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Tooning Out the News - Graphics Director


New York, NY, US, 10019

New York
Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance (Non-Staff)

The Emmy and Critics’ Choice Award-nominated STEPHEN COLBERT PRESENTS TOONING OUT THE NEWS is a first-of-its-kind original series that features a cast of animated news anchors and analysts lampooning top news stories and interviewing real-world guests.


CBS Studios / Comedy Central weekly animated variety series STEPHEN COLBERT PRESENTS TOONING OUT THE NEWS seeks a Graphics Director, preferably with a digital news, network/cable news, or late night background. This is currently a remote position, but a New York based candidate is preferred.


The Graphics Director will oversee the creation of both still and motion graphics for a weekly news comedy show with a tight turnaround. The ideal candidate has a keen eye for detail, works well under deadline, and has the ability to emulate cable news style. Comedy experience is not required. 



  • Oversee the team of 3 artists and a coordinator in the Graphics Department in creating day-of still and/or motion graphics, including but not limited to: logos, on-air cable news-style titles and segment graphics, Photoshop composite illustrations, and fake advertising campaigns.
  • Approve designs before presenting to showrunner and head writers, incorporate feedback.
  • Oversee/create promotional art for the show.
  • Oversee /create motion graphic opens in the style of cable news.
  • Work within established brand guidelines and existing motion graphics templates.
  • Work with Design and Animation department to deliver projects on time.


  • Minimum Undergraduate degree required. 
  • Minimum 5 years of management experience working in television network, cable news, or late night television required. 
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines for daily turnaround.
  • Excellent graphic design, motion design, and typography skills.
  • Proficient in Adobe Suite; specifically Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects. Experience with Cinema 4D strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience creating graphics for news and/or late night comedy is preferred.
  • Have a strong work ethic, and can adapt quickly to a constantly changing script and design needs.
  • Illustration/drawing ability is a plus.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City