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Los Angeles    Posted: Tuesday, March 23, 2021
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BuzzFeed is the worlds leading independent digital media & tech company, with a cross-platform news & entertainment network that reaches hundreds of millions of people globally & spreads Joy & Truth across the internet. 
Our portfolio of brands are household names that people rely on to inform & entertain, including: BuzzFeed, BuzzFeed News, Tasty, Nifty, Bring Me, Cocoa Butter, Pero Like, Worth It, & Unsolved to name a few!  These properties & their Creators reach over 134M people a month through articles, lists, videos, animations, quizzes, podcasts, original series, newsletters & more.

The Role

BuzzFeed is looking for two experienced AfterEffects Motion Graphic Animators to work on an internally produced new mini explainer series called Historical Icons Who Weren't Actually Straight. The four episode series will feature bold colorful illustrations & be entirely animated (no live action). The role is a 6-8 week contract, starting in April, exact date TBD.

You Will 

  • Create beautiful, entertaining animation, including some simple character animation
  • Work on a small remote team, which requires constant communication & collaboration
  • Offer up ideas & solutions to design problems
  • Handle & execute notes quickly
  • Be self-sufficient, organized & on schedule
  • Support Designer in creating assets for animation if needed 
  • Ability to support Editor in sound design & editing a plus but not required

You Have

  • A strong sense of design & timing
  • High level of proficiency in AfterEffects, including knowledge & proficiency with plug-ins & expressions
  • Proficiency in Adobe Suite, in particular Illustrator & Premiere
  • Proficiency in Google Apps, Microsoft Office, Media Encoder & After Effects
  • Good communication skills & no ego on receiving feedback
  • At least 2-3 years of experience working in animation & online 
  • Knowledgeable of social media & digital video platforms

All job applications must be received through the official BuzzFeed Jobs board (, including referrals. It is BuzzFeed's practice to not schedule job interviews until after an application is submitted through our jobs board.

Life at BuzzFeed

At BuzzFeed, we believe we benefit from the diverse perspectives within & across our teams. As such, BuzzFeed celebrates inclusion & is committed to equal opportunity employment practices.

BuzzFeed is the worlds leading tech-powered media company, with a cross-platform news & entertainment network that reaches hundreds of millions of people globally. The company aims to spread truth & joy across the internet by producing articles, lists, quizzes, videos, original series; lifestyle content through brands including Tasty, the worlds largest social food network; original reporting & investigative journalism through BuzzFeed News; strategic partnerships, licensing & product development through BuzzFeed Marketing; & original productions across broadcast, cable, SVOD, film & digital platforms for BuzzFeed Studios. 

BuzzFeed is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, & will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category.

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