Working Student - Video Creation

Job description

Start: as soon as possible

Max. 20h / week (up to 40h possible during semester break)

 

Chatterbug is building the internet’s most effective system to learn languages by empowering those who speak them: humans! Humans build our curriculum, teach our students how to speak in one-on-one lessons, and now we’re looking for a few more humans to join us in making Chatterbug the best it can possibly be. Check us out at https://chatterbug.com.


 


About the job

At Chatterbug, we’re big believers in the power of video. Our platform revolves around it and we’re embracing it as the medium which takes Chatterbug to the next level. As the very first working student for video creation, we want you to do exactly that. You’ll support our video creator and help conceptualise, shoot, edit and polish videos on any and every facet of Chatterbug; from tricky German grammar to shiny new product features.


You will help us to: 

  • Assist our video creator in the creation of different kinds of videos

  • Support the video creator in coming up with new video ideas 

  • Transcribe and time-code footage

  • Review and cut footage down in preparation for editing 

  • Upload our videos to Youtube

  • Update description texts and thumbnails 

  • Find the ideal spot for our video shootings and help setting up our video equipment 



Working at Chatterbug

Although we are a small team, we have a big product. We are an experienced group with backgrounds ranging from GitHub and Amazon to Harvard and Cambridge, with funding from top investors in Silicon Valley and Europe. Our team works extremely reasonable hours and we have a strong commitment to work-life balance.

 

Beyond language learning, we’re on a bigger mission to help make lots of jobs for people who only need one skill: how to speak their native language. We currently teach German, Spanish and French to English speakers, as well as English to Spanish speakers. Soon, we’ll be launching all of our courses for German speakers, too. We have an international team and an international product, and we’re proud of it.

 

Curious about how the company operates? Here’s a quick overview:

 

  • Work/life balance matters. We work a full day then go home, and please set up your Do Not Disturb. That Slack message can wait, can’t it? We think so too.

  • Remote flexibility. Our largest office is in Berlin with ~40 people, but our team is encouraged to travel and work from home when needed. Because of the vast time zone spread (9 hours now!), we focus on asynchronous communication when possible, via Slack and Basecamp.

  • Face time brings us together. Since we’re so split up over the world, we put a lot of value on our weekly in-video “Chattermeet” all-hands meetings. We share what’s happening in the company, our product, our curriculum, and occasionally some tidbits about our lives too.

  • Learning first. We have monthly breakfast meetings at our Berlin office to teach about our systems and we encourage our employees to network and be continual learners at professional events.

  • Pitch us. Ideas for our company and our product can come from all levels or layers of the organization—you just need to write it up or propose it!



Your benefits

  • A part time, competitively paid student job with creative leeway

  • The chance to use and build on what you’ve learned in your studies to make a real impact on a growing start-up

  • We’ll pay for you to learn a language - either with us or take a class, on us. You can also elect a friend or family member to learn with us for free, too

  • Regular fun events, team dinners and an annual company summit abroad

  • A wonderful rooftop office in the heart of Berlin (with free fruit and amazing coffee!)


 




Want to apply?

Just click the Apply for this Job button and share a personal video that gives us the chance to get to know you better! Please upload your video to a file hosting platform (Dropbox, Google Drive or WeTransfer) and include a 'sharing' link in your application. Feel free to include any relevant content (CV, portfolio, side projects) but remember - your personal video is your chance to shine. We can't wait to hear from you! 

Requirements

  • You’re enrolled as a student at a German university and will be for at least another 2 semesters

  • You live in Berlin or are willing to move here

  • You’re preferably a German native speaker and are fully proficient in English

  • You study or have experience in videography (or similar)

  • You're creative, artistic and open minded

  • You are available 20 h/week and are flexible in your work schedule

  • You have a driving licence