Motion Designer — Explainer Show, Vox

Vox Media, New York

Shaping the future of journalism and entertainment

Vox Media employees thrive on innovation and change while ambitiously seeking to master their subject areas, hone their craft, and improve their communities. We help smart, talented, creative professionals make a meaningful impact in media, technology and the world around them. The Vox Media house of brands includes industry-leading media forces like SB Nation, Eater, The Verge, Vox, Curbed, Recode, Racked and Polygon, and reaches an audience of hundreds of millions, generating over a billion content views each month.

Vox is looking for motion designers for a new explainer show that will be Vox's first expansion into television. The episodes will be on a broad range of social, political and cultural topics, and motion design and animation will be a central storytelling device. The motion designers will help define the look of the show, collaborating with senior producers to come up with visual ideas and designing and animating scenes 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 five to six months, based in New York City.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Storyboard, design, and animate scenes for 15-minute episodes
  • Design and animate charts, timelines and maps

Skills and qualifications:

  • Mastery of After Effects, Premiere, Illustrator, Photoshop
  • A razor sharp design sensibility & proven track record of making beautiful things
  • 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

Candidates should complete the form below and send their resume, portfolio and at least two links to full pieces they designed & animated to [email protected].

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.

About Vox Media

Vox Media is a prestigious modern media company that believes in the power of going deeper to connect with global, passionate, curious audiences. Through our authoritative house of brands, commitment to developing standout technology, and high-fidelity advertising, we are shaping the future of journalism and entertainment.

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