Animation Designer (Temporary)


  • Remote  
    New York, United States
    freelance, temp to perm, part time  
  • Company
    Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies  
    Start date
  • Closing date
    13 October 2023  
    Posted on
    12 September 2023  

Every great story has a new beginning, and yours starts here.

Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery… the stuff dreams are made of.

Who We Are…

When we say, “the stuff dreams are made of,” we’re not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD’s vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what’s next…

From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.

Your New Role...

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About the Project:

The BR Animation team is looking for artists for a new season of Hero Ball, a scripted comedic animated series featuring anime versions of NBA stars. Episodes are approximately 3 minutes long and distributed on the BR app as well as major social platforms.

Your Role Accountabilities… 

  • The animation design role is responsible for bringing the animated world of this new project to life. 
  • Animators work as part of a team in a traditional digital workflow in an exciting, creative, and fast-paced environment. 
  • Artists with focuses in 2D character design/layout, 2D background design/layout, and 2D character animation are encouraged.
  • This is a short-term, remote, temporary position.

Qualifications & Experience… 

  • 2-5 years experience in 2D hand drawn animation in a professional setting
  • Fine Arts Bachelor's degree in animation or relevant work experience
  • Expert in Adobe Animate
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and After Effects
  • NBA knowledge a plus but not required
  • Knowledge of anime fandom and culture a plus but not required
  • Works well with a team
  • Works well receiving constructive feedback
  • Remote position
  • Please include links to examples of your work in your application

How We Get Things Done…

This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.

The Legal Bits…

In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles in locations where legally required. $77,350.00 - $143,650.00 salary per year. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Warner Bros. Discovery provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and paid time off (PTO).

Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, 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.

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