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First Look Media // new-model media focused on independent voices
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The Position:

Topics streaming service is seeking a Temp. Motion Designer with strong aesthetic sensibilities & a love of entertainment. Our team supports the marketing & creative needs for Topic, a streaming service with curated programming from around the world. Projects will include everything from developing social media assets, promotional content & marketing campaigns, & overall motion graphics & some video editing support.

The ideal candidate will have experience in direct-to-consumer entertainment (TV, film & streaming), social media & content creation. They should be familiar with our service, & all of the platforms where our presence & content live, including Amazon, AppleTV, Roku, YouTube, etc. They should also have a passion for foreign programming, crimes, mysteries & thrillers.

We are looking for a talented & creative motion designer that is self-motivated, resourceful, organized & efficient, adaptable, energetic, professional, collaborative, & with an overall great work ethic.

This role will be an integral member of the Creative team & will report to the VP, Marketing.


  • Creating original content for social to promote our brand, service & programming.
  • Bring static designs to life with animation & video.
  • Animating motion GFX to improve storytelling.
  • Animating audiograms, cinemagraphs & GIFS.
  • Resize assets as needed for print & digital.
  • Pulling stills for thumbnails.
  • Pulling video clips & adding subtitles.

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with internal teams to develop ideas.
  • Own individual projects from conception to completion.
  • Work to constantly push, evolve & elevate the work.
  • Stay on top of industry trends, advancements & new techniques that could help to elevate the work & brand.
  • Participate in brainstorm sessions related to projects & overall department, & company goals.
  • Work within our file structure system & keeping files extremely organized.
  • Other appropriately related projects/duties as assigned.

Background & Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience as a motion designer, preferably in film, television, entertainment, or media
  • 3+ years using Adobe After Effects & Photoshop
  • Experience using Adobe Premiere
  • A passion for design
  • Strong sense of visual storytelling & visual aesthetic.
  • Ability to take feedback as a process & a means to continually improve, grow & pivot as needed.
  • Ability to work well under tight deadlines & to prioritize the needs of multiple assignments.
  • Ability to present ideas clearly & thoughtfully.
  • Ability to share feedback in a constructive way.
  • Self-starter who is a detail-oriented, & enthusiastic team player.
  • Passion for working in a collaborative team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Incredibly creative, organized, efficient & dedicated to creating quality work.

Compensation (NYC Only): The salary range for this role is $29.00 - $31.00 hourly. The salary offered will be determined based on relative experience, skillset & other job related factors.

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