Lead Motion Designer

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Section4 is on a mission to deliver elite business education for all. Since early 2020, the best minds in business have taught over 15,000 students strategic frameworks that have upleveled their thinking and accelerated their career - all this without the friction of business school applications and at a fraction of the cost. If you’re interested in joining a fast-paced education startup making a meaningful impact in the world, join us at Section4.
We are looking for a patient and collaborative Lead Motion Designer - Video to help brainstorm, create, and animate video lessons, case studies, and more. You will play a key role throughout the entire production process, from pre-production ideation and storyboarding through post-production editing and animating. 
You are an expert at After Effects, and have fluency in Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, and Sketch. You should have a strong understanding and instinct for motion in video and an attention to detail for the “little things” that surprise and delight. (Seriously, we have a lot of easter eggs in our work and welcome folks who can add their own creative spark.)
In addition to animating, you’ll also put your People Manager hat on, as you’ll be managing a team of two Motion Designers and one Associate Motion Designer. 
You should be perpetually curious, scrappy and analytical (just like our work). We are building a culture that fosters and rewards individuality, innovation, and collaboration. Come join us!

What you'll do

  • Project Manage the day-to-day animation tasks for your motion team
  • Manage a team of two Motion Designers and one Associate Motion Designer
  • Work with research and data teams to translate insights into creative ideas for animation and motion design
  • Contribute to storyboards in pre-production
  • Tell pleasing, impactful, and engaging stories with visuals
  • Break down complex or potentially dry concepts to be accessible, entertaining, and thought-provoking 
  • Using After Effects, animate charts, graphs, and other visual assets
  • Create special effects under the guidance of the Art Director
  • Participate in creative brainstorming sessions
  • Participate in post-production reviews

  • You have a passion for and demonstrated experience with storytelling
  • You are able to receive feedback and work iteratively
  • You have 3+ years of experience in animation and motion design
  • You have 2+ years of experience managing people
  • You have 2+ years of experience managing projects or creative workflows
  • You are a proven collaborator on a multidisciplinary team
  • You have a degree from a 4-year college/university; creative or design degrees are a plus
Our values:
We are zealous servants. We show up because we believe in our mission to serve our students.
We are calculated risk-takers. We achieve greatness through experimentation and winning (or failing) fast.
We are owners of our work. We own our commitments and help our teammates do the same.
Who we are:
At Section4, we believe that different perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. A diverse and inclusive team creates a better product. 
We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law. 
All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. We encourage candidates of underrepresented backgrounds to apply.
Job perks/benefits: Startup environment
Job region(s): Worldwide/Anywhere
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