WWE sent down an edict banning Superstars from third party platforms. They are now hiring a position to help them establish a larger presence on the third party website.
The company is currently looking to hire a GFC Motion Designer for Twitch. They are seeking “an enthusiastic, detail-oriented Motion Graphics Designer to work within WWE’s growing Advanced Media Group, specifically for Twitch.”
The exact details of the job posting is as follows:
GFX Motion Designer, Twitch
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The Advanced Media Group is responsible for the company’s social platforms, original short form digital series and the OTT subscription service, the WWE Network.
We are seeking an enthusiastic, detail-oriented Motion Graphics Designer to work within WWE’s growing Advanced Media Group, specifically for Twitch. This position will create motion graphics, animation and content optimized for Twitch and digital/social media platforms. Candidate will see projects from concept to finish.
Design & animate on-air graphics packages (titles, lower thirds, transitions, etc.)
Create corresponding style guides and AE templates
Work closely with video producers and creative leads to meet video calendar
Fulfill requests from social media producers to solve daily video graphics needs
Report to Senior Motion Art Director
4+ years of motion graphics for digital platforms
Accustom to the speed of daily, video production for the internet, second screen appearances
Experience with news & entertainment graphics for digital videos
Excellent typography skills
Excellent sense of screen layout, image cropping and photo/video selection
Knowledge of current web motion design best practices and emerging trends
Comfortable with a multi-disciplinary environment of creative, tech and product
Mature; respectful of business needs, shipping dates and “real world” challenges
Work within various video formats and platforms (Twitch, IG, Facebook, Snapchat, etc.)
Adobe After Effects & Creative Suite required; Cinema 4D and modeling tools helpful
Entertainment brand experience preferred
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Portfolio must be submitted with application
We’ve heard that WWE was looking to strengthen their presence on Twitch. This is why they banned all Superstars from taking part in activities on the third party platform.
The company ordered all Superstars to sign over their accounts, and then they were to only get a percentage of that revenue. Any money those Superstars made from Twitch would then be taken out of their downside guarantee.
We will continue to monitor this ongoing story to see if WWE starts to bulk up their game on Twitch, no pun intended. They are certainly looking for someone to help them do just that.