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Videographer, Tutorials - Contract

Design | Mountain View, CA | Contract

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.  We offer 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 offices are located in Mountain View, within walking distance from the Caltrain station.

Role and Responsibilities:

KiwiCo is seeking an experienced contract videographer who is highly skilled in both camera work and editing to take on the responsibility of shooting and editing all of KiwiCo’s tutorial videos for kids and teens. This encompasses step-by-step science and craft videos to be used alongside our monthly subscription lines to help guide users through instructions and additional inspirational content. This role requires someone with strong camera skills, a great eye for staging, and a broad operating range.

  • Direct, shoot, and edit all footage to support video tutorials, from the hosted introduction to the step-by-step instructions
  • Plan and test new concepts to capture the needs of individual products and instructions
  • Maintain our visual standards for video. Experiment with shooting, lighting, editing, and retouching to help us continue to develop and improve our style.
  • Partner closely with the Editorial and Product Design teams to develop and execute videos that are interesting, helpful, and fun to watch.

Required Qualifications

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

  • Experience. Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years of videography experience and strong experience with editing videos in Adobe Premiere. You’re confident both behind the camera and in the editor’s chair.

  • 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.

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

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

  • Broad operating range. You thrive in a fast-paced, small company environment, under pressure and working toward aggressive timelines. You can multitask and meet deadlines while still paying attention to details and executing flawlessly. 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 see a project from the 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.

Passionate about education. You love our young customers and understand how to communicate with them in a fun and relatable way.


Desired Qualifications

  • Experience filming, directing, and editing short and long-form tutorial videos
  • Experience with 4K video production and file organization
  • Experience operating dual-camera set-ups, specifically top-down rigs  
  • Familiarity working with the Sony A7R 2 or a similar camera 
  • Experience working with a startup


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.


Diversity

KiwiCo is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  Individuals seeking employment at KiwiCo are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected category.