Mental Floss is seeking a full-time videographer/editor to join our team in New York City. This person will shoot and edit multiple videos a week for our site and other platforms, contribute to brainstorming sessions, and see each video through every stage of production to the final product. This includes:
- Pitching video ideas and planning their execution - Shooting in studio and on location - Lighting shoots in studio and on location - Recording audio - Editing video - Creating text and basic motion graphics
Ideal candidates will be ambitious, detail-oriented, and deadline-driven, and comfortable being a key player on a team as well as managing independent projects. They will have solid technical and production skills, and are equally comfortable shooting and editing. A sense of humor, wit, and the proclivity to pitch in and do whatever needs doing to get the job done are essential.
- 2-4 years making short-form digital video - Experience shooting, lighting, and audio recording in the studio and on location - Experience editing videos - Proficiency in Adobe Premiere, After Effects, and Photoshop - A knowledge of "what works" across platforms—but also an inclination to push the boundaries and innovate - Strong writing skills - Bonus points if you have animation and graphic design experience
Send an email with the subject "Mental Floss Editor/Videographer" to email@example.com. In your cover letter, tell us why you're a fit for our team and what a perfect Mental Floss video would be. Tell us about your most relevant work experience. Include a link to your portfolio and/or at least three links to short-form videos you shot or edited (specify your role). Please include your resume and salary requirements.
If we bring you in for an interview, we'll also ask you to do a video editing test. Please note that this is not a remote position; our offices are in midtown Manhattan.