DC – Monumental Sports & Entertainment ISO: Part-Time Junior Motion Graphics Designer – Jan. 2017 – Paid

Monumental Sports & Entertainment (“MSE”) is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in North America with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports.   MSE owns and operates four professional sports teams: the NBA’s Washington Wizards, NHL’s Washington Capitals, WNBA’s Washington Mystics and the AFL’s Washington Valor, to start operations in the 2017 season and the anticipated acquisition of a D-League NBA Basketball team before the 2018-19 season.   The company also owns and operates the Verizon Center, the premier sports and entertainment venue in the mid-Atlantic, based in the center of Washington, D.C. The company oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals, and George Mason University’s EagleBank Arena.  The company has partnered with Washington D.C. and Events DC to build a new state-of-the-art Entertainment and Sports Arena at the St. Elizabeth’s campus in Ward 8 in Washington, D.C. which will become the practice facility for the Washington Wizards and home court of the Washington Mystics.  Monumental Sports Network, a digital platform that covers the region’s sports and entertainment news across mobile and OTT streaming devices, is also owned by MSE.

MSE proudly promotes its core values for all those that interact with the company:

They provide first-class customer service and value for their fans.

They champion a double-bottom line that engages, unifies and gives back to the community they serve on a daily basis.

They work tirelessly to build generationally exceptional teams that compete for championships year after year and create lifelong memories for their fans.

They measure their performance with specific objectives and metrics and their analysis and decisions are data-driven.

They prize leadership, but they value teamwork and collaboration and transparency even more. They treat each other with respect. They act with honesty and integrity. They remain humble.

They innovate. They are nimble and first to market. They are not averse to risk.

They have fun. They are in the business of happiness.

Position Overview: The Junior Motion Graphics Designer will assist in the creation of assigned motion and still graphics as determined by the department supervisor. This will include in-game elements, web elements, TV broadcast elements, in-arena assets, and special projects to be aired in appropriate venues.

Responsibilities:

Assisting Graphics team in the creation of animated/still graphics.

Brainstorming as part of a creative team to help reach desired vision of client.

Prepare rough elements for initial concept presentations for clients to review as part of brand marketing.

Creation of fully realized graphics, styleboards, video looks, and overlays to incorporate into finished edited content for marketing, sponsorship, broadcast, digital delivery, web, and in-game entertainment.

Assist in preparing shot lists needed for graphics and possible storyboards for Production Crew as part of pre-production process.

Stay up to date with new technologies such as virtual reality and 360- degree videos and be able to create graphics that live within those platforms.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Strong fundamentals in design, animation, typography, and color

Excellent understanding of compositing

Working knowledge of 2D/3D software such as After Effects, C4D, Photoshop, and Illustrator

Possess a strong sense of self-motivation, initiative and timemanagement skills

Great communication skills

Positive team player

 

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