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Internet/New Media: Graphic Design/Creative Services
Graphic Design Coordinator - Detroit Lions (Detroit, MI)

Description
Ford Field Management, LLC is Detroit’s premier sports and entertainment destination and is the game day home of the Detroit Lions.  Throughout the year, Ford Field hosts events such as concerts, motorsports, college sports, high school and college graduations, and more.  Ford Field also has space available for conferences, meetings, and banquets.  Ford Field has hosted major events such as Super Bowl XL and the 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four.


Ford Field Management and the Detroit Lions currently has a need for a full-time Graphic Design Coordinator. This position is based out of the Ford Field stadium located in Downtown Detroit.

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Lions are seeking to hire an entry-level graphic designer to assist with the design and execution of a variety of sales and marketing materials created throughout the year.  We are looking for someone with 2-3 years of experience, who can assist in designing logo concepts, branding packages, social content, digital designs, marketing materials, and print collateral. This will include event collateral (posters, banners pamphlets, brochures, e-mail blasts ), marketing literature, T-shirt and signage design.

The individual will work closely with the Creative Services Manager on projects from concept development to final execution.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (including, but not limited to):

  • Digital/social banners, web skins and email marketing creative to generate ticket sales and brand recognition for the following season

  • T-shirts, parking vouchers, and other game day collateral to improve our fan experience

  • Stationary and other business materials (letterheads, notecards, business cards)

  • Customized sales decks for large sponsor pitches

  • Invitations for STM, suite holder and other fan events

  • Traditional print, outdoor advertisements

  • Assist in the design of marketing materials, advertising, and event décor for Ford Field events, including Monster Jam, Quick Lane Bowl, Supercross, Member Summit, NFL Draft events and Taste of the Lions.

  • Work with vendors/printers to acquire price quotes, specs, templates, delivery info, and installation.

NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform other duties as assigned

GENERAL DUTIES:

The designer will work closely with the creative services manager to develop the creative needs of the club. The designer will need to collaborate with all departments to ensure projects are executed in a timely manner. Additionally, the position will assist in the design of all marketing materials (print/digital) and collateral for the Detroit Lions and Ford Field. The position will also be required to assist in project management and vendor relations. This will require, the designer to contact vendors/printers for quotes and specs prior to the project and handle logistics like delivery and installation (if necessary), once the project is completed.

LICENSING or CERTIFICATIONS:

  • A valid Driver’s License and a good driving record

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ideal candidate will be a Graphic Designer with 2-3 years experience looking to gain hands on experience in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

  • Must have previous experience as a Graphic Design intern or in a Graphic Design position

  • Advanced proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite

  • Excellent written and verbal communications and attention to detail

  • Superior organizational skills and ability to balance multiple projects

  • Experience working with outside vendors / printers 

  • Has a strong portfolio and elevated sense of design, color, and typography

  • Is a team player who can adapt to social and professional situations

  • Is an independent self-starter; ability to multi-task in a highly energetic, fast-paced environment

  • Possess a working knowledge of and passion for football

  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays as club schedule directs

  • Maintain professionalism when speaking with athletes and coaches in both a work setting and within the context of an interview

To Apply:

To apply, please submit a copy of your resume along with a cover letter detailing your interest and related experience to the position.

Due to the high volume or resumes received, we regret that we are unable to update candidates on the status of their application. Those selected for further consideration will be contacted. NO CALLS or EMAILS PLEASE.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have a portfolio of work that can be reviewed?

2. Do you have at least one (1) year of experience in professional Graphic Design?

3. Why do you want to work for the Detroit Lions?

4. Can you share a time or experience when you’ve managed a project from start to finish?

5. Can you share a time where you’ve had to work with multiple departments to complete a task or project?

6. What is your salary expectation for this position? Candidates who fail to provide an appropriate response will not be eligible for consideration.

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Administration/General Management: Human Resources/Benefits Administration
Human Resource Coordinator - Detroit Lions (Detroit, MI)

Description
Ford Field Management, LLC is Detroit’s premier sports and entertainment destination and is the game day home of the Detroit Lions.  Throughout the year, Ford Field hosts events such as concerts, motorsports, college sports, high school and college graduations, and more.  Ford Field also has space available for conferences, meetings, and banquets.  Ford Field has hosted major events such as Super Bowl XL and the 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four.


