Job Posting: Interactive Design Assistant

TITLE: Interactive Design Assistant
DEPARTMENT: Interactive Services
TYPE: Part-time (25-30 hrs/wk), seasonal position (5/9/11-9/30/11), paid
REPORTS TO: Manager of Interactive Services
START DATE: May 9, 2011, or ASAP
NUMBER OF OPENINGS: 1

POSITION OVERVIEW
The Minnesota Timberwolves & Minnesota Lynx are seeking an energetic, self motivated designer to assist the manager of interactive services and the senior vice president of marketing and communications with implementing all of the interactive initiatives for both organizations.

The Interactive Design Assistant is a valued member of our creative marketing and communications team. This entry-level designer should have a thorough knowledge of basic web standards, online layouts and design, HTML and the ability to actively contribute to crafting interactive experiences in a fast-paced working environment. The knowledge of ActionScript, Flash, XHTML/CSS and JavaScript is a plus.

As the Interactive Design Assistant, you will help to produce projects of scale ranging from site updates, banner ads and interactive Flash applications, to full blown web based marketing campaigns. Our crew is constantly evolving to stay on the bleeding edge of all things web, and committed to providing our fans the best online experiences.

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY (include but are not limited to)
• Perform site updates
• Work independently and as part of a team
• Willing to edit existing code, and able to interpret existing logic
• Able to develop using AS2 & AS3 is a plus
• Concept, design and execute appropriate user experiences
• Create and manipulate images and files with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, etc)
• Design and develop using existing and emerging web technologies (XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, RSS, etc)
• Undertake other tasks as requested by your team leads
• Contribute to an environment that is conducive to producing breakthrough ideas
• Maintain a positive, friendly attitude

REQUIREMENTS
• Passionate about online design and development
• A good communicator (written and verbal)
• Is resourceful and enjoys sharing knowledge with other team members
• Detail-oriented
• Looking for challenging work
• Willing to work nights and weekends to meet deadlines and keep up with the fast-paced sports industry
• Present an online portfolio

HOW TO APPLY
• Fill out our on-line application form
• Request an application or forward your resume by e-mail to hr@timberwolves.com
• Stop by Target Center to complete an application form or drop off your resume
• Fax your completed application form or resume to Human Resources at 612-673-1381.
• Mail your completed application form or resume to:

Minnesota Timberwolves/Lynx Human Resources
600 First Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55403

No phone calls please.

Target Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.