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Motion/Viz Designer - Newsy

The E.W. Scripps Company
Chicago, IL 60602
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Newsy is looking for a talented Motion/Viz Designer to contribute to the anti-partisan, solutions-focused journalism we deliver on cable and our award-winning streaming TV apps for a smart, curious audience. Our next team member will have a strong design sense and a deep understanding of the Viz Artist graphics system to help bolster the visual journalism of our live newscasts.

Primary Purpose:

Design and build smart, dynamic, engaging motion graphics in collaboration with newsy editorial teams, for implementation across our various storytelling platforms.

Key Activities:

  • Conceptualize and create impactful graphics to visualize complex data and concepts
  • Develop and implement powerful graphic templates for use in post-production (Adobe platform) across our regional newsrooms, and live production (Vizrt platform) from our automated control rooms
  • Maintain graphics system, collaborating with engineering to ensure system is technically robust, troubleshooting, diagnosing, and fixing system bugs when necessary
  • Use scripting within Vizrt to create innovative display solutions, including touchscreens, VR, and AR
  • Assist with creating and sourcing models, scenes, images, etc., for the graphics library
  • Communicate clearly with internal team and relevant stakeholders on timing, workload and deliverables
  • Manage priorities and meet established deadlines
  • Perform additional duties as needed and directed

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Associate or Bachelor's degree preferred
  • 2-5 years professional experience in motion graphics design, most or all in newsroom environments

Skills & Abilities-

  • Strong design eye with ability to adhere to internal style standards and design language
  • Expertise with Viz Artist, with experience templating within the Vizrt suite of software (Template Wizard, Content Pilot)
  • Experience with realtime 3D render engines in a data-driven environment (elections, weather, etc.)
  • Coding experience with VBScript and Viz Script; knowledge of other scripting languages is highly beneficial
  • Expertise with Adobe After Effects and Premiere; experience with building Premiere MOGRT graphic templates is highly beneficial
  • Understanding of television control room workflow and operations, broadcast standards
  • High standard of editorial judgment and awareness


  • Prioritizes and plans efficiently, taking into account deadlines, staffing and resources
  • Communicates clearly and effectively across all levels
  • Works collaboratively with others inside and outside of the team
  • Adapts and works effectively amid evolving priorities and circumstances
  • Balances multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrates objective news judgment based on a thorough understanding of Newsy editorial guidelines, target audience, program, and departmental objectives

Work Environment:

  • Travel rarely required
  • Standard office environment
  • Overtime, weekend, and/or holiday work will be required

We believe the industry's workforce should reflect society at large, in all its diversity. Applicants who identify as part of one or more underrepresented groups in news are encouraged to apply. Areas of under-representation could include but are not limited to race, age, ethnicity, gender identity, economic background, sexual orientation and/or ability.

Newsyis the leading cross-platform television news network that provides straightforward, opinion-free news to inform and engage by delivering the top stories across every platform. Its content is available on pay TV on connected TV platforms including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Google Chromecast as well as over-the-top services including YouTube TV, Sling TV, Pluto TV, Xumo, Samsung TV+ and Vizio WatchFree. Newsy also is available via its mobile apps and atnewsy.com. Newsy is a wholly owned subsidiary of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.(edited)



Posted: 2020-11-08 Expires: 2020-12-07
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