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Vox is looking for motion designers for the second season of our Netflix docuseries “Explained.” The show covers a range of topics, from politics and culture to science and technology, and motion design and animation are central to our storytelling style. We don’t just want our design work to look beautiful and distinctive -- we need it to be accurate and clear, and to help explain complex issues to a general audience. Motion Designers work with our Art Director and Producers to come up with visual ideas, and then design and animate scenes for 15-minute episodes in a highly collaborative, fast-paced television environment. Candidates should be imaginative and resourceful, able to handle multiple projects and deadlines, and have a passion for current events and nonfiction storytelling.
The job is full-time and in-house for three or four months, based in New York City.
What you'll do:
Develop storyboards from written scripts
Develop and design styleframes
Animate sequences to voice over
Design and animate charts, timelines and maps
What you'll bring:
3+ years of industry experience
Expertise in After Effects, Premiere, Illustrator and Photoshop
Sharp design sensibility
A portfolio and reel that shows proven design and animation capabilities
Strong creative problem solving ability
An interest in Vox’s style of explanatory video journalism
Data viz experience a plus
Illustration a plus
Experience with Cinema 4D a plus
Documentary or journalism experience a plus
Television experience a plus
Please submit your application before Monday, January 28.
Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of 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.