Motion Graphics Designer

Nbtv is launching its own proprietary interactive network and is looking for an exceptional Motion Graphics Designer with 3-5+ years experience and a proven design and animation portfolio for media, TV, film and boutique production studios. As the lead internal motion graphics designer, your role will be instrumental in developing original static and moving assets, ranging from idents, network identity elements, episode titles and more complex animations within our original programming slate.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking to grow and thrive in an ever developing environment, with a chance to put your own mark on it. A self starter, you have an innate ability to recognize when to take initiative and when to ask for guidance, able to work on a specific brief and to iterate design solutions nimbly and creatively. You are someone who shines in a multitasking environment, is able to follow creative leadership guidance and come up with innovative ideas in a collaborative environment.

 

Duties and responsibilities include:

3-5+ years of professional hands-on motion graphics design and animation experience
Expert knowledge of Adobe CC (especially Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, After Effects, Audition), Sketch, and screencasting tools – including intelligently organizing files for design iteration, motion and web production, optimized for sharing with editors and designers
A proven ability to tell stories in creative ways using high-quality graphics and animation, be it as standalone graphics, titles and sequences and embedded within live action video content
Proven ability to work independently and as a team
Strong project management skills and an ability to coordinate outsourced motion graphics projects when at capacity (via freelancers and external suppliers chosen by NBTV)
Strong grasp of design best practices around type, branding, user experience, and motion graphics
Can work in partnership with the VP of Creative and product managers to create visual pieces that get to the heart of the story.
Reliable judgment to adapt diverse style requirements to fit overall company identity and ability to work with others to find solutions
Should be expert with the tools needed to create 2D and basic 3D static assets animations from scratch, as well as have the ability to create bespoke illustrations.
Should be able to produce finalized content for different platforms, including mobile and social.
Desirable additional skills:
Knowledge of Cinema 4D
Experience in UI design, web design, motion design, Apple TV and video editing
Understanding of front-end web development, including a familiarity with HTML, CSS, iOS, etc and experience working with developers.
You should be a self-starting idea generator and your reel should demonstrate vision and versatility. An interest in creating innovative styles across all required formats is a must. This is a contract position with a view to extend to permanent. As part of the application package listed below, please include a statement describing your taste/style/aesthetic and at at least three animation pieces that you have recently seen, describing what you love about them. The position reports to the VP of Creative.

Please submit examples of your work, resume and cover letter via email
Candidates who do not submit the required information will not be considered
Candidates must be a US citizen or have a valid US visa to be considered for this role.

Additional Information

Nbtv is a revolutionary premium content studio at the nexus of storytelling, technology and the connected consumer. Led by purpose, integrity and vision, our team creates award-winning short and long form video experience that include scripted and unscripted TV, film, and branded content. Our end to end creative, production, and distribution approach helps organizations unfold the potential of their stories and strategically entertain consumers without interruptive advertising, while monetizing across all platforms worldwide.