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Associate Videographer/Photographer

Brand | Mountain View, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us

KiwiCo  is an innovative eCommerce company that sparks kids’ creativity and curiosity through offline and online materials and inspiration. We offer kids a delightful, engaging way to explore, create, and learn; and arm them with the creative confidence and tools to change the world. Our core offering is a subscription service that delivers hands-on projects to kids of all ages. We also have an online store and a content hub for families. We take great pride and ownership in the products and experiences we design and in the community of parents and kids we serve. Our office is located in Mountain View, within walking distance to the Caltrain station.


Role and Responsibilities

KiwiCo is seeking an Associate Videographer/Photographer who can help conceptualize, plan, set-up, shoot, and edit videos and photos used to support our products and marketing content. We are looking for someone who has skills in videography, photography, and editing. The ideal candidate would have strong camera skills, an eye for staging, a broad operating range, and be able to think and plan strategically while acting quickly against the day-to-day execution. 

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Creating online and TV ads to promote our products. Take projects from pre-production through completion, and work closely with the team to deliver work on time and on budget. Also be able to sort through assets from past video shoots to ideate new ways to leverage the footage, and edit existing videos to put a fresh spin on them.

  • Planning, setting up, and running photo and video shoots, bringing your positive energy to help make sure the shoots run smoothly and are a great experience for our child models.

  • Collaborating with the marketing team to make sure the creatives support the marketing goals and objectives.

  • Capturing still photos of our products to be used in our printed materials, online shop, and retail packaging. Help maintain an organized library of photo assets for use across the company.

  • Producing instructional videos to help teach our customers how to complete our kits.

  • Editing our creative to tell a compelling on-brand narrative.

  • Maintaining our visual standards for video and still photos by experimenting with shooting, lighting, and retouching to help us continue to develop and improve our style.

  • Working with kids ages 0-17 on set by creating a fun, positive experience for them while capturing the content we need.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3+ years of photo/video experience working in a studio or in the field.

  • Strong experience with editing videos in Adobe Premiere. You’re confident both behind the camera and in the editor’s chair.

  • Hands-on, “get things done” mentality. You are a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced, small company environment, under pressure and working toward aggressive timelines. You can multitask and meet changing deadlines while still paying attention to details. You have the ability to balance and productively resolve pressing demands and timelines in order to deliver against the company vision and goals.

  • Resourceful and Flexible. You can see a project through from the idea stage to completion, and are willing to do whatever it takes to make it a success. You thrive in ambiguity and are comfortable with the rapid pace of change in a small, nimble team. You are an innovative thinker who can solve problems creatively but also have a strong desire to continue learning and building upon your skills.

  • Great communication skills. You’re highly collaborative, can work within cross-functional teams, and are able to give and receive feedback well.

  • Strong organizational skills. You’re great at keeping a production running smoothly and always keep your project files organized, tagged, and available for other team members.

  • Superb aesthetic skills. You have a great eye and are able to take any request and find a compelling and attractive way to capture it in video or in a still photo.

 

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working in a startup environment

  • Experience working with a marketing team

  • Experience filming with children and grownups

  • Experience shooting and editing top down project-based videos, hosted videos, live classes, and/or product photography

 

If you’re passionate about delivering innovative, delightful, and enriching products and experiences for kids, we’d love to hear from you. Please apply by submitting a resume and cover letter (as well as a link to your online portfolio) telling us why you're interested in KiwiCo and what you think you'd bring to this specific position and our team. Applications without portfolios will not be considered.