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  Senior Motion Designer
Employer: CMT Job Posted: 2/10/2014
Location: Nashville, TN Job Status: Full Time
Experience Level: Intermediate

Job Description:

CMT is seeking a full-time Senior Motion Graphic Designer to join their On-Air Design team located in Nashville, TN. You must be able to create high quality graphic design, motion design, and animation concepts to support programming and promotions for the network at a senior design level. The right candidate will understand a client-driven environment, can tell a story through effective, on-brand motion graphics and wants to expand on their creative abilities. Only those candidates with strong collaborative sensibilities, leadership qualities, and relevant experience will be considered. This position reports to the On-Air Design Director.


• Collaborates with On-Air Design Director, various producers, and other creative staff to conceptualize, refine, produce, and finish projects, both independently and with a team of artists
• Interfaces with other departments to both meet their design needs and to build synergistic relationships outside of the Creative department
• Translates, interprets, and correlates ideas, project goals, and creative direction into effective motion graphics which reflect the brand image of the network
• Creates style frames and storyboards to develop concepts for creative and innovative animation projects needed by CMT’s promotion and programming departments
• Assess time frame for development and implementation against project deadlines and prioritizes time and resources accordingly, making adjustments when needed
• Works with On-Air Design Director to resolve issues related to concept, design, deadlines, and priorities
• Readily incorporates new and innovative motion design trends and technology
• Creates logo designs and animations utilizing well-developed design skills in typography, with a good understanding of color, timing, and motion
• Tracks production times to ensure project deadlines and deliverables are met
• Has thorough knowledge of relevant technology platforms and graphic design software packages; stays current on knowledge of various hardware and software developments that directly impact graphics and animation systems being used; readily applies new developments
• Works on high-end computer graphics systems to produce 2D and 3D animation sequences, digital video compositing, and special effects
• Mentors and serves as a resource to less experienced members of the staff

Basic Qualifications

• BFA or BA Degree in Motion Graphics, Design, Animation, or related field of study
• Minimum of 5 years of experience as a designer for cable or broadcast television, however, eight years of experience is preferred
• Advanced proficiency in After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Final Cut Pro/Premiere
• Full understanding of post production processes, techniques, and devices
• Good organizational skills for file maintenance and documentation
• Strong time management skills
• Ability to make adjustments to meet unplanned changes to projects or deadlines is essential
• Ability to give creative direction to project as well as take direction
• Must thrive in a collaborative environment
• Excellent communication skills, client skills, and interpersonal skills
• Must be able to work outside of a traditional work schedule as needed

Desired Qualifications

• Proficiency in 3D (Cinema 4D/Maya)
• Proficiency with digital photography, videography, and editing is a bonus

No applicant will considered without providing a link to your reel with your role breakdowns.

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