ViacomCBS Animator/Graphic Artist in New York, New York
CBS BUSINESS UNIT: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff
JOB LOCATION: New York, NY
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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is seeking a full-time 2-D Character Animator/Graphic Artist. This person will be responsible for all aspects of animation production - from character and background design to rigging and final animation - for both day-of and long-lead projects, to air on The Late Show on CBS and online. Primary software being Adobe Photoshop, Character Animator, and After Effects.
Ideal candidates should possess some proficiency in the following disciplines:
Character Design in Adobe Photoshop
Background Design in Adobe Photoshop
Drawn Animation in Adobe Photoshop
Character Animation in Adobe Character Animator
Compositing in Adobe After Effects
Graphic Design in Adobe Photoshop
Proficiency in Rigging in Adobe Character Animator will also be crucial to the position, but can be developed on-the-job.
Experience working in a fast-paced broadcast environment a plus.
Daily responsibilities include:
Adding to and animating with existing Character Animator puppets for Cold Opens, Lower Thirds, and unique Segment Opens
Designing, rigging, and animating new characters and backgrounds for Cold Opens, Lower Thirds, and unique Segment Opens
Working with The Late Show Graphics team and other departments on any animated needs for long-term projects
Production of daily show graphics, (static and motion graphics) outside of cartoon-based illustration work
Ideal candidates will be self-starters who can maintain a respectful and efficient work ethic while working under quick-turnaround deadlines. Animation production for The Late Show will continue to be remote until further notice. Nonetheless, location within the New York area is a plus - but not mandatory.
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