LOCATION: Chicago, IL
REPORTS TO: Senior Director, Operations
Since 1997, TGI has empowered sports rights holders to maximize the value of their commercial rights by enabling brands to meaningfully connect with their target audience. From simple to complex, our diversified portfolio of products coupled with best-in-class event operations allows TGI to offer customized solutions to meet each client’s unique needs.
TGI has been a pioneer in the live professional sports industry, continuously evolving and setting the benchmark in event branding, perimeter advertising and other technology solutions for the world’s premier sports organizations.
As a Digital Production Artist, you will support the art department with the creation and production of animated and print graphics used at sporting events around the world.
Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills are required to ensure that the quality of the content we process and provide to events around the world meets the highest of industry standards that our partners and clients expect.
This position requires an expert-level knowledge level of the Adobe Creative Cloud tools to design, process and/or produce animations for both static and animated digital perimeter advertising.
KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Create, review, resize, and edit artwork proofs and final renders for commercial partners and rights holders
Performs pre-production processing on customer supplied digital art files
Manage the end-to-end artwork submission and approval process in TGI’s customized content management platform to ensure accuracy and on-time delivery
Closely monitor and adhere to the project schedules and deadlines
Works with Project Managers on larger projects to create site survey reports that illustrate the potential areas that could be branded, as well as final “look book” that have the final branded elements superimposed into the respective locations in the venue, event summaries, bid documents, brochures, marketing materials and any other tools used to assist with management of the project
Assist with other duties within the department, as assigned or as the situation dictates
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
2+ years of experience with the Adobe Creative Cloud, namely Adobe After Effects, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and media encoder for the creation of 2D graphics and animations
A passion for sports is a positive
An exemplary attention to detail and organizational skills
Experience in the events world, and delivering static advertising, (and/or animated advertising is a positive)
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Apple is a positive
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Must be fluent in both spoken and written English, with other languages being a positive
Candidate must be team player and Service minded
A bachelor’s degree or higher education
The candidate is expected to work from the office a minimum of three days a week with the remaining workdays as agreed with immediate superior. Dress code is casual. The Digital Production Artist works Monday through Friday, 9am-6pm, and on occasion may need to work beyond the normal hours, or on weekends to meet project deadlines. Personal time-off, vacations and compensation time should be planned around heavy periods of event schedules.
Candidates should submit their CV along with a cover letter explaining how their experience and skillset will enable them to deliver the key tasks and responsibilities of the role. As a key part of the position will include creative work, we will happily receive portfolios including animations and static design for commercial use cases. Please don't send attachments larger than 4MB. HR@TGI.Sport.
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.
Applicants who are not invited for interviews within 6 weeks may consider their applications unsuccessful. Personal data collected will be treated strictly confidential and be used for the purpose of recruitment only. All collected information will be kept on our files for 12 months.