Nicework needs an animator

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Hello there! Are you good at animation and film? Do you like junk food and swear words? Or carrot sticks and baby animals? We take all kinds.


Nicework is looking for a junior or mid-level animator/editor/camera man to join our team. This role involves delivering world-class work to a variety of clients. You’ll be working hard, drinking tea and having fun.

  • Able to think for yourself and can function with ambiguity
  • Okay with being a team player
  • Capable of surviving periods of high pressure and long hours without melting down
  • In possession of an attitude that is positive and proactive
  • Proud of your talent and willing to apply it
  • In possession of at least a bachelors degree in animation (unless your work is beyond compare, in which case we can talk about it)

Your primary responsibilities:

  • Development of creative treatment and strategy for video and animation projects
  • Design for screen
  • Animation (2D mainly)
  • Camera skills
  • Editing
  • Client interactions face to face, written and by telephone
  • Pitching for new work
  • Basic project management
  • Contribution to Nicework marketing in the form of content development, the blog, magazine and social media platforms
  • Secondary duties:
    • Managing junior animators, interns and external resources
    • Proactively identifying revenue opportunities
    • Quality control of work output
    • Other duties as defined by management

Bonus points if you:

  • Know 3D animation
  • Can edit audio
  • Can code (HTML, CSS)
  • Write copy and content
  • Have a knowledge of Inbound marketing

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong time-management and organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • You can use Creative Suite as well as your toothbrush
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and turn-around
Nicework is a great place to work. You will grow, learn and have fun doing it. We built the business to feel like a family and everyone here has everyone else’s back. Its not for everyone – but you’re not just anyone, now are you?

If you’ve made it all the way down to the bottom of this post (10 points!) then please fill in this amazing form to apply.

Published by Ross

Ross grew up on the wrong side of the Jukskei. He studied at Vega and was awarded the Top Student prize at his graduation. After working as a freelancer for four years, he founded Nicework with Ben Vorster. He has a penchant for Scandinavian wood furniture and really nice shirts. He is open to bribery- all iPads are welcome. He also likes chocolate cake and is happily married.

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