Nickelodeon Animation


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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

REPORTS TO: Line Producer



  • A timing director follows directions provided to complete clearly the digital exposure sheets.


  • Thoroughly review entire episode to ensure continuity.
  • Follow directions which may include slugging storyboard and/or animatic
  • Lip assignment
  • Redlining digital x-sheets
  • Implement relevant notes.
  • Communicate to appropriate key production personnel the status of work and any problems that may arise; suggest appropriate solutions to the problems.
  • Work closely with checkers to ensure all appropriate materials are complete and correct.
  • Attend final checking meetings.
  • Help with timing revisions for retakes; assist with creative retakes.
  • Meet deadlines; time required amount of footage per week.
  • Oversee completion of storyboard revisions.
  • When needed, assist with EMRs and animatics.
  • When needed, generate mouth charts.
  • Ensure desired quality and style of show is met.
  • Assist with special projects.

Basic Qualifications


  • Drawing ability is a plus.
  • Ability to work in high pressure, fast-paced production environment
  • Good time management skills; good multi-tasker
  • Thorough understanding of animation and film language and process.
  • Ability to prioritize.
  • Ability to work in high pressure, demanding environment.
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good time management skills; good multi-tasker.


  • BA/BS preferred.
  • 3 – 5 years of animation timing experience and/or training with a minimum of 2 years experience as an Animation Director/Timing Director; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


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