• Application Deadline: 08/31/2019
  • Company: United Soccer League
  • Location: Tampa, Florida

Overview of the United Soccer League (USL)

United Soccer League is one of the largest operators of soccer properties in the United States.  USL currently owns and operates a Division II professional league (USL Championship), a Division III professional league (USL League One), a pre-professional U23 league (USL League Two), and an elite level youth soccer league (Super Y League).  Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, the USL provides unparalleled club support with a growing team of more than 50 professionals across 17 departments, ranging from operations to digital, communications, club services, and more. 

 

Position Purpose

The USL Creative Services team provides engaging creative content to our internal stakeholders and occasional support to our affiliate clubs. Motion graphics are a vital component of the content we produce. USL is seeking a highly creative Motion Graphic Designer & Video Editor to support multiple properties. The Motion Graphic Designer & Video Editor will work from the Tampa, FL office and is responsible for creating motion graphic elements and video features for various distribution channels, with a strong emphasis on storytelling. Projects include, but are not limited to, short-form content for web/social for a fan centric audience and promotional content for an executive audience.

 

The ideal candidate will be adept in Adobe Creative Suite, is able to manage multiple projects at once, generates fresh and engaging content ideas, has a solid knowledge of soccer, and works well in an open and collaborative environment. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Execute the creation of original motion graphics and animations as well as video projects as assigned
  • Design and animate custom intros, lower thirds, logos and transitions for social, broadcast, commercials, and digital signage
  • Create custom thumbnails, backgrounds and cover photos
  • Develop ideas & storylines to promote company initiatives & brand
  • Manage projects from conceptualization to completion — ideation, storyboarding, scriptwriting, shooting, editing, graphics, color correction, audio mastering, delivery
  • Work closely with various internal departments
  • Address feedback in an efficient & productive manner; deliver exceptional customer service with teams and brands
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

 

  • Associate’s degree in video production, animation, or related field required
  • Bachelor’s degree in video production, animation, or related field preferred
  • Minimum 2 years of professional experience of video production and editing preferred
  • Experience working in a project-based environment with emphasis on meeting deadlines
  • High proficiency with and knowledge of After Effects CC and Premiere Pro CC.
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Keen sense of graphic design, movement and animation processes including 2D and 3D methods
  • Inspire creative thinking, present fresh content ideas, and proactively solve problems
  • Comprehensive understanding of editing processes, A/V formats, and compression
  • Strong self-starter and capable of working independently
  • Excellent time management, work ethic, and team collaboration skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail and communication skills
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and have strong project management skills
  • Knowledge of soccer is important
  • Flexible schedule and ability to work unconventional hours including weekend and game nights from March-November
  • Ability to work as business needs require which at times may include long days, evenings, weekends, and occasional holidays
  • Must have U.S. work authorization
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