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Internal Application: Motion Graphics / Video Editor

Design | 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. Our core offering is a subscription service that delivers curated hands-on projects to kids. We take great pride and ownership in the products we build and in the community of parents and kids we serve. We’re backed by leading investors and were named one of the "20 Startups to Watch" by Business Insider. Our office is located in Mountain View, CA.

Role and Responsibilities

We are looking for a Video Editor with motion graphics experience who can quickly “grok” our brand identity, who is highly collaborative as well as efficient, and who can help bring our brand to life through creative and thoughtful editing of a wide range of assets.  

In this role, you will:

  • Establish brand identity and consistency through video and graphic styling
  • Edit a variety of videos across KiwiCo's original series slate   
  • Build essential graphics toolkits and animations for marketing assets, social media videos, and original series

  • Animate KiwiCo illustrations to use across our social channels 

  • Help establish a language for graphic design and video assets

  • Assist in file organization and sharing across teams and stakeholders

Required Qualifications

As a start-up celebrating creativity and development, we believe and encourage the same in our team.  We seek team players with an infectious positive energy, great initiative, and a get-it-done attitude.  Candidates must thrive in ambiguity and love a rapid pace. You must have a strong desire to learn and improve.

The ideal candidate has great initiative and operating range. Required skills and responsibilities:

  • Experience.  Bachelor’s degree with 4+ years of graphic design for video and editing experience. You have excellent storytelling and editing skills, with the experience and skills required to work in a fast-paced video production environment. 

  • Passionate about kids and education. You love our young customers and understand how to communicate enriching educational concepts in a fun and relatable way.

  • Detail-oriented.  Exceptional attention to detail, grammar, and logical story construction, with an eye for visual communication.

  • Communication.  Excellent written and visual communication skills and the ability to collaborate across various departments.  

  • Organization.  This is a fast-paced, deadline-driven role, which requires collaborating with the entire product design team, so great organizational skills are a must.

  • Hands-on, “get things done” mentality.  Self-starter with the ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment and meet changing deadlines and priorities on multiple simultaneous projects.  Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines while still paying attention to details and executing flawlessly. Strong project management skills.

  • Resourceful and flexible.  You see a project from idea stage through successful completion and do whatever it takes to make it a success. You are comfortable with the rapid pace of change in a small, nimble team. You are an innovative thinker and can solve problems creatively.  

  • Collaborative.  Ability to lead and influence cross-functional teams in a matrixed organization, as well as confidently make presentations to senior management. Able to give and receive feedback well.

  • Broad operating range.  Have the ability to think strategically and create processes and organizational efficiencies, while also having a love of detail and editorial finesse. Thrives in a fast-paced, small company environment.

Desired Qualifications/Experience 

  • Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite, with special emphasis in Premiere and After Effects

  • Experience editing short and long form DIY, tutorial and STEAM videos, specifically relating to kids content 

  • Experience creating graphics and videos for YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms 

  • Experience designing and building essential graphics toolkits for a variety of content types 

  • Experience working collaboratively with video editors, photographers, and producers in a start-up environment 

  • High attention to detail and creative confidence 

  • Passion for teaching and learning