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Tooning Out the News - Background Designer


Tooning Out the News - Background Designer

• Emerging Level


CBS Studios / Comedy Central weekly animated variety series STEPHEN COLBERT PRESENTS TOONING OUT THE NEWS seeks a Background Designer, with proficiency in Adobe Suite. Preferably with digital news, network/cable news, or late-night background. This is currently a remote position, but a New York-based candidate is preferred.

Category Animation  Art Department  Graphic Design  Special Effects 
Location Greater New York City Area
Time Period 6 Months
Posted Date Jul 22, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

This Background Designer will support the Background Design team in creating fully layered 2D backgrounds exclusively in Photoshop for a weekly news comedy show with a tight turnaround. The ideal candidate has a keen eye for detail, works well under deadlines, and has the ability to emulate cable news style. Comedy experience is not required. 

  • Support the Background Design team in creating fully layered 2D backgrounds exclusively in Photoshop.
  • Drawing precise layouts and rendering them in a polished, naturalistic style that adheres strongly to established brand guidelines. 
  • Minimum Undergraduate degree or 2 years of equivalent work experience required.
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines for daily turnaround.
  • Excellent layout and digital painting skills.
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop.
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented.
  • Character design experience is a plus.
  • Have a strong work ethic, and can adapt quickly to a constantly changing script and design needs.
  • Ability to work evenings.

Job Type Contract  Temporary 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day, Evening
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