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We are always looking for talented people to join the Hornet team. Some immediate and specific roles we are looking for at the moment are listed below.

For all other freelance inquiries, reach out to: [email protected]

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Social Media & PR / Communications Manager
Full-Time
New York, NY
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Job Description:

We are currently looking for a PR & Social Media Manager to join our team. You will be responsible for developing and delivering multi-channel communications strategies and highlighting both our creative work and our team culture. You’ll be Hornet’s primary media and social contact, responding to inquiries and proactively identifying external profile-raising opportunities.

You’ll work closely with the management team to build our community, maximize engagement, and raise awareness of our talented filmmakers and the incredible work we produce. You must be a first-class copywriter with an eye for design, excellent interpersonal skills, a great work ethic, and an inquisitive mind. You must have an in-depth knowledge of the social media and marketing landscape and how best to enhance and expand our current and potential new channels.

To be considered for this role you must have a minimum of 2-years’ experience in social media, PR, and communications within a fast-paced advertising, creative, fashion, publishing, or lifestyle business.

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RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Creating an annual Communications plan with specific quarterly KPI targets.
  • Managing our social media channels and growing our audience across Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc, to ensure our work is seen by the broadest possible audience.
  • Creating engaging content (stills/GIFs/video/copy) original to each social media channel. Includes: a mixture of original content alongside the curation and repurposing of existing assets; using timelines and scheduled content to ensure a consistent stream of new material while analyzing, managing, and altering schedules where necessary to optimize engagement; and participating in audience interaction to increase traffic to company websites and channels.
  • Proposing new ideas and concepts for social media content, working with the management team to develop new strategies and identify opportunities. Exploring and implementing new ways for us to connect with our audience within the advertising industry and animation community e.g. competitions, hosting events, live Q&As, etc.
  • Writing and distributing regular newsletters to subscribers and building the subscriber base through social channels.
  • Analysis and reporting on reach and demographics across social, e-newsletters, and website traffic, and consolidating information to improve strategy.
  • Press Releases; copywriting, design & layout, preparing materials and distribution to press and editorial platforms serving the creative, advertising, film, and animation industries.
  • Coordinating with partner advertising agencies & brands on the communication and social strategy around release of new projects.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with journalists, influencers, and platforms (AdAge, Creativity, Stash, Shots, etc). Initiating and securing interviews, special features, profile pieces, etc.
  • Coordination of awards submissions (D&AD, Cannes Lions, British Arrows, etc) and film/animation/creative festivals. Attending ceremonies, functions, festivals, and events.
  • Initiating and producing events for project launches, talent based events, or special projects.

 

CAPABILITIES:

  • An excellent understanding of the traditional social media and PR landscapes. Knowledge of creative and cultural press outlets, US and International.
  • Confident at working independently as well within a team.
  • Energetic self-starter, copes well with responsibility and thrives in a fast moving, creative environment, with the ability to manage multiple deadlines.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Understanding of metrics, able to adapt strategies according to analysis.
  • Competence in design, scheduling, and file-sharing software.
  • Experience in writing engaging micro & long form copy, and design/layout for social media. · .
  • Proven credentials in growing and managing online communities across social channels.
  • A passion for film, music, creativity and the arts.
HelpDesk Manager/Technician
Full-Time
New York, NY & Remote
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Job Description:

Hornet is seeking a full time HelpDesk Manager/Technician.

The ideal candidate is a technically proficient and proactive individual who is committed to providing positive and efficient technical assistance to our wide range of artists, directors, and staff. A successful candidate will be able manage, prioritize and resolve HelpDesk tickets to ensure smooth daily studio operations while keeping collaboration paramount. This individual understands that the success of any creative environment requires an openness to new ideas, tools and ways of working, and will bring a passion for the creative process to our growing studio.

Regarding COVID-19: For our immediate needs, this position will be on a hybrid model - part time in house and part time remote. In the long term, this would be an in office position, primarily out of our Manhattan Studio, but the candidate should be flexible to travel between Manhattan and our Ridgewood Studio location from time to time.

