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Assistant Digital Animator (Big Nate)


Burbank, CA, US, 91502


For over 30 years, the Nickelodeon Animation Studio continues to be one of the largest producers of television animation in the world, reflecting all kids today. Based in Burbank, Calif., with offices in New York, the Studio, designed by our artists and for our artists, is home to the world's greatest creative talents. Our campus of creativity houses top-notch talent, storytellers, artists, production teams, voice actors, cartoon experts and more. At Nickelodeon, we are always looking to recruit dedicated craftspeople to help bring groundbreaking new ideas to life and that starts with you! We are leading the way in animated content for TV series, TV movies, shorts and  theatrical features. Some of our new upcoming original animated series include, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years, Rugrats, Middlemost Post, Star Trek: Prodigy, Big Nate and Santiago of the Seas, among others.Our content development teams are creator-driven, our work culture is collaborative, our mentorship of new talent is second to none, and we are committed to hiring inclusively to reflect authenticity in the diverse stories we want to tell.Join us!




Nickelodeon Animation Studio is looking for a Digital Animator to join the Big Nate team! We are looking for an artist that is a great team player, out of the box creative, and ready to grow with an animation team as well as look to expand the vocabulary of what animation can be (and bring that wacky 90s animation magic)!


  • Candidate should have experience working with cutout animation and digital puppetry using After Effects tools. Digital compositing experience with After Effects is also a PLUS.
  • Work with Digital Animation Supervisor to support the show.
  • Create/animate and composite 2D and 3D VFX.
  • Model/Texture 3D toon-shaded props and vehicles and composite with 2D plates.
  • Animate 2D retakes in Harmony.


  • Candidate should be familiar with Adobe Suite, especially Adobe After Effects and Photoshop. Premiere skills also a plus.
  • The ideal candidate should be a generalist, able to solve problems across multiple platforms and pipelines.
  • Knowledge of cutout style animation, particularly Terry Gilliam, and JibJab. Related uses of that style a plus.
  • Skills in stop-motion animation and fabrication, downshooter, and pixelation. Other types of alternate/experimental animation would be a huge plus!
  • Familiar with animating and compositing using Adobe After Effects.

Additional Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years of industry experience in film, broadcast, and/or games (Not Mandatory).
  • BA/BS preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Please have portfolio links of relevant art (including collage, cutout, photobashing, etc) and video (animation samples).


 Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 


At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.


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Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles