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Manager, Production Services -- Edmonton Oilers (and others)

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Claws for Concern, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Second job opening on NHL.com board and having to do with the Oilers (but also other sports teams there, including minor-league hockey's Oil Kings and Golden Baseball League's Edmonton Capitals)

    Communications: Graphic Design/Creative Services
    Manager, Production Services - Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club (Edmonton, AB)

    • Reports directly to the Executive Vice President, Commercial Operations
    • Manager, Production Services is a full-time, benefited position
    • Manager, Production Services is the hands-on leader of the department that provides design, photography, production and advertising services for the Edmonton Oilers, Oil Kings and Capitals

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Serves as point person for the design, collateral production and media campaign needs of the Oilers, Oil Kings and Capitals
    • Manages the photographic needs for the brands, including responsibility for the official photographer
    • Provides recommendations to the brands regarding design, media buying and production options on a project by project basis
    • Creates and communicates production schedule for all brands
    • Ensures traffic moves through production on the best possible schedule, balancing the needs of the three brands
    • Ensures projects are created to specification and delivered on time
    • Supervises the proofing of all collateral printing
    • Checks supplier invoices
    • Maintains an efficient working relationship between the Production Department and the three brands
    • Supervises the performance of suppliers and assures their work meets quality standards
    • Seeks to identify new vendors, techniques and products which may benefit the three brands
    • Seeks efficiencies in all production areas
    • Sources new technologies, researches innovative solutions and keeps abreast of industry trends
    • Schedules and manages freelance contributors
    • Provides regular status reports on all plans and projects
    • Contributes to the development of, and manages to department budget

    Supervisory Responsibilities:
    • Directly supervises one full-time employee and all freelance/contract design staff

    Ideal Qualifications:
    • Expects highest quality performance from self and others
    • Strategic thinker
    • Excellent planning and project management abilities
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Energetic and enthusiastic with an ability to work quickly
    • Ability to prioritize workload and solve problems quickly
    • Great attention to detail
    • Excellent budgeting and financial management abilities
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Results driven with ability to set and deliver on priorities
    • Ability to work extended or flexible hours

    Education and Experience:
    • Post-secondary degree in related field
    • Minimum three years experience in marketing/advertising industry
    • Familiarity with online marketing/advertising
    • Proficiency on Mac and PC platforms with strong MS Office skills
    • Demonstrated experience managing multiple simultaneous projects for multiple clients
    • Knowledge of the sports and entertainment industry
    • Demonstrated project management experience
    • Strong budgeting and financial management abilities
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