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Requirments:

-Bachelor degree, with a technical major such as engineering or computer science
-1-3 years HelpDesk/IT support experience
-Windows Server & OS X experience required
-Experience supporting and maintaining software including Adobe Creative Suite, Maya, Nuke, Deadline, Harmony and Houdini
-Proficienct with cloud-based tools such as GSuite, Dropbox and AWS
-Proficient with remote software solutions such as Teradici
-Experience with Python, Mel, C++ and Java a plus
-High-level of organization and time management skills
-Commitment to providing positive and efficient technical assistance
-Proactive, self-motivated, solutions-oriented and collaborative
-Passionate about contributing to the day to day success of our productions
-Pleasant demeanor in fast-paced environment

Hornet Internships
Internship
New York, NY & Remote
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Job Description:

Our Fall 2021 Internship Application is now closed. If you were not able to apply, please check back in early winter for information on our Spring Session.

If you have any questions regarding the internship program, please reach out to [email protected]

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While the past few internship sessions were held remotely due to COVID - 19, upcoming Internships will give fully vaccinated candidates the option to work In-House at our New York City studio. If you are not based in NYC, the remote internship will operate on EST time zone. Applicants must be eligible to work in the US and live in timezones +/- 3 hours from EST time zone.

Senior Producer
Full-Time
New York, NY & Remote
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Job Description:

Hornet is seeking a full time Senior Producer to join the team.

The Senior Producer must be meticulous, have the ability to communicate proactively, manage time accordingly based on each project’s specifications & resources, with passion, enthusiasm and the ability to technically & creatively realize the Director’s vision. The staff Senior Producer must be creatively driven, well versed in various types of production management based on Directors’ creative direction, and have the ability to adapt to creative feedback. Successful candidate will have the ability to bid, pitch, and produce projects within the scope of work, budget, effectively provide client care, manage agency and client expectations through communication and effectively manage a team of artists.

The Senior Producer is responsible for overseeing production process, working closely with the Executive Producer, Head of Production, agency and clients from project kick off, working with leads & production teams to determine technical specs, workflow, tracking of all assets, notes, to final quality control and delivery.

Regarding COVID-19:
For our immediate needs, this position will be remote. In the long term, this would be an in office position, primarily out of our Manhattan Studio, but the candidate should be flexible to travel between Manhattan and our Ridgewood Studio location from time to time.

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Requirments:

-Proven work experience as Producer for at least 10 years in the commercial and/or animation industry with a bachelor (4-year) degree in the Arts related to film, tv, or digital media.
-Experience with bidding and pitching on various types of projects
-Experience with digital technology and creative software packages
-Familiarity with Live Action, 2D, 3D, VFX and compositing
-Creative mind and storytelling skills
-A strong understanding of post production
-Positive attitude, contributing to overall studio culture
-Recognizes team accomplishments / goals
-Capable of training team members such as Producers, Production Assistants and Coordinators
-Ability to set, execute, and achieve long-term goals
-Able to work as a partner with Directors, Producers, Leads, and Artists
-An overall positive attitude & demeanor
-Keen eye for detail and a critical mind
-Creativity and a passionate interest in film and animation
-Ability to listen to others and to work well as part of a team
-High level of self-motivation, commitment and dedication
-Strong organizational and time management skills
-Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
-Strong communication skills, both written and oral

HR Manager
Full-Time
New York, NY & Remote
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Job Description:

Hornet is seeking a New York based HR Manager to continue building upon a framework for our team’s growth, success and happiness.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record managing the full cycle HR function within a small to mid-size company, exceling in a dynamic, fast paced environment wearing many hats and taking a very hands on approach to all tasks. They will have no problem with taking ownership of all HR deliverables including helping to guide benefits and performance management, working with payroll, ensuring processes are in place for compliance, assisting with recruitment, onboarding and reviews, maintaining a HRIS system, administering general HR protocols and policies, playing a key role in employee and management training and development, and overseeing best practices with regards to employee relations.

Day to day, you will be active and challenged building a solid HR infrastructure within our rapidly growing environment, but you will lead with a high level of EQ and a natural inclination towards relationship building to nurture a positive employee experience no matter what the situation. Your understanding of business, proactive nature and thoughtful input will help guide management decision making and steer the organization towards continuous improvement, while your proven strengths in people skills and drive for wanting what’s best for the team will naturally help mold an inclusive and thriving company culture.

