Motion Graphics Artist/Editor

This position is charged with creating rich motion graphics and editing video products to enhance the Kennedy Center's digital offerings. The role will design platform-specific graphics, animations, and titling content, and edit video assets for publishing across multiple digital platforms.

Duties and Responsibilities:

40% Design and create platform-specific motion graphics, animations, titling, lower thirds, thumbnails, slates, etc., for the Kennedy Center's multimedia products. Work with Producers to design style frames, build storyboards, animate and composite videos, and develop graphical social media content.

30% Edit video in adherence with the Kennedy Center's brand and standards.

10% Develop and maintain a consistent look and feel for all graphical content used in the Kennedy Center digital offerings. Organize graphics and create easy-to-use templates for other editors to employ.

10% Camera operation and direction for live programming including Millennium Stage and other video initiatives.

5% Manage and maintain multimedia hardware, software, and equipment. Capture, organize, archive, and distribute multimedia content.

5% Remain abreast of changing multimedia technologies, software, standards, and best practices. Educate fellow staff on those changes.

N/A Other duties as assigned.

N/A Responds to the needs and requests of Kennedy Center management and staff in a professional and expedient manner.

N/A Adheres to all employer policies and procedures.

  • Minimum college level degree, or
  • Minimum of three years' experience creating motion graphics and video editing.

Minimum Skills and/or Knowledge Required
  • Must possess an understanding of the design process, experience with video workflow and organization, and type design.
  • Must possess story-telling and narrative construction capabilities through motion graphics in well-balanced combinations of graphics, video, and audio.
  • Must have advanced working knowledge of Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Must be familiar with professional camera functions and operation.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate and work within a team.
  • Must have ability to meet changing demands and adapt to frequently changing priorities.
  • Must have excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Must have strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Must be an independent and creative worker, able to juggle multiple priorities, communicate clearly with a variety of individuals, and be flexible.
  • Must be able to meet aggressive deadlines.
  • Familiarity with popular social media sites such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Willing to work flexible hours. Daily broadcasts and other recording/broadcasting activities will require weekend and evening work.
  • Maya and/or Cinema4D experience a plus.
  • Must have the legal right to work in the United States.

Physical Demands

Carrying, loading/unloading, setup and strike of audio and video equipment for on location and studio captures. Movement of editing suite equipment, including but not limited to computers, screens, consoles

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate in person and on the telephone. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel in order to operate computer keyboard, office equipment, and other essential tasks. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, bend, stoop, crouch, and reach with hands and arms. This position infrequently lifts, carries, or otherwise moves and positions objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment

The noise level in the work environment is studio and performing arts industry standards for office, editing and performance.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is a world premier performing arts organization and our nation's cultural center. Diversity is a critical component of our mission, vision, and values. Our staff exhibits a wide variety of perspectives and experiences which enable us to foster and strengthen an environment of diversity and inclusion. We offer a comprehensive range of benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and a 403(b) retirement plan.

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