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    Social/Digital

    Art Director, Social/Digital

    • Los Angeles
    • Social/Digital
    • Full-time
    Position: Art Director, Social/Digital
    Department: Social/Digital
    Reports to: Creative Director
    Status: Full-time, Non-exempt
    Location: Los Angeles / hybrid (on-site/remote)
    Direct Reports: No
     
    AV Squad is a creative advertising agency specializing in entertainment marketing. Since our inception in 2004, our goal has remained unchanged: We strive to create outstanding, attention-grabbing content that tells an effective story. Our passion for our work and commitment to our clients has positioned AV Squad as an industry leader.
     
    If you are an energetic, fearless, and passionate individual who loves what you do and feeds off of working with others with the same qualities, you’ve found your home. This is a startup division within an established agency, and we’re building an environment that will allow you to vibe hard with others and elevate the people around you. Check your ego at the door and come ready to compete and help the team win.
    The ideal candidate will have a natural inclination for the social media space and an eye for designing/animating content for different platforms. We’re looking for a hands-on Art Director to work within the team to help conceive big ideas that fit across any social platform – ideas that breakthrough and connect with people. In this role, you will function as a visual storyteller, seeing motion graphics from concept through execution and finishing across a wide variety of programming & brand initiatives. 
     
    What will you be working on?
      
    Creative Strategy – you’ll help set the visual look and feel for the social face of some of the biggest titles across the entertainment landscape. You’ll help bring the brand to life and influence the content we create while leading junior and mid/senior designers.
     
    Content Development, Design and Animation – With direction from the Creative Director, you’ll help lead hands-on content development and bring it to life through animation or static design on multiple social platforms.
     
    Social Strategy – you’ll have the knack to look at brand strategy and guidelines and apply them to specific platforms and content. You’ll connect the dots between objectives and translate them to vertical/square videos and statics. You’ll contribute to team ideation sessions about taking concepts into social-first content ideas and series.
     
    Requirements:
    – Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work-related experience and knowledge
    – Self-motivated, well organized, and resilient to ever-changing timelines, requests, and deliverables
    – Ability to work quickly, efficiently, and accurately within all required aspects of the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere)
    – Experience with theatrical finishing
    – 3D abilities with Cinema 4D a plus
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    Copywriter

    • Los Angeles
    • Social/Digital
    • Full-time
    Position: Copywriter
    Department: Social/Digital
    Reports to: Head of Social/Digital
    Status: Full-time
    Location: Los Angeles / hybrid (on-site/remote)
    Direct Reports: No
     
    AV Squad is a creative advertising agency specializing in entertainment marketing. Since our inception in 2004, our goal has remained unchanged: We strive to create outstanding, attention-grabbing content that tells an effective story. Our passion for our work and commitment to our clients has positioned AV Squad as an industry leader.
     
    If you are an energetic, fearless, and passionate individual who loves what you do and feeds off of working with others with the same qualities, you’ve found your home. This is a startup division within an established agency, and we’re building an environment that will allow you to vibe hard with others and elevate the people around you. Check your ego at the door and come ready to compete and help the team win.
    As a part of AV Squad’s growing Social Team, you will be running point on our copywriter efforts across multiple campaigns, accounts, and platforms. You will be tasked with taking direction directly from our clients, and transforming their vision into focused, effective copy. The ideal candidate is someone who is wildly creative, social-media-savvy, organized, and understands the importance of meeting deadlines.
    Key Responsibilities
    ·         Creation, and oversight of creation, of post copy across multiple platforms for multiple campaigns.
    ·         Collaborate with Social Team respond to RFP’s and develop winning proposals for entertainment social campaigns.
    ·         Partner with Creative Directors, Art Directors, and Producers to generate groundbreaking ideas for campaigns.
    ·         Innovation of AV Squad’s approach to platform strategy, engagement strategy, and content strategy for our campaigns.
    ·         Identifying social media trends and reporting on those trends to the larger Social Team
    ·     Quality control over voice & tone, and factual accuracy within post copy according to client and campaign needs.
     
    Skills & Experience
    ·         Three years working as a copywriter an agency setting, with a focus working in social media.
    ·         Strong understanding of social media conventions, platforms, features, and trends.
    ·         Passion for Television, Film, Streaming, and Gaming.
    ·         Strong familiarity of online fan communities, specifically for entertainment fandoms.
    ·         Excellent communication skills.
    ·         Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
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    Junior Motion Designer, Social/Digital

    • Los Angeles
    • Social/Digital
    • Full-time
    Position: Junior Motion Designer, Social/Digital
    Department: Social/Digital
    Reports to: Creative Director
    Status: Full-time, Exempt
    Location: Los Angeles / hybrid (on-site/remote)
    Direct Reports: No
     
    AV Squad is a creative advertising agency specializing in entertainment marketing. Since our inception in 2004, our goal has remained unchanged: We strive to create outstanding, attention-grabbing content that tells an effective story. Our passion for our work and commitment to our clients has positioned AV Squad as an industry leader.
     
