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Graphic Designer

Canadian Olympic Committee in Toronto, ON, Canada

Apply:

All resumes, cover letters and links to portfolios to applications@olympic.ca

Be a part of building a national brand. Headquartered in Toronto, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is a national, private, not-for-profit organization committed to high-performance sports excellence. We are the largest private supporter of high performance sport in Canada and we are responsible for all aspects of Canada's involvement in the Olympic Movement, including participation in the Olympic and Pan American Games.

The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is seeking a talented designer for its Toronto office to play a major role in continuing to strengthen the Canadian Olympic Team brand. Working closely with the Senior Manager, Brand Marketing, in Toronto, ON, the Graphic Designer will play an integral role in the areas of design, including print and electronic media for the Canadian Olympic Committee. This individual will also work very closely with all other departments to support our overall marketing strategy, particularly Marketing Partnerships, Communications, Digital Strategy, Education, Youth and Community Outreach and the Canadian Olympic Foundation. Strong layout and typography skills are essential to success, as is passion for design. Photography, illustration, and animation skills are an asset and a passion for sport is preferred.

Core Responsibilities and Priorities:

  • Create innovative design work and solutions that meet our internal design requirements
  • Assist with providing graphic design solutions
  • Assist the Senior Manager Brand Marketing with the branding of annual COC signature events (Hall of Fame Gala Dinner & Induction Ceremony, Heroes Tour, Olympic Day, Team Send-Off, Welcome Home, Community Outreach Program, Golf Tournaments, etc.)
  • Partner with COC departments on graphic design elements including, but not limited to, Communications, Athlete Services, Finance, Operations and Olympic Preparation and Games to ensure the successful delivery of brand initiatives.
  • Design templates for all COC departments that will be used internally as well as for select client groups;
  • Assist web development with graphic content for online applications for internal and public viewing (i.e. SharePoint and Olympic.ca and all micro sites);
  • Liaison with external agencies as required.

Qualifications and Critical Skills:

  • Post-secondary training in visual design;
  • 3 years' related experience in an agency or marketing environment (recent college or university graduates with strong internship experience are also encouraged to apply)
  • Proficient in the latest editions of InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Adobe Acrobat;
  • Ability to work in both Mac and PC platforms;
  • Video editing and motion graphic capability;
  • Ability to constantly stay abreast of emerging graphic trends and developments in software;
  • Previous experience working with multiple applications including print, web, signage, advertising and presentations. A portfolio demonstrating work experience is mandatory;
  • Excellent interpersonal/communications, analytical and organizational skills;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment;
  • Self-motivated, creative team player;
  • Communication and problem solving skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Bilingualism (English/French) an asset

Compensation:

Competitive salary based on experience, excellent benefits package.

Contact:

Please send all cover letters, resumes and links to portfolios by July 2, 2013 to applications@olympic.ca citing the position title in the subject line. No telephone calls please. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Candidates only! It is NOT OK for recruiters or others to solicit this company.

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