Videographer - Orange County
KWSM is a unique media agency made up of journalists. We are all professional storytellers, and we specialize in helping our clients engage their target audience on social media. Our services include website development, social media management and content creation. We have offices in Orange County, CA, San Diego, CA, Atlanta, GA, and Las Vegas, NV.
We're looking for a talented Videographer to join our team. Are you a professional storyteller with experience in both shooting and editing? Want to explore putting those skills to work in the world of digital marketing? We’d like to talk.
As a member of the KWSM Team, you will build relationships with our clients, and create videos for use on their websites, blogs and social media channels. You will work closely with our Content Editors to help tell each client's story.
Your responsibilities will include shooting corporate videos for clients, as well as covering our own in-house video needs. Our videos can range from a sit-down interview with a CEO, to a ride-along with a carpet installation team, to a how-to or product demonstration video, to 'Tip of the week' segments, to coverage of an event or speaking engagement. We are always open to new ideas and you will have ample opportunity to be creative. (This is mainly a shooter role, as we have a full time editor on staff, but there will be occasional editing duties as well.)
Our video program is growing, and we are looking for someone to help shape it. The right candidate will want to be a leader and take ownership of this department of KWSM.
(Having said that, we are a team, and you will have lots of support and collaboration.)
The videos we create are not full-scale hollywood productions. We like to move fast, and we value efficiency - our clients often don't have time for an all-day video shoot. We aim to be in and out in a half day, and turn the tape around within 2 weeks of being shot.
Television experience is preferred. We are all journalists, so if you have ever worked in TV news, we will speak the same language. (If not, that's OK, we're good translators.) Or, if you've worked in an agency before, then you will get what we do.
You must be comfortable with YouTube, and passionate about creating online content. It is important that you are organized, able to meet deadlines, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Since you will represent KWSM to our clients, professionalism and a positive attitude are essential.
Skill/interest in still photography or graphic design is considered a plus.
This is a part-time, contract position to start, with the potential to turn into a full-time, salaried position.
The right person for this job will be….
If creating engaging online content was easy, anyone could do it. We must constantly think about what will be interesting to our audience, how we will add value and keep them coming back. If you have big ideas, are willing to take risks, and want a job where you can be innovative and try new things, KWSM could be a very good fit.
We tell stories for a living. That involves engaging and communicating with an audience on social media, but it also requires the ability to communicate well with our clients, and each other. We’re a small company, and you will have a lot of opportunity to add your feedback. We need someone who wants to be heard.
We have a very collaborative office, and want to work with people who want to be part of a team. If you’re the kind of person who likes the door to their office closed, you probably won’t be happy here. (Our offices don’t actually have doors.)
Yes, we work online. But in order to accurately tell our clients stories on social media, we have to get to know them offline, too. A large part of your job will be building relationships with clients and acting as their advocate. We work hard for our clients, but we like to socialize with them, too.
We want to work with people who are passionate. If you have the ability to get excited about something and throw yourself into it, you will fit in well here.
If this sounds like you, please email Katie Wagner at katie(at)kwsmdigital.com
And - don't forget to send samples of your work!
We value our team culture. You can experience it on our Instagram account @KWSMteam.
You can learn more about the benefits we provide here.