Nickelodeon Animation

Animator (Play Noggin - Preschool)

Job Locations
US-NY-New York
Job Type
Full-Time Staff

About The Brand

For over 30 years, the Nickelodeon Animation Studio continues to be one of the largest producers of television animation in the world, reflecting all kids today. Based in Burbank, Calif., with offices in New York, the Studio, designed by our artists and for our artists, is home to the world's greatest creative talents. Our campus of creativity houses top-notch talent, storytellers, artists, production teams, voice actors, cartoon experts and more. At Nickelodeon, we are always looking to recruit dedicated craftspeople to help bring groundbreaking new ideas to life and that starts with you! We are leading the way in animated content for TV series, TV movies, shorts and theatrical features. Some of our new upcoming original animated series include, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years, Rugrats, Middlemost Post, Star Trek: Prodigy, Big Nate and Santiago of the Seas, among others. Our content development teams are creator-driven, our work culture is collaborative, our mentorship of new talent is second to none, and we are committed to hiring inclusively to reflect authenticity in the diverse stories we want to tell. Join us!

Overview and Responsibilities

Job Type: Project Based Employment


Nickelodeon's Nick Jr., the #1 preschool brand, seeks an Animator for Nickelodeon Digital, Preschool Division. The Animator will report to the Director of Interactive, and be responsible for animating characters and motion graphics, while solving visual and storytelling challenges. The Animator will be responsible for day-to-day animation deliveries working as a character animator and motion graphics animators.

Responsibilities include:

  • Animator with both 3D and 2D character animation skills, who understands game/interactive production (e.g. creating loops, idles, non-linear animated segments)
  • Analyzing and mimicking an established animation style
  • Ability to composite and animate in After Effects
  • Creative problem solver
  • Attend production check-ins & creative weeklies
  • Flexibility to assume additional responsibilities as required
  • Partner with Creative Producers to maintain creative excellence and feasibility that uphold and enhance the brand
  • Be extremely detail-oriented, organized and thorough, able and willing to refine work to a high degree of polish

Basic Qualifications

  • Experience in Animation Production & Post Production
  • Experienced in Maya 3D character animation
  • Experienced in Toon Boom Harmony and After Effects puppeted-style animation
  • Proficient in tracking and compositing in Adobe After Effects
  • Able to work on-site at our downtown NY office
  • Knowledge of Black Magic Fusion helpful, but not required

Additional Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills and a professional collaborative attitude
  • Be flexible and have enthusiasm for innovation and change
  • Must be able to complete tasks on tight deadlines
  • Ability to adapt to inherited pipelines and animate in them as needed
  • Must have enthusiasm for innovation and change, and interest in keeping abreast of new developments
  • Ability to articulate and influence creative concepts


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