On-Air Designer - The Food Network
Food Network is currently seeking an On-Air Designer to work under the direct guidance of the On-air Art Director. This person will create and oversee high-end motion graphics for Food Network and Cooking Channel's promos, interstitials, brand spots, show opens/packaging, new business/ad sales initiatives and special projects. The qualified candidate should have excellent design, color & type skills & superior understanding of animation & motion in two & three dimensions. The candidate should be conceptual and collaborative, able to contribute to the development of creative and work well with producers, editors, writers, clients and the rest of the design department.This position reports to the On-Air Art Director. The environment is fast paced, a successful candidate will have ademonstrated ability to handle multiple, ever changing projects simultaneously, be self-motivated, handle changes with grace and poise. Responsibilities and Duties:* Support the On-air Art Director in making both brands all they can be through the development and execution of outstanding design & animation for Food Network & Cooking Channel.* Take direction from creative briefs and turn them into concepts and working assets.* Work closely with all levels of the creative team, management, clients and vendors.* Conceive and develop concepts individually as well as in a collaborative environment* Generate and design intelligent, inspirational concepts that are both uniquely creative and capture the voice of the brand.* Work with Production Managers to keep all projects on time and on budget* Be a self-directed, problem-solving member of the design team* Ensure clear communication channels between design team and external teams/third party vendors* Persuasively present creative concepts to the Senior Management teams* Collaborate with production and editorial team to creative effective, innovative solutions* Mentor and inspire junior and freelance designers* Work closely with the print, photography and editorial departments to ensure consistent brand voices across all platforms.* Be a champion for great ideas, great design, great animation and great story telling.* Maintain the highest standards for every project, no matter how large or small.Job Requirements:* Bachelor's degree in design related field* 3 years experience as a Lead Designer* Network or Entertainment experience preferred* Superior knowledge of design, animation, typography, color and video* Excellent sense of animation, timing and story telling* Expert knowledge of Adobe's Creative Suite* Expert knowledge of After Effects and Cinema 4D (or Maya)* Solid understanding of Final Cut, Premier and Avid* Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills* Solid understanding of network packaging and navigation systems* Excellent creative/strategic/interpersonal communication skills Please include your website/link to reel/resume and current availability.