JOIN THE TEAM – Graphic Designer

Job title:            Graphic Designer

Department:      Commercial

Manager:          Sales & Marketing Director

Hours of work:  37.5 hours per week including all home fixtures

Salary:              £DOE

Born in Manchester and proud of our roots, Sale Sharks is the only Premiership Rugby Union team in the North-West, playing top-flight rugby in the Gallagher Premiership and European Champions Cup, with an emerging Women’s team competing in the The PWR.  Our club philosophy is to be a better person, our Shark blood of Togetherness, Fearlessness, Pride, Passion and Humility running through the club make us who we are.  A family woven together by the Fabric of the North.

Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

Graphic design for all static and motion designs for club social media accounts, mailers and the website, plus design and production for all print-ready creative for Club material spanning Men’s, Women’s, Academy and Club (brand):

  • Creative direction and promotional graphics for all brand campaigns, ticketing campaigns and seasonal kit launches
  • Design of all fixture and match launch promotions and for all player announcements; new signings, player milestones, leaving players, international duties
  • Responsibility for all matchday promotional material; fixture updates, ticket promotions, team news & gameday graphics, individual player scoring graphics, half time/full time score update templates, big screen slides, ‘What’s On’ graphics, teamsheets, travel info graphics, Ticketmaster graphics, Macron retail graphics
  • Responsibility for the match day digital programme; project lead on collating all content to compile into the match day programme; includes upload and adding links using Issu, and promotional graphics
  • Pre-season Media Day support across player headshots / GIFs creation and BTS content
  • Design lead for the website and CRM, creation of website graphics / GIFs and mailer graphics
  • Graphics for core Club programmes and departments; Mission Sharks, 100 Club, Academy, Foundation, Rugby side Infographics/Templates, Sale Sharks Supporters Club, marketing, events, hospitality
  • Sponsorship graphics support including pitch decks, internal/external reports and sponsorship rights delivery creative
  • Seasonal brand identity re-fresh and seasonal design templates for Sale Sharks Mens, Women’s, Academy, Foundation
  • Ticket designs across domestic and European ticket stocks, season cards, digital ticket images, print at home ticket designs
  • Internal stationary; Word/PPT Templates, Letterheads, Business Cards and Carrington Training Centre signage and branding assets

Qualifications & Experience:

Essential

  • 5 years’ experience either within an agency team, an elite sports club or within a brand environment
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom)
  • Motion graphics
  • Capcut knowledge
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (With an emphasis on Powerpoint).
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to build strong relationships

Desirable

  • Adobe After Effects/Premier Pro
  • Videography skills
  • Photography skills

The closing date for this job is the 18th August 2023.

Please email CV’s to claire.butters@salesharks.com

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