Description

PBS Newshour is looking to expand it's pool of freelancer designers. We're looking for designers with strong information graphics and storytelling skills, and specializes in motion graphics and animation to support our Broadcast Design team. They will gather information and illustrative material, including stills, for the creation of graphic content for the PBS Newshour. They will work with, producers, journalists and control room personnel to ensure their graphic needs are delivered to a high standard.

Responsibilities:

  • Produce quick turnaround graphics for major live news events, like debates, speeches etc.
  • Develop original work and build animated and still graphics for local and national television productions including programs (opens, packaging elements), interstitial materials (campaigns, tune-in promos and key art).
  • Provide feedback to producers and participate in editing and post production sessions to ensure that design is properly placed and executed.
  • Suggest new and innovative solutions to tell stories, if you see a way to improve.
  • Responsible for archiving program graphics.
  • Maintaining accurate work and billing hours.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and ability to use graphic design, animation, postproduction, and editing tools.
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of computer technology to efficiently accomplish tasks
  • Extensive knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects and Blender. Cinema 4D is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully perform in an atmosphere of multiple projects, shifting priorities, and deadline pressures.
  • Excellent typographic and compositional skills.
  • Able to receive and give constructive feedback in a collaborative environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to interact with a wide variety of people using diplomacy, tact and discretion.
  • Keep abreast of technologies as they apply to motion graphics, digital technology and graphic design; and recommend design tools for generating and executing design work.

Education and Experience

  • Two (2) plus years’ experience. Ability to use in Mac and PC.
  • Experience with Chyron a plus.

This posting to build our freelance pool of talent and we may not be in contact right away.