General Summary/Purpose: The Motion Graphics Animator/Editor is responsible for conceptualizing, designing, developing, building, and delivering high quality, on brand animations and motion graphics. This role will produce standalone motion graphics or animations for T&L projects. Reporting to the Video Specialist Supervisor, you will also collaborate with other team members; video specialists and interactive developers to support the development of supplemental, short motion graphic elements for video projects or animations for interactive projects.
You must have a passion for animated storytelling and a skill in creatively tying visuals to a voice over script in creative and engaging ways.
This position may work remotely. May be required to be on campus up to 20% of the time.
Note: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities: Animation and Motion Graphics Development [75%]
Use the Adobe Suite along with prosumer animation tools such as Vyond/Moovly to generate visually compelling animated videos to deliver instructional content in engaging ways.
Work effectively with a multitude of departments and multimedia specialists (video editors, graphic designers, producers, etc.) to create compelling videos that help convey educational content in a visually engaging way.
Be able to record and edit audio associated with motion graphics or animation projects.
Find new and innovative opportunities to translate storyboards into engaging visual experiences.
Collaborate with video experts to elevate the quality of animation or motion graphics that are integrated into video projects.
Take ownership of projects by outlining the initial creative vision, creating storyboards, and executing design concepts.
Assist in the selection of audio, graphics, colors, and animation styles, that help to achieve the creative goals of projects.
Take part in the review and QA of other multimedia team projects.
Quality Assurance of 3rd Party Developers [10%]
Review 3rd party interactive content for quality and consistency as needed.
Keep abreast of developments of related instructional technologies.
Other duties as assigned [5%]
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in fine arts, graphic design, or related field.
2 years in multimedia production with a specialized focus in motion graphics and video production required. 3-5 years of related experience preferred.
Portfolio with relevant work experience and examples required
Interest in design, conceptualization and execution of broadcast graphics for on air and off air programing, digital design, image promotion and non-broadcast video projects.
4+ Years’ experience in design, motion graphics and animation.
Skills in the development of 3D graphics.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Proven expertise with Adobe Creative Suite to produce animate projects
Create, design and execute graphics in Adobe Suite
Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After effects, Premiere, and Cinema 4D
Bachelor’s degree in art or comparable work experience.
Strong understanding of graphic design software: After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop Vyond
Thorough understanding of all phases of video production, with a focus on post-production editing and graphic design
Excellent time management skills and the ability to work well under tight deadlines
Sense of visual rhythm and sense of composition and style.
Classified Title: Animation Artist Working Title: Motion Graphics/Animation Editor Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PB Starting Salary Range: $43,530 - $59,795 annually Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30-5pm plus evenings and weekends as needed to accommodate production schedule Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 46-MD:JH at Harbor East Department name: 60000068-Teaching and Learning @ Carey Personnel area: Carey Business School
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