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Funding500K-1M USD
IndustryVideo, Web 2.0, Consumer, Discovery, E-commerce
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Videographer for funded online career education startup company

at Funded online career education startup company in Burlingame, CA   —   Jul 05, 2014   |  
Our company offers America’s premier career exploration solution. The company solves the #1 problem reported by students in surveys: there’s no connection between the classroom and the real world. The core of the our solution is 1-3 minute informational interviews on video produced by an Emmy winning staff (our executive producer has won 3 Emmys and been nominated 12 times) to help young people gain visibility into their options and figure out what to do with their lives.

The videos enable students to gain visibility into a wide range of possible jobs and career paths and hear about them directly from people who work in these positions. The goal is to get young people excited about a career and learn exactly what it takes to get there. The company’s platform includes a range of salary, career path and other information, as well as customized online assignments to supplement the videos.
1. Interviews: You'll be responsible for conducting hundreds of career-related interviews on camera with people about their jobs. Some of these you'll set up in advance and some of them will involve approaching people who you don't know and asking them to do an interview with you.
2. Backend: You'll enter the videos into our database and tag them with appropriate information to make it easier for students to find them. You'll also help build out our career database.
3. Ad hoc projects: This is still a relatively early stage company so you'll be asked to join in a wide range of projects, some of which may not relate directly to video. You have to be flexible and comfortable wearing a wide range of "hats".
You'll be working under our Executive Producer, who has 3 Emmys and 12 nominations for Children's Programming.
Experience as a video or broadcast journalist preferred
Excellent writing skills;
Excited by the challenge of asking professionals who don't know you for on-camera interviews;
Ability to handle rejection and keep going;
Superior work ethic;
Knowledgable about DSLR cameras and comfortable to use them to create videos;
Important that you have a car so that you can drive to interviews!;
Tendency to set high goals and exceed them; and
Video editing skills are a big plus.
Competitive salary, TBD based on your level of experience. Full health, dental and vision insurance paid by company. Occasional meals and drinks provided by the company as well ☺
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