Career Opportunity: Video Editor
Welcome to Go Natural English!
Who We Are
We are an English language learning publishing company. We teach adults from all over the world how to speak English fluently and confidently online — for free, mostly, but we also offer premium paid courses and training. This is the core of our business.
Founded in 2011 by Gabby Wallace, our commitment to producing consistently high quality multimedia online lessons and premium training have helped us to reach over 10,000 customers in 134 countries, with over 100,000 monthly visitors.
And we’re proud to say that we’re now one of the most popular English language learning YouTube channels in the world with 1.5 million subscribers.
We’re in the process of growing a dream team of A-Players who are aligned with our core values, can own their roles, and provide huge value to the company, themselves, and the people we serve around the world.
Not a video editor? Click here to check out the other team roles we’re filing here.
Our Approach to Video Editing
This is what makes us different.
A person learning English can learn in many ways, and there are different types of learners – auditory, visual, kinesthetic, etc. With video, we aim to help learners see, hear and experience learning in an exciting, engaging way.
We want the viewer to feel fully supported in their learning experience through text call outs and subtitles when necessary, curious to watch more through great editing, and engaged through images and b-roll to add depth to the video clip.
At Go Natural English, it’s always been important for us to have top-tier video quality, as it could be the reason why a viewer or client decides to stick with us or not. That said, we know that DONE is better than perfect, especially in the fast-moving world of content creation.
Snappy, addictive educational content is what we want to be known for — and we want you to be part of our mission.
Your Roles and Responsibilities
We are looking for a positive, detail-oriented, creative and deadline-responsive person to join our company as part of our content creation team as video editor. This is a remote position, and it’s currently available part-time. The hours are estimated to be 15 per month, or 3.5-4 per week.
Our aim is to edit 3 to 4 YouTube-style videos per week, plus versions of each for social media. This includes content marketing videos for our YouTube channel/blog and marketing campaigns, versions of those for social media. It also includes editing testimonial videos and some content for our paid courses.
If you take a look at our videos, you’ll see they are fairly straight-forward and when recording we aim to get everything in one take without many mistakes for you to edit out.
It’s integral to have the motivation and drive to be able to work independently to edit content with sometimes tight deadlines. Also, good grammar and spelling skills are a must for text on the screen.
You will be working closely with the content creation team who will take on your feedback on how we might improve our video production process.
The expectation is that you would balance turnaround speed with quality, using your judgement to produce excellent content while managing your time wisely within deadlines.
Your independent, work-from-anywhere role requires:
- Video Editing
- Using a video editor program such as Premiere Pro or Final Cut
- Using a standard style and format, with branded fonts and colors across all videos
- Having a good eye for what looks on-brand and offer suggestions to keep things fresh
- Creating intros and outros as needed
- Adding images, b-roll, text call-outs, subtitles, music as needed (always careful to never infringe on copyright!)
- Communication & File Management
- Downloading and uploading content using Dropbox, YouTube and Facebook
- Communicating frequently and in a timely manner using Slack, Trello and occasional online video calls
- Developing and organizing your own systems, and helping us to keep content organized and backups safe
- Offer suggestions / ideas to make video content more interesting and engaging for our ideal audience
For this role, we’re looking for the right kind of person, rather than a person with most experience (although you will need some – outlined below). You should have high intelligence, an ability to pick up new skills fast, and a strong understanding of video editing.
Experience and Requirements
- Clear, correct use of written North American English
- 2 years of video editing experience
- A happy and friendly attitude with clear communication
- Some English teaching/tutoring experience would be helpful
- Experience using Dropbox, YouTube and Facebook (the back end)
- A quiet, distraction-free place to work with high-speed Internet
Our Core Values
Our Core Values drive our team culture, priorities, processes, and output. These values set the tone for customer expectations in us, and set team expectations for each other. These values enable us to have a highly productive, creative, and cohesive team of winning A-Players.
We want our team members to embody our core values both at work and in their everyday lives. You can’t fake a core value, and because they’re so important to us, we’ve only included the ones that we feel are truly essential to the success of the team’s goals.
Be an Action-Taker, Not an Excuse-Maker
We don’t let obstacles stand in our way – we know the obstacle is the way!
Life and business is a game and we’re playing to win. It won’t always be easy. There will be challenges.
We take responsibility for our actions, take massive action, and operate with a lean, fast, and flexible team. We achieve seemingly-impossible goals by starting with the end in mind, choosing an opponent to beat, and setting milestones to reach along the way.
We take pride and celebrate both our successes and our failures, because we are not afraid of losing. Just as in language learning, making mistakes is part of the learning process that leads us to success in the end. People who avoid mistakes also avoid success. We focus on continuous growth through action, playing to win, reflection and improvements.
Deliver Massive Value
You can’t expect to be the best until you first deserve it. We have become the go-to resource for English learners by providing a level of education and service that is unparalleled by our competition. And we continually strive to outdo ourselves in any way we can.
“When things are at their worst, be at your best.” Especially when faced with a challenge or difficult situation, it is important that we stay cool, respectful, kind and positive. We maintain integrity, do what’s right, and communicate thoughtfully and confidently. We stay focused on our goals and do not let momentary setbacks drag down our morale. We are always looking for ways to bring more positivity, accomplishment, and happiness into our clients and teammates lives.
Track + Measure = Improve (Never Stop Learning!)
To improve, we first must measure, and to measure, we must first track. Whether it’s a new marketing campaign, blog content, or a course video… there’s always room for improvement. And our data-focused mindset means we have access to information that allows us to scale more effectively than any of our competition. We take calculated action, make time for reflection and analysis, and move forward with calculated improvements.
This is an exciting opportunity at a young and fun online English language business. You’ll work with a great team to achieve clearly defined quarterly goals and help us stay on track with our business.
Hours and Salary to Start: Approx 3.5-4 hours per week (approx 15 hours/month) at $500/month and value based raises and more hours from then on. Working hours are flexible but you must be highly communicative and meet response deadlines.
We run on a meritocracy: the more value you provide, the more we will be able to reward you. There is no top limit to what you can earn over time.
On top of a competitive and negotiable salary, we also offer:
- A long-term career opportunity
- A chance to grow with the business and team
- Access to any training / development program you feel would help you with your life or career
- A fantastic and fun team
- Support in reaching personal and career goals
- Unlimited vacation/sick time
- Flexible work-from-home and remote team
- Opportunity to travel the world for marketing events, all expenses paid
- And plenty of opportunity to learn new tech tools and skills in video editing
- The opportunity to work on an established YouTube channel with 1.5MM+ subscribers
As you’ve probably noticed by now, this is not like the average career listing… because we’re not looking for an average person.
We’ve done our best to both attract the best person for the role, and repel anyone who is not right for it (like any good marketing message should).
The ball is now in your court.
Below, you’ll find a form that’s been specifically designed for this role (please choose the right one from the list), and fill it in, in detail.
We will shortly followup with a series of responses including a first review, testing, an online interview, and more.
An A-Player will breeze through the application process, whereas a B-Player will not.
One final message before we finish: If you don’t have a strong interest in learning and personal development, you will unfortunately find that you’ll be left behind by the growth of the rest of the team. We ask that you please do not apply for this role.
You’ll also need to read through our Future Vision – this shares exactly what our company will look like in three years time. It’s important that anyone who applies for this job understands the direction we’re going on, and wants to be a part of it.