Sr. Multimedia Designer, Zoro at Zoro

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Company Summary:

Zoro.com is an eCommerce company that sells business supplies, equipment, and tools-but we're much more than just a website. We're a team of people who win and lose together (we prefer winning!). Since 2011, Zoro has been working hard to make it easy for our customers to purchase everything they need to make their businesses go. Zoro currently offers over 5 million products, fast and free shipping, no-hassle returns, and exceptional customer service. We've grown quickly in a short time, recently surpassing 450 team members and reaching annual revenue of over $500 million. Add to that our award-winning culture-we were named a Great Place to Work for 2019-20, among other accolades-and we think Zoro is a pretty amazing place to work and grow.

 

Primary Function:

As an integral member of the Creative Services Team, the Sr. Multimedia Designer is a strategic thinker and problem solver who can design new and original work while continuing to evolve our offerings and approach based on current trends and industry best practices. The Sr. Multimedia Designer works closely with creative management, designers, editors, writers, account management, and key internal stakeholders to provide 2D and 3D motion graphics, videos, and photography solutions to address our marketing needs. The Sr. Multimedia Designer is focused on video and motion design for social media, digital banners, emails, etc. but will also need to shoot photography both in a studio environment and on location. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and have respect for consistency, but most of all, will absolutely love solving problems through design in motion. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Zoro Marketing and Promotions teams to produce 2D and 3D motion graphics, videos, and photography that will resonate with our audience and drive a high level of brand and product interest, views, and engagement. Approximately 70% Multimedia & 30% Photography.
  • Communicate and coordinate with Manager and Project Managers to balance workload and adhere to guidelines and production schedules to meet changing deadlines and respond to critical business shifts.
  • Produce engaging animated and interactive elements to support business objectives and concepts.
  • Stay current on the latest industry trends, video and photography equipment, software, and lighting and bring those learnings in-house to share with others.
  • Manage and maintain an in-house electronic library of all video and photo assets as well as videography and photo equipment.
  • Propose creative shooting and marketing solutions for video and photo productions and develop storyboard design. Manage video and photography shoots from start to finish with external partners (as needed).
  • Oversee multimedia projects from conception to delivery, ensuring they are brand compliant.
  • Manage all liability releases on video and photo shoots (i.e. location, image releases, etc.). Track permissions/licenses of all photos used. Collaborate as needed with the Legal department to ensure photo/art permissions are compliant.
  • Collaborate with designers to identify, design, storyboard, and create animated and interactive elements for production-quality design assets including landing page/email banners and digital ads.
  • Help lead, develop, and enhance the design team's animation and motion graphics capabilities.
  • Communicate effectively to share your design thinking, and present to all levels of co-workers throughout all stages of design.
  • May produce and edit audio voiceovers as necessary for audio/visual elements used.
  • Prep photo files for production including minor Photoshop enhancements and color correction.
  • Work within the digital asset management system to ensure all images are entered and tagged with the appropriate metadata.
  • Assist with onsite video productions when needed; this includes assistance with the onsite studio and remote set-up of cameras and related recording equipment, teleprompter, and video capture.

 

Preferred Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Multimedia/Motion Design.
  • 7-10+ years of experience in video production and photography (product and lifestyle).
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (After Effects, Premiere Pro) and Cinema 4D (Redshift, Arnold, X-Particles, etc).
  • Ability to think conceptually and problem solve creative challenges.
  • Can work across a wide array of projects in multiple disciplines (2D, 3D, VFX & Live Action).
  • Never-ending desire to learn new techniques and technologies to advance skillset.
  • Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and ability to manage several projects simultaneously needed in order to consistently meet deadlines.
  • Team player; ability to work effectively with multiple cross-functional groups.
    Strong communication skills: oral, written, plus the ability to communicate with a wide range of people and behavior styles.
     

 

Final note:  

We share a commitment to our Zoro values – Win & Lose Together (We prefer winning!), Take Ownership, We Are Transparent, and Aspire to be Customer-Obsessed. Everything we do at Zoro is centered around delighting our customers. It's a natural extension of our company culture and how we care for each other. We believe when we act in ways that are consistent with these values, we can solve any technical challenge that lies ahead of us. As a Zoro employee, you can expect to work with smart, energetic people, learn something every day, and be valued for your perspective.