    If you are an energetic, fearless, and passionate individual who loves what you do and feeds off of working with others with the same qualities, you’ve found your home. This is a startup division within an established agency, and we’re building an environment that will allow you to vibe hard with others and elevate the people around you. Check your ego at the door and come ready to compete and help the team win.
    AV Squad is currently seeking a full-time Junior Motion Designer to join our creative social marketing team. You will work closely with members of a growing social team, including art directors, designers, writers, producers, and editors. In this role, you will function as a visual storyteller, seeing motion graphics from concept through execution and finishing across a wide variety of programming & brand initiatives. This is an opportunity to contribute to dynamic campaigns across multiple social platforms.
    The ideal candidate is adept at using Adobe Creative Cloud applications to produce dynamic motion graphics and engaging social media for entertainment clients. You are an expert at marrying design to live action footage to create compelling campaign narratives. You can ideate a visual language from scratch that ladders up to established campaign strategies. An ability to animate text for dynamic subtitles and graphics finishing is a must. You should be proficient in using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere and After Effects, while experience with 3D is a bonus. If you’re a talented visual storyteller who is both a diligent self-starter & a collaborative team player, we’d love to have you join our team.
     
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    Print

    Associate Creative Director - Print

    • Los Angeles
    • Print
    • Full-time
    Position: Associate Creative Director
    Department: Print
    Reports to: VP/Head of Print
    Status: Full-time, Exempt
    Direct Reports: No
     
    AV Squad is a creative advertising agency specializing in entertainment marketing. Since our inception in 2004, our goal has remained unchanged: We strive to create outstanding, attention-grabbing content that tells an effective story. Our passion for our work and commitment to our clients has positioned AV Squad as an industry leader.
     
    If you are an energetic, fearless, and passionate designer who loves what you do and feeds off of working with others with the same qualities, you’ve found your home. This is a startup division within an established agency, and we’re building an environment that will allow you to vibe hard with others and elevate the people around you. Check your ego at the door, and come ready to compete and help the team win.
     
     
    Position Summary
    The ACD will design key art for multiple projects within the theatrical, broadcast, streaming and gaming spaces, as well as lead teams. The successful candidate can think outside the box, take concepts from idea stage to completion, and demonstrate an excellent knowledge of industry standard design programs for the creation of high-end print projects from sketch to finish.
     
    Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities
    ·       Ideating and concepting to help figure out the big idea
    ·       Comp building – using Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design and other programs
    ·       Providing design direction and support to both internal and external customers
    ·       Collaborating with other designers, Art Directors and Creative Directors to deliver work that is on brand and aligned with client strategies
    ·       Participating in campaigns from conception to the prep of final artwork
    ·       Creating positivity and elevating the creative process
     
    Beneficial Skills and Experience
    ·       At least seven years of experience working on Theatrical and/or TV key art
    ·       Experience mentoring and developing more junior talent
    ·       Strong technical knowledge of print production process, file formats, and delivery specs
    ·       Exceptional design, layout and typography skills
    ·       Advanced knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator (including related plug-ins)
    ·       Strong attention to detail
    ·       Ability to effectively communicate creative ideas within a collaborative environment
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    Production Artist - Print (full time)

    • Los Angeles
    • Print
    • Full-time
    Position: Production Artist
    Department: Print
    Reports to: Production Manager
    Status: Full-time
    Direct Reports: No
     
    AV Squad is a creative advertising agency specializing in entertainment marketing. Since our inception in 2004, our goal has remained unchanged: We strive to create outstanding, attention-grabbing content that tells an effective story. Our passion for our work and commitment to our clients has positioned AV Squad as an industry leader.
     
    AV Squad has a successful new Print Division! If you are an energetic, fearless, and passionate production artist who loves what you do and feeds off of working with others with the same qualities, you’ve found your home. This is a startup division within an established agency, and we’re building an environment that will allow you to vibe hard with others and elevate the people around you. Check your ego at the door, and come ready to compete and help the team win.
    The Production Artist will work on multiple projects within the theatrical, broadcast, streaming and gaming spaces.
     
    Beneficial Skills and Experience
    -3+ years of experience as a Print Production Artist in an entertainment marketing environment
    -Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat)
    -Able to handle fast-paced workflow under pressure and multitasking between concurrent projects
    -Exceptional attention to detail and organization skills
    -Experienced at building final mechanicals and able to design OOH breakdowns
    -Fluent in production from processing deliverable information (including media plans & spec sheets), template building, to creating production presentations for streaming and print clients and handling all finished asset deliverables.
    -Proficiency in Google Slides, PowerPoint and Keynote
    -Ability to create vector logos from raster comps
    -Experience masking images
    -Experience preparing and measuring billing blocks
    -Knowledge of preparing and printing comps and final color proofs on large format printer-Ability to work with and train Jr. production staff
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    Sr. Finishing Artist - Print

    • Los Angeles
    • Print
    • Full-time
    Position: Sr. Finishing Artist
    Department: Print
    Reports to: VP/Head of Print
    Status: Full-time
    Direct Reports: No
    Location: in office
     
    AV Squad is a creative advertising agency specializing in entertainment marketing. Since our inception in 2004, our goal has remained unchanged: We strive to create outstanding, attention-grabbing content that tells an effective story. Our passion for our work and commitment to our clients has positioned AV Squad as an industry leader.
     
    AV Squad has a successful new Print Division! If you are an energetic, fearless, and passionate production artist who loves what you do and feeds off of working with others with the same qualities, you’ve found your home. This is a startup division within an established agency, and we’re building an environment that will allow you to vibe hard with others and elevate the people around you. Check your ego at the door, and come ready to compete and help the team win.
    The Sr. Finishing Artist will work on multiple projects within the theatrical, broadcast, streaming and gaming spaces.
     
    Beneficial Skills and Experience
    -3+ years of experience as a Finisher in an entertainment Print marketing environment
    -3 + years of experience as a photo retoucher and experience in masking images
    -Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, InDesign)
    -3D skills a plus
    -art and or photography background a plus
    -Able to handle fast-paced workflow under pressure and multitasking between concurrent projects
    -Exceptional attention to detail and organization skills
    -Experienced at building composites and color correction
    -Exceptional communication skills
    -Ability to work as a team
    Apply for this position

    Motion Graphics

    Motion Graphics Designer (Freelance OR Full-Time)

    • Los Angeles
    • Motion Graphics
    • Full-time
    The ideal candidate should be passionate about all aspects of typography and design (strong working knowledge of Maya, Nuke, and Deadline are advantageous skills as well). Candidates must demonstrate an excellent knowledge of industry standard design programs for the creation of high-end motion graphic design projects from sketch to finish. This position requires 3-5 years of work experience in Theatrical Motion Graphics. Candidates with a degree from an accredited art school or university desired, however we believe the appropriate minimum working experience is paramount. Must have a positive can-do attitude, be pro-active, possess strong interpersonal communication skills, be able to take initiative, as well as, manage time within a fast-paced environment where deadlines and challenges constantly evolve. Post-Production experience is a plus!

    Essential Functions and Key Responsibilities

    • 2D and 3D design and animation of motion graphics for multiple Theatrical and Broadcast campaigns including trailers, main title designs, graphics packages, and transitions
    • Design and animation of motion graphics for high-end branded content as well we animated logos
    • Provide pre-production designs for pitching, including style frames, storyboards, and mood boards
    • Adaptation of campaign assets including retouching, logo and artwork preparation, illustrating, coloring, grading, rotoscoping, and tracking footage
    • Re-versioning existing campaigns to ensure that new elements match provided footage and seamlessly compositing together in accordance with creative direction
    • Export and delivering appropriate files to provided specifications
    • General and IT housekeeping of software, plugins, assets, style-guides, and naming convention compliance

    Abilities and Competencies

    • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (primarily After Effects, Illustrator, and Photoshop, including related plugins)
    • Advanced knowledge of Cinema 4D
    • Strong technical knowledge of post-production process, file formats, and delivery specs for Theatrical and Broadcast platforms
    • Exceptional design, layout, and typography skills
    • Attentive to detail
    • Able to effectively communicate creative ideas within a collaborative environment
    • Highly organized workflow to ensure seamless project exchange between colleagues
    • Able to multi-task efficiently
    • Conduct all matters in a professional, confidential, and courteous manner
    • High level of initiative and flexibility
    • Able to work effectively with diverse personalities and work styles
    • Effectively reads and comprehends written English
    • Effectively understands, communicates, and writes English
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