WWE introduced a rule that banned WWE Superstars from using third party sites such as Twitch and Cameo to make money. They were given a month to adhere to the rules else face penalties. Zelina Vega was released by the company due to her not adhering to the rules. Now it seems they are hiring a position to help them have a stronger presence on Twitch.
WWE is currently hiring for the position of GFC Motion Designer for Twitch. They desire a “an enthusiastic, detail-oriented Motion Graphics Designer to work within WWE’s growing Advanced Media Group, specifically for Twitch.”
Here are the details regarding the job posting:
GFX Motion Designer, Twitch
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The Advanced Media Group is responsible for the company’s social platforms, original short form digital series and the OTT subscription service, the WWE Network.
We are seeking an enthusiastic, detail-oriented Motion Graphics Designer to work within WWE’s growing Advanced Media Group, specifically for Twitch. This position will create motion graphics, animation and content optimized for Twitch and digital/social media platforms. Candidate will see projects from concept to finish.
Design & animate on-air graphics packages (titles, lower thirds, transitions, etc.)
Create corresponding style guides and AE templates
Work closely with video producers and creative leads to meet video calendar
Fulfill requests from social media producers to solve daily video graphics needs
Report to Senior Motion Art Director
4+ years of motion graphics for digital platforms
Accustom to the speed of daily, video production for the internet, second screen appearances
Experience with news & entertainment graphics for digital videos
Excellent typography skills
Excellent sense of screen layout, image cropping and photo/video selection
Knowledge of current web motion design best practices and emerging trends
Comfortable with a multi-disciplinary environment of creative, tech and product
Mature; respectful of business needs, shipping dates and “real world” challenges
Work within various video formats and platforms (Twitch, IG, Facebook, Snapchat, etc.)
Adobe After Effects & Creative Suite required; Cinema 4D and modeling tools helpful
Entertainment brand experience preferred
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Portfolio must be submitted with application
It was previously reported that the company wants to strengthen their presence on Twitch, which is the reason for them banning WWE Superstars’ activities on the third party sites.
WWE Superstars were forced to give ownership of their Twitch accounts to the company, where they will be receiving a portion of themoney made from the accounts. However, the income will be deducted from their downside guarantees.