Mercer Athletics is looking for a creative and innovative leader to assist the department’s efforts in digital and social media strategy, content creation and graphic design.
The successful candidate will be responsible for developing, creating and managing the production of creative assets of graphics for web, print & promotional materials. Including but not limited to static design for web, GIFs, short term video & promotional/print material.
The candidate will assist efforts on digital and social strategy while working with Media Relations, Video Production, and Marketing staffs on strategic plans for sport-specific social media accounts.
Develop, create and manage the production of creative assets including graphics, GIFs & short form content.
Assist in managing the voice, tone, and messaging on all of the social media platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, while staying up to date with other emerging platforms.
Assist in delivering strategic messaging and visual communications to the marketing and communications team to promote all 18 Varsity Sports on digital platforms while helping to communicate athletic teams directives to the external staff.
Assist in designing print & promotional materials including but not limited to the creation of posters, brochures, season tickets, programs & game specific print materials.
Bachelor's Degree required.
Preferred Field of Study: Graphic arts/design, media studies, marketing or related field.
Software skills required:
Adobe Creative Suite (Including but not limited to Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, Etc.)
Social media platforms (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, YouTube, etc.)
An understanding of intercollegiate athletics
Experience and other skills required:
1-2 years of marketing, promotions, or public relations experience in intercollegiate athletics.
Demonstrated graphic design experience.
Experience formulating and/or managing social media initiatives
Strong verbal and written communications skills.
Other skills preferred:
Experience as a cinematographer, including technical skill with DSLR and cinema cameras
Experience with developing marketing plans.
Candidates should be prepared to submit a graphic design portfolio.
Tuition, housing, and monthly stipend will be provided.
About Mercer University
Mercer University, located in Macon, Georgia, is an NCAA Division I member of the Southern Conference, and sponsors 18 sports. Mercer is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer.