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Director, Creative Services & Production (Hybrid)

Founded by Josh Harris and David Blitzer, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE) includes in its portfolio the Philadelphia 76ers, the New Jersey Devils, leading venue Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., the GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center, the Delaware Blue Coats, the Utica Comets, the Sixers Innovation Lab Crafted by Kimball, and renowned esports franchise Dignitas. Led by some of the best and brightest minds across a diverse spectrum of industries, HBSE positions itself as one of the most pioneering, innovative global sports and entertainment businesses to date. HBSE also strives to positively impact the local communities in which it operates through the powerful platform of sports.
HBSE offers an energetic work environment built on collaboration, growth, and a quest to excel in everything we do. Prudential Center in downtown Newark, N.J. hosts more than 175 concerts, family shows and special events annually and is the fourth-ranked sports and entertainment venue in the U.S. by Pollstar and Billboard. It is home to the New Jersey Devils, a renowned NHL franchise with three Stanley Cup championships and a proud, passionate fan base. Prudential Center is also home to the brand-new GRAMMY Museum Experience, the first and only of its kind on the east coast.
The Philadelphia 76ers organization is one of the most storied franchises in American sports, led by some of the best and brightest minds across a diverse spectrum of industries, HBSE positions itself as one of the most pioneering, innovative global sports and entertainment businesses to date. The 76ers have attracted the industry’s top leadership talent from the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, MLS, UFC and NCAA, resulting in one of the most exciting, rewarding, and dynamic work environments within the sports industry. The 76ers offer a best-in-class workplace culture built on collaboration, growth, and a quest to excel in everything we do.

At HBSE, we engage, represent and reflect diverse voices of employees, players fans and communities. We are dedicated to hiring the best talent that is reflective of where we live, work and play – across all groups and levels; supporting and developing every employee to reach their potential; and creating an inclusive environment that allows team members to bring their true authentic selves to work.
The Director, Creative Services & Production will be a key member of the broader Marketing team, developing strategic brand assets to attract and engage fans, driving ticket/premium/retail revenue and fulfilling sponsor obligations. This position sets the standard for creative and production excellence and leads a team of graphic designers, videographers and motion talent to fulfill internal creative requests for multiple brands and platforms.
  • Set the graphic standards and uphold them.
  • Educate clients and partners on proper usage of the brand guidelines
  • Be the face of the department that clients reach out to with questions, ideas and creative requests
  • Work with internal clients to identify business needs and develop the creative brief
  • Work with Marketing leads (peers) to ensure creative development is consistent across all channels
  • Manages the creative process from concept to completion ensuring creative and brand standards are met on all projects
  • Manage the workload for the creative team to maximize the productivity and quality of work
  • Develop and mentor creative team staff to help them identify and meet professional goals
  • Implement industry best practices, tools, and processes for creative development, production and operations
  • Identify and secure a dependable list of vendors and partners finding efficiencies
  • Build vendor relationships to ensure best pricing and quality product with DE&I focus in mind
  • Ensure all projects are on time and on budget
  • Keep the team up to date on latest trends in design and technology
  • 10+ years in creative leadership
  • A proven track record of global brand governance
  • Experience producing creative assets at a grand scale
  • Successful client relationship experience
  • The ability to work collaboratively within a large organization
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Experience in sports brand and uniform design beneficial
  • Travel Requirements: Will be required to travel on occasion (<20% travel)
  • Physical Demands: This position requires the ability to lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Work Environment: The incumbent primarily works in an office environment, however, is expected to attend events that may take place on weekends and holidays.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Required: As of the first day of employment, you must be able to demonstrate proof that you are fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against COVID-19, unless you are granted a medical or religious exemption in accordance with Company policy.
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Flexible Spending Accounts (all LGBT friendly)
  • Pretax Transportation Benefit
  • Generous parental leave policies
  • 401K (100% up to 5% is matched, after 1 year of service)
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • 13+ Paid Holidays
  • ½ Day Summer Fridays
  • Complimentary or Discounted Sports & Concert Tickets
  • On Site Fitness Rooms
  • Other League & Partner Discounts