Senior Video Producer
Y Combinator is the leading startup accelerator for entrepreneurs. Since 2005, YC has invested in over 4,000 companies, including Airbnb, Dropbox, Stripe, Reddit, Instacart, DoorDash, and Coinbase. Today, YC has built the most powerful startup community in the world alongside the products and programs to support founders for the life of their company.
About the team
We are the lean and ambitious team that produces all the videos for Y Combinator’s popular Youtube channel. With a renewed focus on high-quality storytelling and educational content, we publish weekly videos featuring startup advice, founder stories, and an exclusive look inside Y Combinator. We’re a group of technology optimists who believe entrepreneurship is one path to building a better world—the ideal candidate shares that passion and will use it to produce the most engaging and informative videos for our audience of founders.
About the role
We’re seeking a multi-talented Senior Video Producer to join as an integral part of our growing team. You’ll help build a slate of original Youtube series, collaborating closely with Y Combinator colleagues, and leading your own projects from pre-production to publication. We’re looking for people who love experimenting in a fast-paced environment, creatively embrace constraints, and are excited about building a culture of storytelling at Y Combinator.
What you’ll do
Craft videos and series using the technical skills you’ve honed–including research, writing, shooting, editing, design; the more you love to do the better
Guide internal and external subjects (often with limited on-camera experience) through the filmmaking process
Supervise freelance editors, animators, designers, and on-set crew; review their work and provide feedback in a timely manner
What you’ll need
Five or more years experience creating videos in an array of styles ranging from video podcasts, educational direct-to-camera, explainers, and short documentaries
Technical knowledge of cameras, lighting, and audio; you are just as comfortable shooting solo as you are directing a small crew on set
Highly creative with a strong sense of visual design and storytelling
Proficiency with Adobe Premiere; experience with Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, and Essential Graphics a big plus
Very strong attention to detail, organization, and time management while balancing multiple projects at a time
Experience communicating and coordinating with C-level executives and business leaders preferred
Willingness to jump in wherever needed to help a shoot and the team succeed
Contagious curiosity and passion for entrepreneurship and technology
Did you meet most, but not all of the qualifications for this role? No worries. We invite you to apply if you think you’d be a great match.
Location: This role is expected to shoot 1-2 days per week in our new 2500 sq ft video studio located at Pier 70, San Francisco. Work from home flexibility the rest of time. Domestic and international travel for shoots may be required occasionally. Candidates must live in the SF Bay Area or be willing to relocate.
Compensation: $145,000 to $180,000 salary + bonus (depending on skills and experience).
Benefits: Our full benefits package includes medical, vision, and dental plans, infertility benefit, STD/LTD, life insurance, commuter benefits, flexible spending account, health savings account, 401(k) + 4% matching, generous parental leave, paid holidays, and flexible sick and vacation policy.
Work Authorization: This position does not support work authorization/visa sponsorship.
Y Combinator considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law including San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance.