YouTube Video Editor for New Books Education Channel (FT/PT, Remote)

Shortform - Remote

Job details Salary $20 - $30 an hour Job Type Full-time Part-time Number of hires for this role 2 Full Job Description

Shortform is an education media company (www.shortform.com). Our mission is to make accessing the world's best ideas easier, and we currently create the world's best book guides.

We're now launching a new YouTube channel creating high-quality educational content around non-fiction books and topic explainers. Think "Atomic Habits in 10 Minutes" and "Dummy's Guide to Cryptocurrency."

We're hiring video editors who will take in raw footage and create high-quality, super-engaging YouTube videos.

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ABOUT SHORTFORM

Shortform (https://www.shortform.com) is an educational product featuring high-quality guides that help readers understand non-fiction books and ideas better. Think summaries of books and articles, but way better than what you’ve seen before. Shortform improves on existing products by focusing on actionables, creating more in-depth summaries, adding smart analysis and commentary, and building a community helping each other learn.

Our mission is to make sense of the world’s information. Our ultimate vision is to cover every meaningful idea published every day, in every form of media. We care about impact at scale - we want to grow to support an audience of millions across all forms of media.

Check us out and read about our principles here: https://www.shortform.com/about/

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YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

As a Shortform YouTube Video Editor, you'll create high-quality, engaging videos for our channel.

Your specific responsibilities include:

  • Creating a YouTube-ready video from raw A-roll footage of a host presenting to camera, a script outlining the video's structure, and adding B-roll & graphics.
  • Incorporating feedback and making revisions as necessary
  • Helping with YouTube optimization by producing thumbnails and following best practices (like calls to action).
  • Collaborating with writers and talent to improve the quality and output of our videos.
  • Editing for other video platforms like TikTok.

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ABOUT YOU

Here’s what our ideal candidate looks like:

  • You have a clear feel for what content is engaging and successful on YouTube. The platform is very competitive, and videos must be engaging in a YouTube-specific way - namely, it feels like someone you know sharing your life, not like a college lecture.
  • You can take raw footage and turn it into gold. Take basic A-roll, add B-roll and graphics, make smart editing choices, and end up with a high-quality work product.
  • You're a clear thinker and communicator in the work product. Our content will be entertaining but still has an educational goal. You'll need to edit to strike this balance well and make sure viewers leave with the key takeaways.
  • You’re organized. You have a system for keeping track of assets and work, and you minimize the chaos in your workflow.
  • You're a versatile editor. You can create for platforms other than YouTube like TikTok and Instagram. You can evolve with the channel as we scale and branch into other types of content.

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ROLE LOGISTICS AND COMPENSATION

Here’s how the job will work and be paid:

  • Position is part-time to start (5-10 hours/week), with plans to increase over time as we scale up production.
  • Work structure is remote and flexible. You’re free to work wherever and whenever you want. As long as you do good work, we believe in minimal bureaucracy.
  • Base compensation is paid hourly, with expected rates from $20 to $30 (equivalent to full-time salary of $40,000-$60,000), depending on prior experience.

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HOW TO APPLY

Apply through Indeed with your resume and cover letter.

In your cover letter, describe:

1) your prior experience in what we're doing. Include links to portfolio videos, ideally YouTube videos similar to our content, but we're happy to see whatever best matches our work.

2) your favorite non-fiction book

Send your cover letter in the cover letter field in Indeed, and not as an attachment or a separate page in your resume (otherwise our filters won't detect your lovely cover letter and you won’t be considered). Applications without cover messages will not be considered.

The next stage in the interview process will include a small miniproject where you’ll get to show off your video editing skills, followed by a final-round interview.

We have only a few openings for this role, so apply as soon as you're interested.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $20.00 - $30.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay

Work Location: Remote

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