Associate Motion Graphics Designer, Sweet

Hearst Newspapers New York, NY
Hearst Digital is looking for a motion graphics designer to join the visual team at Sweet, a new media outlet publishing on Snapchat Discover that covers style, beauty, design, entertainment, and more. This position reports to the art director, and will work closely with design, photo, video, and the editorial team to create short-form visual animated graphics that further the storytelling of our content and elevate our brand aesthetic. Sweet is a highly creative environment, where all team members are quick-thinkers who thrive on collaboration and have a passion for the topics we cover.

Responsibilities:

* Collaborate with design, photo, video, and the editorial team to create daily editions composed of approximately 12 topsnap videos, all of which feature at least some animation.

* Work closely with the art director to develop strategies that enable us to meet daily timelines

* Own projects from concept to production, making sure we meet brand standards

* Develop a working knowledge of successful design and animation techniques and pivot approach accordingly

Requirements:

* Excellent motion graphics skills

* Good eye for tasteful, considered design and a knowledge of industry trends and best practices

* Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

* Interest in pop culture and trends

* Proficiency in Adobe CS, specifically After Effects, Illustrator, and Photoshop

* Flair for producing shareable, digital-friendly web and mobile content, taking trends and audience response into consideration.

* At least 2 years of experience as a motion graphics designer