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job-img Photographer II Richmond, Virginia Area • Emerging Level
Will also be responsible for operating various news gathering equipment, including but not limited to microwave live truck, video camera, and video editing equipment. 

WHAT YOU'LL DO:
  • Capture and edit visual content for multiple platforms
  • Operate and maintain live equipment including microwave, satellite and related news gathering equipment
  • Work in tandem with newsroom personnel to create and develop news stories
  • Perform other duties as assigned
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
  • 2+ years experience as a photographer preferred
WHAT YOU'LL BRING:
  • Proficiency with lighting and computer based editing.
  • Proficiency with live microwave truck operation.
  • Knowledge and demonstration of creativity, editorial judgment, journalistic ethics and libel laws
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in posting content to station's web sites
  • Able to work efficiently under multiple deadlines on a daily basis
Additional Requirements
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.
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job-img VFX Technical Assistant (Python) ILM London London, United Kingdom • Emerging Level
This position provides support directly to artists and production staff and works closely with production and software engineers to enable the success and efficiency of the production pipeline.

The ideal candidate will have recently graduated with a Computer Science degree (or equivalent qualification) and has a knowledge of the world of VFX or a strong desire to work within the industry. This role sits with our technology team and can act as a springboard to other roles in our technology department or other departments in ILM.

What you'll do:
  • Troubleshooting and dynamic problem solving for layout, animation, lighting, and post-production workflows.
  • Image/Media handling, including conversion, manipulation, quality control, and playback for visual reviews.
  • Render troubleshooting and queue management.
What we're looking for:
  • Experience in Computer Science or equivalent qualification.
  • Familiarity with film, video and animation post-production and/or computer graphics techniques or a willingness and aptitude to learn on the job
  • Aesthetic eye and/or artistic background desired.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively interact with diverse personalities.
  • Strong time management skills; Ability to multi-task and prioritise.
  • Proven ability to work autonomously and in team settings.
  • Highly motivated.
  • Career focus for animation, visual effects, or games industries.
  • Knowledge of operating systems such as Windows/Mac
  • Experience programming and/or scripting language (i.e. Python, Perl) a must.
  • Ideally some previous part-time, intern or up to a year's work experience.
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job-img CFX Artist (Tech Anim) Vancouver, BC, Canada • Intermediate Level
The  Character FX TD  has strong artistic skills built on top of a solid technical foundation. The Character FX TD is responsible for character effects for shot production. You will work closely with the industry’s top talent in fields to create the most appealing character simulation performances and bring our characters to life. This is a regular, full-time, staff position that will be located at our Vancouver, BC studio.

Responsibilities:
  • Character effects for shot production, including cloth and hair simulation, and final character polishing
  • Actively engage in and potentially be cast to other tasks that the department supports (Simulation setup, and CFX/technical animation)
Requirements:
  • Experience in hair and/or cloth simulation
  • Solid understanding of the principles of animation
  • Extensive knowledge of anatomy, kinematics, and physical behaviors
  • Experience with creating appealing performances through simulation
  • 3+ years of professional experience in cloth and hair simulation, with emphasis on CG features
  • Experience working in collaborative environments and taking direction
  • Strong problem-solving ability
  • Comfort with Linux environments
  • Bachelor's degree in Art, Illustration, Computer Graphics, Engineering, related field or equivalent experience
An applicant will benefit from having:
  • Previous leadership/mentoring experience
  • Solid understanding of Python scripting
  • Experience in modeling, grooming, rigging, and/or character fx
  • Prior experience using Houdini
A Note About Software:
Our department currently uses Autodesk Maya as our primary platform with proprietary solvers, hair instancing tools, and other authoring plugins. Applicants should be adept in Maya or an equivalent CG application or demonstrate an aptitude for learning software quickly. A strong skill set in packages like Marvelous Designer, XGen, and Houdini is an added plus.
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job-img Production Coordinator India • Intermediate Level
The Production Coordinator’s primary emphasis is on scheduling, communication and coordination for a specific group (discipline) of artists (or multiple groups) on any given project. This position reports to Project (“Show”) Producer and Production Manager, while also working with other Coordinators on the project in keeping the show operating in an organized and efficient manner.  Coordinators are also responsible for working with and delegating to the project Production Assistants. Each Coordinator usually works closely with their specific group of artists’ Supervisor or Lead in crewing, scheduling, and managing that group’s body of work. Coordinators are significant points of information on the show and need to be able to balance multiple needs, projects, and tasks at one time.

