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The Walt Disney Company

Project-Associate Designer, Motion Graphics

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for the daily creation of on-air graphics for multiple productions, provides basic After Effects animation support as directed, formats imagery for ESPN Image Management System, and provides creative support on longer-term projects as individual abilities enable. This is a hands-on position needing strong ability to learn quickly and collaborate with others while also being able to work independently and efficiently under tight deadlines to maintain the quality of ESPN on-air product.

Responsibilities:

  • Utilizes Adobe software to create designs and animations for ESPN productions.
  • Creates and develops graphics for studio shows and remote events
  • Prepares image files for programs and maintains ESPN Image Management System (IMS).
  • Proactively collaborates within the ESPN Creative Services group to contribute on longer-term initiatives.
  • Demonstrates eagerness to regularly contribute creative ideas, desire to push designs to the next level, and aptitude to learn new software to enhance individual versatility in the department.
  • Adheres to proper file management techniques to ensure efficient archiving and subsequent retrieval of projects.
  • Recognizes, reports, and helps troubleshoot equipment/software/work environment issues.
  • Adheres to all administrative responsibilities, including time entry and daily reporting requirements.
  • Participates in at least 32 hours of supplemental training/shadowing each year to promote personal growth and understanding of other ESPN departments and workflows.
  • Maintains high standards of efficiency, consistency, accuracy, creativity and timely delivery of all requests.
  • Must be highly motivated, work well under pressure, and regularly effectively prioritize multiple assignments.
  • Possesses strong individual and team communication skills with the ability to take direction well.
  • Displays keen attention to detail, spelling and grammar.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Strong hands-on Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Online portfolio/demo reel showcasing creativity, design and type layout skills.
  • Must work flexible hours (days of the week, nights, weekends and holidays) and may be required to travel, as assignments or training necessitate.
  • Must have reliable transportation to work.
  • Project position slated for 10-months (end date of 3/12/22)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience with Adobe After Effects
  • Passion for sports and a desire to create visually appealing imagery to enhance ESPN programming.
  • Familiarity with ESPN programming and family of networks.

Required Education

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent

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