Quick Take: Axios is a growth-stage startup dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning news content in an audience-first format. We are hiring a Motion Graphics Designer!

Why it Matters: Our growing video team is looking for a skilled and enthusiastic designer to contribute motion graphics to our branded projects. This addition will help us develop, execute, refine, and evolve the visual identity of Axios Studio’s design and animation work.

The Details: In this role, you will make an impact on Axios through the following responsibilities:

  • Designing and animating assets to be used in a variety of formats including, but not limited to: video, infographics, data visualizations, web design, and animated GIFs
  • Working closely with Producers, Associate Producers, and Post-Production Coordinators to develop and execute on a creative vision
  • Developing storyboards, look books, mood boards, style frames, etc, to help Axios and our partners understand our design choices
  • Communicating design and animation decisions to internal and external stakeholders
  • Successfully combining the Axios style with the style of our advertising partners

Go Deeper: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit, a passion for Axios’ mission and have the following skills: 

  • Experience with graphic design and motion graphics
  • Skilled in typography, layout, color balance and working within brand guidelines
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator 
  • Ability to storyboard and create pitch elements such as style frames for clients
  • Extremely organized, with a collaborative mindset and strong communication skills
  • Experience with Premiere and Cinema 4D is a plus

Don’t forget: 

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance (100% paid for individuals, 75% for families)
  • Primary caregiver 12-week paid leave
  • 401K
  • Generous vacation policy, plus company holidays
  • Company equity
  • Commuter and cell phone benefit
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture
  • Annual learning and development stipend

Additional pandemic-related benefits:

  • One mental health day per month
  • $100 monthly work-from-home stipend
  • Tele-mental health services 
  • OneMedical membership, including tele-health services 
  • Increased work flexibility for parents and caretakers 
  • Access to the Axios “Family Fund”, which was created to allow employees to request financial support when facing financial hardship or emergencies 
  • Weekly company-sponsored exercise and meditation classes 
  • Virtual company-sponsored social events

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