We are SCOTTEVEST (www.scottevest.com), a clothing line famous for our tons of hidden pockets, and we are currently in a major growth phase! Even better... we°re based in Sun Valley, Idaho (ski, snowboard and summer haven!). This position is based in Sun Valley, so if you°re not familiar with SV and are not willing to relocate, read no further.
We also have this position listed as quotEntry Levelquot for the minimum experience required. Whether you°ve been doing this for a year or 12 years matters less to us than the results you can create. We are seeking a hilarious storyteller to join our in-house marketing team. The medium for these quotstoriesquot is video, and you will be responsible for scripting, setting up, shooting, editing and motion graphics...
but while the technical skills are vital to succeeding, the mindset and talent for crafting a story is even more important. This is a very fast-paced position at a quickly growing company, and you will be joining a close-knit team who already knows the lay of the land. You MUST have a great sense of humor (and it can°t just be your Mom who thinks so), be organized, creative, a fast worker and a fast learner. We appreciate the art of filmmaking, but our goals are brand and marketing driven, and we°re not looking to craft artistic masterpieces (well, maybe a few).
Videos will range from down-and-dirty one take videos (slap on an intro/outro render post) to teleprompter driven product demos with b-roll, cutaways and VO to behind-the-scenes documentary/mockumentary filming of office antics. Fair warning: we shoot A LOT on greenscreen, and although we have a pretty sweet studio setup, if you can°t key cleanly and quickly you will not do well here. 99% of what we shoot is for the web, so be up on encoding, youtube posting, etc. End goal: put out videos that people NEED to pass around to all their friends...
viral. You will need the following: Mindset Impeccable sense of comedic timing and a GREAT sense of humor. We push the envelope - and sometimes cross the line - but that is not our focus. Infusing edgy humor without alienating shoppers is the goal.
Ability to take loose direction and run with it. Have a knack for ingesting content and picking out key scenes to include in a polished presentation. Ability to take critique and implement changes based on it. We move too fast for quotcompliment sandwichesquot so you will need a thick skin and know that critiques are meant to achieve the ultimate goal.
Great work ethic. Life doesn°t just happen 9-5, so there needs to be some flex in your schedule. We need you to be organized at your core, not just as something you do to files. Mental organization and the ability to think things through to their logical conclusion is critical; file organization flows from that.
Sense of urgency. We move very fast and you need to keep up. Be a communicator - we do a lot through email, and you need to be able to do so as well. Skills Expertise in Mac editing suites from iMovie to Final Cut (Express or Pro), Live Type and After Effects/motion graphics.
HD filming is ~50% of the job. We have a variety of equipment, a lot of it high-end consumer or pro grade. Motion graphics (and/or graphic design) experience is preferable, as well as a cool aesthetic. If you don°t know motion graphics and adding text, etc.
brush up on those skills. Lighting experience is critical. You don°t need to have awards for it, but as stated we use greenscreen a lot and it doesn°t work without great lighting. We have the gear.Great work ethic.
Life doesn°t just happen 9-5, so there needs to be some flex in your schedule. Still photography skills (products, people) are a MAJOR plus. Bottom line: be well rounded. Creative brainstorming, basic scripting, know story structure inside and out, be able to light, set up basic sound, shoot, edit, render, post.
Regardless of the tools, you need to be able to put together a logical, funny story from a variety of materials. Some of Our Work and things we like (we have 1000+ videos on Youtube, so this is a very small selection) iPod Spoof (the first one on youtube, actually) iPhone Commercial Spoof quotThere°s a Pocket for Thatquot Scott°s Conversion to Mac - this is our sense of humor/timing Cat Attack (we thought this was quotalmostquot funny) The What°s In Your SCOTTEVEST Contest Video Explaining our flagship product, the Travel Vest An industrial: How to Wire Your SCOTTEVEST Next step? Send us something that will make us laugh. A lot.
Your portfolio/reel is more important than your resume, but send both along with a quick cover letter/note about why you are the right person for the job and your role for each production in your reel. Bonus points if that makes us laugh, too... but if we°re laughing at your resume, well, that°s probably not good. We are looking to fill this position immediately and have a backlog of projects to be completed, so don°t delay.
This can start off as project based and then evolve into fulltime. Benefits: At SCOTTEVEST, we understand that our past accomplishments and future achievements are directly connected to the individual successes of our people. We focus on the people in our company and have get together lunches every Friday, in-house boot camps, massages and POWDER DAYS when we get at least 8 inches of snow. We are also proud to offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including company paid health insurance (employee only), Life Flight Insurance, Dental, competitive 401(k) with match, and paid holidays and vacation.
SCOTTEVEST INC. - 18 months ago