SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Video Journalist

San Diego Office

THE ROLE

We’re looking for a do-it-all video creative capable of taking a project from concept to final cut. The video journalist will work within the Marketing team to create content in a Scrum environment, contributing ideas that are rapidly acted on. The video journalist must be capable of communicating ideas through storyboarding, developing a consistent aesthetic, shooting, and editing: in essence to be a one-person production team with support from writers and subject matter experts.

Ideal candidates will have experience in a newsroom or working with brands, retailers, and agencies to create branding, documentary, and how-to content. Experience in advertising and with product photography are a plus.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Create Content
  • Branding videos like How it Works, Founder Story, CSR
  • How-to videos demonstrating photography and post-production techniques
  • Customer interviews and profiles
  • Interviews of subject matter experts
  • Trend analysis
  • Social media content
Develop a Process
  • Ideation
  • Storyboarding
  • Pre-production planning
  • Set building
  • Shooting
  • Editing
  • Animating / Motion Graphics

WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE

The Video Journalist should achieve the following objectives:

  • 1 Branding video a quarter
  • 4 Interviews or how-to videos a month
  • Established brand video aesthetic
  • Defined video production process

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE/SKILLS

  • 3+ years videographer/editing experience
  • 1+ year photography experience
  • Experience with video production formats for mobile and social media platforms
  • Formal training in film/video/mass communications from tech school or a bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to do motion animation graphics
  • Ability to do sound and video editing
  • Ability to pitch ideas
  • Expert knowledge of storyboarding, video filming, and editing equipment
  • Passport and willingness to travel domestically and internationally
  • Killer portfolio

SOFTWARE COMPETENCIES

  • Premiere Pro
  • Final Cut Pro
  • After Effects
  • Apple Motion
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop