Designer, On-Air Graphics

  • Stamford, CT, USA
  • Freelance

DEPARTMENT / NETWORK: NBC Sports On-Air Creative 

REPORTS TO: Art Director

CONTRACT LENGTH: Long Term Freelance Booking (10-11 months)

In every career field, there are only so many moments, so many instances, when the perfect opportunity comes along. In the world of television, this is one of those moments. The On-Air Creative team of NBC Sports, located a short distance north of NYC, is responsible for creating dynamic graphics packages for the coverage of some of the most prestigious sports properties and events, which include Sunday Night Football, Premier League soccer, the NHL and The Olympics. Currently we are seeking creative on-air freelance designers and animators that are ambitious, engaging and excited to collaborate and produce with the team, to create next-level design for the sports broadcasting world. 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

–   Work closely with a small creative team, establishing design tonality and graphic look-and-feel for various properties in the NBC Sports Group portfolio

–  Responsible for the creation of graphic and animated elements including in-game insert and interstitial graphics, show packages, opens and titles

–  Effectively communicate concepts and ideas to the Art Director and design team

–    Able to work on multiple packages and projects at the same time, while maintaining consistency with the overall graphic package

–   Able to interface and work well with multiple producers and departments under tight deadlines, and short timelines

–   Must be willing to work at the NBC Sports Group facility in Stamford, CT

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 

–   Minimum 5 years’ experience working at a network or broadcast design agency

–   Understanding of the implementation of design elements in network television and live sports environments a must

–   Passion for show packaging and knowledge of current trends in graphic design

–   Passion for smart, functional design, and an understanding of the balance between information and entertainment

–  Strong at concept & storyboard design

–   Strong design and typography skills

–  Strong understanding of the value of good motion theory

–   Strong presentation and communication skills

–   Must be flexible, detail-oriented, deadline driven and a good collaborator

–    Expert knowledge of Adobe PS & AI

–   Expert knowledge of Adobe After Effects (2.5D, C4D > AE, keying, rotoscoping, compositing, color grading, etc.)

–    Extensive knowledge of Maxon Cinema 4D, including modeling, texturing, lighting, animating, use of dynamics, MoGraph, render optimization, etc. 

–    Love of sports/Olympics a plus

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