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Senior 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.

For Colorado-based roles: Minimum annual salary of $99,200. This base pay is for illustrative purposes only. This position is eligible for additional compensation and benefits including: incentive compensation; health benefits; flexible spending account; retirement benefits; life insurance; commuter benefits; paid time off (including PTO, emergency time off, paid sick leave, medical leave, volunteer time off, civic duty leave, bereavement leave, floating holidays and paid holidays); parental leave and benefits; mobile phone and internet allowance; perks stipend; and other employee perks and benefits. 

The actual offer, reflecting the total compensation package and benefits, will be at the company’s sole discretion, and determined by a myriad of factors including, but not limited to, years of experience, depth of experience, and other relevant business considerations. The company also reserves the right to amend or modify employee perks and benefits at any time.

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.


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