Motion Graphics Designer

Posted: 12/6/2017

Location: New York, New York
Function: Operations & Strategy
Specialty: Product Management
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


Group Nine is seeking a seasoned animator to help bring special projects to life across Group Nine and our subsidiary media brands: NowThis, The Dodo, Thrillist and Seeker. This includes motion strategy and execution for high-visibility initiatives alongside ongoing research and development for improving our motion toolkits across new and existing franchises. The Animator/Motion Graphics Designer is responsible for maintaining the animation strategy of the brand as well as leading and collaborating with freelancers on larger-scale projects.


This is a full-time role within the Group Nine design team working directly with the Art Director and reporting to the Creative Director.


Who we’re looking for:



    You are a designer/animator who can pair big ideas with impeccable executions
    You are a curious creative who understands the unique Group Nine voice and style
    You are passionate about media and can present information in a visually compelling way
    You are a self-starter who can also work in a highly collaborative environment
    Your AE keyboard is more custom than most people’s dream car
    Your Vimeo page puts the Oscar shorts judges to shame

Qualifications:



    6+ years of experience
    Solid knowledge of animation softwares: AE, Maya, Cinema 4D, etc.
    Advanced problem solving skills, ability to troubleshoot edit/technical problems
    Creative thinker with a strapping sense of design
    Self-starter with an interest in storytelling and new media
    Deep understanding of social platforms
    Ability to multitask, prioritize projects, and communicate progress
    Enthusiastically collaborative: an ability to work with a team of editors & producers
    Obsessive file organization skills
    Concern for accuracy
    A sense of humor and great attitude

*Please provide links to examples of your most recent work on your resume: demo reel, full story examples, animations. 


About Group Nine Media


Group Nine Media is the partnership of four mission-driven, category-leading brands covering food, drink & travel (Thrillist), news & entertainment (NowThis), animals (The Dodo) and science, tech & exploration (Seeker). We're one of the world's largest digital-first media companies, boasting over 4 billion video views every month, while providing consumers 360-degree experiences across web, social, VR and live events. At Group Nine Media, we care about the content our brands create, and if you're a talented passionate individual who does too, let's talk.


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Group Nine Media is the partnership of four mission-driven, category-leading brands covering food, drink & travel (Thrillist), news & entertainment (NowThis), animals (The Dodo) and science, tech & exploration (Seeker). We’re one of the world’s largest digital-first media companies, boasting over 4 billion video views every month, while providing consumers 360-degree experiences across web, social, VR and live events. At Group Nine Media, we care about the content our brands create, and if you’re a talented passionate individual who does too, let’s talk.