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Assistant Web Designer - Chicago Bears (Lake Forest, IL)

Position:              Assistant Web Designer

 

Reports to:         Manager of New Media

 

Overview:  Seeking an enthusiastic, creative front-end web designer to help with daily HTML/CSS maintenance and design for ChicagoBears.com and related digital assets. Applicant will have strong foundation in web design to accompany solid skills in coding and will understand the separation of style from structure. Applicant must write clearly and concisely and have a working understanding of common social media platforms.

 

Note: This is an entry-level position

 

Responsibilities:

     Daily editing and design of subpages on ChicagoBears.com

     Responsible for completing tasks submitted on internal Web Update Request form

     Assist in Digital Media content creation/management tasks as needed, including:

o   Image creation and photo manipulation for stories and landing pages

o   Photo gallery creation & posting

o   Creation of graphics for fan engagement via Social Media

o   Creation and sourcing of banner ads

o   Designing and coding of club email communications

o   Manage function and style of media extranet site – assist PR team in use and maintenance

o   Proactively seek out areas of the site that need to be updated for consistency across pages/sections

     Assist in all major Digital Media projects, including:

o   Redesign of Bears Direct Email Newsletter

o   Impending redesign/platform shift of ChicagoBears.com

o   Aid in identifying and developing new/underutilized sections of the site

     Assist with executing sweepstakes and promotions on ChicagoBears.com and social channels

·         Manage and monitor Chicago Bears mobile assets:

o   Upload exclusive content to tablet app

o   Monitor quality of content within mobile and tablet apps to ensure consistency with site

o   Brainstorm and suggest improvements and enhanced features for each platform

 


Qualifications:


·         Strong knowledge of:

o   W3C compliant HTML & CSS (2+ years)

o   Responsive Web Design

o   Adobe Creative Suite

o   HTML5

·         Working knowledge/understanding of:

o   Content management systems

o   Social Media best practices

o   Sponsorship marketing best practices

·         Strong project management skills

·         Strong oral and written communication skills

·         Attention to detail and proofreading skills

·         Creative problem solving skills

·         Self-motivated

·         Customer-focused

  • Highly collaborative and creative
  • Ability to work nontraditional hours in non-tradition settings including weekends/holidays during peak times of the year.


 

Other preferred experience and skills (not required):

  • Javascript/JQuery

  • PHP

  • Experience in designing and coding HTML-based emails

  • Basic understanding of SEO best practices

  • Doubleclick’s DART for Publishers and Dart Sales Manager

  • Photography skills a plus

  • Basic understanding of football

 

Interested parties should email resume and cover letter* to:

Human Resources - Chicago Bears

Jobopportunities@bears.nfl.net

 

* Please include a link at the bottom of your cover letter to your web-based portfolio showcasing HTML/CSS skills. Applications without proof of skills will not be considered.

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