PBS Wisconsin

Our mission is to boldly enrich, educate and entertain diverse audiences of children and adults through the innovative use of television production and broadcasting, other communication technologies and community engagement. PBS Wisconsin provides access to local and national content, extending its reach and impact in the communities we serve.

Position Details

Southwest Wisconsin
Madison, WI

Join the PBS Wisconsin team of animators who help tell the stories of Wisconsin’s diverse people and communities. We are seeking a curious, collaborative, and self-motivated entry level to mid-level character animator and modeler. This position will have a key role on the production team in designing, modeling, and animating 3D characters and other assets in our animated stories and interactive environments. We are excited to have this creative role on our team in early 2022.

Job Responsibilities:

  • 50% – Pitches, creates, and produces animations per project specifications 
  • 20% – Develops concept art, storyboards, illustrations, style boards, previsualizations, and animatics for animations 
  • 5% – Applies creative expertise with an understanding of storytelling, character design, and animation principles 
  • 5% – Explores innovations and new techniques in animation 
  • 5% – Analyzes and identifies cost effective options to meet project requirements 
  • 10% Schedules logistics, secures resources, organizes, and monitors animation production projects adhering to established timelines and expectations 
  • 5% – Works collaboratively with other creative professionals, engages in and responds to creative feedback, manages project workflow and timing, maintains files, and follows established work unit processes

Degree and Area of Specialization

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Animation, Graphic Design, or related field is preferred but not required

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2 years of 3D animation and modeling experience, including 3D character design. 
  • Experience and knowledge of 3D modeling and animation software, Blender is preferred but not required. 
  • Demonstrates proficiency with 3D character modeling, rigging and animation. 
  • Communicates and collaborates effectively in a cross-disciplinary team environment. 

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