CNNNew York, NY
Full Time Job
Location: New York, New York, United States of America
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Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery… the stuff dreams are made of.
Who We Are…
When we say, ''the stuff dreams are made of,'' we're not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD's vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what's next…
From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.
Your New Role…
As a Motion Designer within the CNN Creative Marketing group, your primary focus will be to create innovative, effective and arresting design that builds brands to support our on-air and digital initiatives and overall marketing goals.
At this level you are engaging and creative with a willingness to learn and to grow with some professional experience under your belt. You have a passion for upholding the integrity of CNN's brand standards across all properties. You'll make valuable contributions to the creative motion direction on key projects. You are a motion generalist, with a toolbox that includes everything 2D. You are comfortable designing across platforms including Linear, digital, social, print, OOH and are familiar with all aspects of the design and production process. You think broadly about how your designs contribute to the larger brand identity of your assigned properties.
You Role Accountabilities…
The Motion Designer will be part of a team responsible for building and marketing across the entire portfolio of CNN brands. The designer will work collaboratively with the creative team to develop concepts, create style frames and comps, story boards, finished motion graphics and Print/OOH mechanicals. You will be working fluidly across various animation styles.
You will have the exciting opportunity to design, animate and edit for standalone show promos, show packages, sizzle reels, Image spots, experiential design campaigns, live events and oversee post/compositing sessions to deliver a cohesive creative across all brand deliverables for both on-air and across digital platforms.
You will bring your vibrant creative mindset and detailed eye for animation, typography, timing and movement, and will be expected to deliver creative excellence to match the thrill and energy of a newsroom environment.
He/She is also expected to stay abreast of industry trends, new practices, design/production tools and advertising platforms. This individual must be a problem solver with the ability to understand editorial storytelling, marketing strategy and to translate conceptual ideas into creative solutions. It is also important for this person to be comfortable articulating their design concepts to other marketing team members and be comfortable in a highly collaborative, deadline-driven work environment. The ideal candidate will have a passion for design, marketing, news and entertainment with excellent attention to detail and organization skills.
• BA/BS or BFA/MFA degree in motion design, animation, graphic design, or relevant experience.
• At least 2 years professional experience producing high-end creative work.
• Expert at Adobe Creative Suite including After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
• knowledge of Maxon Cinema 4D a plus.
• Well-rounded and strong conceptual designer - who is also very proficient with motion design, typography, color theory, illustration, photography, and layout.
• Design experience working with rapid conceptualization and delivery times.
• Passion for branding.
• Ability to clearly articulate design rationale and present design work.
• A good understanding of compositing techniques, digital platforms - web, mobile, etc., are preferred.
• The successful candidate will also be self-motivated, possess a positive attitude, and have strong interpersonal skills.
• Strong design/production portfolio required.
How We Get Things Done…
This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at www.wbd.com/guiding-principles/ along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.
The Legal Bits…
In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles in locations where legally required. $71,260.00 - $132,340.00 salary per year. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Warner Bros. Discovery provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and paid time off (PTO).
Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.
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$71,260.00 - 132,340.00 per year