What You’ll Do
  •  Work closely with your discipline supervisors in crewing, casting and scheduling your discipline’s body of work, keeping in mind the overall show schedule, client reviews, bids, and other discipline needs. 
  • Establish a process for communicating discipline targets, assignments, and priorities to your artist crew, as well as the overall show crew. This should be daily and/or weekly. 
  • Schedule, track, and manage assigned work within the ILM Internal Tracking Tool as well working with Production Managers to display the information in a physical form (magnet boards / conference rooms) in order to be visible to the team. 
  • Ensure work is on schedule for each department and is meeting internal and external (client) deadlines. Check in with artists on a regular basis regarding workload, targets, needs, etc 
  • Set up turnovers with discipline crew. Communicate turnover information to all artists assigned to asset(s) or shot(s). 
  • Track client needs, reviews and deliveries to make sure your discipline hits their targets. 
  • Serve as key communication liaison between all parties relevant to your work.  Provide updates, priorities, reschedules, and status of all shots at any given moment.  
  •  Anticipate and communicate issues to to reach solutions in a timely manner. 
  • Supervise, delegate to, and train assigned Production Assistant(s).  
  • Act as primary point person for organizing dailies/shot reviews throughout the day on behalf of your discipline Supe/Lead.  Take notes regarding feedback and decisions made and enter any required information into the Internal Tracking System/communicate to all so as to provide updates to all others impacted. 
  • Prioritization and escalation of technical support issues. 
  • Perform special projects as needed.  
  • Communicates with all parties on the project, from Supervisors to Production leadership and peers, to artists. 
What We’re Looking For
  • Three years work experience in production to include strong working knowledge of post production techniques and terminology. 
  • Proficiency in Macs/PCs including Microsoft Word and Excel.  Knowledge of UNIX and familiarity with Google Suite is favourable. 
  • Must possess very strong organizational and communication skills and be able to handle a variety of tasks in an efficient manner while meeting deadlines. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with people across all levels 
  • Attention to detail, follow through and strong communication skills. 
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job-img Sr. Motion Designer (FX Networks) Greater Los Angeles Area • Intermediate Level
Responsibilities:
  • Create show marketing designs, logo design, and branding design.
  • Collaborate with designers to create strong show packages and brand needs.
  • Partner with Production team to deliver assets.
  • Research latest trends in art, design, animation, and the competitive landscape.
Basic Qualifications:
  • 5+ years professional experience in motion design or related fields within film, television, or post-production design
  • Advanced skills in design and animation software/technologies preferred
  • Solid 2D and 3D design foundation and animation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Mac, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Affects, Premiere), and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience in Mata and/or Cinema 45, a plus
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented with the ability to multitask and work effectively under changing priorities, deadlines, and daily time constraints
  • Strong project management skills, and experience in designing and creating multiple campaigns in print and on-air is necessary
Required Education:
  • 4-year degree in Design, Art, Film or Television required
The hiring range for this remote position is $131,700 to $181,060 per year, which factors in various geographic regions. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.
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job-img VFX Producer Australia • Expert Level
What You’ll Do
  • Partner with key creatives to develop the approach for creating the effects work and provide clients with estimates of budget and schedule.
  • Principal project contact for tracking and reporting progress of work, budgeting and negotiating cost of work, and delivering cost/schedule changes.
  • Create, organize, and maintain the overall project schedule. 
  • Manage the production team. 
  • Evaluate the project budget and work scope with production accountants to provide management with early, consistent, and accurate financial reporting.
  • Maintain the project crew sheet, collaborating with the talent team to ensure the project is appropriately crewed.
  • Collaborate with the talent management team and studio production managers, with a focus on covering the project resource needs and balancing the overall capacity of the studio resources.
  • Lead a positive team environment, ensuring a collaborative and respectful work environment for your artists and production teams.
What We’re Looking For
  • A positive, proactive and collaborative VFX Producer who has a proven track record delivering VFX projects.
  • You probably have 10 or more years experience in VFX Production in all roles, including VFX Producer credits on complex high end projects.
  • Highly organised, calm and with solid intuition around project strategy and client management.
  • You care about building a collaborative and respectful team dynamic and lead by example in all of your relationships with client, supervisors and colleagues.
  • You have a Bachelor's Degree in Film, Art or Communications or you have gained that experience by working in our industry. 
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job-img Researcher, Nightly News Greater New York City Area • Emerging Level
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Assist in producing original news content, primarily for broadcast, including, but not limited to, research, conducting interviews, writing and editing scripts, field producing and shooting, and overseeing editing
  • Pitch story ideas and work on assigned stories developed by the editorial team
  • Edit short video clips to air on the broadcast, and coordinate graphic requests between the producers and the artists.
  • Help fill in for PAs where needed
  • Contribute to the web
  • This position is eligible for company sponsored benefits, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k), paid leave, tuition reimbursement, and a variety of other discounts and perks. Learn more about the benefits offered by NBCUniversal by visiting the Benefits page of the Careers website. Pay range: $20-$25 an hour
Qualifications
Basic Qualifications:
  • Must have at least two years editorial experience working in production at the network level
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree
  • Must be proficient in Outlook and iNews
  • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, under tight deadline pressure, including breaking news. Schedules will rotate, but must be able to work all shifts, including weekends and overnights
  • Must be able to work additional hours beyond scheduled shift with little or no notice, if needed
Additional Job Requirements:
  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered
  • Must be willing to work in NY
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
Desired Characteristics:
  • DV shooting experience
  • Experience in non-linear editing
  • Demonstrated strong knowledge and interest in news and current events 
  • Strong journalistic writing skills, research skills, and editorial judgment
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments
  • Knowledge of NBC News Policies and Guidelines and Practices
  • Experience producing long-form programming for a network or cable news operation
  • Investigative reporting experience
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job-img Production Coordinator: Story/Edit 1 Greater Los Angeles Area • Emerging Level
The Production Coordinator is an integral part of the production process, working closely with their production supervisor, within assigned department.   

Job Responsibilities:
  • Assists production supervisor and department head in maintaining and managing department schedule
  • Coordinates and preps for crew meetings, dailies, reviews and events
  • Facilitate and Collaborate to ensure incoming artists workstations, software and communication systems are in place
  • Takes notes during reviews/meetings and distributes in a timely fashion.
  • Work with production supervisor & Department head in setting priorities of department
  • Experience working in Story/Script/Edit strongly preferred
  • 2+ years Experience as a production coordinator within feature Animation production
  • 2+ years as a production assistant within a feature Animation and/or TV
  • Shotgun Experience preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work proactively and independently 
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