As the Vimeo community continues to grow, so too does the Vimeo Staff. When I began as an intern in the Fall of 2009, the Vimeo Staff stood at a whopping 18 people. In less than two years, that number has more than doubled. I'm happy to announce that we will be welcoming a few more people into our ranks in the coming months.
A vital part of our team is our interns, which we like to call apprentices. What does a Content + Community Apprentice do?
· Assists the Community team with daily moderation duties
· Assists managers with site email and management of Community Forums
· Brainstorms ideas for Weekend Projects and Video School lessons
· Assists in testing new features
· Participates in Vimeo Original videos (shooting, editing, acting)
· Assists with onsite research
· Cleans the unicorn cage
At the end of August, we will be needing some new apprentices to help us rock out here at Vimeo HQ in New York City*. This is a paid six-month opportunity and sure to be one of the best work experiences you have ever had. It's also worth noting that several veteran members of the Content + Community Team at Vimeo began as apprentices.
If you are interested and up for the challenge, make a video explaining why you think you're ready to work at Vimeo. Feel free to show off your videomaking skills, but we're primarily interested in finding out who you are and what you like on your Vimeo. We want to stress that you do not have to be an awesome videographer for this position. We're looking for fun, outgoing people who have excellent written communication skills, know how to responsibly interact online and share our love for video.
So, go out there and make a video! Keep it short and sweet (no longer than two minutes) and when you're done, post a link to it in the comments below and we'll be in touch! All submissions are due on Wednesday July 20th.
P.S. Thank you to Jonathan M. Ochmann, a.k.a. Patchflyer, for the amazing score we used in the video!
P.P.S. If the apprenticeship doesn't sound right for you, but you're interested in working at Vimeo, check out our jobs page! vimeo.com/jobs
*In order to be eligible you must currently reside or be willing to move to within commuting distance of our New York City headquarters.
UPDATE It was a really, really tough choice, but we're happy to introduce you to our three new Apprentices, Tommy Penner, Riley Hooper, and Champ Ensminger! We also want to thank everyone who applied. It was great getting to see all of your enthusiasm for Vimeo. You guys are the best. Really.