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Freelance 3D Artist

Major League Baseball Freelance Animator  Secaucus, New Jersey, United States 27 Mar 2024

Job Description

Position Summary: MLB Network seeks a Freelance 3D Artist with strong knowledge and experience in 3D animation and design. The 3D Artist will help to develop and create on-air content that reinforces ambitious creative/branding goals as established by the Manager, Creative Design.



  • Collaborate with Manager, Creative Design and the team to produce styleframes and designs for project pitches.
  • Develop and execute on-air graphics packages/elements for MLB Network and NHL Network shows/properties.
  • Investigate new creative tools, workflows, and efficiencies within the department.
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team to reach creative goals.
  • Other such duties as required.

It is expected that the 3D Artist will maintain and increase knowledge in the discipline as well as the business on an ongoing basis.


Skills & Experience: The ideal candidate must have most if not all of the following skills and experiences:

  • A minimum of 2 years of animation experience or related business experience is required.
  • Strong understanding of the 3D pipeline and the flexibility to be able to play different roles depending on the project.
  • Advanced knowledge of Cinema 4D.
  • Knowledge of Maya is a plus.
  • Experience using Redshift and/or VRay render engines is a plus.
  • Experience creating styleframes and/or storyboards for animation concepts and pitches.
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
  • Experience/knowledge with the use/operation of render farms.
  • Good problem-solving skills and ability to do self-directed learning.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Be extremely organized, demonstrate initiative and an ability to complete multiple assignments in a timely manner.
  • Ability to follow feedback and instruction from supervisors.
  • Individual must work well in a dynamic environment and be able to recommend and implement process improvements, work independently and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Baseball and/or hockey knowledge is a plus.
  • Proficient in current Apple OS and PC platforms.
  • Demonstrate the tact, diplomacy, decisiveness, and superior people skills required in the pressurized environment of live television.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays as required.
  • Ability to sit, stand, and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Possess visual acuity sufficient to perform required tasks.
  • Possess manual dexterity sufficient to perform required tasks.
  • Possess a level of hearing sufficient for effective interaction with stakeholders by various mean, including in-person, via phone, etc.
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds.


Work Classification: Employee permitted to work remotely.

Work classifications may be changed or modified at any time by the Company.


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