Job Description

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Motion Graphics Designer

WFH Flexible • CA

Job Type



YR Media is seeking a Motion Graphics Designer. As part of the Creative Team, you will be responsible for creating eye-catching, dynamic video graphics for social media campaigns, and content marketing across our social, web, and paid channels as well as templates that support branding efforts across our video teams.

The Motion Graphics Designer has a keen design eye and strong attention to detail. The ideal candidate must be advanced in post-production software, be able to come up with creative solutions quickly, and most of all are willing to work with and mentor our developing creators in accordance with our organization’s mission.

This position works within a larger team of design professionals, supporting organization goals and media initiatives. Additionally, this position will be a leader in maintaining and advancing the design aesthetic of the YR Media brand.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with visual designers and other members of the Creative Department to create fresh, engaging motion graphics content that follows our brand standards across social media and paid marketing channels, and more, often for our mobile-first audience
  • Produce sketches, storyboards, animatics, and style frames to visualize concepts
  • Master existing brand guidelines and help to establish additional motion and video guidelines
  • Works with Graphic Design Program Manager to help establish ways to incorporate motion design concepts into the design curriculum
  • Consistently track and showcase relevant inspiring work to motivate and inspire creative production teams
  • Collaborates with internal teams such as our Development & Growth department and Newsroom during ideation of campaign solutions to identify opportunities for video solutions
  • Cuts existing video content to produce new promotional content for use on various social media platforms
  • Creates motion graphics involving typography, photography, video, and animation
  • Helps to develop YR Media’s brand motion identity and set high visual standards for all brand videos
  • Works with multiple video codecs including Raw video format
  • Collaborates with team members on delivering projects on time and on budget while occasionally working on video productions as needed.
  • Experience with multiple formats and can identify graphic and editorial trends
  • Keeping project files organized, clean, and properly labeled
  • Exporting assets to specific file specifications according to need. Experience creating Media Encoder presets a plus
  • Serves as a mentor and leader to all interns and production assistants across all teams of the Creative Department
  • Performs any other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Skills

  • 2+ years of video and motion graphics experience
  • High-Proficiency in Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Illustrator, and Lightroom
  • Proficiency in video production software (Premiere, Final Cut, etc.)
  • Proficiency in 2D motion graphics
  • Experienced with post-production workflow and the latest post-production techniques
  • Skilled with typography, composition, color, and rhythm
  • Proven skills in sound editing and mixing
  • Strong competency in color correction and color grading
  • Strong desire to learn new techniques and technology to advance your skills
  • Familiarity with project management tools eg Asana
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate with different levels of management and creative teams.
  • Experienced in carrying out campaigns and has an advanced understanding of what makes content engaging and successful across digital channels and audiences
  • Personable, professional and patient demeanor to interface with staff and youth of diverse backgrounds
  • Must be conversant with DE&I practices
  • Strong team player and creative thinker; ability to support smaller projects while taking the creative lead on a larger project.


This is a full-time role, has no direct reports, and reports to the Brand and Visual Design Manager.

Salary Range: This is a full time exempt level position with a salary range of $65k – $75k.

Location Requirements:

Employee’s principal place of work shall be located in Oakland, CA, or any of YR Media’s designated hubs around the country.

Physical Requirements:

This position requires the ability to occasionally lift 25-pound boxes to a height of 3-4 feet.

Benefits offered: Health Insurance, fifteen (15) days of vacation, Paid holidays, Paid sick leave, Float day, 403(b), Professional development, Headspace, Financial wellness through HoneyBee, Paid YR (organization) holidays, EAPs (Halcyon and Guardian), Paid Bereavement leave, etc.

Salary Description

$65k – $75k/ year