Lockwood Strategy Lab is looking for an imaginative and conceptual Motion Graphics Editor to deliver visually distinctive motion graphic video content. You will work hand-in-hand with a team of Producers, Editors, and Designers to ideate, develop, and produce a variety of social media and mobile-first video content from explainers to infographics.
You’ll work with the Content Director to tell stories through motion graphics and animation, when video footage alone doesn’t do the job. You elevate every piece of content you touch with your craft, finding visually captivating ways to move the hearts and minds of voters. Interested? Click here to apply!
Video and Motion Graphics Editor
We’re looking for a Video and Motion Graphics Editor who can work with us from now until 11/13/2020.
What we expect of all of our creatives:
- You’re unafraid to question convention and love blue sky brainstorming. You always ask “what if,” and aren’t shy about bringing fresh ideas to the table even when you’re not asked to.
- You have a deep understanding of pop culture, Internet culture, digital video, and social media platforms from YouTube to TikTok, and how people consume digital content.
- You have a proven track record of being a team player, collaborating with other teams and a variety of stakeholders to ensure full understanding of creative and strategic objectives, to execute projects accurately, and deliver them on time.
- You have a nimble and flexible attitude as project needs and deadlines can and will be dynamic.
- You are unfazed by a fast-paced, high stakes environment with fast turnaround times. You’re comfortable code-switching frequently and juggling multiple projects at one time.
- You’re a scrappy and resourceful problem solver who proactively seeks out answers.
- You have good sensibility and judgment for what is and is not culturally appropriate.
- You don’t have an ego. You have strong opinions, loosely held.
- You’re kind.
What you’ll be doing:
- Work collaboratively with a team of creatives to develop, pitch, and produce integrated social media and digital-first content for our paid media campaigns.
- Own the development, design, and production of graphic assets, from static ads to memes to infographics. While you’ll work on some organic content, the bulk of your responsibility will be paid content.
- Partner with Video and Motion Graphics Editors and other Graphic Designers to help enhance the visual impact of all our digital content across the board.
- Help systemize design across the board, developing brand guidelines, style guides, templates, and presentations as necessary.
Skills and qualifications:
- You believe that motion graphics is a storytelling vehicle in and of itself and not just a way to make things look pretty.
- You’ve worked directly on paid digital media campaigns, producing mobile-first short form content.
- You’re an expert in Adobe After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator, and other tools of the trade with a demonstrated track record of executing ideas on tight turnaround times.
- You know how to tell a story and how to break down complicated topics into interesting, easy-to-understand concepts.
- You’re not a one-trick pony: you know how to tell stories through a variety of aesthetics, tones, and techniques, but excel at economical and high impact content. We love snark and humor, but sometimes we need something heartfelt or just straight-up informational.
- You have a great eye for style, design, and typography with a strong, diverse portfolio of examples to back it up
- You have extensive knowledge of post-production workflow and the latest post-production techniques.
- You have an insatiable curiosity for new and innovative design and motion graphics techniques and solutions.
- You have a firm grasp of color space, bit depth, mattes, chroma-keying, compositing
- You’re proficient with a variety of third-party motion graphics plug-ins (Mocha, Trapcode Suite, DUIK)
- You know how to fold data and analytics insights into your work and adjust it as needed.
- You’re accustomed to collaborating fluidly across a number of digital communication platforms, including email, Slack, Asana, Frame.io, Google Docs, and video conferencing.
Big plus if you have:
- Multilingual fluency, particularly Spanish
- Direct political campaign, independent expenditure, or organization experience
- Fluency in meme and animated GIF culture and experience making them
Along with your resume, please include a website, portfolio, work samples, or reel demonstrating your previous work. If you’ve only had the opportunity to work on traditional political ads or on creatively safe projects, that’s OK — show us what you do when no one is looking, what hits the cutting room floor, spec work, or your personal passion projects to show us what you can really do.
Contract rate starting at: $7,500/month. Contract rate will be commensurate with experience. We believe in compensating hard work, talent, and innovation, especially because of our progressive values, not despite them. The position is preferably based in Washington DC or New York City but can be remote as well.
Interested? Click here to submit your application. You look forward to hearing from you!
Lockwood Strategy Lab is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, those with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly urged to apply. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical conditions.