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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 12:05 AM

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Knowsy, an exciting new digital media startup in downtown New York City, is looking for a talented motion designer / video editor who has a passion for exceptional motion design and storytelling and an appreciation for the opportunities that social media and the increasingly mobile internet provide to distribute and experience short-format video content in new ways.

The ideal candidate will have the appetite to learn and collaborate with our creative team and be someone who is constantly pursuing new ideas in motion design and looking for ways to grow and experiment and create work that stands out.

The winning candidate will work closely with our creative team and have the motion design, editing and animation chops necessary to help concept and produce innovative and visually compelling video content that is highly shareable and successful.

You need to love the start-up environment and be a motivated self-starter and problem solver who can lead, listen, collaborate, study, test and iterate.



Responsibilities:

Help facilitate ingestion of footage.
Help compile and edit footage into short, stylish and punchy storylines that align with Knowsy's vision and voice (smart, fast, clean and approachable).
Provide support on inputing music, typography, graphics, audio and effects on rough and final cuts.
Assist with music and other asset searches needed to help with edits.
Track edits and assist in delivery to various teams for feedback and approval.
Work in tandem with our team leaders on polishing final cuts and creating multiple edit variations that will be distributed across multiple platforms.
Help drive production and meeting of deadlines by maintaining workflow, communication with team members, approval processes, content organization and storage.
Concept new stylish and engaging ways to continuously grow and improve viewer experience.
Leverage data, research and real-people testing to validate your designs and ideas.
Work closely with team members to collaborate and transform ideas into exceptional designs and experiences that users will love.
Iterate, iterate, iterate.


Requirements:

A portfolio and reel highlighting your design, editing and animation skills.
2-3 years video editing and motion design experience.
Exceptional sensibility and instincts with typography.
Proficient with major video post-production software and hardware including Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
Basic sound editing skills a plus.
Proficient with delivering files in multiple formats.
Excellent organizational skills. An ability to maintain a collection of source materials and assets.
An understanding and love for video content and a desire to obsessively study the users that consume it in order to create the absolute best product.
Ability to prioritize and manage work in a fast- paced and experimental environment.
Results driven and hard-working, a willingness to work overtime as needed in order to hit deadlines, including some weekends and evening hours.


About you:
You have exceptional design, editing and animation skills and instincts —you know what elements are needed to create elegant, compelling, intuitive and shareable video content.
You have a great design sensibility, a keen eye for detail and love a beautiful product.
You enjoy the process of collaborating, creating, testing and rapidly iterating.
You are curious, flexible and motivated.
You possess a strong internal desire to continually explore, challenge and improve your design abilities and understanding.
You can receive constructive criticism and learn from the feedback.
You’re a team player and enjoy contributing to group discussion.
You like to create, laugh, have fun, and work hard.
We offer health benefits, generous vacation time, a competitive salary, stock options and the opportunity to work in a fun and fast-paced environment with talented, supportive and passionate people.

Additional Application Instructions

Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@knowsy.co We look forward to seeing your work and meeting you!

• Location: Manhattan

• Post ID: 150145257 manhattan
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