Senior Motion Designer

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Job Description

Who are we?

SJR is the 2020 Content Marketing Institute’s Agency of the Year. We’re the first, and still the best, end-to-end content consultants. We believe in the power of transformative content and have an unparalleled group of talent that make content marketing differently. We combine journalistic rigor with creative intelligence then amplify all that editorial heritage and creative flair with technology to sharpen the conversation, decode complexity, transfer knowledge and build trust.

We are looking for passionate innovators, disruptors and content marketers to join our team, voted Most Innovative Culture by Digiday.

Who we are looking for:

A Senior Motion Graphic Designer with a passion for telling compelling, visually interesting stories. This role will bring client stories and messages to life by combining motion graphics, animation, design and video into standout visual and media experiences that engage, excite and educate audiences.

The ideal candidate is an intelligent storyteller and dynamic creative who is excellent to work with, likes to learn, is a people person, and has the skills to think laterally and conceptually to bring briefs to life through standout visual executions. You are someone with exceptional skills in, and a demonstrated passion for, design, as well as a point of view on how concepts translate into images.

You will have worked in digital marketing or advertising for at least seven years, preferably in an agency setting, and will have proven experience in concepting. You are comfortable working independently and are able to take a concept from idea right through to execution.

This is an exciting time to join the world’s leading content marketing agency, working alongside a talented team and cultivating a portfolio of excellent work.

Who you are:

Creative. You’re always searching for new ways to do things, and think laterally and conceptually to find smart, creative solutions to problems.

Visually Contemporary. You’re on the pulse of design and motion trends, and forever unearthing new, progressive movements in the world of graphics and design.

Content Marketer. You’re excited about bringing original and untold stories to life that inspire and delight and understand the elements and formats that go into brand journalism.

Self-driven. You’re proactive, energetic and motivated with a can-do attitude.

Utility Player. You’re ready to jump in and make it all happen for your clients and colleagues.

What you’ll do:

Distil, decode and deconstruct creative briefs into visual concepts

Storyboard, design, animate and create standout design and animations across formats and platforms

Work in a multi-disciplinary team with writers, editors, videographers and a client services team

Generate and pitch great ideas / concepts that are on strategy and adhere to visual guidelines

Lead and mentor teams of creatives and junior designers

Determine which media and design elements to use to support concepts and tell compelling stories

Independently execute approved concepts on time, on budget and to a high standard

Manage workflow efficiently and take responsibility for timing and delivery, including that of junior design colleagues

Collaborate, document and communicate proactively throughout the work cycle

Review content, incorporate feedback and ensure work meets agency standards

Demonstrate a learning mindset and stretch the boundaries of the craft each day, sharing trends and formats with colleagues

Constantly strive for new, better and more innovative solutions

What you’ll bring:

We’d like you to tick as many of the below off as possible but remember that you don’t have to match 100% of these bullets – we’re looking for a unicorn and as such “unusual” shapes of person and profile are welcome.

7+ years of professional experience

Expert in motion graphics and animation is mandatory

A strong base in graphic design principles

Illustration skills (especially digital, vector-based) a must

Strong portfolio and showreel showcasing a clean design aesthetic

Expert fluency on a Mac platform Adobe Creative Suite and After Effects

Knowledge of 3D tools and software a plus (e.g. Cinema4D, Blender, Maya)

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Experience using collaborative team communication and project management applications Trello & MS Teams to ensure efficiency


Competitive salary

Generous workplace pension scheme

Regular performance check-ins and a feedback driven culture

Collaborative, passionate and fun colleagues

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How to apply

If this sounds like you please follow the link below to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!

Job ID #2791815196