Culture Trip is a global hyper-growth startup operating in travel, media and entertainment. We create stories that reveal what is unique and special about a place, its people and its culture. In-house creative teams work with a global network of more than 300 freelance creators to produce articles, videos, photography, illustration and animation.
From just a dozen people in late 2016, the team has expanded to more than 250. This diverse group of software engineers, product designers, data scientists, editorial experts and content creators are spread across offices in London, New York City and Tel Aviv. Alumni of companies including Google, Facebook, Expedia, Lonely Planet, Spotify, Bloomberg, Viacom, TripAdvisor and the BBC have joined recently. A recent Series B funding injection from PPF Group of $80 million has further propelled rapid growth. Monthly unique visitors to the site have gone from 4 million to nearly 20 million, cross-platform social followers have increased from 1 million to 7 million, and app downloads have leapt from 50,000 to 2 million. Culture Trip videos have been viewed more than 2 billion times. Culture Trip, founded by Dr Kris Naudts, has been named by Forbes as one of the fastest-growing companies to watch.
Everyone working at Culture Trip is driven by a shared vision: to inspire people to go beyond their cultural boundaries and connect with the world around them. We want to bring the world to everyone and in doing so bring everyone closer together.
We’re looking for a creative, organised and motivated Video Producer to join our growing production team at Culture Trip. Based in our New York office you will produce highly engaging videos for our global social channels. You will be video-first in your thinking and will want to tell amazing stories from around the world, which encourage our audience to engage with our brand.
You will conceptualise, research, pitch, produce and edit high quality films that inspire our audience to travel and learn about all the interesting differences around the world. Your role will involve video output by freelance remote ‘hub’ Filmmakers, UGC content from contributors and in-house productions. You will help us grow this team as Culture Trip’s output increases.
Creative, communicative and collaborative, you will have a strong background in storytelling and production management. You should be a confident and diligent person with the demonstrated ability to create and improve on new platforms features. It’s important in this role that you have a strong appreciation of cultural subtleties, as we create films that span territories across the globe. You will create films that convey this diversity, while adhering to a recognisable Culture Trip style, which you will help evolve. You will report directly to our Video Lead in New York.
In a nutshell: your job is to create the best and most engaging, on-brand, videos in online media. We offer an independent, dynamic and ambitious working environment with plenty of potential to leave a mark, engage huge audiences and the opportunity to work on exciting content from every country in the world. You will be part of a growing social media team of Platform Managers, Video Producers and Video Editors.
-Consistently produce films with an emphasis on storytelling
Ideate, write and coordinate video shoots around the world, but be our expert on the Americas
-Manage multiple creative assignments in a hands-on fashion during all stages of development, from ideation through post-production
-Responsible for delivering high quality and engaging video that supports Culture Trip’s mission, and within a tight budget
-Work with filmmakers to produce engaging untold stories
-Work closely with the Video Lead, Production Coordinator and Video Editor(s) to make sure maximum output is achieved each month
-Find experienced filmmakers in different locations around the world, starting with the Americas
-Help build our brand awareness
Experience / Skills
DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
-A degree in film production (or relevant other qualification) and at least 3 years of experience in a similar role.
-Experienced in producing engaging videos
-Understanding of storytelling and what makes an engaging story
-Video background with remote production experience
-Experienced in editing with Premiere Pro CC
-Proficiency with using DSLR Cameras a plus
-You should be highly passionate about creating exciting, inspiring, and snackable films about cultures and experiences all around the world.
-The ability to work at speed in a fast turnaround environment, without sacrificing quality of content.
-Appreciation of global audience and subtlety of cultural differences across the world.
-Be comfortable juggling multiple projects simultaneously.
-Passion for culture, travel, food, art, lifestyle will come in handy
-You must be open to new ways of thinking and operating, always challenging yourself
-You need to be an enthusiastic and dynamic yet collaborative team player with a high degree of integrity and personal responsibility
Culture Trip is committed to equality of opportunity for all. We strongly believe that diversity of backgrounds, ethnicities, experience, circumstances, abilities and perspectives leads to a better workplace for our employees and a better product for our users.