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Graphic Designer

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Play Sports Group

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Graphic Designer (Marketing & ECommerce)

Are you a Graphic Designer with at least 3 years graphic design agency or in-house design experience, able to join our creative team? Your design portfolio will need to demonstrate experience of a range of programmes and materials, as well as examples of work that illustrate your ability. You will need to be able to think creatively, multi-task, have good communication skills and a desire to develop your skills. You must be able to work in a fast-paced environment whilst being able to main excellent attention to detail in your work.

As Designer, you will be responsible for design within the Marketing and eCommerce departments as well as assisting with the design of graphic elements across all Play Sports PSN content (road cycling, off-road biking and triathlon).

You will work on a variety of graphic design and artwork projects so the role will be varied, challenging and can play to your creative strengths. You will report to the Creative Director and Head of Graphic Design to interpret and realise the creative vision for our content. This will involve working collaboratively within the team to produce high-quality content and uphold the expectation of creative excellence within the company.

Key Responsibilities

  • Graphic design artwork, layout and image manipulation
  • Attractive and effective designs that support our content strategy and complement current branding
  • Source and/or create photography, illustrations, and graphics for individual projects
  • Produce email newsletters, advertising and marketing campaigns
  • Design for products including sportswear, casual clothing and accessories
  • Create and update artwork for social media channels
  • Liaison with external print and creative suppliers
  • Offering input to creative meetings and sharing ideas
  • Communicating with senior team members to receive feedback
  • Assist with special projects and internal assignments

Skills required

  • Competent with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Knowledge of After Effects would be beneficial
  • Able to use DSLR cameras and photography lighting
  • Creative flair and a good eye for detail
  • The ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Consistency regardless of project size
  • Good organisational and communication skills that support the rest of the team
  • The willingness to listen to feedback and use it to improve
  • Familiarity with MAC OS.
  • Must have excellent design, layout, typography and color theory skills.
  • Conceptual thinker and visual problem solver.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design or similar from an accredited Art school or university.

In terms of benefits, we offer

  • 5 weeks holiday, bank holidays & Christmas week shutdown
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Pension Plan
  • Bang up to date technology and equipment with which to work
  • Modern offices with air con, showers, bike parking & coffee machines
  • Company bike rides each summer during office hours
  • Christmas Party and summer bike ride/parties
  • Free lunch every month before payday
  • Free birthday pizza lunch out
  • Welcome gifts: GCN/GMBN cycling and casual wear
  • Up to 50% discount in the GCN, GMBN and GTN shops
  • A fantastically vibrant, positive, friendly, active and collaborative working environment
About Play Sports Group

The Play Sports Group is the world’s leading creator of cycling digital video distributed on YouTube and Facebook. We are a digital sports media company focused on the world of cycling.

Combining a deep love of the sport with peerless expertise in video and digital distribution, PSG has built a leadership position in the market, with 45m monthly video views to 3.1m subscribers amongst the 5.7m social followers of its eight channels that include Global Cycling Network (GCN), Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN) and Global Triathlon Network (GTN), along with the first two of a growing number of non-English language channels, GCN en Español and GCN Italia. PSG channel presenters are engaging, knowledgeable former professional riders from the very highest levels who connect with the fans, and with world class athletes, teams and races, bringing their audiences to the heart of the professional sport with unmatched authenticity.

PSG also includes the award-winning cycling media agency, SHIFT Active Media who work alongside some of the biggest, most high-profile brands in the cycling world, and is backed by an investor group led by Discovery Inc.

The Play Sports Group is the world’s leading creator of cycling digital video distributed on YouTube and Facebook. We are a digital sports media company focused on the world of cycling.

GMBN – our mountain bike channel, launched in January 2015 and already has more than 1 million subscribers. GMBN Tech launched in December 2017 and has over 100,000 subscribers. We have a very active presence on social media – reaching tens of millions of cycling fans, every month!

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