Captivating
Online Courses
Who we are
Jumpcut creates captivating online courses about entrepreneurship.

There are over 1.3 million college students in the United States today majoring in business, but the classes they take are hideously outdated, and irrelevant to their future careers. Business education is fundamentally broken.

Jumpcut is where the next generation of entrepreneurs will be developed. Our online courses help people develop the skills they need in order to turn their passions into a successful business.

Our first course is a comprehensive YouTube Influencer course, where the world's top influencers teach you how to create compelling, original content, develop a massive following online, and monetize your audience so that you can live a life pursuing your passions.

We make mindblowing online courses.
Most online courses suck...unless you enjoy paying for monotonous lectures with a powerpoint slide or two thrown in. At Jumpcut, we ditch the traditional lecture-style course and utilize storytelling, cinematography, and soundtracks to make each course feel like a movie. To see how much of a difference this makes, push “c” while watching this video.
We all have a “before Jumpcut” and “after Jumpcut” version of ourselves.
Everybody that works at Jumpcut has one thing in common: when they look back to the day they were hired, they don’t even recognize themselves. That’s because we approach personal growth a little differently.
Meet Kong, the CEO.
He’s a retired YouTuber, French Bulldog owner, sous vide enthusiast, and college dropout turned YC founder. Now, he spends most of his time changing the landscape of online education, one course at a time. If you want the tl;dr on Kong, watch this walking (one take) interview.
Vision
5 Core Values of Jumpcut
We're building a company for the long haul. Find out which 5 core values will help fuel our growth for the next 10 years.
The Future of Online Education
We believe online education today is fundamentally broken. This is how we're fixing it.
Why We Choose Redux?
The future of education requires having the best application for our users. Find out why our engineers chose Redux.
The Team
Leadership Marketing Content Operations Engineering Customer Success
Kong
CEO
Peter
Operations
Bo
Engineering
Kel
Content
Brandon
Marketing
Kong
CEO
Jesse
Advisor to Jumpcut
Brandon
Director of Marketing
Mahim
Junior Writer
Kong
CEO
Kel
VP Content
Jennifer
Director of People & Culture
Jessica
Senior Video Editor
Matthew
Junior Video Editor
Jesse
Production Intern
Vivian
Production Intern
Peter
COO
Davis
VP of Operations
Jennifer
Director of People & Culture
Charles
Contract Editor
Divine
Senior Accountant
Jessa
Senior Accountant
Kathleen
Senior Accountant
Caesar
Senior Accountant
Maiko
Junior Accountant
Bo
Engineering Manager
Andrii
Full Stack Engineer
Stephen
Full Stack Engineer
James
Full Stack Engineer
Dmitry
Full Stack Engineer
An
Full Stack Engineer
Eniz
Senior Engineer
King
UI/UX Designer
Sarah
UI/UX Designer
Nicholas
Technical Advisor
Terry
Customer Success Director
Marianne
Customer Success Manager
Sofia
Customer Success Manager
Iza
Customer Success Champion
Kara
Customer Success Champion
Claudine
Customer Success Champion
Hanna
Customer Success Champion
Monic
Customer Success Champion
Zen
Customer Success Champion
Bee
Customer Success Champion
Marie
Customer Success Champion
Sarah
Customer Success Champion
Hanna
Customer Success Champion
Jona
Customer Success Champion
Christine
Customer Success Champion
Roel
Customer Success Champion
Geo
Customer Success Champion
Canna
Customer Success Champion
Jo Ann
Customer Success Champion
Bryan
Customer Success Champion
Joseph
Customer Success Champion
Aeizza
Customer Success Champion
Issi
Customer Success Champion
John
Customer Success Champion
Charmaine
Customer Success Champion
Carl
Customer Success Champion
Beor
Customer Success Champion
Marian
Customer Success Champion
Employee Perks
Awesome Digs
A brand new office in the heart of Hollywood at Columbia Square.
Catered Meals Daily
We get lunch and dinner catered from top LA restaurants every single day.
Open Vacation
Your work, your rules. Take vacation whenever you need it -- we don't count days.
Unlimited Perrier
Keep hydrated. Stay fizzy. Increase work output by 150% sipping on the bubbly.
Stay Healthy
Literally the best PPO plan money can buy in California, plus a wellness program.
Get Here Easily
Commuter benefits and parking stipends to help you get to work.
Sweet Spot
The latest tech for all to use, from Airs to Blackmagics
401k
Save for retirement. We match up to 3% of your contributions for some extra $$.
Join the team!
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. 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

Careers at Jumpcut
Marketing Engineering Operations Content
Director of Growth
Los Angeles
What the job entails:

Imagine if you could join one of the most innovative direct response marketing companies in the world and grow into a master marketer alongside the same team that has:

• Grown from zero to over a million per month in revenue from a single online course.
• Had multiple million dollar digital product launches.
• Launched Facebook and YouTube ads seen all around the world by tens of millions of people.
• Gained over a million email leads in the past 12 months alone.

Due to our accelerated growth, we at Jumpcut are looking for an ambitious direct response marketing specialist to lead some of our most important marketing projects.

We’re looking for someone that eats, sleeps, and breathes direct response marketing and LOVES the psychology of persuasion and influence.

You will work alongside Brandon, our Director of Marketing, and decide on the marketing strategy that will help us grow from $1M/month in revenue to over $10M/month over the next few years.

Our goal is to take online business education (and our marketing) to a more innovative level than anyone has ever done before.

Why does that matter to you?

Here’s why: Due to our unique team composition, there’s no other position in the world that offers as valuable a learning experience and professional growth opportunity as this.

If you’re an ambitious direct response marketer, then you couldn’t possibly want to work anywhere else.

You’re going to be part of a team that is moving incredibly quick. The speed with which we implement new ideas is likely faster than you’ve ever experienced. You’ll get a 360 degree view of how the business works and it will be your ideas that help us grow even faster.

On top of all that, our salary is extremely competitive with lots of room for growth.

Who you'll be working with:

You'll be working alongside Brandon, our Director of Marketing, and you'll be reporting to Kong, our CEO.
What you’ll do:
  • Find, test, and grow new marketing channels and tactics to bring in an additional ten million dollars in annual revenue. (Upsell sequences, free+shipping front-end offers, new continuity and ascension offers).
  • Brainstorm innovative new marketing funnels, build them, and then test them out in the real-world. (Can you dive into Snapchat Ads, figure out the platform, and build it into a 7-figure revenue channel for us almost entirely on your own?)
  • Craft long-form Video Sales Letters, product launches, and automated marketing funnels that pull in huge conversion rates. (You should know what PLF means and have plenty of experience leveraging it.)
  • And so much more.
  • You’ll be a good fit if:
  • You know how to create “irresistible offers” in the digital product (information marketing) space...and already have quite a few “wins” under your belt.
  • You are the most ambitious, competitive, determined individual out of anyone you know.
  • You prefer to be judged on your direct, quantifiable performance numbers (metrics like sales during a launch).
  • You’re passionate about direct response marketing, copywriting, persuasion, and psychology almost to the point of obsession.
  • You can communicate clearly, take feedback well, and want to collaborate with those who know things you don’t so that you can learn and improve.
  • You love the idea of spending your time strategizing the most profitable funnels, VSLs, and launch strategies.
  • Now, here’s what makes Jumpcut an especially interesting place to work for someone like you:
  • We’ve got a team of engineers that can create our own custom marketing tools, software, and systems. That opens up a LOT of opportunity for putting your ideas into action.  Because of that, we’re never limited by what tools are available on the market. You imagine it, we can build it.
  • We’ve also got an amazing in-house production team which means we have the ability to shoot marketing videos that rival TV shows in their production value. You can imagine what that does for our conversion rates.
  • If you’ve made it this far, you should probably hit that nice looking green button below and apply. We’ll talk to you soon!

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    Director of Marketing Analytics
    Los Angeles
    What the job entails:

    Do you love playing statistical games with large sums of money? If the sound of this makes you drool...keep reading.

    Jumpcut is an education company that sells online courses. We make most of our money through paid acquisition -- that means we spend between $500,000 to $1M a month on social media sites like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat on funny, viral advertisements like this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H-H3l3v-gE&feature=youtu.be

    We're doing pretty well. For every $1 we spend, we bring in $4 in revenue. The reason why we're doing well is because we have great ads. But equally important is the fact that we optimize the hell out of those ads. We're constantly testing different hypotheses (do niche ads work, or general ads? do we target audiences at the ad group, or campaign level? do we put a frequency cap on our ads to smooth out spend, or let it spike at the beginning of each month? when do we use CPL versus CPV campaigns?) that help us get better and better over time.

    If you're currently a data scientist, data analyst, statistician, management consultant, investment banker, or all around data superstar, looking to grow in your career and lead an entire marketing analytics team, this is the perfect position.

    Jumpcut is a profitable, Y-Combinator backed company, looking for our first marketing analytics hire. You'll come on to lead this team, grow the team, and grow our revenue from 2-3x in 2019, from $10M+ to $30M+.

    Right now, we're also bringing on a director of user acquisition that will deal primarily with the creative side. You'll be working with them as a peer -- they'll be the creative, and you'll be the analytical.

    While much preferred, we do NOT require significant paid advertising experience -- we've found that if you're smart and curious, have a head for analytics, and can think strategically, you'll be a great fit for the job. If you're hired here, we'll spend the first month teaching you everything we know about paid acquisition, and then you'll take it over from there.

    Who you'll be working with:

    This job will report directly to our CEO, Kong. We currently don't have a marketing analytics team; in 2018, Kong and Peter (COO) have been the main people responsible for our advertising efforts on YouTube and Facebook, and you'll be working with them directly. Moreover, we have a remote team of five advertising analysts that do the day to day work on the platforms that you will immediately start managing on the first day.

    Outcomes:

    You will increase ad spend by 20% every quarter.
    You will maintain an average of at least 4x ROAS on each platform we advertise on.
    Technical requirements that we're looking for:
  • At least two years of experience in statistical or data heavy role at an online-first technology company, management consulting company, or investment bank
  • Non-technical requirements that we're looking for:
  • Able to find the signal in the noise
  • Can not only extract data from large data sets, but is able to strategically evaluate the data to come up with action recommendations
  • Understands how hypothesis-driven testing works, and can design a process around it
  • Creative analytically, and can tease out insights from a data set that other people might not know how to approach
  • Able to train others to think strategically and analytically
  • If you’ve made it this far, you should probably hit that nice looking green button below and apply. We’ll talk to you soon!

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    Director of User Acquisition
    Los Angeles
    What the job entails:

    Do you like poop? Of course you don’t. But apparently, many people do. This is exemplified by two of the most viral internet ads of our generation: Poo-pourri and Squatty Potty (look it up).

    Jumpcut is an education company that sells online courses. We make most of our money through paid acquisition -- that means we spend between $500,000 to $1M a month on social media sites like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat on funny, viral advertisements like this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H-H3l3v-gE&feature=youtu.be

    We are looking for someone who is clever, creative, and analytical to be our Director of User Acquisition and to create similar advertising experiences for our potential customers. Your responsibilities will be centered around the creation of ads (text, image, and video) that convert to sales and -- more importantly -- have the potential to go viral. You'll be managing this entire process: experimenting with new creatives we want to test, managing our creative team to get those assets out, and working with our operations and analytics team to release those ads and then iterate on them.

    We’re currently operating mostly on YouTube and Facebook, but we’ll need your help in expanding to other platforms as well. You'll also be managing a creative marketing team (producer, video editor, motion graphics artist, marketing designer, etc). Some of these positions we already have in-house, and some you will have to recruit/hire yourself.

    As the Director of User Acquisition, you'll have one of the most important leadership jobs at Jumpcut, as most of our revenue comes from converting cold traffic into leads.

    Who you'll be working with:

    This job will report directly to our CEO, Kong. In 2018, Kong and Peter (COO) have been the main people responsible for our advertising efforts on YouTube and Facebook, and you'll be working with them directly. Moreover, we have a remote team of five advertising analysts that do the day to day work on the platforms that you will immediately start managing on the first day.

    Outcomes:
    You will increase ad spend by 20% every quarter.
    You will maintain an average of at least 4x ROAS on each platform we advertise on.
    Technical requirements we're looking for:
  • At least 2 years experience on paid acquisition with a consumer-facing product
  • Deep knowledge of Facebook Ads or Google Ads, and management of 6 to 7-figure monthly budgets
  • Nice to have: Knowledge on other paid acquisition platforms (e.g. other social media or display networks)
  • Non-Technical requirements we're looking for:
  • Obsession with marketing and virality
  • Ability to think outside the box and come up with 10x ideas
  • Analytical skills and understanding of fundamental statistics to make data-driven decisions
  • Ability to find and recruit world class talent
  • Ability (or potential) to manage a team
  • If you’ve made it this far, you should probably hit that nice looking green button below and apply. We’ll talk to you soon!

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    Junior Direct Response Copywriter
    Los Angeles
    What the job entails:

    Imagine if you could join one of the most innovative direct response marketing companies in the world and be trained into a master copywriter (and marketer) by the same team that has:

    • Grown from zero to over a million per month in revenue from a single online course.
    • Had multiple million dollar digital product launches.
    • Launched Facebook and YouTube ads seen all around the world by tens of millions of people.
    • Gained over a million email leads in the past 12 months alone.

    Now, due to our accelerated growth, we at Jumpcut are looking for an ambitious junior copywriter to lead our email marketing efforts: writing powerful, compelling, emotional email copy that turns readers into devoted fans eager to buy every product we release.

    Our goal is to take online business education (and our marketing) to a more innovative level than anyone has ever done before.

    Why does that matter to you?

    Here’s why: Due to our unique team composition, there’s no other position in the world that offers as valuable a learning experience and professional growth opportunity as this.

    If you’re an ambitious direct response copywriter, then you couldn’t possibly want to work anywhere else.

    We’re not necessarily looking for an expert (but we’re definitely open to it). Our main criteria is: will this person quickly learn and grow with the company?

    You’re going to be part of a team that is moving incredibly quick. The speed with which we implement new ideas is likely faster than you’ve ever experienced. You’ll get a 360 degree view of how the business works and it will be your ideas that help us grow even faster.

    (Note: This position is available to fully-remote workers, if that’s what you’re interested in, although most of our team is based in Hollywood, California.)
    You'll be a good fit if:
  • You are the most ambitious, competitive, determined individual out of anyone you know.
  • You prefer to be judged on your direct, quantifiable performance numbers (metrics like sales during a launch) because you know that the sky's the limit in terms of your professional growth if you can drive real results with your copy.
  • You’re passionate about direct response marketing, copywriting, persuasion, and psychology almost to the point of obsession.
  • You can communicate clearly, take feedback well, and want to collaborate with those who know things you don’t so that you can learn and improve.
  • You love the idea of spending your time strategizing the most effective email marketing campaigns and funnels.
  • You can’t wait to dive into ambitious projects like trying to double our open rate, triple how many emails we send out, and quadruple our profits from existing email lists (of over 500,000+ active subscribers).
  • Now, here’s what makes Jumpcut an especially interesting place to work for copywriters:
  • We’ve got a team of engineers that can create our own custom marketing tools, software, and systems. That opens up a LOT of opportunity for putting your ideas into action.  Because of that, we’re never limited by what tools are available on the market. You imagine it, we can build it.
  • We’ve also got an amazing in-house production team which means we have the ability to shoot marketing videos that rival TV shows in their production value. You can imagine what that does for our conversion rates.
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    Senior Direct Response Copywriter
    Los Angeles
    What the job entails:

    Imagine if you could join one of the most innovative direct response marketing companies in the world and grow into a master marketer alongside the same team that has:

    • Grown from zero to over a million per month in revenue from a single online course.
    • Had multiple million dollar digital product launches.
    • Launched Facebook and YouTube ads seen all around the world by tens of millions of people.
    • Gained over a million email leads in the past 12 months alone.

    Now, due to our accelerated growth, we at Jumpcut are looking for an ambitious senior copywriter to lead our most important copywriting projects.

    Our goal is to take online business education (and our marketing) to a more innovative level than anyone has ever done before.

    Why does that matter to you?

    Here’s why: Due to our unique team composition, there’s no other position in the world that offers as valuable a learning experience and professional growth opportunity as this.

    If you’re an ambitious direct response copywriter, then you couldn’t possibly want to work anywhere else.

    You’re going to be part of a team that is moving incredibly quick. The speed with which we implement new ideas is likely faster than you’ve ever experienced. You’ll get a 360 degree view of how the business works and it will be your ideas that help us grow even faster.

    In fact, that brings me to another important point which makes Jumpcut an amazing place to work for senior copywriters: You probably won’t stay as a copywriter for long.

    If you’re open to it, we want to train you as quickly as possible to take on bigger projects like product launch management, paid advertising, and marketing funnel optimization. On top of that, our salary is extremely competitive with lots of room for growth.

    (Note: This position is available to fully-remote workers, if that’s what you’re interested in, although most of our team is based in Hollywood, California.)
    What you'll do:
  • Write long-form Video Sales Letters that pull in huge conversion rates.
  • Craft million-dollar product launches through education-based marketing.
  • Build upsell pages that help significantly boost our revenue.
  • And so much more.
  • You'll be a good fit if:
  • You write incredible, profit-generating copy that is emotional, compelling, relatable, and impossible to not pay attention to...and already have quite a few “wins” under your belt.
  • You are the most ambitious, competitive, determined individual out of anyone you know.
  • You prefer to be judged on your direct, quantifiable performance numbers (metrics like sales during a launch) because you know that the sky's the limit in terms of your professional growth if you can drive real results with your copy.
  • You’re passionate about direct response marketing, copywriting, persuasion, and psychology almost to the point of obsession.
  • You can communicate clearly, take feedback well, and want to collaborate with those who know things you don’t so that you can learn and improve.
  • You love the idea of spending your time strategizing the most profitable funnels, VSLs, and launch strategies.
  • Now, here’s what makes Jumpcut an especially interesting place to work for copywriters:
  • We’ve got a team of engineers that can create our own custom marketing tools, software, and systems. That opens up a LOT of opportunity for putting your ideas into action.  Because of that, we’re never limited by what tools are available on the market. You imagine it, we can build it.
  • We’ve also got an amazing in-house production team which means we have the ability to shoot marketing videos that rival TV shows in their production value. You can imagine what that does for our conversion rates.
  • If you’ve made it this far, you should probably hit that nice looking green button below and apply. We’ll talk to you soon!

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    Engineering Manager [LA or Remote]
    Remote or LA
    What the job entails:

    This person is responsible for running Jumpcut’s engineering team.

    We currently have 10 full time remote engineers on our staff, and we’re hoping to grow to 15 by March 2019. Given this, your role will start out with both coding and management, but will very soon transition to a full time management role.

    The management portion of the job is not administrative. It’s closely related to what a senior engineer/architect would do, and also includes hiring responsibilities as well. You’ll be responsible for this:

    1. Organization building. We are a scaling engineering team that is still figuring out our processes. As the team grows, we need to figure out how to ship features on a regular cadence while keeping everyone happy. We currently have a system where there are 3 release managers that push code to production, but we're still experiencing bottlenecks in development. You'll come in and iterate on an elegant process that will scale.

    2. Creating engineering tasks. Your peer will be our product manager, Catherine, and a lot of your job will be working with her closely to take the product roadmap and turn it into a set of engineering tasks to assign your team. You’ll ask questions to find out the true problem and purpose of the task and try to come up with effective solutions. As the team grows, you’ll start handing this off to our senior engineers so that they can also do this.

    3. Developer happiness and growth. Not only will you be responsible for the output of the engineering team, but you'll also be measured on the happiness and growth of every developer on our team. You'll set up a system of one on ones, peer reviews, mentorship, and professional development checkpoints to make sure everyone is meeting their full potential, and you'll create a work environment where junior engineers get rapidly promoted and keep growing. Moreover, you'll care so much about the team that you'll set up learning events and talks so that everyone can broaden and build their skill sets.

    4. Documentation and education. Given that we're a full remote team, documentation is extremely important. All questions and frustrations in the engineering organization needs to be solved and then documented so that next time, our engineers can find the answers for themselves.

    5. Hiring. We have plans to hire at least 4 more remote engineers by March 2019, as well as an in-house team of 4 engineers by the end of 2019. Regardless of whether you're applying for an in-house position or a remote position, one of your responsibilities will be evaluating engineers who apply and interviewing them to make sure they're a good fit for the team.

    Who you'll be working with:

    As the first official engineering manager hire, you'll be reporting directly to our COO, Peter. However, since he's not technical, you'll be entrusted with setting the technical direction for our entire team of 10 engineers with relative freedom in doing so.

    The person you'll be working with closest is Catherine, who is our product manager. The two of you will be peers: she's responsible for our product roadmap, so you'll be working with her very closely to give her feedback, as well as reach out to clarify and solidify any requirements we're looking for. She's great; you'll really enjoy working with her.

    For engineers, in addition to managing and growing the 10 people that we have on staff right now, you'll also be working closely with Bo, who is our lead engineer right now. He's taking on a bulk of the process improvement work at the moment, and he'll be able to contribute and provide guidance and context for you.

    Last note: while we're a completely remote team right now, by the end of 2019, we'd like to get to a situation where we're 25% LA-based and 75% remote. Since we're looking for our first EM, we're OK with you being either based out of LA or remote.

    Outcomes:

    1. Make sure that every item on our quarterly product roadmap comes out on time.
    2. Create a system of growth and development where every member of our engineering team is productive, happy, and growing into a new role every three months.
    What you'll do
  • Work with Jumpcut leadership to define plans for elegantly scaling the number of courses and uses for our online education platform
  • Manage multiple teams, led by several senior engineers (marketing features, platform features, internal tools)
  • Develop norms and processes to ensure a unified, high quality developer experience and developer happiness
  • Recruit great engineers and engineering managers, in collaboration with Jumpcut's recruiting team to grow the team
  • Develop engineers and engineering managers on the team, helping them advance in their careers
  • Define and follow metrics in order to evaluate projects, before and after their release
  • This is an exciting opportunity for a leader who wants to focus on:
  • Building. You'll be growing an engineering team from 10 to 100 -- creating the processes and the norms that will help us scale smoothly
  • Mentorship. Are you excited to train up senior engineers to become managers, and junior engineers to become senior ones?
  • Metrics. You'll be responsible for setting the quarterly and yearly goals for our engineering organization, and motivating the team to hit those targets
  • Hiring. You'll be in charge of iterating on the hiring funnel we use to evaluate engineers we bring onto the team, and evaluating candidates on culture fit as well as technical skill
  • Product vision. You'll be working closely with our product manager to define and build the future of our platform
  • You may be a good fit if at least some of the following are true:
  • Web development is in your blood (a typical candidate has 5 years of full-stack, in-depth Javascript experience)
  • You're extremely experienced in a current back-end or front-end technology
  • You have extensive experience with relational data, and non-relational is a huge plus
  • You have strong opinions on code quality and architectural / design choices
  • You're passionate about building relationships with other engineers, and you're excited to help people across the team collabroate better
  • You're technically proficient, but prefer to use your leadership skills to nurture your team to build great products
  • You've worked with geographically distributed teams
  • You are persuasive and clear both in writing and in speech
  • You have several years of engineering management experience
  • What stack we use
  • Node.js
  • React / Redux
  • PostgreSQL
  • HTML / CSS / Javascript
  • AWS
  • If you’ve made it this far, you should probably hit that nice looking green button below and apply. We’ll talk to you soon!

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    Senior UI / UX Engineer
    Remote or LA
    What the job entails:

    You will be the engineer we will go to for all our UI / UX requests. Jumpcut is a mature company, and we have a significant web presence -- not only on the learning platform we have for our 12,000+ active students, but also on dozens of different marketing pages and sales funnels we’re split testing. As we continue to figure out our brand and identity, we need somebody to update our UI pages accordingly.

    We have a high standard for quality -- even though our pages right now might seem fine, one of our company values is to sign your name on it -- and internally, we think we can definitely improve. We’re looking for somebody who, at a minimum, can translate our designs exactly to spec, or even better, look at something a designer has passed off and point out the exact aspects of the design that you’d change, and why.

    What does this mean for you? That you have tons (e.g. years) of experience creating UIs, and maybe even some designing yourself. This means you have a keen passion for great design, great user experience, and have ‘the eye’ that we’re looking for.

    Here's what you'll be responsible for:

    Development
    We have many types of UI pages we’ll need you to work on: everything from doing quick, direct translations from designs on one-off marketing pages (see jumpcut.com/seminar for an example of a page that needs A LOT more work), to more complicated tasks like implementing a completely new forum (if you’re a student of ours, we’re talking about forum.jumpcut.com). Additionally, we have a ton of React work to be done on our platform -- but you’ll be the one to write the components only structurally with markup and style them. Well-written, easily maintainable CSS is a must. This means considering how you’re structuring your stylesheets, using variables with SASS, mixins, and thoughtfully coding.

    Working with designers
    We have some in-house designers, but we also work with design and branding agencies. You will work with our Engineering Lead and our designers to finalize, verify, and give feedback on all their designs before you start translating them. You will give them feedback on what will look good for actual web implementation and mobile scaling and what won’t.

    Working with other Front-End Engineers
    Since we have so much UI / UX work to be done, we will be hiring other engineers to help you out. You will be mentoring them, guiding them, giving them feedback as well as being the final editor for all the work that comes out. We also have a highly-skilled React team. They will work with you with your CSS / markup. You will be there to help integrate their work and to make sure their code is easier to style as we go on.

    Ensuring Quality of UI / UX
    You will work with our QA team members to help them identify the signifiers of what is up to quality and what isn’t. We want as little bugs as possible, obviously.

    Mobile Responsiveness Champion
    We have a ton of mobile users hitting our pages, and we have to ensure that all devices will get to experience the beautiful design that you will implement.

    Who you'll be working with:

    You'll be primarily working with Bo, who is our current engineering lead at Jumpcut. He'll be your manager, and will be working with you closely to pass along front-end tasks. You will be also be working very closely with SJ and King, our two UI/UX designers, who will be creating much of what you'll be implementing. Sometimes, we work with outside design agencies, so you'll have some interactions with them as well. Finally, you'll interact a bit with Catherine as well, who is our product manager.

    Outcomes:
    Ensure that every single feature that you design translates perfectly onto the page.
    What you'll do
  • Work on UI / UX features towards building the best education platform
  • Help with finalizing designs to make sure things are up to your standards of quality
  • Implementing designs and translating them to near-perfect spec
  • Working with other FE / React engineers to make sure we’re meeting our design standards
  • Ensuring the highest of quality (maintainable) code
  • What we're looking for - Technical Skills
  • You need to be terrific at CSS. The years of experience should reflect on the skill. We are looking for mastery. We are looking for somebody who lives, breathes and has an unquenchable passion for it. You must crave design and appreciate it as if it’s essential to your life.
  • You must have been doing UI / UX, specifically CSS for 5+ years.
  • HTML and some small scripts here and there must be shortchange for you.
  • Your past work showcases exemplary implementations of clean, polished, and beautiful  designs.
  • What we're looking for - Nontechnical Skills
  • COMMUNICATION: Whenever there is the slightest issue with a design, any hiccup in timelines, the necessary parties should know right away. We’re looking for border-line over communication.
  • SELF-SUFFICIENT: When we give you a task, it will just get done. You're not scared of any complicated technical issues -- you'll just dive straight into it and find a solution. You’ll let the necessary parties know if there’s any setbacks and reach out for help whether on the internet or to other teammates. You’ll do whatever it takes to get the tasks done.
  • OWNERSHIP: When you get a task, it’s yours now. If it doesn’t look absolutely stunning or has any imperfections, it’s a personal insult. You’ll fight to get the features implemented correctly and live ASAP.
  • ATTENTION TO DETAIL: Be it testing all mobile screen sizes or ensuring that QA does it to making sure every last detail of the design was noticed and handled. You are the king of details.
  • What stack we use
  • Node.js (koa)
  • PostgreSQL (sequelize)
  • React / Redux / redux-saga
  • HTML / CSS / Javascript
  • Lambda / DynamoDB
  • AWS
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    UI/UX Designer [LA Based]
    Los Angeles
    What the job entails:

    Many startups believe that amazing UI/UX is a “nice to have”. For us, it’s a “need to have”. At first glance, our mission to create the world’s best online courses seems like it revolves around course content and production quality. But in reality, that’s just the beginning. In order to truly set our students up for success, we believe we need to utilize UI/UX as a huge role in our students’ learning process. That’s where you come in.

    We’re looking for an innovative designer who loves taking creative risks and has a thoughtful approach to both UI and UX. Your goals will be twofold: how can you best improve our students’ learning experience, and how can you do so in a magnificently beautiful way?
    What you’ll do:
  • Improve conversion rates of final sales by 10% by improving the design of opt-in pages, landing pages, home pages, etc.
  • Improve our students’ learning experience by creating/iterating on platform features dedicated to student success.
  • Create aesthetically beautiful assets for our platform, including: thumbnails, banners, product images, worksheets, etc.
  • You’ll be a good fit if:
  • You value thorough research. This includes (but isn’t limited to) competitor research, user interviews, and usability testing. You also understand that at times the best inspiration can be drawn from the most unlikely places.
  • You constantly notice & appreciate great design. It doesn’t matter if you’re walking down the aisle in a grocery store or passing time on Dribbble. You’re able to spot and appreciate well crafted color palettes and delightful aesthetics.
  • You believe that UX is not an afterthought to UI. Everything at Jumpcut revolves around our students -- that means we don’t implement designs just because they’re beautiful, but because they’re functional as well.
  • Design risks don’t scare you. In order to truly be innovative, we believe you have to be comfortable taking design risks frequently. We’re looking for a designer that isn’t afraid to try something truly unconventional in an effort to help our students learn.
  • What we’re looking for:
  • Expert level proficiency with programs equivalent to: Adobe PS, Illustrator, Sketch, Figma, etc.
  • Experience working with a front-end developer to implement your designs.
  • Experience working on designs for a consumer-facing site where millions of people have seen your work.
  • 2+ years of experience with UI/UX and/or Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • A portfolio that demonstrates your ability to craft delightful UI and UX.
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    Head Recruiter
    Los Angeles
    What the job entails:

    Jumpcut's success lives and dies with its people. The better people we have, the better product we can make, and the quicker we can move. Hiring the right people is the biggest driver of whether or not we can meet our lofty vision of changing post-secondary education.

    In 2018, we've grown from 10 team members to 67 team members, but most of that growth has been driven by our remote staff. You will be tasked with growing out our Los Angeles based team, and potentially also staffing up offices in San Francisco and New York in the future.

    Every job post you see on jumpcut.com/about -- your job will be to drive those searches to completion. You will reach out to potential candidates on Linkedin and other sites, develop our cold email templates so that we get a better-than-average 20% response rate, bring the best candidates through the funnel, and help close at least 75% of our offers.

    Who you'll be working with:

    Currently, the recruiting function is being handled by our CEO and COO. In 2018, we tried to do a “gang” approach to recruiting, where every single department lead was responsible for hiring their own positions. That was messy and disorganized because we didn't have a true owner for recruiting. As a result, we’ve reflected and realized that we're missing a head recruiter -- someone who can corral everyone together and lead the efforts to bring on the best people to our team.

    When you come on, you will be the first full time recruiter and report to the CEO directly. The expectation is that you'll not only do the work for recruiting candidates, but also build out the recruiting department at Jumpcut.

    Outcomes:

    1. From our current job posts, hire at least three people a quarter.
    2. Fill every new role we put up within 60 days.
    What you'll do in the first six months:
  • Find the best candidates for our open positions, reach out to them, and get them excited about Jumpcut
  • Conduct thoughtful and sophisticated interviews that methodically surface a candidate’s fit for the role and the company
  • Get to to know the best candidates intimately, and develop trust between them and Jumpcut
  • For every candidate (even the ones we reject), make sure they have a great experience during the interview process and come away with a positive impression of Jumpcut
  • For candidates that we make offers to, close them.
  • What you'll do after the first six months:
  • Create a process for sourcing and recruiting candidates
  • Build out a remote recruiting team that can help you scale the team past yourself
  • Mentor that team and help them grow so that they can become recruiting leaders themselves
  • Constantly iterate on ways to improve the candidate experience
  • Maintain performance metrics on our recruiting team
  • Work with direct managers to write up new job descriptions as they come up
  • Technical requirements we're looking for:
  • You must have at least one year of experience at a tech company or recruiting agency
  • You must have designed (or re-designed) and implemented some sort of process improvement for recruiting before
  • BS/BA degree
  • Nice to have: managing a team of recruiters
  • Nice to have: sourcing and closing high level executive talent
  • Nice to have: you understand the hiring landscape in Los Angeles
  • Non-technical requirements we're looking for:
  • You are a warm and empathetic people person, and people who meet you want to talk to you, be around you, and confide in you
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and can balance both professionalism and friendliness when talking to candidates
  • You have a growth mindset and a willingness to learn and try new things
  • You believe in the mission and vision of Jumpcut (jumpcut.com/careers)
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    Los Angeles
    What the job entails:

    Even if you don’t see a position on our list that fits, we’re always looking for good people. Drop us a line by clicking the button below, submitting a resume, and leaving a note!

    Please keep in mind: your chances of hearing back from us are 10x if you write a note about how you heard about Jumpcut, why you are interested in working for us, and what value you would provide here.

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    Senior Course Writer
    Los Angeles
    What the job entails:

    99.9% of online courses suck because they aren’t carefully crafted by creative, compelling writers. We’re approaching online courses a little bit differently -- we believe that writers like you are a crucial ingredient to changing how effective online education can be.

    We are looking for a creative senior writer to write informative and entertaining online courses for our platform. Each course will incorporate elements of storytelling, excerpts from interviews that we conduct, and scientific research in order to teach our students in the most entertaining and thorough way possible.