 

Zoro is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer.

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

 


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Location

One office is located in the West Loop, offering diverse eateries and steps away from nightlife! The other is in the northern suburb of Buffalo Grove.

An Insider's view of Zoro

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

We are driven and work hard, because we are growing like crazy! We are in this together because we want to be, not because we have to. On the flip side, I've never missed one of my kid's ball games, concerts, parent-teacher conferences, and when I take a vacation, I'm actually allowed to take it (of course, I'm available if you need me, team)! :-)

Adam

HR Leader

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Zoro has an awesome test and learn culture where you can try new things and see what works and what doesn't and, most importantly, learn from those lessons and drive improvements. We constantly look for ways to do that - whether it is tools, engagement, processes or empowerment. We share best practices, feedback and suggestions from our agents.

Dawn

Director, Customer Service

What does your typical day look like?

As a Financial Analyst with Zoro’s Finance team, my typical day starts with generating daily sales reports and sending it over to our headquarters. Then, I talk to business unit owners and gather information that would impact our financials. Zoro has an encouraging collaborative environment…everyone is easily approachable!

Margaret

Sr. Financial Analyst

What are Zoro Perks + Benefits

Zoro Benefits Overview

Very competitive package - beyond your base salary, we offer bonuses, a 401(k) match and additional 401(k) incentive contribution, a full-scope of medical/dental/vision/life insurance benefits, voluntary benefits, shuttle service, a bunch of free food (free coffee, soft drinks, snacks, and free meals from time-to-time). Our North Suburb office has a subsidized cafe inside our offices that is a breakfast/lunch spot and coffee bar, in addition to a game room, recreation area and a rock room... yes a rock room... bring your axe and rock out on a break!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Through period live trainings and webinars, it is important for all of our Zoro team members to collaborate, ideate, operate without bias!
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Zoro has an Inclusion Council comprised of a diverse group of team member volunteers across all levels within the organization to build awareness and strategize on DEI initiatives.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Optional Voluntary Benefit
Wellness Programs
Discount partnership with Sky Fitness.
Onsite Gym
Buffalo Grove equipped with workout bench, dumbells, free weights, a basketball court, badminton court, ping pong, air hockey, bags, golf net, outdoor volleyball, and we've even played quiddich!
Team workouts
We've offered yoga, kickboxing, mindfulness, walk-a-thons, and other sessions for our team members to explore ways to strengthen physical, emotional and spiritual wellness.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
3.5% contribution by Zoro on a bi-weekly basis (whether you contribute or not). Additional 3.5% target contribution based on annual company performance.
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
We've won a Dave Thomas award for having a solid adoption assistance program - that's pretty cool!
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Starting at 18 days per year with carryover option of up to 5 days.
Paid Volunteer Time
We like to give back to the local community. We have team builders focused on helping a variety of philanthropic organizations.
Paid Holidays
Zoro offers all employees paid time off to observe all major holidays.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
We feature a range from shorts and t-shirts to those who embrace "Tie Tuesdays". Wear what makes you comfortable, but you may want to clean it up if you have an important customer in town!
Commuter Benefits
In our North Suburb office, we feature shuttle service to/from Buffalo Grove, Highland Park, and Deerfield stops. Also a commuter benefit program available as a voluntary benefit.
Company Outings
We've done many of these. From ball games to luaus to olympics to the zoo - Zoro finds ways to treat employees to lots of fun.
Game Room
Basketball, bags, driving range net, ping pong, badminton, video games, music room... we even played quiddich in our warehouse for our Harry Potter-themed Halloween event!
Stocked Kitchen
All offices feature coffee, soft drinks, sparkling water, tea, popcorn machine, random snacking opportunities, as well as an on-site cafe in our North Suburb office.
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Sometimes happy hours provided by the company, but many team members get together outside of work because they want to, not because they have to!
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Softball, bowling, and dragon boat racing team... yes, dragon boat racing!
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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