Ford Field Management and the Detroit Lions currently has a need for a full-time Human Resources Coordinator. This position is based out of the Ford Field stadium located in Downtown Detroit.

Summary of Position:

The Human Resources Coordinator is a hands-on representative of the Human Resources department whose job is to help facilitate one or more Human Resources functions.

This role is responsible for serving as the first point of contact on HR administrative matters.  The HR Coordinator will be responsible for employee recordkeeping, and providing support on benefits and recruitment.  This position will assist with special projects as needed.

This position requires excellent customer service skills and will provide support to Ford Field employees on administrative HR matters.  This position also requires strong administrative skills, good time management skills, and a positive, “can-do” attitude.

Administrative Support and Recordkeeping:

  1. Create and maintain HR files

  2. Balance and reconcile invoices for accurate tracking

  3. Ensures that all personnel and benefit files are up to date and compliant

  4. Process address updates and status changes on PAR forms for both locations

  5. Maintain all employee I-9 information.  Conduct an audit on an annual basis to make sure that no information is missing, incomplete and purge per legal requirements

  6. Maintain EEO files

  7. Manage attendance tracking for non-exempt employees

  8. Responds to inquiries regarding policies, procedures and programs

  9. Monitor ACA tracking/compliance

  10. Responsible for data entry of new employees

  11. Assist with the Fax Employment Verification line

  12. Assist with special projects as assigned

Benefits

  1. Assist with administering benefit programs such as life, health, dental and disability insurances, and retirement plans, vacation, sick leave, leaves of absence, and employee assistance program

  2. Make sure new employees benefit enrollments are received and completed in a timely manner

  3. Complete benefit enrollments/terminations and process address changes for both locations

  4. Administers COBRA via the vendor system

  5. Provide support during open enrollment

  6. Keeps Payroll Manager informed of any benefit changes

Recruitment

  1. Provide administrative support during the recruitment process

  2. Create recruitment files

  3. Maintain job description library

  4. Oversee correspondence via Teamwork Online and other job boards as needed

  5. Conduct background and reference checks

  6. Prepare new hire orientation packets and assist with  new hire email and office set up by notifying appropriate parties as needed

  7. Conduct new hire orientation for Ford Field

  8. Oversee Intern college recruitment program

  9. Respond to employment inquiries

  10. Schedule various interviews

  11. Assist with new hire paperwork

Requirements:

  1. Bachelor's degree in HR Management or related field and a minimum of 3 years experience Human Resources.
  2. Knowledge of HR operations and administration

  3. Demonstrated ability to adhere to, understand and articulate department operations, policies and procedures, goals, project timetables, and guidelines.

  4. Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Microsoft product suite (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook); extensive knowledge and experience with electronic mail and calendaring system.  Ability to type with speed and accuracy.

  5. Proficiency with HRIS systems. 

  6. Prior experience with working with benefit provider enrollment portals.

  7. Ability to resolve problems and exercise judgment and initiative in achieving end results and maximizing outcomes.

  8. Will adjust schedule as needed to meet work goals and time constraints.

  9. May require work out of both the Ford Field Management Office and the Allen Park Training Facility

To Apply

To apply, please submit a copy of your resume along with a cover letter detailing your interest and related experience to the position.

Due to the high volume or resumes received, we regret that we are unable to update candidates on the status of their application. Those selected for further consideration will be contacted. NO CALLS or EMAILS PLEASE.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you hold a Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management or related field?

2. Do you have at least 3 years of Human Resource experience?

3. How many years of experience do you have in administering benefits?

4. What is your salary expectation for this position? Candidates who fail to provide an appropriate response will not be eligible for consideration.

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Sales & Marketing: Ticket Sales
Premium Seating Sales Manager - Detroit Lions (Detroit, MI)

DESCRIPTION:

Ford Field Management, LLC is Detroit’s premier sports and entertainment destination and is the game day home of the Detroit Lions.  Throughout the year, Ford Field hosts events such as concerts, motorsports, college sports, high school and college graduations, and more.  Ford Field also has space available for conferences, meetings, and banquets.  Ford Field has hosted major events such as Super Bowl XL and the 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four.

