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Broadcast Graphic Designer

WTTW/PBS Chicago and WFMT/Classical Chicago k

Chicago, IL

Jun 3
Job Description

WTTW (Chicago PBS) is seeking an outcomes-driven, enthusiastic, technically-savvy graphic designer/animator to join the creative services team. The ideal candidate will create compelling daily news, documentary, special, brand, and promo graphics packages. They will conceptualize and execute engaging on-air animations for promos, television shows and ancillary content, presentations, and more.

An online portfolio demonstrating logo and brand design, typography, animation, motion graphics / 3D, typography, and color theory work is required for consideration. Please include link with application.

• Design, create, and animate inventive graphics packages and promos in fast-paced, outcomes-driven environment using compelling brand identity elements, motion graphics, and animation. These graphics will include branding elements, promos, show opens and closes, backgrounds, lower thirds, animations, snipes, logos, marketing assets, and more.
• Manage efficient and quick turnaround of graphics assets to support daily newsroom and other short- and long-term around-the-organization production and marketing needs.
• Collaborating with producers and marketing/creative services staff, take projects from creative concept to final finish building off of requests, creative briefs, and style frames.
• Manage and account for time effectively to meet all milestones and delivery deadlines.
• Collaborate with marketing and creative services staff to create style guides and to design and maintain graphic and brand identity of organization.
• Manage creative assets library for efficient search and retrieval across team.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and presentation abilities.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Flexible and adaptable, while maintaining high levels of productivity and effectiveness under pressure on multiple projects with tight and competing deadlines.
• Thorough understanding of creative production planning and process; ability to estimate project scopes of work and time required to complete projects.
• Ability to foster and maintain positive relationship with production, creative services, and other key stakeholders.
• Willingness to work outside of traditional hours depending on linear television schedule shifts.

• At least 3 years of television broadcast graphic design with a proven portfolio of work.
• Hands-on knowledge and background in typography, layout, color, and logo design.
• Strong design and animation skills and in-depth understanding of After Effects and industry standard plug-ins.
• Expert-level hands-on proficiency utilizing Adobe CC Suite (After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere) and proficiency with Windows OS.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in graphic arts or related field a plus.

Application Details

An online portfolio demonstrating logo and brand design, typography, animation, motion graphics / 3D, typography, and color theory work is required for consideration. Please include link with application.

WTTW/PBS Chicago and WFMT/Classical Chicago

WTTW is the PBS member station in Chicago, committed to creating and presenting unique media content across distinct television and digital channels – WTTW, WTTW Prime, WTTW Create, WTTW World, WTTW PBS Kids 24/7, and the PBS/WTTW video app. Recognized for award-winning journalism and local productions such as Chicago Tonight, Chicago by ‘L’, Check, Please!, digital-first series Urban Nature and FIRSTHAND and national productions 10 That Changed America and Prehistoric Road Trip, WTTW presents the very best in public affairs, arts and culture, nature and science, history and documentary, and children’s public media content.

WFMT is one of the country’s most respected classical music radio services, showcasing the finest music programming and live performances, including Live from WFMT and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Series, across broadcast and digital platforms via 98.7FM, and the WFMT app. The WFMT Radio Network is a leading creator and distributor of audio arts and culture programs, including Exploring Music with McGlaughlin and the Beethoven Network, made available to radio stations and other content platforms around the world.

Our Mission:
WTTW and WFMT are committed to producing and presenting trusted, best-in-class content fueled by a distinctly Chicago sensibility. We engage our audiences by entertaining, inspiring, educating, and reflecting a diversity of perspectives.

Our Purpose:
We enrich lives, engage communities, and inspire exploration.