Editor / Motion Graphic Designer

First off, this description is a wishlist, not a checklist. We want to find a super-amazing person to join our team, and we’re well aware that “super-amazing” can come in all different forms. If you’re a little less experienced on a specific bullet point, or if you didn’t go to a fancy school, apply anyway. We look at candidates, not resumes.

About the Role

Standard is looking for a Southern California or west coast-based editor/motion graphics designer to join our Studios team as a contractor, with the potential for a full-time position. You’ll work with our amazing roster of creators by editing content and designing motion graphic animations for their YouTube channels, and for our streaming platform, Nebula. Nebula is growing rapidly and we seek team members with exceptional skills to bring high levels of creativity and production value to our Nebula Original shows. You’ll be expected to work efficiently, meet tight deadlines, and communicate effectively and professionally with studios leadership.

Our ideal candidate is someone who can think independently and creatively about how to edit and display content in an aesthetically pleasing way.. We’re looking for someone able to collaborate with our content development and content production leadership to digest outlines and scripts of our projects to make ideas come to life with dynamic visuals.

Responsibilities

  • Edit Studios and Original content in an efficient way via Adobe Creative Suite

  • Create high-quality motion graphic animations using a range of digital tools for YouTube, Nebula, and other video platforms

  • Bring creator content to life through collaboration and notes on visual direction, and provide guidance on projects to add additional polish and production value

  • Adapt across an array of visual styles to grow our Nebula Originals content

  • Collaborate with, and take direction from supervisors, colleagues, and creators

  • Respond to feedback efficiently, ensuring content is elevated wherever possible

  • Maintain organized project files and workflows that facilitate access & productivity across our global, remote work environment

  • Maintain a solution-focused, resourceful demeanor when dealing with timely deadlines, changing direction, and potential technical roadblocks

What We’re Looking For

  • 7+ years of Adobe Premiere Pro / editing experience

  • 7+ years of After Effects / motion graphic experience

  • Eagerness to collaborate with fellow creatives with a solution-oriented mindset

  • Ability to self-monitor tight deadlines and communicate updates to leadership

  • A strong eye for innovative, progressive motion design styles

  • Passion for being part of a team; strong ability to collaborate effectively while working independently amongst a global remote work environment

  • A hunger for knowledge and curiosity about the wider world

  • Excitement about the informative education-ish entertainment videos we produce, with a curious hunger for knowledge about the wider world

  • Adobe Illustrator / illustration skills preferred

  • Southern California or west coast-based residency preferred

Perks

Temporary hire perks include:

  • Competitive salary starting between $65,000-$75,000 depending on experience

  • Flexible work hours

  • Access to our Adobe Suite software + licensing / stock image accounts for projects

  • Diverse, socially-minded team of nice people

  • Opportunity to work with some of the best creators on YouTube

Additional perks when hired permanently include:

  • Flexible vacation policy

  • Medical, dental, and vision plans (for US-based employees)

  • 401(k) and other benefits (for US-based employees)

  • Tech Stipend for upgrading performance

About Us

Standard is a sort of talent management agency and production company for thoughtful YouTubers and podcasters. We do a lot of things, so it’s hard to explain it all in a single paragraph, but our mission is to empower independent creators. Most of our time is spent talking or working with the creators directly, one on one or in a group, coming up with better tools and toys for them.

We’re a distributed company. We have offices in NYC and Denver, but more than 50% of the team is remote, in exotic locations like the UK, the Netherlands, France, and Ohio.

There are things to do and meetings to be had, but we pride ourselves on our flexibility. We think this makes Standard a great place to work for people with families, or whose productive hours tend to be outside of the 9-5. We care about what you do more than when you do it.

How We Hire

We think that diversity is important. Many of us have non-traditional backgrounds. We work in the online education space, so we understand how much can be learned on your own, on the Internet, outside of a classroom.

We’re looking for people who are curious and passionate. Our team should be made up of people of all sorts of backgrounds, gender identities, and bodies who can help to expand our perspective and improve our ability to treat our creators and our audience with thoughtfulness and empathy.

If that sounds like you, we’re happy to care less how many years of experience you have or where you went to school. Apply anyway. And if you have any feedback on how we could reach or appeal to a more diverse pool of talent, get in touch.

To Apply

Send an email to [email protected] and include:

  • The position.

  • What makes you excited about the role.

  • Your resume, obviously.

  • Links to relevant work available online.

  • A note or two about your interests outside of work. This is usually more interesting than the resume part.

Tip: “tv” is part of our domain, not our name.