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The Florida Panthers are a community focused organization lead by an authentic management team that served our country and now serves the South Florida community. The organization is on the rise and is experiencing success both on and off the ice. Led by General Manager Bill Zito, the Panthers had their best season in franchise history. Off the ice, the business team is seeing growth across all key metrics including ratings, social engagement and a busy 2022 concert schedule. Meanwhile the organization is expanding outside of FLA Live Arena and are currently renovating the FTL War Memorial in Downtown Fort Lauderdale to build a new practice facility and concert venue.

Job Summary: The Senior Motion Designer/Animator is responsible for developing spectacular creative for clients and internal audiences. Involvement is critical in all phases of the design process, including concept development, storyboarding, animation, graphic design, and production.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Set accurate estimates on delivery expectations and send status updates to key stakeholders.

  • Produce outstanding omni-channel design solutions.

  • Portray diverse storytelling with motion graphics, animation and/or footage.

  • Contribute to the production culture and inspire others.

  • Generate compelling, innovative creative (e.g. trailers, TV Spots, digital assets, in-arena graphics etc.) for promotional content.

  • Understands best practices for short-form content on social platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

  • Create full video packages including design and animation of show logos, end cards, lower thirds, and custom transitions.

  • Work alongside creative colleagues and stakeholders to interpret briefs and create outstanding work.

  • Present concepts with storyboards, references, sample animations and/or any other graphic design sample work.

  • Additional projects tasks and events assigned

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience and a solid reel with a strong

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the sports entertainment field.

  • Must be proficient in all aspects of video post-production including (but not limited to) Adobe After Effects, Cinema 4D, MAYA, Illustrator, Photoshop and any associated plug-ins.

  • Candidate must possess editing skills with Adobe Premiere Pro and the Adobe Creative Suite.

  • Commitment to excellence and excellent attention to detail.

  • Convert static key art into engaging motion assets.

  • A deep understanding of typography, design elements and principles and best practices across print and digital.

  • Must be able to work well under pressure, be self-motivated and able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Natural born communicator, connecting the dots when others cannot and simplifying complex issues and questions.

  • Successfully manages time, process and workflow.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: This is an exempt position. Must be able to work flexible hours, nights, weekends, and holidays as needed.

At the Florida Panthers, Arena Operating Company, Panthers Ice Den, and Sanza Food Service we strive to make every employee feel valued and respected for who they are and the unique contributions they make. We believe that a diverse and inclusive company is a more innovative and successful company, which is why we aim to infuse diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) into all aspects of our culture and our business.

We welcome all to apply and join our team.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

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