload for internationally recognized brands

  • Strong interpersonal skills enabling the individual to interact effectively with various levels of individuals

  • Handle multiple requests simultaneously under pressure with both concurrent and conflicting deadlines

  • Aptitude to handle multiple projects and switch quickly and comfortably between assignments as needed

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment

Only candidates with strong portfolios will be considered

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