The position is responsible for designing, and executing, LIVE/editorial and original programming motion designs and animations, integrating executed designs with LIVE broadcast graphics play out systems, creating After Effects design templates (MOGRT) from animations, developing design systems for infographics display and font titling for long-form content, organizing and maintaining the design file server ecosystem for The Weather Group including The Weather Channel network and its platforms. A strong command of motion, composition, color theory and core design principles will be employed to create compelling executions. Preference is for individuals with a proven history of effective communication, self-starters and critical design thinkers who can act with limited direction and creative oversight.
Greater Atlanta Area
*Must include demo reel including current motion work to be considered for role*
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Create eye-catching motion graphics and animations.
Develop the look and feel of an assigned project; Design systems for long-form content.
Develop/maintain After Effects design templates (MOGRTs).
Integrate animations and executions into LIVE broadcast graphics layout systems.
Refine requests into design solutions for all business partners.
Acute problem solving and an applied strategic design approach is critical in a fast-paced production environment.
Handle projects from beginning to end, creating inspiring solutions with tight, changing deadlines.
Education, Experience, Certification Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Design or equivalent experience.
3+ years of experience in motion graphics design.
Experience in a fast-paced broadcast production environment preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, specifically After Effects.
Preferred knowledge of After Effects MOGRTs for Adobe Premiere.
Working knowledge of Unreal Engine 4.0; characters, animations or environments a plus.
Proficiency in C4D or comparable 3D program (Maya, 3DS Max, Blender) a plus.
Foundational knowledge of motion techniques, animation, and filmmaking.
Extensive knowledge of media management, compression/conversion, video formats, deliverables for web and broadcast.
Proficient motion and graphic design skills for logo, typography, and visual communication.
An understanding of the motion design process from concept development, to storyboarding, to final execution.
Ability to translate concepts into strong design executions with a clear design process that demonstrates creative thinking.
Able to work with a team and follow creative direction.
Takes initiative and can work with little or no direction if needed.
Able to multi-task and prioritize a variety of projects at once.
Is adept at time management, nimble and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
Is adaptable and comfortable in a changing environment.
Has an eye and passion for detail.
Has strong organizational skills.
Possesses excellent communication skills including documentation and client/customer.
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