This is more than a job, it is an opportunity to develop big ideas that can be experienced globally. The Associate Creative Director will lead brand development, concept ideation and design across the Creative Services & Marketing team. This role will lead a dynamic team of creatives in development of marketing assets across multiple channels – Digital, Social, TV, Print, in-game, interactive, etc. for the New Jersey Devils, Prudential Center and GRAMMY Museum Experience brands. This role must possess strong leadership skills, superior attention to detail, strong organizational skills, impeccable design judgment, high emotional intelligence and time management skills.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

-Conceptualize and develop big and innovative creative ideas that can live across multiple channels and platforms
-Lead creative initiatives, including brand identity and logo development, team campaign development, event development, presentation development, sales driving activations, in-game and arena experiences, apparel design, digital advertising and social engagement
-Lead all Direct Reports across all properties to develop concepts & creative executions that meet or exceed predetermined objectives and strategies, based on creative briefs
-Partner with VP, Brand & Creative in all aspects of creative execution, from initial concepts through production phase
-Serve as Brand Ambassador communicating proper logo usage and brand standards to both internal and external clients
-Grow the New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center brands via creative marketing & design leadership, innovative concepts & tactics
-Take complex concepts and products and bring them to life through creative storytelling and design
-Provide quality assurance over all creative deliverables
-Contribute to the development of the Creative Team's culture and quality design standards
-Oversee and elevate brand photography to maintain a compelling library of brand assets
-All other duties as assigned

Experience / Skills

Qualifications (educational, experience, & basic knowledge requirements):

-7-9 years experience in an advertising agency, marketing firm, or design agency
-Experience producing TV, Radio, Print, OOH, Digital/Social, & interactive design solutions
-Management experience, leading an internal design studio or small creative team
-Highly proficient in: Photoshop, InDesign, PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator. -Keynote a plus
-A well-rounded portfolio of conceptual work, with strong design, color balance, photography, logo and typography skills
-Self-starter personality with enthusiastic, “can do” attitude in accepting work/new challenges
-Ability to respond to a brief with a strategic creative solution that can be translated across channels
-Proven experience overseeing ideas from inception to launch
-Ability to take feedback and input and come up with solutions that keep the integrity of the ideas
-Ability to easily articulate design decisions
-History of self-initiated projects
-Understands basic user-experience design and content strategy
-Robust understanding of the design principles to driving results in an online environment
-Experience working collaboratively across multiple departments
-Possess excellent interpersonal skills
-Experience and passion for sports and entertainment industry preferred

Working Conditions:

Travel Requirements: May be required to travel on rare occasions (<5% travel); trips may require air travel and/or overnight stay for one or more nights.

Physical Demands: This position requires the ability to lift up to 20 pounds.

Work Environment: This position generally requires that work be performed from the Prudential Center/New Jersey Devils offices, but attendance at events taking place in the arena or offsite, including on weekends and/or holidays, may be required.