Regarding COVID-19:
For our immediate needs, this position will be remote. In the long term, this would be an in office position based out of our studios in Manhattan.

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Requirments:

-3+ years’ experience in a HR management role
-Bachelor’s degree or higher, in Human Resources or related field
-Working knowledge and application of federal and state employment laws (For both NY and LA)
-Experience within a small to midsize company (nearing 100 fulltime employees) and matrixed environment
-Experience within an advertising, creative or commercial production environment
-Experience with managing HRIS systems
-Able to travel between New York and Los Angeles
-Proven ability to effectively interact with all organizational levels and build strong, trusted relationships
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Able to communicate and coach through sensitive matters with professionalism, authority and positivity.
-Strong organizational, motivational, and problem solving skills.
-A team player who can also self-start and work independently within a fast-paced and sometimes ambiguous environment
-Ability to time manage, prioritize and work within hard deadlines
-Understands taking full ownership of tasks from beginning to end, working with a small Finance/Admin team
-A relationship builder who is passionate about the people aspect of HR
-Possesses intellectual curiosity, brings insight into the team & business.

Art Director
Full-Time/Freelance
New York, NY & Remote
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Job Description:

Hornet is seeking an experienced Art Director to join our team!

The ideal candidate should be proficient in design and animation.The Art Director must be meticulous, have the ability to communicate proactively, and manage each project’s specifications & resources with passion, enthusiasm, and the ability to technically & creatively realize the Director’s vision.

We are looking for people with experience working in a variety of styles, and can help with creating frames for pitches and pre-production. We’re looking for portfolios that clearly demonstrate a robust passion for conceptual thinking and creative execution. At Hornet, we’re all about championing our artists’ voices. We want to work with people who have distinct points of view and opinions all their own, but who also know when and how to actively listen, internalize, interpret, and create based on the individual project at hand. The Art Director must be creatively driven, well versed in executing various design styles based on our Directors’ creative direction, have the ability to adapt to creative trends, and explore & create new styles & techniques.

Regarding COVID-19:
For our immediate needs, this position will be remote. In the long term, this would be an in office position, primarily out of our Manhattan Studio, but the candidate should be flexible to travel between Manhattan and our Ridgewood Studio location from time to time.

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Requirments:

-Bachelor's degree with a degree in Fine Arts, such as Illustration, Motion / Graphic Design, or Film.
-Proven work experience as a Designer with at least 5 years in the commercial industry with at least 3 years of Art Direction.
-Awareness of current industry trends and techniques
-Strong graphic design principles - typography, color theory, layout, and composition
-Knowledge of current trends in UI/UX, illustration and animation
-Extensive experience with digital technology and software packages (e.g. Adobe Creative Cloud including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, and Maxon C4D.)
-Experience with color, lighting, special effects, 3D concept work, developing transitions and compositing is a plus
-Creative mind with strong storytelling skills
-Overall positive attitude, demeanor, that will contribute to a collaborative studio environment
-Ability to take direction and feedback from Directors, Producers, in partnership with the Leads
-High level of self-motivation, commitment and dedication
-Strong organizational, time management and communication skills, both written and verbal

Creative Director
Full-Time/Freelance
New York, NY & Remote
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Job Description:

Hornet is seeking a Creative Director to join our team!

The role of a CD is to create, plan, and deliver strategic creative vision for our clients. The CD plays a monumental role in selling the vision of a project and ensuring the overall quality of the work we produce is at the standard we demand as a studio.

Ideal candidates should possess the soft sensibilities of an artist combined with the authoritative punch of a creative leader. We want someone with strong people skills, proven management experience, and a dynamic personality who can lead large and small teams of artists, collaborate with directors, bid against complex briefs, and present work to clients confidently and clearly. Candidates should have a strong design background, a creative mind, and unrivaled storytelling skills.

Regarding COVID-19:
For our immediate needs, this position will be remote. In the long term, this would be an in office position, primarily out of our Manhattan Studio, but the candidate should be flexible to travel between Manhattan and our Ridgewood Studio location from time to time.

