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 Motion Graphics Artist, Video Franchises - McLean, Virginia, United States

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Posted by: Gannett 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Creative services/Design
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: UofxPXATClFg9ExqyS49hJKEGrXBS0 / Latpro-3772299 
Date posted: Feb-09-2021
State, Zip: Virginia, 22101


Req #13660

Monday, February 1, 2021
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an innovative, digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to strengthening communities across our network. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of nearly 140 million people monthly with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services. Gannett brands include the USA TODAY and more than 260 daily local newspaper brands, digital marketing services companies ReachLocal , WordStream, and ThriveHive and U.K. media company Newsquest. There's never been a better time to join our talented team. Visit to learn more about our opportunities, and visit Gannett Privacy Policyto understand our privacy policy.

Motion Graphics Artist, Video Franchises

The USA TODAY NETWORK seeks a Motion Graphics Artist to join its expanding video franchises studio. The team is responsible for creating brand-defining digital video series and special projects for an array of audiences and platforms.

The position is remote to start, but based at our headquarters near Washington, DC or at our NYC office, once conditions allow.

The candidate must have a proven artistic ability to create motion graphics packages, animated infographics, and other animations from scratch. Demonstrated experience creating premium digital content is essential and experience at an agency and / or production studio is preferred. This role is key in helping define the brand, look and feel, voice and tone, of our franchises.

Were looking for a candidate who is excited to brainstorm and create new video storytelling techniques, someone with the unique ability to create motion graphics that seamlessly fuse with videos and lift overall storytelling. The right candidate will be a team player with excellent communication skills, quick to respond to requests and assignments, receptive to feedback, and a self-starter who can juggle multiple projects simultaneously.

The ideal candidate will have experience with lifestyle, entertainment, sports, and other content beyond news and information. Youre digitally savvy and comfortable crafting stories ranging from short and mid-form episodic to socially-fueled segments. Youll be a key participant in content development, including storyboarding and piloting.


-Create motion graphics packages, infographics, animations, titles and other digital video elements for an array of audiences and platforms.

-Design storyboards, pilots, and demos to help bring new franchise concepts to life.

-Help create pitches and presentations for internal and external stakeholders.

-Be immersed in video industry design and presentation trends to ensure our slate of franchises stays ahead of the curve.


  • 5+ years of motion graphics experience at an agency, media organization or publisher.
  • Advanced proficiency with AfterEffects, Photoshop, Premiere and the Adobe Creative Suite production workflow.
  • Demonstrated talent in creating illustrations from scratch.
  • Excellent communications skills, online and in person.
  • Work collaboratively with a passionate and highly-motivated team of videographers, reporters, editors and producers.
  • Working knowledge of the best types of videos for variety of digital platforms, including YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and OTT.
  • Editorial storytelling experience preferred.

*Application Instructions: Interested and qualified candidates, please apply here and upload your materials combined into one single document with as much of the following as possible: your updated resume, a brief cover letter explaining your interest and fit for the position, and your portfolio/clips/links to a few samples of your work. **It's important that these items be combined into a single document attachment/upload (preferably in PDF format). The application will only allow one document upload. Completing these steps will ensure that you receive the highest consideration.
Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status.
Other details
  • Job Family Creative & Design
  • Job Function General Administration
  • Pay Type Salary

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