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Senior Animator

25167

New York, NY, US, 10036

Creative
New York
Full-Time

Nickelodeon, now in its 42nd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Paramount Global. 

 

 

 

Noggin is a leading learning service for families with preschoolers. We deliver streaming and interactive learning content that helps young kids develop skills, knowledge and passions through play with the characters they love. We also help parents help their kids thrive. A direct-to-consumer offering available on 10+ platforms, Noggin reaches families in the domestic market through standalone mobile apps, connected TV apps, and add-on channels. We are forming a team of highly motivated individuals who are eager to work in a start-up-like environment within a large media company. We need innovators and self-starters who are passionate about playful learning and comfortable working in a fast-paced, creative-led organization.

 

Overview:

The Senior Animator will be responsible for animating and managing projects as well as project resources for learning content aimed at young children ages 2-6. Learning content includes streaming video, mobile games, and other interactive experiences.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for 3D and 2D animation work. Typical projects involve Autodesk Maya and Adobe After Effects to build character animation and motion graphics animation.
  • Lead small teams of animators crafting content that includes linear short form and interactive games.
  • Create content and tell stories using character rigs from original Noggin IP and existing Nickelodeon IP characters (such as Paw Patrol, Blaze & The Monster Machines, and Baby Shark as examples).
  • Work with scripts to give creative feedback on how to develop the project from storyboards through blocking, rough animation, and refined animations.
  • Excel at the craft of animation, applying principles of animation, and principles of filmmaking, such as continuity, clarity, appeal, acting and emotions within their work.
  • Senior Animators are responsible for communicating what is feasible in a project’s timeline.
  • Attend production check-ins & creative weeklies as well as lead small animation team meetings with their project peers.
  • Collect work from the small animation team to share for review
  • Collaborate with the Creative Director, Producers, CG Artists, and Designers to craft effective visual storytelling and educational narratives for the preschool audience of kids 3-6 years old.

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2-4 year degree in computer arts or animation production.
  • 5+ years working as a 3D character animator on movies, commercials, promotional content, at a network, brand, studio or agency.
  • Keyframe Animation for characters in Autodesk Maya and Adobe After Effects. Working knowledge of Adobe After Effects. Puppet and traditional animation Harmony and Flash/Animate a plus. Nuke compositing a plus.

 

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience in Animation Production & Post Production
  • Understanding of Maya 3D character rigging, modeling, shading, lighting
  • Experienced in After Effects visual effects and composite.
  • Experience in tracking and compositing in Adobe After Effects
  • Able to work on-site at our NY offices
  • Excellent communication skills and a professional collaborative attitude
  • Be flexible and have enthusiasm for innovation and change
  • Must be able to complete tasks on tight deadlines
  • Ability to articulate and influence creative concepts
  • Experienced in Toon Boom Harmony a plus

 

 

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

 

 

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Viacom is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

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 Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 

 

At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

 

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access. https://www.paramount.com/careers as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to viacomaccommodations@viacom.com. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned.

Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.


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