    The below videos serve as inspiration for our courses. They are shorter versions of what we strive to accomplish: detailed information delivered in an incredibly entertaining, cinematic way:

    The Alibi by Serial (you can watch ~15 minutes to get the gist of the style)

    Each of these videos is different, but their similarities are why we continuously turn back to them and those who created them for inspiration:

    • Incredibly inspiring, useful, and unique information
    • Exceptionally well thought out visuals that incorporate a huge variety of different mediums (interviews, sound bites, b-roll, news clips, footage shot by their team, motion graphics, kinetic typography)
    • A feeling of premium quality
    • Conversational language that anybody can understand and follow along with

    Who you'll be working with:

    As our first senior writer, you'll be working directly with Kel, our Head of Content. Right now, the course writing at Jumpcut is being done in a tag-team manner; for example, in the course we're currently working on right now, Mahim (our copywriter) is working with Kong (our CEO) to write it. Once you join, you'll be responsible for all of the course writing, and work directly with Kel on revising and editing the scripts. As you write them, you'll also be in meetings with our entire creative and marketing teams (Jessica, Brandon, Kong primarily) to gather requirements and insights from them.

    Outcomes:
    In 2019, you'll help us research and write the next 3 courses that we create.
    In 2020 and beyond, you'll learn to manage a team of writers and become their senior editor.
    What you'll do:
  • Be the chief course writer for our upcoming courses
  • Deeply research each course topic through articles, books, interviews, etc.
  • Outline the entire course with the help of experts in that field
  • Write the video scripts
  • Create engaging assignments that help students internalize the lessons
  • Technical requirements we're looking for:
  • 3+ years of relevant experience (editor at a publishing house, journalistic writer, course writer, creative writer, ghostwriter, etc)
  • Writing samples that demonstrate your ability to teach in an engaging way. (These should be journalistic: can be blog posts, video scripts, think tank research, etc)
  • Strong research skills (you should be able to find compelling information on any topic)
  • Nice to have: experience writing for video
  • Nice to have: experience managing writers and growing a team
  • Non-technical requirements (e.g. behaviors) we're looking for:
  • You deeply love learning, and have a genuine enthusiasm for teaching
  • You can produce thorough, unique, and organized research on any topic
  • You can take dry information and transform it into a compelling lesson by using elements of storytelling & creative writing
  • You are excited by the (challenging) task of taking a complex topic, and breaking it down into easy-to-understand, entertaining lessons
  • You have the ability to weave narrative and educational writing together to produce work that is both entertaining and informative
  • You are open-minded, and do not have an ego about your way being the only way
  • You don't get upset over feedback that requires you to change your work
  • You approach strict deadlines with enthusiasm and optimistic aggression, not pessimism. Your overall vibe is “OK, let’s see how we can make this work.”
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    Senior Producer
    Los Angeles
    What the job entails:

    In every group of friends, there’s that *one* person who takes care of planning everything from last minute brunches, to surprise birthday parties, to that one time you rented a giant house for Coachella. If this sounds like you, keep reading.

    At Jumpcut, we know planners like you make the world go round. That’s why we want you to produce all of our content.

    Since we’re on a mission to create the best online courses in the world, we are constantly testing out new content and marketing ideas. Some of our recent projects include:
    • A 15 minute one-take walking interview reminiscent of Vogue’s 73 Questions series.
    • A 2 week, 2 team shooting trip in San Francisco to interview 30 startup founders on their experience for our upcoming course.
    • Shooting marketing materials in Kauai for a week.

    Your job will be to execute on all logistics for shoots like those. You’ll be working alongside a seasoned creative team of viral video experts who have generated over 1 billion organic views. Because our team is small, every single person holds a tremendous amount of input and weight.

    Who you'll be working with:

    We have a small but growing content team today, and we plan to grow it out tremendously in 2019. As the Senior Producer, you'll be instrumental in those efforts to do so. You will directly report to Kong, our CEO, and work alongside Kel, our Head of Content, for almost all the courses that we produce. As we grow out our content team and hire more line producers, editors, and interns, you'll be responsible for both hiring and managing all of them.

    Outcomes:

    Get out 3 courses in 2019 on time, and shot perfectly.
    What you'll do:
  • Execute on the logistics of every shoot, including: booking locations, acquiring insurance, creating call sheets, hiring and paying crew, managing post production, renting equipment, budgeting, etc.
  • Produce our upcoming course on Facebook Advertising.
  • Produce new marketing materials for two courses that have generated over $11M in the past 3 years.
  • Scale our production team by recruiting, hiring, and training a badass crew.
  • You'll be a good fit if:
  • You are the most organized person you know.  
  • Planning complex events is not a chore, it invigorates you.
  • You are able to confidently lead, motivate, and inspire others.
  • What we're looking for:
  • 3+ years of experience managing a production team of at least 15 people on set.
  • Impeccable organization and attention to detail, even when juggling multiple projects at the same time.
  • Fluency using the following applications to collaborate: Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets.
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