Motion Designer/Video Editor

The Lacek Group

Who we are:

The Lacek Group is an enthusiastic and supportive collection of brilliant, passionate, intellectually curious and surprisingly nice people who work on the leading edge of customer engagement, building longer-lasting, more profitable customer relationships. We’re a collection of client-focused teams who listen, collaborate and celebrate together. We treat each other with kindness and respect, so it shouldn’t surprise you to learn that many of our people have been here for 10 years or more. We’re a specialist brand company of Ogilvy, one of the most creative and effective agencies in the world.

Position Details

Motion Designer/Video Editor
Twin Cities Metro
Minneapolis, MN

What we need:

We are seeking an experienced Motion Designer/Video Editor to join our creative team. This person will be responsible for creating time-based video and media content using animation, editing and special effects to produce video assets for a variety of internal and external clients. They will also enjoy translating marketing strategies into appropriate video content and developing concepts and storyboards alongside the creative team.

What you’ll do:

  • Create high quality video/animation in various formats from video footage, audio, and provided assets 
  • Using a variety of tools, methods and effects, create the best possible result within time and budgetary restraints 
  • Provide alternatives and/or options when needed, and show animation tests or animatics for proof of concept 
  • Experiment with styles, techniques, and plug-ins including the design of graphic elements 
  • Offer suggestions for stock sound effects and music, stock footage or imagery and graphics when needed; oversee final selection and purchase of those assets 
  • Oversee all technical aspects of final production, including correcting faulty footage, grading and coloring, and adding VFX, managing easing and motion, making timing adjustments for smooth flow and pacing, and providing deliverables in all various formats and file types 
  • Offer client and team members innovative advice and solutions from industry examples and experience 
  • Prioritize workloads and manage time effectively – personally and for the team as needed 
  • Maintain a positive attitude and demonstrate an ability to stay calm under pressure 
  • Work independently and in conjunction with team members to develop and refine concepts, storyboards, campaigns, graphics and creative ideas 
  • Work alongside the creative and production teams to ensure creative vision is achieved and client expectations are meet

What you’ll bring:

  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in this field 
  • Expert ability as a motion designer/animator, video and audio editor with a strong sense of storytelling 
  • Senior-level animation skills with experience in text treatments, character animation, infographics and working in 2.5D in After Effects 
  • Expert proficiency in Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Audition Adobe Media Encoder
  • Experience working with industry standard After Effects plug-ins 
  • Familiarity with 3D composition and special effects, with 3D modeling and 3D animation skills a plus 
  • Knowledge of keying, compositing, tracking and rotoscoping 
  • Basic typography and graphic design skills 
  • Ability to interpret style frames and storyboards to create final video content 
  • Knowledge of various video formats and various file types for deliverables both in broadcast and digital media 
  • Collaborative spirit and an open mind 
  • Extremely creative and passionate about creating great work 
  • Proactive, detail oriented and flexible

The Lacek Group has smart people, a great environment, an engaging culture, comprehensive benefits and fantastic growth opportunities.

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