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Technical Artist

JibJab Bros Studios is looking for a talented, motivated and self­-sufficient Technical Artist to focus on our "Starring You" GIFs platform. The candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the "Starring You" GIFs pipeline from prepping files in pre-­production, animation, rotoscoping and masking during production, quality assurance, bundling and prepping our files for launch. 

The ideal candidate should be highly technical when it comes to video encoding, rendering and troubleshooting; capable of balancing multiple tasks simultaneously, cares deeply about the integrity of their work and the overall user experience of our customers and has an incredibly stern attention to detail. (If you don’t, then trust us this job is not for you!)

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Prepare files for production and post-­production pipelines using the Adobe Suite, particularly After Effects, Flash, Premiere, and Photoshop
  • Manage all necessary file conversions (web, broadcast, downloads, mobile, etc.)
  • Repackage legacy content for changing technology, including adjusting animation, compositing, and masking
  • Troubleshoot and resolve any software issues during production
  • Asset based animation using After Effects
  • Motion tracking, Rotoscoping and Masking using After Effects
  • Maintain and update template files for artists
  • Create and maintain folder structures and organize content libraries


  • Minimum 2 years of experience in technical production
  • Solid understanding of video compression and codecs
  • Must be familiar with the principles of animation (follow through, anticipation, etc.)
  • Familiarity with compositing concepts and software
  • Familiarity with Puppet Pin rigging and Rubberhose is a plus
  • Knowledge of current trends in web & mobile is a plus
  • A positive “can do” attitude
  • Obsessive attention to detail and getting the job done right
  • A roll­ up ­your­ sleeves kind of person who leads by example
  • A great sense of humor

Salary and Benefits:

  • Competitive salaries and stock option packages
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Company Holiday and Paid Time Off
  • Free Laundry Services (yes, we do your laundry)
  • Friendly, fun work environment with GREAT people (this is JibJab, for cryin' out loud!)
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