Designer, Motion


  • London  
    perm, remote, temp to perm, part time  
  • Company
    Start date
  • Closing date
    30 July 2021  
    Posted on
    13 July 2021  

Visual Journalism provides all the graphics for BBC News. It is a 24-hour, 7 days a week operation based at New Broadcasting House. The role will involve shift working which will include earlies, lates, weekends and Bank Holidays. The team provides graphics for domestic and international news; the One, Six and Ten, the BBC News channel, BBC World News, BBC Arabic, BBC Persian and Language Services as well as many other current affairs and political programmes including Focus on Africa, Newsnight and Politics Live, plus specials such as the Elections and the Budget. As part of BBC News Visual & Data Journalism, we work alongside UX&D designers, CS developers and Visual Journalism’s editorial & data teams.

This is a great opportunity for outstanding, creative individuals - talented designers who are brimming with ideas and motion graphic design solutions

Role Responsibility:

Everything we do moves - filmed footage, animation, infographics and storyboards, moving image & design is our core business.

As a Motion Designer in Visual Journalism you’ll be working creatively everyday with Editorial teams, producing video graphics, infographics & screen graphics across all the outputs of BBC News using Adobe CC and a variety of other software.

  • Portfolio evidence of excellent design work demonstrating creative flair
  • Able to talk through your design decisions with a diverse range of people, evidence of successfully collaborating and sharing your ideas with absolutely anyone
  • An experienced Adobe Creative Suite User, with particular focus on After Effects
  • Knowledge of Cinema 4D and/or other 3D software
  • Able to deliver different approaches and design styles
  • Keep pace with latest design trends and technology developments
  • Relevant Degree or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript, Visual Basic or R would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of digital delivery and workflows, delivering for Social Media platforms, Facebook etc would be an advantage
  • A thorough knowledge of BBC editorial guidelines and other compliance policies,
  • Understanding of the importance of the BBC's values in accuracy and impartiality.
  • A passion for and a great understanding of the area in which the role operates

The Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate will have experience as a hands on Motion Graphic Designer. You will have experience of delivering high quality motion graphics using Adobe After Effects, working from an Editorial Brief and sticking to tight deadlines. You will have a superb showreel showcasing your work.

Keen interest in & knowledge of News, Politics & Current Affairs is a must.

Contract types: 3 x 3 month contract, 1 x 12 month contract, 1 x continuing contract

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in the UK.

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. 

About the Company:

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please visit our website.

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