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Senior Motion Designer


WHO WE ARE

Vox Media is the leading modern media company. We guide our audience from discovery to obsession. We inspire essential conversations about what’s now, what’s next, and what’s possible.

As a community of journalists and storytellers, business professionals, creators and technologists, we believe it is a moral and business imperative to amplify voices: to cultivate diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our organization and media. This applies to our candidates, our teams, our storytelling, our creative work, and our platforms, products, and partnerships.

Vox Media’s Revenue organization handles advertising and marketing partnerships with brands and agencies, as well as lines of business in consumer revenue and commerce across the organization.

Vox Creative is Vox Media’s award winning in-house creative agency focusing on all things content and storytelling. From video, to branding, to audio driven campaigns, we are a full-service content and video production team, that taps into our deep editorial expertise to tell powerful stories for brands. We’ve worked on a wide range of campaigns from Mailchimp’s Mailcrimp campaign where we setup a pop-up hair-crimping shop for men to helping KFC shoot a chicken sandwich into space.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

As motion graphics designer on Vox Creative, you’ll create animated graphics for video campaigns, that will include content ranging from short form social assets, to graphics packaging for films. You’ll work specifically on title sequences, teaser videos, animated graphics, promotional videos, sizzle reels, social videos and screen graphics for experiential events. You’ll work side by side with designers, production partners, creative directors, writers, and editors. 

Working at this level, a Senior Motion Graphics designer can create an animation sequence against a creative brief. For example, by manipulating footage and design elements to create an entire end to end main title sequence for a show that strategically addresses the objectives stated in the brief.  Senior MG Designers should be able to conceive and pitch of multiple compelling ideas against a brief and consistently sell through and execute those ideas. They are also a trusted voice on their team to help solve design problems as well as be involved in pre-production planning for efficient execution in the post process.  Typically Senior Designers at this level possess additional skills such as video editing, compositing, rotoscoping, 3D and sometimes live action direction as well as knowledge in how to maximize efficiency through template development.

WHO YOU ARE

  • 5+ years of industry design experience
  • Exceptional design skills and possessing a strong original p.o.v. with a demonstrable track record of high profile successes including but not limited to industry recognition, a track record of selling through work, working on advanced and complex projects with successful outcomes, an association with work that demonstrates innovation and fresh thinking
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, with the ability to adapt to changes easily
  • Highly proficient in ones specific design practice; A willingness and ability to push work to exceed expectations and push boundaries
  • Strong command of current design trends in your specialty and if applicable a well of resources to curate and source aspects of your work from the design community
  • A strong command of the strategic underpinnings of design thinking
  • Exceptional communication skills. Ability to present creative work strategically and effectively; Ability to create compelling case studies
  • Able to execute against a brief
  • Expertise in Adobe After effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Capable of leading project teams
  • Serving as an aspirational model to designers of all levels, able to provide guidance and support to more junior designers
  • May participate in team level leadership initiatives beyond project work
  • Setting an example: Amplify your team’s creative potential/output by removing obstacles, providing long-term strategic vision, and providing clarity in ambiguous times
  • A trusted partner fostering strong stakeholder relationships
  • Enforcing and modeling the expected behaviors listed in our Code of Conduct and Ethics Guidelines

If you think you have what it takes, but don't meet every single point in our job posting, please apply with a cover letter to let us know how you believe you can bring your unique skills to the Vox Media team or get in touch! We’ve hired chefs who became editors, DJs who became UX designers, and sommeliers who became writers.

WHERE YOU’LL WORK

This position can work remotely. It’s preferred that the person is based in New York City or Los Angeles for shoots, in-person meetings and events. We’re dedicated to the health and wellbeing of all of our employees, and when we reopen, will require everyone who works from one of our offices to be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees with approved religious or medical exemptions may be subject to additional safety requirements, such as submitting to regular COVID-19 testing and/or wearing a face covering in our offices.

WHY VOX MEDIA?

WHAT WE OFFER

This is a permanent, full-time position. This job is benefits-eligible. We pride ourselves in providing comprehensive benefits to support all of our employees wherever they are in life. You can find more information about our benefits here [1].

 

OUR DEI+ COMMITMENT

Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone can show up as their authentic selves and create their best work. We recognize that great stories, platforms, products and services come from people with all manner of backgrounds and experiences. We recognize that our commitments require ongoing work and sustained attention, as well as adaptation to new insights and best practices. We keep our diversity data public [2] for the sake of accountability, transparency and communication. Learn more about our values here [3], and our approach to corporate citizenship here [4]

Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law. Vox Media will also consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in accordance with applicable Fair Chance laws. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations as part of the application process to candidates with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation as part of the application process, please contact our People & Culture team (voxmedia.com [5] email addresses, never via text message. Read more about how our recruiting team operates, and how to protect yourself from recruitment fraud, here [6].


  1. https://www.voxmedia.com/pages/employee-benefits
  2. https://diversity.voxmedia.com/
  3. https://www.voxmedia.com/pages/vox-media-values
  4. https://corp.voxmedia.com/corporatecitizenship/?_ga=2.230949340.258168730.1641926870-2110284369.1615926959
  5. http://voxmedia.com/
  6. https://www.voxmedia.com/pages/recruiting-scam-warning

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