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Supervisor - Motion Design (DBT)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10012811 Location Burbank, California, United States Business National Geographic Date posted Aug. 09, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

The Motion Design Supervisor will support the DBT Creative Marketing team with operations, project support and supervision for design and animation projects; including motion graphics that engage audiences across all platforms.

The Motion Design Supervisor will report to an Art Director on the Motion Design team and work closely with all team members across creative and project management. They are the gatekeeper and point of contact for daily graphics requests and deliverable versioning for the Motion Design team.  The Motion Design Supervisor will help oversee project workflows, scheduling artist time with the internal Creative Services team and review processes ensuring projects are accounted for and go through proper review/approval.

This is a highly collaborative role that requires strong organizational skills and the capacity to handle a high volume of work and a strong understanding the motion design and animation production process. This person must be even keeled, have strong note taking ability. They must have experience and interest in the motion design field and genuine passion for the entertainment industry and the arts.


  • Collaborate with and support for the Art Director and VFX/Animation Directors to ensure all deliverables meet a high standard of production value
  • Liaison between writer/producers and the Motion Design team for daily graphic requests & asset needs
  • Keep track of requested deliverables project timelines for motion graphics projects
  • Responsible for overseeing graphic technical spec and file naming guidelines and enforcement
  • Oversee the graphics delivery pipeline to our post facilities and internal archive
  • Supervise editorial sessions for pulling footage selections for motion graphics and VFX needs, delivering to internal and 3rd party vendors
  • Lead technical QC and delivery process for the Motion Design team’s deliverables in collaboration with the Motion Design Asset Coordinator
  • Provides QC review and approval for GFX packages
  • Final sign off and approval on GFX versioning for established design
  • Interdepartmental support for sourcing existing graphic assets
  • Assemble project kickoff asset packs (existing project collects, spec sheets, relevant guides, etc.) for vendors and artists
  • Recap and send notes as needed for internal and external projects
  • Ability to maintain professional disposition when representing the department in cross functional and outside vendor meetings
  • Ability to grasp feedback and notes from relevant stakeholders and guide implementation of changes

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 3+ yrs. experience in Entertainment Marketing Design or related field.
  • Excellent communication and organization skills, both written and verbal
  • Professional disposition
  • Familiarity with Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Maxon Cinema 4D, and Autodesk Maya
  • Must possess a strong work ethic, ability to multi-task and a drive to support the creation of compelling creative content that achieves the business goals of DBT Marketing and Multiplatform Content

About National Geographic:

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with ABC Cable Networks Group, which is part of a business we call National Geographic.

ABC Cable Networks Group is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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