Senior Media Designer - Motion Graphics & Videography

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Date: Feb 8, 2021

Location: Hoffman Estates, IL, US, 60169

Company: CDK

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With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end automotive commerce, CDK provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers.   CDK Global solutions automate and integrate critical processes from pre-sale targeted advertising to the sale, financing, insurance, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles, with an increasing focus on utilizing data analytics and predictive intelligence.   


We’re large enough to make a difference but small enough for your voice to be heard. This means that we are an organization where every person matters. You can make an impact on the success of our business and that of our customers regardless of what career you decide to pursue.


From data scientists to sales and client service experts, we’re hiring to support your growth and ours - Green light your career.  

CDK Global is hiring a full-time Senior Media Designer!  If you have a strong motion graphics background along with top-notch editing, motion graphics, shooting, and photography skills to help an industry leader tell its story, we want to hear from you!


The Senior Media Designer will work closely with other creatives, Marketing and other internal teams to produce on-brand, multichannel pieces, sizzle reels, interview/events videos and more.


The ideal candidate will have exceptional insight and creativity, excellent communication skills, an engaging portfolio of video projects, an incredible work ethic, and a commitment to embody the CDK Global vision, core values and personality. CDK Global offers a fast-paced environment with multiple projects and flexibility to present alternative or creative approaches to projects. From national customer-facing campaigns and internal initiatives to social media postings and editorial content, you will be instrumental in shaping a consistent voice and visual presentation for the CDK Global brand.


Past work samples are required. Please present samples as a demo reel or a portfolio of videos.



. Work on Tier 3 projects while mentoring Media Designer on Tier 1 and Tier 2 projects.

. Flexibility to work on Tier 1 and Tier 2 projects when needed.

. Be able to combine audio and visuals to tell a cohesive creative story that conveys the brand voice

. Manipulate and edit film pieces in a way that is invisible to the audience

. Input music, dialogue, graphics and effects while ensuring a logical sequencing and story

. Consult with colleagues, stakeholders and vendors from production to post-production process to drive up standards of digital creativity

. Contribute new ideas, techniques and feedback

. Serve as a mentor for Junior Designers

. Flexibility in scheduling time as needed. Some extended weekday hours should be expected; weekends are rare, but must be open to travel when needed

. Communicate regularly with clients, Project Managers and other Creative team members

. Well-versed in proper photography and videography techniques

. Comfortable creating detailed storyboards

. Meticulous attention to detail and organization

. Properly back up and archive all footage for future retrieval

. Show attention to detail while working on multiple projects at different stages

. Must be comfortable managing, organizing and planning shoots

. Must be comfortable working and communicating with all level of employees and customers, including C-level executives

. Ability to connect video/animations to campaigns and think big picture



. Past work samples are required. Please present samples as a demo reel or a portfolio of videos.

. BS degree in film studies, cinematography or related field

. 5+ years experience in an agency, in-house agency and/or marketing environment as a Media Designer; or equivalent combination of education and experience

. Animation/motion graphics background, including custom-built animation 

. Able to work both independently and in a collaborative, team-oriented environment

. Passport or the ability to get one is required. Open and able to travel occasionally.

. Good written and verbal communication skills

. Excellent problem-solving skills

. Strong understanding of creative process, design principles and color theory

. Well-versed in a Mac environment and Adobe Premiere, After Effects and other key Adobe CC software. Must know MS Office and other industry relevant software/tools

. Have solid understanding of design applications i.e. Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator

. Expert knowledge of filming, production, cameras, microphones and other industry technology

. Flexibility and willingness to adapt design ideas to meet technical criteria

. Excellent typography skills

. Organizational skills

CDK Global knows you have passions outside of work.  You have family, friends, sporting events, and lots of things going on.   That’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to not only take care of you but your family as well.   All of our benefits are effective the first day of employment including 401K matching, paid time off to re-energize, donate your time to volunteer in your community, and tuition reimbursement to name a few.


At CDK, we pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce. We value and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and the different perspectives they provide. We offer equal opportunity employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, or protected veteran status.  

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