A derogatory term for graphic designers, motion graphic artists, 3D artists and other computer-related fields related to the visual arts industry. Used by producers and HR recruiters as term of condescension to those artists whose skills, they do not ultimately understand.
Like the racist lawn jockeys of golf clubs and the racist term camel jockeys, the term implies a being of lower status and the master-slave relation between the owner and owned.
Actual 3D artists and graphic designers would never refer to themselves as pixel jockeys, preferring to use job titles for the fields which they respectfully have mastered.
"Hey Bob, we gotta get another pixel jockey to wrangle this greenscreen that I shot on DV."