Art Director – North American Whitetail

NOTICE OF OPENING: Outdoor Sportsman Group
LOCATION: Peoria, IL
CANDIDATE POOL: Internal/External Candidates

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until Filled

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Position Summary

Art Director manages all aspects of graphic design and will work on marketing/promotional initiatives as well as product design to create a cohesive, recognizable brand statement for North American Whitetail.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • Create original, redefining graphic content for North American Whitetail magazine, its website, social media pages and other marketing materials
  • Communicate with senior management to develop an aesthetic and brand that reflects the company’s core values and ideals
  • Develop, monitor and manage workflow to ensure timely delivery of graphic materials per deadline.
  • Review graphic materials to assess their validity and appropriateness for the brand
  • Maintain graphic consistency across all deliverables
  • Develop artistic concepts with editorial team
  • Monitor design trends across print and digital media, and ensure the brand’s design remains current and appealing

Performance Requirements/Skills

  • Demonstrated expertise in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and other Creative Cloud applications
  • Excellent communication skills in expressing creative vision
  • Outstanding organizational and time-management skills, including the ability to oversee multiple design projects at once
  • Knowledge of the outdoor industry and its expectations in design and content presentation
  • Willingness to push creative norms in developing design concepts that intrigue and help inform audience
  • Dedication to graphic consistency and quality across all channels
  • Ability to work overtime when necessary to complete time-sensitive projects
  • Willingness to learn proprietary publishing software and integrate its processes into efficient workflow
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft OneDrive a plus
  • Photography skills a plus

Education/Experience

  • Minimum 4 years as a professional graphic designer, required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art, Graphic Design or comparable field, preferred
  • Outdoors experience, particularly in whitetail hunting, preferred

Equal Employment Opportunity

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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