Video Designer/Motion Graphics Artist, USA TODAY NETWORK McLean, Virginia USA TODAY NETWORK is looking for a versatile Designer/Motion Graphics Animator with a BA/BFA/Graphic Design degree and at least 2-5 years experience in creating innovative graphics packages for digital-first video content at an agency or media company. The Designer/Motion Graphics Artist plays a key role in creating visually-engaging videos of all lengths, shapes and sizes. The right candidate will be able to illustrate, animate and will be able to continually evolve the graphics stylings for USA Today. Candidates should be passionate about creating smart, sharable multi-platform video content, be an out-of-the-box thinker with a desire to create new ways of storytelling, and be a self-starter who works just as well on solo projects as she/he does on team projects (this role works closely with producers and senior-level video management team members. The right candidate will be comfortable creating graphics packages and other graphics needs for a variety of content types including news and lifestyle videos. Experience with production tools for illustrating and animating is required. Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite including, but not limited to, After Effects, Premiere, Illustrator and Photoshop is a must. She/he should be familiar with receiving constructive feedback from peers, should be a problem solver with a smile, have strong communication skills and open to collaboration. She/he must also be someone who is deadline-oriented, is extremely organized, is curious and stays current on social media visual trends/styling/design concepts. This position is based at USA TODAY NETWORK’s headquarters in McLean, Virginia.
Location/Region: Washington, DC (US)