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Requirments:

-Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Fine Arts, or some affiliated field
-5+ years' experience in a marketing leadership role
-Strong design and animation background
-Proven success in managing design teams
-Portfolio of previous work that displays an ability to turn an idea into a visual piece
-Strong communication and computer skills
-Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
-Grasp of emerging technologies/software such as AR, VR, Unity and Unreal a plus
-Comprehensive knowledge of the marketing design process

Motion Designer
Full-Time/Freelance
New York, NY & Remote
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Job Description:

Hornet is seeking a Motion Designer to join our team!

The Motion Designer would work with our Motion Design Lead on on pitches, jobs and internal project. Candidates must be meticulous, have the ability to communicate proactively, manage time accordingly based on each project’s specifications & resources, with passion, enthusiasm and the ability to technically & creatively realize the Director’s vision. The best candidates must be creatively driven, well versed in executing a wide rand of design styles based on Directors’ creative direction, and have the ability to adapt to creative feedback. Successful candidate will have a positive attitude under stress and be able to work on teams of various sizes.

Regarding COVID-19:
For our immediate needs, this position will be remote. In the long term, this would be an in office position, primarily out of our Manhattan Studio, but the candidate should be flexible to travel between Manhattan and our Ridgewood Studio location from time to time.

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Requirments:

- Bachelor (4-Year) degree with a degree in Fine Arts, such as Illustration, Motion / Graphic Design, or Film
- Relevant work experience as a Motion Designer in the commercial industry
- Extensive experience with digital technology and software packages (e.g. Adobe Creative Cloud including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, and C4D)
- Familiarity with special effects, 3D and compositing
- Print and Digital Media experience
- Creative mind with strong storytelling skills
- Overall positive attitude, demeanor, that will contribute to a collaborative studio environment
- Desire to learn, develop and discover new techniques through R&D
- Ability to take direction and feedback from Directors and Producers
- Keen eye for detail and a critical mind, with patience and concentration
- High level of self-motivation, commitment and dedication
- Strong organizational, time management and communication skills, both written and verbal
- Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
- Maintain studio standards and work within studio pipeline

Responsibilities include and not limited to:

- Design (and motion work) work for pitches
- Design for special projects including, but not limited to, studio website and social media
- Create, design, and animate when necessary

Designer
Full-Time/Freelance
New York, NY & Remote
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Job Description:

Hornet is seeking a talented and passionate Designer to join our team!

The ideal candidate must be efficient, detail-oriented, and able to work under tight deadlines. But most importantly? They must be completely dedicated to the craft of design—whether it’s motion, illustration, animation, or some other visual-oriented “-ation” between. We want people who will create illustrations and designs that surprise and delight us—and our clients—every time. They must be comfortable working with various design styles and aesthetics, and have a robust understanding of motion and animation. The designer will work alongside our creative team and under the creative guidance of our directors to develop the creative vision of each project.

Regarding COVID-19:
For our immediate needs, this position will be remote. In the long term, this would be an in office position, primarily out of our Manhattan Studio, but the candidate should be flexible to travel between Manhattan and our Ridgewood Studio location from time to time.

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Requirments:

-Proficient in Photoshop / Illustrator
-Keen eye for detail and a critical mind, with patience and concentration
-Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines, on multiple projects at any given time
-A team player who will fit into our design-driven, collaborative team

Notice of Filing
Full-Time
New York, NY
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Job Description:

NOTICE OF THE FILING OF A
LABOR CONDITION APPLICATION
WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

1. An H-1B visa nonimmigrant is being sought by Hornet Animations, Inc.
2. Hornet Animations, Inc. is seeking one (1) such nonimmigrants.
3. The occupational classification is Multimedia Artists and Animators, SOC Code 27-1014.
4. The period of intended employment is from 10/01/2021 to 09/30/2024.
5. The offered wage is $90,000 per year.
6. The work location of the H-1B visa nonimmigrant will be 116 W. Houston St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10012.
7. The Labor Condition Application will be available for public inspection at Hornet Animations, Inc.’s principal place of business at 116 W. Houston St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10012.

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Complaints alleging misrepresentation of material facts in the Labor Condition Application and/or failure to comply with the terms of the Labor Condition Application may be filed with any office of the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor.