“If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.”
Jumpcut is a Y Combinator and venture-backed startup that creates cinematic online courses with the world’s biggest influencers.
The founding team at Jumpcut has years of experience creating binge-worthy content -- we've created multiple viral YouTube channels that now have over 4.5 million subscribers and over 500 million views. We’re now taking that content creation experience and applying it to the monotonous world of online education.
If you’ve ever taken an online course, you already know that 99% of them suck. That’s because they all do the same thing: record a dry and uninspiring instructor who talks to the camera for hours on end. While this is fantastic for getting over an Ambien addiction, it’s atrocious for actual learning.
Think about what can be done with video: we have the ability to create things like Avatar, The Dark Knight, and Game of Thrones, but the status quo when it comes to online courses is this: this. In an ice cream parlor of unlimited flavors, every other online education company has opted for vanilla. We have our eye on the mint triple chocolate chip birthday cake cookie dough with strawberry whipped cream and banana nut sprinkles.
Our team is approaching online learning in a completely new way: combining educational content with compelling stories, captivating cinematography, creative soundtracks, and much more. The result is a beautiful course that feels like a movie. We believe the future of education lies in creating world-class content.
If you want to learn more about our vision, check out our blog post about the future of education: http://bit.ly/2o3WpFH
Here’s a visual example of the difference between most online courses, and ours: http://bit.ly/2naxBqx
The next course we are creating is about business and entrepreneurship. The instructor is the founder of Twitch.tv (sold to Amazon for $1 billion). To get an idea of how this course is crafted, watch this test video we created for one of our lessons: http://bit.ly/2naFrRc
We’re looking for a Head Writer who wants to lead the writing department at Jumpcut. Someone who will transform our department the way Ze Frank did at Buzzfeed Video. For the first 6 months of the job, you'll be the lead writer for our flagship course on social media, and create the best educational course ever produced online. After that, your responsibilities will be a mixture of writing, editing, and management; you'll be responsible for scaling up our writing team so that we can produce multiple courses at once.
The five year vision for this job is for you to literally run the entire writing department at Jumpcut, where you'll be the creative head and final decision-maker for dozens of educational courses per year.
What You’ll Do
After the first six months, in addition to the responsibilities outlined above, your job will expand to:
What We're Looking For
The salary for the position starts at $80,000 and increases based on experience. Jumpcut benefits include stock options, catered lunch and dinner every day, a 401k, and full health care benefits. We're extremely excited to meet you, and see if it's a potential fit.
To apply, please click the button below, and submit your resume, cover letter, and 2 writing samples that demonstrate your proficiency in writing for video.