Location
London/Hybrid
Advertising Salary
Competitive depending on experience
Vacancy Type
Fixed Term

About The Role

We are seeking a talented Editor & 2D Generalist to join our Digital department. You will be responsible for various aspects of creative design and production, focusing on creating captivating visual content for the Digital department.

Reporting into the Lead Content Producer, you will be involved in producing and editing high-quality compilations and thumbnails, adhering to our brand quality standards. You will also be involved in the design of engaging 2D animations for mobile & web applications, for YouTube and other AVOD platforms. 

As part of a growing team, and with your experience in Adobe Creative Suite, there will be additional responsibilities including editing audio, video and image assets for the Games team and creating assets for our digital music streaming platforms.

We are very happy to discuss flexible, hybrid and remote working options for all our vacancies.

Day to Day:

  • Produce and edit video compilations and create multiple YouTube thumbnails per week, adhering to brand quality standards and guidelines.
  • Create illustration and graphic design work for digital platforms, with a primary focus on vector artwork.
  • Work across all stages of the 2D pipeline from rigging characters, to scene prep, to animation and final export on all digital projects
  • Design and create engaging 2D animations for both mobile and web apps.
  • Operate and manipulate CG puppets using Blue Zoo’s in-house MoPo software.
  • Participate in creative discussion sessions to conceptualise new ideas and innovative approaches for upcoming projects.
  • Regularly review and implement feedback from team leads and stakeholders to refine and enhance projects.
  • Stay on top of the latest trends in animation, graphic design, and digital content creation, incorporating these insights into your work to keep it fresh and relevant.
  • Develop and upgrade your technical skills, particularly in animation and graphic design software, to maintain high standards of creative output.

About You

Must Have:

  • Good design skills and proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Organised, proactive and confident with the ability to manage and prioritise a varied and demanding workload.
  • Experience in creating and manipulating Vector artwork.
  • Openness to explore our in-house Mopo tool in Unreal Engine.
  • Demonstrated ability to receive and act on feedback, adapting to direction with a positive attitude.

Bonus Points:

  • Experience working with puppets & puppetry.
  • Experience working in children’s media.
  • An understanding of creating content for children, including an awareness of the implications of COPPA and GDPR laws. 
  • An understanding of what makes content fun for children.

About Us

Blue Zoo is a leading animation studio in the UK, with a world-class reputation as the go-to place for creating bold, fun and characterful animation. Established in London in 2000, the studio has grown to become the largest dedicated CG animation studio in the UK, picking up a shelf full of BAFTAs, an Annie and an Emmy along the way!

We couldn’t be prouder that Blue Zoo is the first major animation studio in the world to receive B Corp certification. We’ve been independently certified by B Lab, a non-profit organisation who award the B Corp certification. The certification verifies companies who are working to improve the lives of employees as well as industries as a whole. The certification process involves over 170 rigorous metrics to improve the lives of our staff, customers, suppliers, and the local community, ensuring we are not just saying we are ethical with empty gestures, but independently evidencing it.

We are going through an exciting period of growth and are building a studio that is full of amazingly talented, happy artists, making work they are proud of, which in turn makes a small contribution to a happier world. Blue 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.

We look for people who have expertise, enthusiasm and are motivated to make things better. You’ll work alongside a talented and diverse group of people who respect each other's differences and seek to understand and embrace fresh perspectives. 

 

What we’ve got for you:

  • Winner of Best Places to Work in TV 2019, 2020, 2022 and 2024.
  • Inclusive self-funded shorts programme.
  • Many fun in person and remote social events throughout the year.
  • Bi-monthly employee feedback and engagement programme.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including loads of discounts and offers.
  • Online wellbeing programme.
  • Profit share (for employees who have been with us for 2+ years).

Blue 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.