Motion Graphics Designer

About Niche

We believe people’s lives are made better by having the right resources to inform their biggest life decisions. Niche is the best place to research U.S. colleges, schools, neighborhoods, and companies. Every month,millions of people use our easy-to-read and comprehensive reports cards, rankings, and reviews to choose the right schools, neighborhoods, and companies for them.

Niche.com is all about finding where you fit in and that mission inspires how we operate every day in our office. On top of that, we want Niche to be a place people truly enjoy working

About the Role

We are looking for a motivated Motion Graphics Designer to join our Design team. You'll bring the Niche brand to life through the creation of beautiful and sophisticated animation. 

You'll collaborate with Design and other cross-functional team members to develop motion graphics and animated content for a variety of platforms and marketing channels. You'll be a part of the whole process—from establishing the story and concepts all the way to executing them with your visual design and animation choices. You should be excited to apply your motion graphics expertise in many arenas, from perfecting a loading indicator to making an animated character jump off the screen. You'll work with the rest of the Design team to develop our standards, tooling, and processes for production of animated content. You must include an online portfolio.

What We Are Looking For

  • 0-3+ years experience
  • Expert at Adobe After Effects
  • Fluency in Photoshop, Illustrator and other Adobe CC software
  • Knowledge of other video editing or 3D rendering software a plus (e.g. Cinema 4D, Premiere) a plus
  • Experienced at animating with vector (i.e. Illustrator) illustrations 
  • Meticulous attention to detail and excellent design fundamentals: typography, illustrations, composition, and aesthetics
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize and present your work; able to communicate concepts through the creation of storyboards and moodboards
  • Strong knowledge of modern design trends & patterns
  • Highly adaptable and able to use skills in a wide variety of applications, from video to web design
  • Enthusiastic about solving some tricky technical problems, such as high volume video creation at scale

Why Niche?

  • Full time, salaried position with competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health plan, including vision and dental, provided at no cost to the employee
  • 20 PTO days, 10 Paid Holidays and 3 Volunteer Days Off per year
  • Parental leave
  • Stock options and SIMPLE IRA Employer Match
  • Your ideas and work will make an immediate impact on our company and millions of users

Niche will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future for this opening.

Candidates only.  No recruiters or agencies, please. All of our open positions are located in our Pittsburgh, PA office. Sorry, we do not offer relocation assistance.

Niche is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.

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Working at Niche

Niche is a small team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We’re a unique blend of data scientists, engineers, parents, and “yinzers” who are looking for exceptional talent to grow our company. Read more about Niche and check out our team page.

We believe people’s lives are made better by having the right resources to inform their biggest life decisions. Your ideas and work will make an immediate impact on our company and millions of users.

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