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Sr. Animator, Motion Graphics

Slack is hiring a Senior Motion Graphics Designer/Animator to help us tell the world about Slack through thoughtfully crafted content and engaging experiences. You’ll be joining a dynamic group of designers, video producers, and writers on our Creative team to build awareness of the Slack brand and product benefits. We are looking for an animator that is great at storytelling, creative thinking, and has strong collaboration skills.

If you believe that some of the best solutions are the most subtle, that there’s inherent emotion in motion, and that you can build confidence through showing vs. telling, then don’t hesitate to say hello!

 

What you will be doing

  • Work closely with the creative team to scale and amplify the Slack brand in new and innovative ways across our marketing channels (web, email, social, and paid digital), at Slack events, and in video.
  • Produce a wide range of animation and motion content for social media, campaigns, and product UI overviews.
  • Take lead on projects from concept to delivery—storyboard, design, animation, feedback, QA, and production.
  • Build relationships and collaborate with cross functional partners (marketing, engineering, customer experience, and brand to name a few) to bring engaging narratives to life through technical motion design projects
  • Work with agencies and external partners to lead motion concepts and UI designs, while maintaining brand strategy and identity.
  • Communicate clearly and often. Involve key partners to make critical decisions.
  • Bring a level of clarity and understanding to Slack, the product, through instructional videos and GIFs
  • Mentor other animators on the team

What you should have

  • 8+ years of extensive and relevant work experience on a creative team, either in-house or agency
  • An outstanding portfolio with a proven foundation in motion design, storytelling, creative strategy, and concept ideation
  • Experience collaborating with diverse teams in a dynamic, rapid growth environment
  • Experience partnering with marketing teams to develop the strategy, implementation, and rationale for project
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Expertise in After Effects, proficiency in Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere
  • Figma knowledge is a plus
  • Ability to take ownership of large multichannel projects from start to finish
  • A prior knowledge of Slack and how it works is a bonus

Slack is where work happens. It connects you with the people and apps you work with every day, no matter where you are or what you do. We believe everyone deserves to work in a welcoming, respectful, and empathetic culture. We live by our values and hire accordingly.

Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is core to Slack's values. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a fun place to work.

Come do the best work of your life here at Slack.

Slack is registered as an employer in many, but not all, states. If you are not located in or able to work from a state where Slack is registered, you will not be eligible for employment.Visa sponsorship may not be available in certain remote locations.

Visa sponsorship is not available for candidates living outside the country of this position.

Slack is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Slack will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


 


Slack has transformed business communication. It’s the leading channel-based messaging platform, used by millions to align their teams, unify their systems, and drive their businesses forward. Only Slack offers a secure, enterprise-grade environment that can scale with the largest companies in the world. It is a new layer of the business technology stack where people can work together more effectively, connect all their other software tools and services, and find the information they need to do their best work. Slack is where work happens.

Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is core to Slack’s values. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a pleasant and supportive place to work.

Come do the best work of your life here at Slack.