Operations, Operations - Development, Operations - Video Services
4 Year Degree
Job Description The Director of Creative Content is a motivated, passionate and talented content created responsible for producing dynamic and engaging visual content (i.e. graphics, motion graphics, photos and video) to strategically promote and enhance the brand of the Oklahoma Sooners. This position will report to the Director of Digital Media and primarily work with the OU men’s and women’s basketball programs, with other duties as assigned.
This position will collaborate with assigned teams as well as the department’s external units (Digital Media, Communications, Marketing, Graphic Design and SoonerVision) to coordinate strategy, production and execution of creative content aimed at engaging recruits, fans and donors while maintaining a consistent brand and tone across all platforms. The position is expected to stay on top of the latest trends and advancements to keep OU at the forefront of the digital media landscape.
Lead creative strategic planning, project management and digital design efforts for the OU men’s and women’s basketball programs
Manage day-to-day graphic and motion graphic design needs to engage recruits, fans and donors
Deliver compelling visual content to maximize reach, engagement and impact across social media platforms
Collaborate with department’s external units on creative strategy, branding and marketing initiatives
Develop and oversee year-round social content calendar
Shoot and edit photos of practice, games and other events
Maintain full understanding of each social media platform and how to effectively engage followers
Ensure all content adheres to OU brand identity, standards and guidelines
Consistently brainstorm fresh ideas and new ways to grow, enhance and maximize OU’s digital efforts
Other duties as necessary
Required Education: Bachelor Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience, AND:
18-36 months experience related to graphic design, motion graphic design, digital/social media and/or another related industry.
Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator, Premiere, etc.
Expansive knowledge of each social media platform and how to use each effectively to engage followers
Ability to work in a demanding, fast-paced environment that often requires irregular hours, nights, weekends and travel
Excellent organizational, problem-solving and communications skills
Proven ability to build relationships, collaborate and work effectively with diverse constituents
Detail-oriented for accuracy of information, data, grammar and brand standards
Advertised Physical Requirements:
Must be able to stand, engage in repetitive motions, walk, communicate, hear and see, including color, depth perception and clarity.
Previous experience working in a college or professional sports environment.
Ability to challenge the status quo while still maintaining the integrity of the brand.
Strong initiative, goal-oriented and self-motivated.
Working knowledge of university, conference and NCAA rules.
Supervision: Student Group
Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the policy, visit https://hr.ou.edu/Policies-Handbooks/TB-Testing
The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by embracing each person’s unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University recognizes that fostering an inclusive environment for all, with particular attention to the needs of historically marginalized populations, is vital to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission. This enhances the OU experience for all students, faculty and staff, and for the communities that we engage.
Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?- Yes
Special Indications: Hiring contingent upon driver's license check
Internal Number: 212261
About University of Oklahoma Athletics Department
The University of Oklahoma is a Division I institution and is a member of the Big 12 Conference. There are approximately 550 student-athletes in 23 intercollegiate athletic programs. The mission of the Oklahoma Athletics Department is to inspire champions today and prepare leaders for tomorrow by providing an excellent environment to enable student-athletes to achieve their highest academic, athletic and personal aspirations.