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Digital Design Specialist Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota


Job Location

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota


The Digital Design Specialist provides support to the Great Clips University (GCU) and Events team, to create visual effects that excite, explain and entertain while being within branded standards. This role creates, designs, edits, and produces media content as part of the Learning and development strategy, including but not limited to videos, audio, basic motion graphics, as well as sources and supports media needs for company meetings and events. 

Your Mission 

In collaboration with the GCU and Events team, this position will contribute to audio editing, video creation, music sourcing, internal digital platform production and other elements of digital productions. This position may lead small- to mid-sized projects, such as video content for online learning within the GCU training platform and presentations.  The digital Design Specialist draws from brand guidelines and standards, but also drives innovation, gaining appropriate input and feedback to deliver the final product that exceeds expectations. The position works within the GCU team and provides support throughout the company. On your journey, you will face challenges like:

  • Work with project leads to develop project needs and provide timely and cost-effective video and multimedia programs for internal use; advise teammates on media choice based on needs as well as new technology options.
  • Collect, oversee and archive brand media assets, including video, audio, graphics and photography within GCU and through the Great Clips Library (Digital Asset Manager).
  • Remain current with established and emerging technologies including videography, audio production, graphics animation and digital media.
  • Serve as in-house digital media expert in preparation of digital presentation assets on Sharepoint and producing successful live (Zoom) and recorded events, including preparation and troubleshooting.
  • Ability to listen, earn trust, and accept direct feedback from other corporate employees while building strong, positive relationships.

Your Expertise

Describe the type of candidate you are likely attracting whether they are seasoned, mid-career or entry level and how their experience applies to the job, to land this job you will need to show your proven ability to:

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, digital design, film or related field is desired.
  • A minimum of 2+ years professional experience in graphic design, motion picture, digital or related occupation.
  • Prepare pre-production functions including scope, program and production design, logistics planning, and shooting and editing schedules while securing approvals throughout process as appropriate.
  • Execute post-production functions including video editing, graphics/motion graphics creation, brand standard compliance, and duplication.
  • Develop concepts for short- and long-form multimedia pieces
  • Use excellent visual storytelling skills to produce pieces integrating a wide range of media
  • Generate scripts, storyboards, and schematics based on project goals
  • Assure each phase of project gets appropriate approvals, including brand alignment, and understanding brand standards and corporate style.
  • Manage raw and finished media assets, including collection of files, tagging, archiving, storage, and distribution/publishing
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Knowledge of and experience with multimedia production software such as Adobe Suites (Premier Pro, Photoshop, Etc.); iBook Authors or comparable programs; Camtasia; familiarity with motion graphics and animation software; and other digital media tools and editing equipment
  • Experience in virtual platforms both in Zoom and Microsoft Teams
  • Knowledge of both PC and Mac platforms

Your Work Environment 

Our corporate headquarters are in Bloomington, MN. Our approach to work environment focuses on the balance between teamwork and flexibility which means that you have the choice to work predominately remote (besides monthly in office Connection Days and department meetings) or in the office based on your personal needs. Our office has lots of natural light, hydraulic desks for standing or sitting and many other amenities, so we are sure you will enjoy your office time as much as when you work remotely.

Key Competencies

Getting Results

  • Ability to drive for results, focus on the customer and build realistic plans.

Using a Thoughtful Approach

  • Having the ability to think strategically, demonstrate agility, think creatively, apply financial acumen and promote teamwork.

Working with People

  • Excited to build partnerships, model ethical performance, communicate with impact and influence others.

What We Offer

We offer a competitive salary, health benefits, wellness programs, a company-matching 401K and tuition assistance but some perks that set us apart are:

A focus on your development. We want to know what your dreams and aspirations are and hope to find ways of Great Clips helping you along in your journey. Your personalized development plan will create a path for your growth and promotion potential.

A GREAT culture. One the most frequent compliments you will hear about Great Clips from employees, franchisees and business partners alike is that Great Clips has a GREAT culture. Our belief is that we are strongest together and therefore find it important to have an inclusive, diverse work culture. Though we embrace our differences, we all share in our 6 core values; we are kind, we listen and earn trust, we keep it simple, we focus on execution, we exceed expectations, and WE MAKE IT FUN.

A spirit of ideas and innovation. Here at Great Clips, we have a competitive lead within our industry. Though we hold a strong position, we never stop pushing ourselves forward and continue to look for new ways of delivering a powerful and enduring brand.

About Great Clips

With more than 4,000 franchised salons throughout the United States and Canada, Great Clips is the world’s largest haircutting salon brand. Our salon owners and corporate staff are dedicated to our salon communities with a focus on philanthropic and volunteer activities. Great Clips, Inc. employees are passionate about what we do and our technology team geeks out in finding ways to use technology to make what we do even better.

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Salon Careers - What to Expect

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  2. Connect

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  3. Interview

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  4. Offer

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