Vizrt Designer- CNN/HLN

Atlanta, GA
Full Time
Requisition ID: 175231BR

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The Job
Coder + 3D Animator + Vizrt Expert = Our next Vizrt Designer

The CNN/HLN Design team is looking for our next Vizrt Designer in Atlanta, Georgia to take on real-time graphics design (primarily, but not limited to vizrt scenes and templates), software architecture, integration, operations/engineering support, and development in new technologies (including magic wall, augmented and virtual reality). Reporting into the Assistant Art Director and Art Director, you'll partner closely with the editorial and viz operations support teams on four different live programs crafting innovative and cutting-edge ways to tell our stories.

Think you have what it takes to hit the ground running and help tell our stories with CGI techniques? Let's see it! Include a link on your resume to CG work samples when you apply.

The Daily
  • Leverage vizrt and other real-time graphics production tools to design and develop concepts.
  • See projects through to completion and implementation on multiple platforms.
  • Create innovative user interface solutions while also testing and supporting the real-time graphics systems.
  • Effectively communicate with Art Directors and Producers to coordinate production and distribution of design elements.
  • Coordinate efforts with personnel in Editorial, Broadcast Operations, and Engineering on the delivery, implementation and quality control of new products and workflows.
  • Develop unique scripting solutions for the Vizrt design and playout environments as well as the CNN Design Vizrt infrastructure.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose application and system-related issues and bugs.

One thing to note, we work in a sort of "breaking news" type environment so working nights and weekends isn't uncommon.

The Essentials
    • *Tip*-Showcase your TOP pieces that help show us why YOU would be the best creative for this role.
  • You're an expert Vizrt user with 4+ years of television production experience
  • It's a plus if you have a degree from accredited art program with emphasis in graphic design, web design, illustration, 3d animation, visual communications or related field, or equivalent work experience with a demonstrated knowledge of graphic design.
  • If you've completed courses in computer science and programming that's even better!
  • You have extensive experience supporting live and in-studio regular programming.
  • You have experience with 3D modeling software (such as Cinema 4D and Maya), additional real-time 3D animation software (such as Unity 3D) and additional programming languages (such as C#, Visual Basic and Java.)
  • Desire for constantly expanding knowledge of new technologies.
  • You take a creative leadership approach delivering high quality results even when the stakes are high
  • You knock it out of the park when it comes to clear, concise communication skills whether its written or verbal and can tailor and present your ideas to a wide variety of audiences
  • You’re an expert multi-tasker who can shift between concurrent assignments, prioritize effectively, and adapt quickly to changing priorities, assignments, and roles under pressure
  • You work well under pressure with a positive can-do attitude, and are ready to roll up your sleeves when demand is high
  • You're self-motivated and willing to take initiative
  • You're able to work flexible hours as needed

Desirable experience (not mandatory) includes:
  • Experience with Datapool
  • Transition Logic
  • VBScript
  • Viz3 Scripting and iNews interfacing platforms as they relate to Vizrt systems is preferred

The Perks
  • Full-time position (40+ hours/week)
  • Eligible for full benefits package (medical, vision, dental) + retirement benefits (401k matching!)
  • Fantastic paid time off package (includes vacation, sick and personal days, plus holidays)
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Paid time off every year to volunteer
  • 2018 Best Company for Working Mothers AND Dads
  • An industry leading in-house learning and development team to help shape and grow your career
  • Working for incredible WarnerMedia brands like HBO, CNN, WB, TBS, TNT, Turner Sports, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and more!

The WarnerMedia Story
WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, Turner Sports, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.

Warner Media, LLC and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.