Motion Graphics Designer & Editor

Full-Time, Permanent

WHO WE ARE

BAYCAT is an innovative nonprofit media production company comprising a Studio and an Academy which exists to end racial, gender, and economic inequities by opening the media industry to underrepresented storytellers. Through the education and employment of low-income BIPOC young people, and young women in the Bay Area — and through our production work for socially-minded clients — we are changing the storytellers and stories that get shared with the world. 

WHAT WE CARE ABOUT.  

  • Creating positive social change through storytelling, design & media.

  • Giving a voice to those misrepresented or underrepresented.

  • Doing well and doing good. As a social enterprise, we're a sustainable nonprofit business model.

  • Excellence. The highest quality of services in education and media production.

  • Building community, diversity, inclusion & equity from within and with all our partners.

THE ROLE

We are in search of a passionate, creative, detail-oriented, and experienced Motion Graphics Designer & Editor who can manage the post-production of select BAYCAT video projects, including hands-on editing, motion graphics creation, music integration, titles and all final deliverables. 

WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE:

Construct Compelling Narratives

  • Take ownership of editing projects in Adobe Creative Suite.

  • Collaborate with other producers on the team to come up with creative solutions to improve video elements and directions sessions with the studio team and clients.

  • Participate in team meetings, rough cut reviews, and client meetings and apply feedback.

Motion Graphics Creation & Integration

  • Create visually stunning video assets, helping to push BAYCAT’s graphic output forward

  • Create compelling and dynamic motion graphics in Adobe After Effects and graphics with Adobe Photoshop. 

  • Design motion graphics in the form of titles and infographics to fully animated graphic videos.

  • Collaborate with video editors and producers to evaluate graphic needs.

  • Create graphic templates for easy use by other team members.

  • Enhance raw footage with stylized color correction and design.

Post-Production Management

  • Prioritize and produce project work in a timely manner according to project deadlines.

  • Ingest footage, including organizing, naming, and converting files.

  • Ensure projects are in line with the client’s brand & expectations.

  • Communicate with your direct supervisor and other producers of any editing needs to ensure the successful completion of the project.

  • Archive project media according to BAYCAT’s standards and practices

Provide Mentorship to Post-Production Interns

  • Act as a mentor to interns and support training efforts.

  • Provide supervision and mentorship to interns (& Apprentices when applicable) assigned to projects you are working on.

Prioritize Collaboration & Team Building 

  • Collaborate with BAYCAT team members to continue to build an anti-racist BAYCAT culture and practices.

  • Engage and lead BAYCAT team building activities, which may include team meetings, retreats, Culture Club, and other team-related gatherings.

  • Reflect and engage in your own anti-racist journey and professional development individually and with the team.

 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO:

  • Has 3-5 years of professional experience in motion graphics design and editing. 

  • Possesses a firm handle of Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, and Adobe Photoshop.

  • Is detailed oriented and extremely tech-savvy. 

  • Is knowledgeable of current trends in media, the demands of the professional field, and of the tools, technologies, and resources inherent to the discipline.

  • Is a fierce team player.

  • Commitment to personal and professional growth, and aligned with BAYCAT's values.

  • Passionate about creating media that matters.

 

THE DETAILS

  • This is a permanent full-time salaried position. 

  • This role includes benefits.

  • Must be able to work 40 hours per week.  

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter, resume and link to content you have produced to workwithstudio@baycat.org.

The position is open until filled. No phone calls, please. 

 

EOE. We strive for a workforce as diverse as the community we serve.

Women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.