Full-Time Animator – The Culture Trip
Founded by London-based, former academic psychiatrist Dr Kris Naudts, Culture Trip is a highly ambitious and fast growing, global tech/media startup with offices in London, New York and Tel Aviv and a vast global contributor network of writers, videographers, photographers and illustrators around the world. The company was recently featured in Forbes as one of five fast-growing businesses to watch in 2017.
After a few years of bootstrapping and experimenting, the start-up received a seed round of $2M by top media/tech investor in summer 2015. This was followed by a $20M Series A in summer 2016. Since then, the company has ramped up its technological capabilities and editorial output and built initial sales teams in London and New York. From only 12 employees in summer 2016 it has grown to more than 120 in-house staff, hiring top talent from Google, Facebook, Buzzfeed, Condé Nast, The Guardian and ITV. The company sees itself as a tech company at its core with media and creative work as its output. We’re passionate about bringing compelling content to every corner of the world through our global community of writers, videographers and photographers, and illustrators.
Within the last 6 months, the company has experienced triple digit growth across its social media accounts, now with more than 4 million followers. Its Facebook account is now ranked as one of the top three travel brands on the platform worldwide. Over 10 million people visit Culture Trip’s website each month (up from 2.5 million MUVs only 6 months ago) and more than 400k people have installed our app. We are set for yet more explosive growth and are going through a major recruitment drive for our editorial, commercial, technology and social teams around the world. Our vision is bold: we aim to create the world’s largest media company, powered by a global community and cutting-edge technology.
We are looking for a passionate Animator to join our ever growing creative team. This is a unique opportunity to help shape Culture Trip’s visual style and aesthetic as we grow our Animation & illustration team.
The ideal candidate will have a passion for storytelling through animation with a good knowledge of the animation industry. We’re after someone with enthusiasm, a positive attitude, the capability to collaborate within a team structure and adapt to a frequently changing start-up environment.
Start Date: ASAP
- Work both independently & collaboratively to create beautiful, engaging animation
- Creating style frames & storyboards
- Brainstorming / creative thinking to a brief
- Liaising with Editorial, Social & Commercial teams
- Assist the video team with graphics for live action when required
Required Skills & Experience:
- Stand out portfolio and reel
- Minimum of 2 years industry experience
- A background in Design and/or Illustration
- Highly skilled in After Effects & Illustrator
- Ability to manage and prioritise projects effectively and to meet deadlines
- Skills in C4D, Photoshop & Flash/Animate CC would be advantageous
We value ambitious, adaptable individuals who possess the passion and drive to bring Culture Trip’s mission to fruition in every aspect of their work. With an action bias, you should be a humble, hard working self-starter who is eager to take on their next challenge. Your style should be open, inclusive, honest, and collaborative. Our employees are passionate about culture, travel, food, and the arts and are committed to our mission of exploring all the interesting differences which make our world so unique.
How to Apply:
Email us on [email protected], attaching your CV and a brief cover letter explaining why you’d be a great candidate for this role.
Make sure you include ‘Animator’ in the subject line of your email.
Illustration & animation is a fresh endeavour for Culture Trip and, as such, our site doesn’t currently represent the volume of content we plan to create. Please find our Vimeo page & links to our in-house illustrators/animators profiles below:
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