The Art Director will sit within MLS Creative Services. The Creative department is an in-house team – part of the Brand & Integrated Marketing Department – that services all internal constituents of the League, including Clubs and Soccer United Marketing (representing non-MLS properties).
The Art Director is in charge of managing brand projects from ideation to completion, with a focus on strategy, project-management, art-direction and execution. Candidate should have strong communication and management skills and understanding of layout, typography and color theory. Some projects are print-based and require knowledge of print design and production. Notions of animation and motion design are also needed.
Position requires working with both internal and external clients, and there is frequent interaction with other functional departments (e.g. Marketing, Communications, Events, Social Responsibility).
The Art Director will manage one or several full-time designers: assignment of daily tasks, briefing, art-direction and assistance, reviews and growth. Candidate will also maintain relationships with vendors, freelancers and agencies, while curating and growing a portfolio of contacts.
The Paid Media Specialist will lead strategy and buying around key areas of the MLS / SUM business. Operating as an in-house media buyer, this position will directly oversee the spending from the brand marketing team and offer strategic counsel to spend from other departments.
The position will suit an out of the box thinker who is fascinated by the changing nature of the space and how brands connect with audiences. A highly motivated and entrepreneurial individual who is comfortable working across various groups to deliver against consumer growth goals.