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Marketing & Communications
Detroit, MI, USA
Posted on Saturday, August 5, 2023

A Little About Us:

At Shinola, we’ve made a lasting commitment to making lasting things. World-class watches, beautiful leather goods, thoughtful gifts, and a hotel. If it’s made, we want to try to make it better. With relentless optimism, tenacity, humor, and humility, we help people shine in an understated way.

Because we’re a growing and evolving company, each employee is a key stakeholder, making decisions every day that directly impact our overall vision and direction. At Shinola, you’ll have the opportunity to make a significant contribution at the start of what we believe will become an iconic American brand.

What You’ll Be Doing:

We are looking for an experienced Videographer who will be responsible for driving the original video and motion content efforts for Shinola. You will be working alongside a team of passionate individuals to champion, create, hone and evolve the Shinola brand. You will be responsible for capturing world-class product beauty videos, documenting processes like watch-building in our factory, American manufacturing partners storytelling, creating content for Paid, Site, Wholesale, Social and internal needs. This role is a “key” function for the brand—which means the individual selected will need to align closely with the brand ethos/values—and work lockstep with other key voices on the brand (Creative Director, Art Director, Photographers, Social Media, Copywriters, Designers, Marketing, Ecomm, Dev.)

Job Highlights:

  • Get in sync with and champion brand tone, voice and aesthetic
  • Work alongside the creative team on ideations, creation, and production of content, assets, deliverables
  • Operate and maintain camera, audio, lights and other gear while filming in our studio space and out in the world
  • Be able to think conceptually and use internal tools such as key moments deck, newness grid to identify storytelling opportunities
  • Communicate effectively across departments to acquire product samples, set expectations internally when shooting for/within other departments
  • Always be thinking visually and narratively
  • Maintain organized working and final files. Archive files to server.

What You’ll Bring:

  • You are a blend of:
    • 1/3 Storyteller
    • 1/3 DP
    • 1/3 Camera Operator
  • You love Detroit and the Shinola brand
  • You are both left & right brained (have a keen technical side + creative side that allow for mastering the deliverables but allowing creative fluidity)
  • You are passionate about your craft, innovative in your mindset but rooted in strong foundational and traditional practices
  • You have excellent communication skills-written and verbal
  • You are meticulous in your work and execution, you know how to build a story, and how to drive emotion and where a punchline is needed
  • Experience juggling multiple projects and deadlines at once as well as working independently
  • You can apply critique and feedback to your work and can apply that feedback to future work
  • Keep abreast of the competitive landscape of lifestyle brands and culture in many mediums

Experience Needed:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education, experience and training
  • 1-3 years professional videography, video production, editing experience within agency, brand, startup or successful freelance
  • Strong demo reel
  • Experience in a variety of digital capture formats
  • Experience in video editing and color grading. Adobe Suite Proficient/Expert. Program knowledge of Premiere Pro and AfterEffects with specific knowledge around frame rates, compression schemes, file formats, color correction and cameras. Davinci and phantom and drone camera knowledge is a plus
  • Skilled in video editing, color grading and audio mixing a production ready file
  • Post-Production pro using Adobe Premier and similar
  • Ability to work under deadline
  • Experience with equipment rental and equipment needs to achieve desired outcome on a project-by-project basis

Interview Process:

  • Complete online application in Greenhouse, submit resume & cover letter
    • Resumes without demo reel/portfolio will not be accepted
    • Answer screening questions & take short (3-5 question) quiz
  • Candidates meeting requirements will be contacted for a short phone screen
  • Virtual/zoom meetings with hiring manager(s) and potential homework assignment/case study

Location: Detroit, MI (Required)