Ford Field Management and the Detroit Lions currently have a need for a Premium Seating Sales Manager.  This position is based out of the Ford Field stadium located in Downtown Detroit.  This position will report to the Director of Business Development-Premium Seating.   

SUMMARY: 
The Premium Seating Sales Manager will be responsible for meeting all luxury suite and premium sales goals and will directly impact in the growth and expansion of our premium customer base.  This position will work diligently to assure revenue generation and growth, customer satisfaction and long-term account goals that are in line with the company’s overall objectives.

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (including, but not limited to):
The Premium Seating Sales Manager position will have daily responsibilities including, without limitation, the following:

  • Directly prospect, present, close and service B2B segment to solicit luxury suite and premium club seat inventory
  • Provides dedicated prospecting and sales efforts for key long term suite and premium seating products to drive long term growth opportunities
  • Involvement in all sales activities, from lead generations through closing the sale
  • Prospecting potential clients via inside and outside sales strategies while developing, establishing and maintaining strong relationships with key contacts
  • Coordinate and execute a minimum of 25 sales calls/1 face to face appointments per day on any and all potential customers through cold calling, prospecting and referrals from current clients
  • Service existing customer base in addition to facilitating the sales renewal process
  • Sell new and existing clients single event suite rentals for all Ford Field events
  • Participate in non-game day sales events, offsite meetings, sales booths, including but not limited to, open houses, training camp and draft day party
  • Entertain prospects and new premium accounts on game day and at Ford Field events to ensure strong personal relationship with client base
  • Attain weekly, monthly and long term suite and premium seating revenue goals

GENERAL DUTIES:

  • Will perform other duties as assigned
  • Produce accurate updates on sales pipeline/prospecting activity, sales performance, outside appointment and event recaps, and account management
  • Utilize networking skills, face to face presentations and cold-calling techniques to sell premium inventory
  • Responsible for troubleshooting client concerns and facilitating resolutions
  • Participates in and contributes to sales meetings and training sessions
  • Seeks and implements sales and service best practices
  • Networking at outside events while developing, establishing and maintaining strong relationships with key contacts
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationship with clients, guests, co-workers, etc.
  • Schedule meetings and conduct presentations with prospective clients
  • Primary focus on corporate prospects in the mid-to large market (300-1500+ employees)
  • Inventory focus on long term suite and premium seating with flexibility to sell full menu
  • Expert in prospecting and closing corporate account base
  • Provide information to prospects in a courteous and professional manner
  • Will be working with CRM and Veritix ticketing software

IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Will have developed negotiation skills with the demonstrated ability to close a sale
  • Ability to assess strengths and weaknesses, set goals, achieve objectives and strives to continuously build knowledge and skills of the sales profession and the market
  • The ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner and develop solutions effectively
  • Shows persistence, overcomes obstacles, and takes calculated risks to accomplish goals
  • Excellent personal motivation with the ability to work independently in a fast paced environment along with the ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong oral and written communications skills.  This includes the ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, listen, possess excellent group presentation skills, willingness to actively participate in meetings
  • Meets challenges with resourcefulness and creativity
  • Ability to assess the needs to potential clients and develop recommendations
  • Proven ability to exercise good judgment and willingness to make decisions
  • Experience with a professional sports or entertainment venue preferred
  • Working knowledge of sales and marketing techniques of entertainment venues preferred

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Communications, Sports Management or related field
  • At least 3 years of long term suite/premium seating sales success preferably within the B2B segment with a professional sports team preferred
  • A valid Driver’s License and a good driving record
  • Proficient computer skills including experience with MS Office products, including but not limited to, Word, Excel, and Outlook with the ability to learn new programs.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft CRM and Veritix ticketing platform preferred
  • Strength in time management, administrative ability, organization, and customer service skills
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with the public in a professional manner
  • Maintains a professional image and demeanor
  • Strong ability to work well with co-workers and supervisors in a team environment
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays

To Apply

To apply, please submit a copy of your resume along with a cover letter detailing your interest and related experience to the position.

Due to the high volume or resumes received, we regret that we are unable to update candidates on the status of their application. Those selected for further consideration will be contacted. NO CALLS or EMAILS PLEASE.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Sales, Sports Management or a related field?

2. Do you have experience working in sales? If so, describe your sales experience. This should include how many years of sales experience you have, if your experience is mainly inside or outside sales and the industry or product your sales were focused on.

