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Team(s):

MOD Digital, Team Flynn

Location:

Edinburgh

Compensation:

£1200 - £1600/month with huge opportunity for growth

Employment Type:

To be decided

Intro:

Hey Flynn Blackie here, 19-year-old CEO and founder of MOD Digital. We are a digital marketing agency and we help businesses to make more sales through direct response marketing - Paid Ads, Website Funnels and Email Marketing. We work with some of the biggest emerging leaders globally and craft some exceptionally exciting campaigns for our clients.


About the Job:

Arguably the perfect blend of calm and exhilaration, this role is without question going to keep you on your toes whilst offering future opportunities you have only dreamt of.


I am seeking someone with a passion for making fast-paced, edgy and viral optimised content. If you have ever wanted to create a movie, without being the protagonist, this job is for you.


Here’s the deal, I dropped out of high school at 16 years old. And although it’s had its downs, since then, life has been pretty fucking exciting. It became normal to me, so it took a while to work that out but I know with certainty, that I can offer content in the form of entertainment (lifestyle), education (inside access to the workings of my business) and inspiration (humility and openness) - all just from simple documentation of things I’m already doing.


My problem? I hate setting up cameras, planning shots and holding the camera out in front of me. That said, truthfully, the technology isn’t the hard part, although it can be inconvenient, the real challenge is the time commitment. I don’t have time to spend taking videos of myself, and I have even less time to edit. My solution? You.


I’m not Gary Vaynerchuk, but I am hiring a D Rock.


I need someone to do these four things:

  1. Create and strategise viral-first scripts and video plans using a minimal brief.

  2. Be ready to grab your equipment and follow me around with a camera on short notice.

  3. Be capable of editing videos without too much guidance. Adding serious creative flare (not picking a template from motion array and throwing some clips in) to the project, making it exciting and relevant. The goal is for everything to get as many views and engagements as possible.

  4. Be able to support the creation of client adverts via filming UGC styled adverts, and cutting/editing them.

I imagine the split in the first month will look like this. (1,2) 10% | (3) 45% | (4) 45%.


I imagine the split in the first 3 months will look like this. (1,2) 20% | (3) 40% | (4) 40%.


And then in 6-12 months will look more like this. (1,2) 37.5% | (3) 37.5% | (4) 25%.


Though, that is just up to speculation. This is a new role, not a rehire, so there will be teething problems we should both expect.


Who I am looking for:


Loves to create - this job is perfect for someone who loves making videos and is keen on stretching their creativity. It’s definitely not for someone who does their job solely because it puts food on the table.


Loves to travel - there may be times in which you are asked to temporarily relocate. This will mean your flights and accommodation to places like Bali, New York and London will be paid for, but it also means you will need to be willing to live where I live for short periods of time.


No ties - it’s probably not the best job for someone who is supporting a family or has another commitment that would make leaving the country on relatively short notice a large difficulty.


Would be willing to do this job for the next 5 years - I know 5 years is a long time, and I’m not asking for that kind of commitment, what I’m saying is that I’m not going to hire someone who already has plans that conflict with a 5-year stint. If you’re planning on going back to school in 2 years, then this isn’t for you. But if you take this gig and in 3 years from now you meet a girl and you get married and have kids and she doesn’t want you travelling all over with me all the time, I get it, these things happen.


Able to drive if you do not live in central Edinburgh - I will do most of the driving when we are together and you will be reimbursed for all travel expenses. However, I don’t want to pick you up from North Berwick to shoot some vids.


Fully confident interfacing with people - this is something you will be able to develop, the only exception in this list. Though the ideal candidate has no trouble communicating with strangers.


What the person I’m looking for must be capable of:

Here are three very different styles of video, all of which I want to follow a similar style to at some point. Please confirm each of these would be within the scope of your capabilities. If you are not at that level yet, show me you are close and tell me how you can get to that level.


Video 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i43HzyUBSq4

Video 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56AD4lejvag

Video 3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnfyyABag3s

Bonus Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ


So, this means the standard tech-savviness - proficiency in software like Adobe Premiere, After Effects or Magic Cut Pro.


And of course, comfort with using a professional DSLR.


Why you want this job:


Direct access to an elite (and clearly humble 😂) entrepreneur. You will speak to me more than my mum does. Ideologies, strategies and mindset of what it takes to win will rub off on you. They say you are the average of the 5 people you spend most of your time with after all.


Fast-paced and exciting. Sure, there will be calm weeks, like I said at the beginning. But there will also be impromptu videos driving to the top of a mountain to shoot a 60-second advert. Or setting up an auditorium to film a talk in front of 100 students. In the not so distant future, trips to NYC to record a strategy session with a multi-million dollar company.


Free travel and accommodation - the thorn in my side, paying double. But if you are as good as you need to be, it’ll be worth every penny!!


Ability to network and meet exceptional people. Being with me on my ventures, you will meet the people I meet and will thus have access to my growing web of incredible people.


Opportunity to push massive boundaries. I will be your dummy - you want me to roll in mud to get 1m views, done. You want me to wear a dress and a wig, done. You want me to wear a Hibs kit, not done, don’t ask me to do that. The point is I will let you create anything you like as long as it requires little time investment from me other than the actual recording.

I may come across as a bit of a dick in this. I’m not, it’s just super important all expectations are set for this role :)


How to apply:

I need to know that you read this and that you actually want this role. Start your application with BANANAS so I know you read it all.


Then, confirm that you meet all the requirements and click the link below to apply.

Videographer