Art Director
Job Details
Full Time
4 Year Degree

Company Overview:

At Nearpod, we believe teaching is the most important job in the world. Every day, we reach students through our learning platforms on and We have diverse backgrounds, but a shared goal of putting teachers and students first in everything that we do. We have won numerous awards including Edtech Digest’s 2018 Company of the Year. Recently, we were acquired by Renaissance to support the shared mission of accelerating learning for all. We’re looking for people with a lot of hustle, a lot of empathy, and a desire to do something meaningful. We've adopted a remote-first culture, and our diverse team is based across the US.


Location: Remote


Position Overview:

Nearpod is currently experiencing rapid growth and we are seeking an experienced Art Director to join the video team. As an Art Director, you will be responsible for directing high-quality, engaging, educational videos — leading art direction, project-managing freelancers, filming in-house, and more. As an individual contributor supporting video production, you will report to the Director of Video.


Our Ideal Candidate will:

  • Conceptualize videos, creating shot lists and/or storyboards based on scripts and research documents

  • Source, onboard, and direct freelance illustrators, animators and/or video editors

  • Review both aesthetic and educational qualities of visual content, and communicate edits to freelancers

  • Work closely with Curriculum Leads to ensure videos hit their learning and efficacy goals

  • Cast and direct on-camera and voiceover talent

  • Manage technical parts of film shoots

  • Occasionally animate, edit video, and practice sound design

  • Review and edit scripts, ensuring they will translate well into visuals

  • Source and organize third-party media assets, keeping track of legality surrounding intellectual property

  • Support best practices of the video production team, specifically as it pertains to technical specifications and file management

  • Improve departmental workflows, striving for efficiency, specifically as it pertains to production management and freelance onboarding processes

  • Ensure team is hitting deadlines and production goals

  • Update internal team

  • Keep informed of current industry tastes and trends


Required Skills and Experience:

  • Strong communication skills, both for internal and external stakeholders

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Ability to translate educational concepts into video terminology

  • Ability to juggle multiple projects

  • Experience with art direction

  • Experience working with deadlines

  • Experience working with budget constraints

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Animation and video-editing skills are a plus

  • Experience with voice-over, scriptwriting, and sound design is a plus

  • Basic knowledge of how a camera works is a plus



Employment Requirements: Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without restrictions 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Student Engagement Platform - Nearpod and Flocabulary
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