3. Do you have experience with Veritix or any other ticket management system? If so, please describe how many years you have worked with the system(s) and what specific system(s) you’ve worked with.

4. What is your salary expectation for this position? Candidates who fail to provide an appropriate response will not be eligible for consideration.

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Internet/New Media: Media Manager
Social Media Manager - Detroit Lions (Detroit, MI)

Description

Ford Field Management and the Detroit Lions currently has a need for a full-time Social Media Manager.

This full-time position includes a full benefits package as well as wonderful perks!  This position is based in the Detroit Lions Training Facility in Allen Park, MI. but may require travel to Ford Field.

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Social Media Manager for the Detroit Lions will serve as the voice of the brand, as he/she will be responsible for managing all aspect of the club’s social media accounts – including but not limited to developing relevant content on a day-to-day basis, increasing fan engagement, expanding the reach of the brand across all social platforms, and dissecting analytics to build upon strengths and find areas of opportunity. The ideal candidate will be able to collaborate efficiently with several internal departments (Marketing, Digital Media, Partnerships, etc.) in order to develop and ensure that the brand’s overarching social strategy is in line with key business objectives.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (including, but not limited to):

  • Manage all aspects of the club’s social media accounts on a day-to-day basis – including content creation, community management, and strategic implementation

  • Provide coverage of games, events, and community/business initiatives

  • Establish and maintain the voice and brand persona of the Detroit Lions online

  • Engage and respond to followers/fans in a real-time manner

  • Develop content related to current events and trending topics as relevant to the brand

  • Monitor fan sentiment and identify ways to increase reach and engagement

  • Monitor, report, and dissect content performance and social analytics to understand data trends and identify strengths and weaknesses

  • Maintain and update a social media content calendar

  • Communicate with other internal groups to manage/prioritize social requests from multiple departments

  • Develop original social content for both avid and casual fans, as well as other market segments

  • Utilize a social media management/scheduling platform (i.e. Spredfast) to build out content

  • Help coordinate written, video, and photo content trafficking and distribution across social media platforms

  • Assist with occasional website content creation

  • Support photography and graphic design needs (including infographics, social creative, etc.)

  • Assist in the conceptualization and execution of digital marketing campaigns to maximize outreach, fan engagement, and campaign performance

  • Provide gameday and event support for all digital efforts

NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform other duties as assigned

GENERAL DUTIES:

  • Maintain an appropriate level of knowledge of social media tools and software being used

  • Participate in team meetings, providing input and suggestions related to Digital Media and other areas as needed; will make recommendations for processes and procedures

  • Must be motivated, reliable, and able to work independently or as part of a team

  • Maintain professionalism when communicating with internal and external contacts

  • Must be accurate and efficient with ability to meet deadlines

  • Must be detail oriented with strong organizational skills

  • Adjust work schedule to meet departmental demands

  • Understanding of data sensitivity and the need to keep appropriate information confidential

  • Accept other responsibilities and duties required by the supervisor consistent with the
    objectives and essential functions of this position. Such responsibilities shall be incorporated
    into the position description if they are ongoing

  • Advise supervisor if actual practice (activity) begins to deviate significantly from specified essential functions

LICENSING or CERTIFICATIONS:

  • A valid Driver’s License and a good driving record

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; preferred areas of study include digital media, marketing, social media/web management, journalism or communications

  • 2+ years of professional level experience managing social media accounts preferred

  • Knowledgeable about the latest technology and social media trends and tools

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above

  • Excellent computer and graphic design skills including Photoshop, Omniture, Chartbeat, Spredfast, CrowdTangle, CMS backend experience, HTML/CSS

  • Possess a working knowledge of and passion for football

  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays as club schedule directs

  • Maintain professionalism when speaking with athletes and coaches in both a work setting and within the context of an interview

To Apply:

To apply, please submit a copy of your resume along with a cover letter detailing your interest and related experience to the position.

Due to the high volume or resumes received, we regret that we are unable to update candidates on the status of their application. Those selected for further consideration will be contacted. NO CALLS or EMAILS PLEASE.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you posses a digital media, marketing, social media/web management, journalism or communications?

2. Do you have at least 2+ years of professional level experience managing social media accounts?

3. Why do you want to work for the Detroit Lions?

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