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Visual Effects Manager

Acushnet Company

Acushnet Company

Last Updated: 04/8/22

Job Description

Titleist, golf’s symbol of excellence, is the game's leading performance equipment brand, having earned the overwhelming trust of tour professionals, club professionals, competitive amateurs, and dedicated golfers worldwide. The Titleist golf ball embodies superior performance, innovative design and technology, precision manufacturing and unmatched quality. Titleist is the unequivocal #1 ball in golf and has been for over 70 years—and still counting. Titleist also has an unwavering commitment to design and develops the best- performing clubs in the game to support a leading club fitting and trial platform to maximize dedicated golfers’ performance experience. Titleist golf gear, comprised of golf bags, headwear, travel gear, accessories, and golf glove, also delivers the performance and quality excellence promised in every product that bears the Titleist script.

Job Title: Visual Effects Manager

Location: Carlsbad, CA (On-site)

Salary Range: $92,000 to $117,000, plus bonus eligibility

Position Summary:

The Visual Effects Manager will be responsible for producing computer generated video, photo, and motion graphic assets in support of print, digital, social, in-store, online, video, and catalogue production. He/she will support the Creative Director in producing industry leading creative assets to be utilized in product, brand and sales campaigns across all platforms. Will manage IT infrastructure, hardware and software system associated with VFX work. This role will work closely with all product divisions, merchandising teams, and R&D to develop industry leading product visuals and brand marketing.

Qualifications/Required Experience:

  • B.S. or B.A. in Communications, Advertising or Marketing required. Other related BS degree providing knowledge / skill in videography will be considered.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in Adobe After Effects, Cinema 4D, Octane Render is required.
  • Prior experience in a sporting industry is preferred.
  • Candidate should possess strong attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication, self-initiative and general golf knowledge.
  • Proven experience managing multiple projects at once with the ability to deliver final product on time.
  • Job requires travel 5-10%.
  • This position will require the specialist to stay current with the latest Titleist products as well as with audio, video, animation, and graphic software technology.
  • Extensive knowledge of video compression, managing video files and proficiency Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and Microsoft Office. Mac and Windows platform proficiency.
  • MUST SUBMIT A DEMO REEL TO BE CONSIDERED.

Key Responsibilities:

Digital Video Creation: Responsible for producing and managing CG animation, motion graphics, and visual effects for Titleist Golf Club commercials, marketing videos, websites, and social media. Supervise freelance contractors for large scale video productions. Support the Creative Director in executing the video content project list, and in developing ideas to promote the Titleist golf club brand and engage fans through digital video.

CG Product Photography/Digital Asset Creation: Responsible for creating and managing CG photography for all Titleist Golf Club product verticals. Create digital assets for the graphic design, merchandising, sales, advertising, and social media teams. Maintain the relationship with R&D and outside vendors for the purpose of acquiring and supervising the modification of CAD assets for digital production. Coordinate with key stakeholders from creation through approval to attain desired results.

Manage Digital Content Infrastructure: Responsible for managing digital content storage and maintaining and our postproduction infrastructure. Provide hardware/software/server support to workstation users. Maintain network efficiency and data throughput for high-end post-production workflows. Manage and maintain our cutting-edge 3D Render Farm. Analyze data storage needs to forecast future capital expenditures and scheduling of digital media archiving.

Research & Development: Research & Develop new post-production technologies, visual effects techniques, and digital media workflows to advance the quality of Titleist Clubs video and photography marketing campaigns.

Key Relationships: Creative Director

How To Apply:

Candidates meeting the qualifications listed above are invited to submit their resume along with salary requirements via the apply button for this job at: https://employment.acushnetgolf.com/ and must submit a resume in "MS Word Form ONLY" in order to be considered.

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Company Details

Fairhaven, Massachusetts, United States
About Acushnet Company Acushnet Company was founded in 1910 as a partnership named Peabody, Young & Weeks, but quickly changed its name to the Acushnet Process Company after the town of Acushnet, MA and the process of designating the Guayule shrub’s sap to make rubber. The company was originally in the business of processing rubber for sale to various businesses, including the ti...