Job Vacancy: Graphic Designer

The Stats Zone are looking for a graphic designer to produce graphics and visualisations for internal use and external clients. As part of a recent start-up, you can help form the direction of the company.


Founded in 2015, The Stats Zone is a small dynamic company with expertise in the application of data science to sport. We specialise in consulting on, developing and implementing solutions targeted towards broadcasters, professional sports clubs and sporting federations. Currently our core sports are football, basketball, rugby league, curling and cricket, but our approach is largely transferable to a wider range of sports, some of which we produce content for on


We are based at Media City in Salford Quays, Manchester and the role is based in our office in the Blue Tower. This is non-negotiable and we will categorically not consider anybody wishing to work remotely.

The role is suitable for freelancers with a monthly schedule produced in advance and paid on a daily rate. The primary sport is football and we produce a wide range of graphics to stakeholders and clients visualising the data in creative ways.

You will support with graphic design, branding and imagery for the company including but not exclusive to; social media, website content, e-brochures and press packs. We currently work from a wide range of templates when it comes to visualising data, and you will be tasked with reviewing these and suggesting/implementing ways in which they can be enhanced.


You will be expected to bring your own ideas to the table and use your own sporting knowledge to develop and create visualisations in keeping with the TSZ style or client requirements.

You will have knowledge and expertise in a variety of software packages appropriate to the design and creation of visualisations e.g. Photoshop, Powerpoint, Excel (or Apple alternatives).

Initially, we prefer to work with graphic designers on a project-based part-time basis to make sure we are a good fit and share the same values. In the past, this has particularly suited applicants who wish to work alongside existing studies, with a view to exploring a more permanent role once the studies have been completed.


This is a part-time freelancer role on a contractor basis. You are responsible for declaring what you earn to the relevant authorities.

Fees are agreed on an hourly/daily rate and will be agreed in advance of any work undertaken. Fees are paid promptly on a monthly basis.

Role: Initially part-time contractor moving to full-time eventually

Location: Media City, Salford Quays

Requirements: You provide all the necessary equipment to fulfil the duties

Hours: Flexible / project-based


Same drill as any gig really – we need a CV from you please. We don’t need a long cover letter – just scribble an email explaining the motivation behind your application and sell yourself to us.

The one thing we do insist upon however is that you are prepared to do a short exercise as part of the application process. It is fun and will not take too much of your time. Only apply if you are willing to spend the time and energy to do the exercise!

Send your application to [email protected] by September 21st. Given the vast number of applicants we have received from similar jobs posted, we will only reply to those who we will invite to the next stage of the process. If you have not heard from us by the end of that week, you can assume we will not be taking your application further. Thanks for your understanding.

We are sticklers for strong and unique applications, so take your time, read this page carefully, and only apply if you are seriously interested in the role!

And our last note – Recruitment consultants, you can also save your time! We will be managing these roles directly!