Senior WriterLos Angeles, CA

“If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.”

—Elmore Leonard


Jumpcut is a YC and venture-backed startup that creates cinematic online courses with the world’s biggest influencers.

If you’ve ever taken an online course, you already know that 99.9% of them suck. Most online educational companies don’t realize that watching a lecture with a powerpoint is probably going to make their users fall asleep.

Our team is approaching online learning in a completely new way: combining educational content with cinematic filmmaking. The result is a beautiful course that feels like a movie. We believe the future of education lies in creating world-class content - and that’s what we aim to do.

Here’s an example of the difference between most courses, and ours: Click here to watch

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). we want an experienced writer to help craft this course.

The Job

We’re looking for a Senior Writer who is obsessed with writing. Somebody who can take a dense topic and turn it into a creative, entertaining masterpiece. Somebody who knows how to elicit “oh shit, no way!” moments from their viewer. Somebody with deep writing (whether that’s documentary, educational, journalistic) experience, who has incredible passion in their craft, who can always think of excellent analogies to illustrate complex concepts. Someone who loves telling stories that teach.

Responsibilities:

  • Research complex topics and compile the best information for all writers to reference.
  • Take information and turn it into a compelling, entertaining, and educational video.
  • Craft a writing process that utilizes each individual’s skills.
  • Manage and mentor other writers.
  • Work with our post-production team to plan out visual elements and storyboard

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of writing experience (documentary, educational, journalistic, short film, etc)
  • Proven managerial and mentoring skills
  • An obsession with optimizing processes + improving the efficiency of our team
  • Proficiency in researching, storytelling, and crafting a narrative when there is none

This is a full-time role, based in our Hollywood office. The salary is 80k-100k. To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and 2 writing samples that demonstrate your creative prowess.


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