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Motion Graphic Animator/Editor

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024
Job Title: Motion Graphics Animator/Editor
Department: Match Presentation
Reports to: Director of Fan Experience
Job Summary:
The Motion Graphics Animator/Editor is a key position within the FC Cincinnati and TQL Stadium team. This position will play a central role in the development of the fan experience and in-stadium atmosphere. This role is responsible for creating impactful in-stadium content and motion and animated collateral. Candidate must be able to work in a collaborative team environment. This individual will work on projects across the organization, including brand marketing, sponsorship activation, and stadium operations teams. Additionally, this role will be expected to work to develop and create content for the FCC in-match experience and leverage one of the most dynamic and sophisticated media facades in the world at TQL Stadium.

The Motion Graphics Animator/Editor must have exceptionally strong communication, creative and organizational skills and be deadline-driven in execution. Creativity, strong attention to detail, dedication, hard work and passion for soccer are paramount to success in the position. A strong understanding and familiarity with key match presentation skills – including control room technology, graphics (still and motion) and live entertainment content production skills – are necessary.

Work Hours
In addition to normal business hours, weekend, evening, and holiday work will be required as schedule and project workload dictates. Travel, including international, may be required.

What You’ll Do:
  • Collaborate with creative content team to develop breakthrough content and unique fan experiences
  • Creation and implementation of in-match graphics for LED ribbon signage, video board, and IPTV system
  • Creation and implementation of graphics and animations for the LED façade at TQL Stadium for FCC matches and events, private events, and city initiatives
  • Production of video graphics, end tags, lower thirds, and editorials, as necessary
  • Ability to produce on-brand creative that engages fans and communicates partner needs
  • Support match presentation and creative teams on match day with graphic and content changes
What You’ll Bring:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required to excel in the position:
  • Experience producing content across a variety of formats for in-venue viewing
  • Ability to translate brand guidelines and pillars into the live event space to maximize integration and consistency
  • Creative and strategic thinker
  • Efficient worker who can lead multiple projects and keep all projects on time and budget
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • Exceptionally strong interpersonal skills, especially interdepartmentally
  • Represent the club in ethical and professional manners at all times
  • Knowledge of, and interest in, soccer and sports, as well as pop culture
What You’ll Need:
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in a related position are required
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in producing graphics and content for live event consumption
  • Must be able to send demo reel with examples to be considered
  • Experience with Adobe Media Encoder / Experience working in various resolutions, and video formats.
  • Experience with 3D motion graphics and motion graphics programs such as Element 3D, Maya, or Cinema 4D strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with IPTV strongly preferred
  • Experience designing content for large format media facades is strongly preferred
  • Video editing experience is preferred
  • Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suites (After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, InDesign) and Ross design software
  • Experience with Saco products a plus
  • Sports experience is preferred
Why You’ll Love FCC:
  • Generous paid time off and holiday time
  • Option for one work from home day per week (by department and schedule)
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401k plan with company match
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Maternity & Paternity Leave and Family Building Benefit
  • Employee Assistance Program and free subscription to the Calm App
  • Discount off merchandise in the FCC team store
  • Community volunteer opportunities
  • Professional development and Frequent team building opportunities
  • Employee recognition programs and referral programs
  • Opportunity for complimentary staff tickets to home FC Cincinnati matches
About FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati is a Major League Soccer team playing at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. Originally founded in 2015 by Carl H. Lindner III and co-CEO Jeff Berding, FCC started play in the United Soccer League (USL) in 2016. FCC entered MLS as the 24th team in 2019. The club’s wide and diverse ownership group is led by controlling owner Lindner III; as well as managing owners Meg Whitman and Dr. Griff Harsh; Scott Farmer; and George Joseph.

FC Cincinnati opened the club’s privately funded, 26,000-seat soccer-specific TQL Stadium in the West End neighborhood of Cincinnati in 2021, a venue which has won numerous global awards including the World Football Summit Best Venue 2022 in Madrid and the 2022 Prix Versailles World Title in the Sports Category in Paris, France.

FC Cincinnati won the 2023 Supporters’ Shield – the annual award given to the team with the most points in the regular season – and clinched a spot in the 2023 MLS Playoffs for the second straight year. The club won the 2018 USL Regular-Season Championship in record-setting fashion and earned postseason berths in all three of its USL seasons. In 2017, FC Cincinnati also advanced to the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, a run that included victories over two MLS squads.

About TQL Stadium
TQL Stadium, home of FC Cincinnati, is one of the most ambitious soccer-specific stadiums in not only North America, but the world. Critically-acclaimed firm Populous designed an innovative and forward-thinking stadium that is one of the largest soccer-specific facilities in Major League Soccer. TQL Stadium has been named Best Venue at the 2022 World Football Summit in Madrid and the 2022 Prix Versailles World Title in the Sports Category in Paris, France.

The stadium has five team locker rooms, including a comprehensive team suite for FC Cincinnati that features a dressing room, coach’s office, lounge, equipment storage and the Mercy Health Center of Excellence for the team’s medical and game day fitness needs. Within the 18 months of the stadium’s completion, TQL Stadium has featured both the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams, including the USMNT’s FIFA World Cup Qualification match vs. Mexico, and a concert by legendary rock band, The Who.

The closest seats are within 15 feet of the pitch at the $250 million, privately funded stadium. The design includes 53 traditional suites and 4,500 premium seats throughout four premium club spaces. FC Cincinnati’s supporters’ section, The Bailey, has grown to be more than 3,100 strong and loom over opponents at a 34-degree angle at the stadium’s north end. A 360-degree canopy roof covers every seat in TQL Stadium, but still allows sufficient sun in to grow a natural grass field.

About Mercy Health Training Center
In 2019, the club opened the state-of-the-art Mercy Health Training Center (MHTC) in Milford, Ohio. Designed by MSA Sport, the $30 million, 24-acre facility includes three full-size, lighted soccer fields – including two stabilized natural grass surfaces and one synthetic turf surface – as well as a goalkeeper-specific training area. The MLS team is housed in a 30,000 sq. ft., multilevel building abutting the fields, including a separate, 4,000 sq. ft. wing of the building for the FC Cincinnati Academy.

Additionally, there is a 3,000 sq. ft. maintenance facility on the property. In the design process, the MSA Sport design team benchmarked training grounds across the world, including the best in Europe, South America, and Asia. The goal of the design meets the original goal to develop one of the premier and most progressive team facilities in Major League Soccer and North America.

FC Cincinnati is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.