As part of the Game Entertainment team, the Motion Graphic Specialist for Game Entertainment, will create 2D and 3D motion graphics for the Commanders that are displayed onto FedExField’s new endzone and lower fascia/ribbon boards, various LED in-bowl screens and MATV/IPTV. This includes all Washington Commanders home games and third-party events held at FedExField.
Who we are looking for, someone who:
Is a creative-minded problem solver with strong, clear visual communication skills
Creatively collaborates with the Game Entertainment staff and Partnerships
Is proficient in design & production to develop forceful projects with high visual impact.
Is not afraid to take risks and does the right thing
Has strong attention to details and uses the tools of motion, color, typography, sound that communicates a clear message
Values relationships and connects easily with people
Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
Collaborate with the Director of Game Entertainment and Staff to design, create, animate, and produce animated graphics, motion graphics, player introductions elements, etc. for Commanders’ home games and stadium event programming aired on the LED endzone/ribbon/fascia/voms boards.
Creation and design for static graphics for Commanders branded and sponsor materials for scoreboard programming on all LED displays in-bowl and MATV system
Work with Game Entertainment producers to add motion graphics into video recaps, transitionals, replay wipes, hype videos, etc.
Design and composite “logo loops” animations for Commanders theme games and events
Design and animate content for the engagement of fans, such as “Fan Cams”, “Dance Cams”, game themes, crowd prompts, player headshots, etc.
Continual creation and development of animated media for home games and future team-related events/promotions
Provide and deliver reliable brand standards across all projects and platforms
Assist with loading, organizing and export all content for the ANC LED boards at FedExField
Assist with the creation of the home games’ Run-of-Show (ROS), PA Script, timeline
Organize all content for ROS with Staff, Producers and Game Producer
Gameday: create and produce time-sensitive graphics/animations that may affect the game’s momentum for the “home field advantage”, as needed
Creation and design of static graphics/animation for the stadium’s special event (i. e. Rugby, concerts, soccer friendly’s, etc.)
Assist with the creation of the event’s Run-of-Show (ROS)
Organize all event elements on scoreboard OPS (stills, animations, etc.)
Research league-wide “best practices” to enhance the Commanders’ productions
Assist with occasional production shoots, edits, and other aspects of video production
All other related duties as assigned
A digital demo reel or link to professional work examples is required.
Must be proficient in the Adobe Creative Cloud (i.e., Premiere, Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator, and InDesign)
Strong knowledge of Cinema 4D/3D Studio Max or Maya
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Artistic skills and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadline while maintaining the highest quality of work
Ability to collaborate on features/projects with multiple departments and various team contacts
Have a positive attitude, be a team player, use reasonable judgement
Daktronics “Show Control” system and Ross Xpression experience a plus
Commitment to work scheduled event days, evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed and as per Commanders’ home game schedule.
5+ years of experience in Motion Graphic design, in a stadium/arena environment is desired (particularly NFL, is a plus)
College degree with emphasis in Graphic Design, Motion Design, or Broadcasting
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.