Freelance Viz Artist - Spectrum Sports

Spectrum - El Segundo, CA3.5

Client Reference Code: 226680
Spectrum Networks is looking for passionate, talented and driven individuals with an eagerness to join the best and most dedicated in gathering, producing and delivering live sporting events and ancillary programming. Our commitment is to engage viewers with relevant and timely information about the teams they love.

What is Spectrum Networks: Spectrum Networks is a series of 27 hyper-local news and 9 regional sports networks owned and operated by Charter Communications, Inc. Spectrum Networks seeks to provide the most essential local news and information, cultivating relevant and thoughtful conversations that foster informed and engaged communities.

The Spectrum Sports Environment: Spectrum Sports employs the industries best sports TV makers and technological innovators. Employees are required to be flexible and available to work various shifts throughout the day, including mornings, late evenings, weekends and holidays as we strives to connect viewers to their home teams. Spectrum Sports broadcast live sporting events for various professional, collegiate and high school sports teams most notably the Lakers, Dodgers, Galaxy, Sparks, WCC and CIF State Championships in the Los Angeles area.

Spectrum Networks Employees: are passionate and driven, and can thrive in a competitive, fast-paced and fiercely accurate sports reporting environment. They are creative and/or highly technical with a desire to leverage their knowledge, skills and abilities to share team stories with depth and access. They are nimble and learn quickly, enabling themselves to pivot when new information is acquired within an ever-changing environment. They are team players with positive attitudes and strong interpersonal skills. They have the ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure.

What we’re looking for:
Spectrum Sports is looking for a talented Part-Time Viz Artist that can support all live programming and creative needs. The Viz Artist must be able to work well under pressure and have experience working in a graphics environment as well as a live control room to support pre-game, halftime, post-game and game productions. Basketball, baseball and soccer knowledge is highly preferred but not required. The ideal candidate has the ability to not only design graphics but also brainstorm fun, exciting ways to create and display content.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
In-depth knowledge of Viz Artist, Viz Trio and Graphics Hub Manager required and knowledge of Multiplay strongly preferred
Intermediate knowledge of Adobe After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator required
Additional basic knowledge of Maxon Cinema 4D and Chyron strongly preferred
Works closely with Production Operations Team as well as Engineering to help troubleshoot and support all Viz related projects and initiatives
Administrative duties include proper timecard entry, generating daily reports and effectively communicating with management on a daily basis.
Ability to organize information and maintain style guides required.
Lead and participate in on-going training programs and initiatives.
Assists with breaking news coverage and last minute programming changes as necessary
Other duties assigned

Operations (Tactical Responsibilities)
Experience with Viz Artist, Trio, Graphics Hub Manager and Multiplay required.
Ideal candidate would have intermediate understanding of Adobe Photoshop, After Effects and Illustrator, and basic knowledge of Maxon Cinema 4D and Viz Transition Logic.
Understanding of Rundown Applications such as Dalet, iNews and Graphic integration such as ISQ is preferred.
Strong understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives.

Preferred Qualifications:
Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
Must pay close attention to detail and maintain high levels of quality control.
Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
Reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.
Flexible during times of change.
Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients, and other departments.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Strong presentation and interpersonal skills.
Must be willing and able to learn, understand, and grow with the business.
Ability to present ideas that will make the Department stronger and more effective.
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English

Education & Experience:
College diploma or university degree in the field of Communications, Broadcasting, Radio/TV/Film and/or equivalent work experience. Minimum 1 year working in live production environment; 5 years working as a Graphics Designer.

Spectrum Networks believes every employee is an influencer and culture keeper. We expect respectful communication, openness to feedback, an eagerness to learn and grow, and an overall positive attitude. Roles may require the following:
Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time.
Overtime may be required in meet deadlines.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and to handle other computer components.
On-call availability for 24x7, 365 days a year.

Job Code : NSP440 Designer, Graphics Exempt