Senior Manager, Motion Design


Posted January 28 / Dallas / Full time / On Site

The Senior Manager, Motion Design will lead the team of motion designers within Creative Labs.

You will manage the development of motion graphics packages and animations through ideation, execution, and delivery. 

The ideal candidate will be a highly organized, creative, conceptual leader who is comfortable supervising an in-house team with an understanding of the timelines and pressures of an agency.

What you’ll do:

  • Manage an in-house team of Motion Graphics designers.
  • Execute quality control on their own work as well as overseeing the work of direct reports.
  • Assign and manage workload of team members.
  • Collaborate with Creative Labs and other members of the team to develop high-quality creative that elevates the Brand, sub-brands and LOBs.
  • Work cross-functionally with social, digital content, video production, and other business partners to create compelling content for channel launches, original franchises, social engagement assets, and more.
  • Create animations and videos that expand the use of motion in the SiriusXM brand while adhering to established guidelines.
  • Develop organized, reusable assets and optimized templates for handoff to producers and editors
  • Generate storyboards, style frames, and multiple design explorations as needed for conceptualizing and communicating ideas to collaborators and stakeholders.
  • Ensure that all work maintains the SiriusXM and Pandora brand standards, while meeting business partner requirements.

What you’ll need:

  • 8+ years of professional experience and expert knowledge of After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, Animate, and Media Encoder.
  • 3+ years of management experience
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Ability to manage several designers and their workload.
  • Mastery of design fundamentals including typography, layout, and color.
  • Illustration and animation skills a must.
  • Video editing (Premiere Pro), audio, and 3D skills a plus.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube).
  • Ability to conceptualize and execute designs from a blank canvas with the willingness to take direction and constructive criticism.
  • Passion for and knowledge of current design trends.
  • Open and collaborative communication style.
  • Strong attention to detail and a positive attitude.
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize, multitask, and work under shifting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Requirements and General Skills:

  • Strong team leader who will be an advocate for the motion graphics team.
  • Must have a strong understanding of digital design/motion graphics and typography.
  • Solid background in branding and production, with a good understanding of preparing files to meet specs for multiple digital/motion platforms.
  • Experience working with marketing departments/clients/creative directors.
  • Must have a collaborative work process.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline-driven fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to delegate work effectively and distribute projects evenly among team members.
  • Excellent understanding of design/production turnaround times for all things motion graphics.
  • Resourceful self-starter.
  • Strong attention to detail and a positive attitude.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have legal right to work in the U.S.

Technical Skills:

  • Expert in After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, Animate, and Media Encoder.
  • Illustration and animation skills
  • Video editing (Premiere Pro), audio, and 3D skills a plus

At SiriusXM, we carefully consider a wide range of factors when determining compensation, including your background and experience. These considerations can cause your compensation to vary. 

We expect the base salary for this position to be in the range of $96,000.00 to $125,000.00 and will depend on your skills, qualifications, and experience. 

Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary short-term and long-term incentives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply.

Our goal at SiriusXM is to provide and maintain a work environment that fosters mutual respect, professionalism and cooperation. SiriusXM is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, gender identity, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice.