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Video Content Creator

Company: Kapwing
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Kapwing empowers creators.--It's an online image and video platform that people make, edit, and collaborate on multimedia projects for work, school, and life. We're enabling modern storytellers, entertainers, educators, and visionaries to express themselves and design in the "4th dimension" (content with a timeline). Our vision is to become the go-to multimedia editor for teams to collaborate and meet demands for content quantity without sacrificing quality. With remote work, remote learning, an economic downturn and the rise of social media as a political advocacy channel, video and media entrepreneurship have never been more relevant for the world. Join a company that's democratizing creative tools and inventing the future stack of video creation. We value velocity, growth, and impact, plus a strong community of coworkers who support each other and collaborate. We're also a Series A startup founded by two X-Googlers/Harvard/Stanford and backed by CRV, Kleiner Perkins and other top VCs. We've grown to millions of monthly-active creators through purely organic channels. Read more about Kapwing in TechCrunch . Kapwing is looking for a creator to produce entertaining and informative videos to grow Kapwing's YouTube channel and introduce new people to our tools. We're looking for a scrappy, prolific content creator with strong empathy for modern creators, knowledge of social media, and passion for video storytelling. In this role, you'll plan, produce, and star in video tutorials, news series, and edutainment content that helps people learn modern digital and social media creation skills. This is a full-time role reporting to our Head of Content at Kapwing HQ in San Francisco. Responsibilities

  • Pitch, plan and produce 1-3 weekly videos that help social media creators, artists, digital marketers, students, meme makers, journalists, and other modern video creators
  • Design wildly engaging thumbnails, titles and descriptions that attract viewers to Kapwing videos
  • Conduct SEO and Audience research to create videos that target search keywords
  • Stay on the bleeding-edge of social media trends, tools, and the creator economy to inform content strategy
  • Collaborate with the CEO and content team to develop strategic content series, conduct interviews with creators, and highlight inspired use cases of Kapwing
  • Capitalize on emerging trends and brainstorm stunts that attract press and attention from creators
  • Product expert: Develops deep product knowledge, works with product designers to inform product development and new features, and evangelizes new use cases for the Studio editor
  • Establish best practices and processes for a growing content team Requirements
    • Passion for creating YouTube content: You've started or worked on a successful YouTube channel in the past.--
    • 2+ years experience creating, editing, and appearing on camera in YouTube videos and working on YouTube channels
    • Immersed in social media, pop culture, entertainment, and the creator economy. Keeps ear to the street and knows about culture trends before others. Spends time watching YouTube, TikTok, Instagram videos and learning from other creators.
    • Fluent with YouTube Studio: Writes click-worthy video titles, designs clickable thumbnails, and is familiar with YouTube's algorithm.
    • Highly independent and prolific: Can brainstorm and execute on content ideas without oversight or management. Comfortable with low production value storytelling to produce videos quickly and resourcefully.
    • Community Builder: Skilled networker who builds personal relationships with partners, customers, and advocates. Collaborates with creators to brainstorm new video topics and get feedback.
    • Technical proficiency: Comfortable with photo and video editing tools (iMovie, InShot, etc). Easily picks up new applications and teaches others how to use them.
    • Experience working at a tech company is a plus.
    • [Preferred] Experience with SEO and content marketing
    • Results-oriented: Strategic, focused on outcomes. Experimental.
    • No ego: There's a lot we wish we could do but don't have time for. Must have the ability to put the product's needs first, invite criticism, and embrace failure We're an engineering-heavy team, all interested in learning the latest web technologies and applying them to video, photography, and social media content. Founded by two product managers, Kapwing has a strong design and UX orientation when building new products. Team Kapwing is scrappy and creative, and we love launching random things for fun (check out Cartoonify !). We love the creators who use our product and embrace pop culture, design, music, and media trends, and we tackle tough engineering problems related to scaling video processing in the cloud. We order lunch together, go on offsites, and do a regular happy hour on Fridays. Also, Kapwing pays full-time salaries and offers competitive health benefits. We value diversity across all dimensions and keep reasonable hours. Kapwing is based full-time in San Francisco. Our hiring process Our technical process is a short, behavioral interview about your past experiences, a sample of work project designed to take less than one day of work, two hours of interviews, and a lunch with our whole team. We value engineering excellence, product insight, eagerness for growth/impact, and the communication skills and empathy to collaborate well with a tight-knit team. Founders Julia Enthoven and Eric Lu previously worked together as product managers on the Image Search team at Google. The company was founded in 2017, and bootstrapped to over $100k ARR before raising money mostly through Product Hunt launches, a popular blog on entrepreneurship, and SEO.

Keywords: Kapwing, San Francisco , Video Content Creator, Other , San Francisco, California

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