Content Director

Immersive International

Start Date: ASAP

Salary: DOE

Position: Content Director

Location: Ottawa, Canada

We are looking for an experienced Content Director to join our North American team to oversee the production of long-form, character driven, animated content. Candidates can work remotely while reporting to our Ottawa studio but must be available during EST work hours.

The right candidate will have excellent experience as a content director for animated projects, and have extensive professional experience with production processes and pipeline for 2D/3D animation, motion graphics.

Preferably, the candidate would have experience with creating content for projection and large format OOH/Exhibition and screen technologies.

They will have significant experience in client facing roles, as well as working hands on with artists and developers.

The candidate will have excellent communication, organisation, management and administration skills and be an inspiring team leader.

They will be a creative problem solver.

Our people, their enthusiasm, and their drive are vital in allowing us to push boundaries within the Immersive sector. We value your mindset just as much as your experience, and are looking for team members who can plug into our existing structure, owning our processes and embodying our values. Passion, focus and an innovative approach are the key ingredients to success.

The right person will be accustomed to working in a fast-paced environment and handling multiple projects and priorities at once.


Responsibilities:

  • Content Direction: Lead and guide the animation team in line with the creative director and the creative intent.
  • Ensure that the content works well across the immersive projection mapped canvases, in collaboration with the technical team.
  • Setting up and managing a hybrid-animation pipeline that utilises the appropriate softwares for different elements of the project.
  • Participate in concept and visual development during pre-production periods to define styleframes, concept art and character developments
  • Project Planning: Manage project plans, schedules, and budgets for the animation team.
  • Supervision (Production): Ensure quality and creativity during production.
  • Work with the technical team to quality control all files and deliverables.
  • Participate in client review calls, presentations and project management calls with the Senior Producer and Project Director in order to present work in progress and submittal updates throughout the production
  • Disseminate client and stakeholder feedback to the animation team in a succinct manner
  • Willingness to work across multiple time zones – mainly the Ottawa (Canada) and UK
  • Willingness for travel and weekend work as required (TOIL in place).
  • Assist with material needed for pitches and client meetings on other projects as required.

Essential Experience:

  • 5+ Years experience in animation and/or art direction.
  • Preferably experience within the immersive creative industries and/or creating content for experiential activations.
  • Experience with interactive media and content experiences
  • Experience working cross-departmentally with interactive and technical teams.
  • Experience in client management and relationship building on a high level.
  • Experience in team leadership and management


Key Qualities:

  • Familiarity with 2D, 2.5D, 3D, and AI animation techniques.
  • Strong leadership and project management skills.
  • Creative vision and effective collaboration abilities.
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Confident verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy on all project work
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Enjoying being a part of a team, and collaborate with multiple disciplines


Bonus Experience:

  • Ftrack, Frame.IO, Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience in creating work for different territories is a plus.