2D Storyboard
Advertising Salary
Competitive depending on experience

About The Role

This role requires the hired candidate to be based in the UK, outside of London (outside the M25).
The Storyboard Supervisor will join our 2D studio working on a production for a well-known British broadcaster. The Storyboard Supervisor is responsible for creatively directing the storyboards and ensuring the storytelling and characters are transitioned from script to screen in a way that preserves the charm, tone and humour while keeping within the scope and requirements of the show.
Day to Day:
  • Managing a team of Storyboard Artists, both at Thumbnail and Clean-Up stage.
  • Working closely with the Director to produce thumbnails for each episode, ensuring staging and story continuity throughout.
  • Meet with Art Director and Lead Designer to assess each episodic scope ahead of boarding.
  • Adding notes or extra thumbnails to ensure they are full and clear.
  • Overseeing the development of the storyboards, based on thumbnail feedback.
  • Briefing the Storyboard Artists alongside the Director.
  • Reviewing and providing feedback to the storyboard artists throughout.
  • Collating client and director feedback, actioning and distributing accordingly to the editor and the board artists to address the feedback for internal and client reviews.
  • Working closely with the Director and Art Director to maintain the show style across the entirety of the Storyboard team, both technically and narratively.
  • Establishing story style and tone through exploration of the first storyboard in addition to clean-up near the end of production.
  • Ensuring that the first animatic review translates the essence of the script and works on a technical level in ToonBoom.
  • Keeping the Director and Production Manager informed of the episode progress, flagging and troubleshooting any issues with the episode.
  • Producing any annotation required to accompany the review stages to inform the client of any notes for further editorial development of the episode.
  • Maintaining all of the above whilst working within the scope requirements.

About You

Must Have:
  • Previous experience in a Storyboard Supervisor role (or similar position).
  • Demonstrable experience as a Storyboard Artist.
  • Previous experience on a 2D show using Toonboom Storyboard Pro.
  • Strong knowledge of layout, perspective and composition.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Accomplished drawing skills.
  • An excellent understanding of cinematography and staging.
Bonus Points:
  • Experience in coaching or mentoring junior members of a production.

About Us

We are Brighton Zoo! The marriage of Plug-In Media & Blue Zoo - a brand new animation studio by the sea, designed for a new era of kid’s digital content.

We are going through an exciting period of growth and are building a studio that is full of amazingly talented, happy artists & production crew, making work they are proud of, which in turn makes a small contribution to a happier world. Brighton Zoo believes that a healthy balance in our lives - whatever our situation - is key to supporting the wellbeing of our staff. We offer flexible working to support this.


What we’ve got for you (Benefits)

  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Online wellbeing programme
  • Christmas Closing Period 
  • Free Sandwich or Soup Thursdays! 

Social events throughout the year including the odd beach BBQ & an annual trip to Brighton Fringe Festival

Brighton Zoo is committed to creating and nurturing an inclusive studio that promotes and values diversity and invites everyone to ‘bring their whole selves’ to work. We believe that companies that truly embrace and value diversity, and create an environment where everyone from any background can do their best work, are better companies. 

To be engaged our people have to feel included and valued. We work hard to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is embedded in the way we work, not just an initiative. We strive to engender a studio community that feels a deep sense of pride and commitment that transcends any role, department or level and works together to produce excellent and engaging work.