We’re hiring! (Editor, Animator, Illustrator)
Yup, it’s time to expand. Holistic Songwriting has been a one-man business for too long. I’m simply spending way too much time editing and animating, and not enough time writing helpful content – and that really bothers me. So as of today, I’m searching for an Editor and an Animator (+Illustrator?). These start as unpaid internships and quickly grow into paid part time positions. 
Holistic Songwriting is a songwriting school headquartered in Germany. We provide educational material such as articles, books and courses about songwriting, music production, marketing and inner game. Our mission is to help artists, songwriters and producers write great, commercial songs and feeling good while doing it.
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Job Description EDITOR, ANIMATOR, ILLUSTRATOR

As Editor/Animator/Illustrator, you will be responsible for editing all video material that is produced by Holistic Songwriting. This includes all YouTube videos and Courses.

You’ll work closely with Friedemann to get the right look. This opportunity will provide deep insights into how a business like Holistic Songwriting operates and give you a chance to receive personal feedback to your songs or ask questions whenever you like. You will have a lot of autonomy (no fixed work hours, work from home), and help shape the growth of our company. Compensation will be performance based.

Responsibilities:

  • The final look of the videos is your main responsibility. You’re in charge of pacing, transitions, color correction and cutting out the bad bits.
  • I release a weekly YouTube video and a new course every 3-6 months, which you’ll be editing.
  • I don’t film every week, rather a few YouTube videos at once, meaning you can schedule editing how you want, as long as the videos are finished a week prior to release.
  • I’m looking for someone who doesn’t just edit out the bad bits. I’m looking for someone who recognizes when I repeat myself unnecessarily, and cuts out the repetition accordingly.
  • The (scripted) YouTube videos require a more brisk tempo with more ruthless editing, the (often free-form) courses require a wakeful eye for spotting repetition.
  • Intro/Outro Templates will be provided, if you can make animations, that’s a big bonus!
  • Defining Holistic Songwriting’s image further, finding a clear visual brand for your animations that you use consistently.
  • Making animations that fit Holistic Songwriting’s image (intros, outros, lower thirds, transitions, slides (text, notation, etc) – see this video of mine for an example of the kind of animations you’ll be making.
  • When a new animation is needed, Friedemann will contact you with the specifics and a deadline. Usually, you will have at least a week to finish the animation(s).
  • BIG Bonus: You can also make YouTube thumbnails out of provided pictures AND you illustrate the covers for the courses.
  • BIG Bonus: You can make images/illustrations for the website (course marketing, headers, etc).
  • You can schedule your work however you want, as long as our editor has the files a week prior to release.

Requirements:

  • Experience in professional editing software such as Adobe Premiere and After Effects.
  • Being able to make your own animations in the Holistic Songwriting style (see below) is a BIG bonus, but not a requirement.
  • Methodical system thinker, deadlines need to be kept at all costs (usually, you have plenty of time, though).
  • Being able to read music is a bonus.
  • Excellent command of the English language (German is a bonus).
  • Ability to meet up in Nordhorn, Germany is a bonus.
  • You want to work in the education industry, helping people all over the world to excel.
  • Experience in professional animation software such as After Effects, and you are experienced in an illustration tool like Illustrator or Photoshop. Keynote/Power Point for simple animations is fine.
  • Methodical system thinker, deadlines need to be kept at all costs (usually, you have plenty of time, though).
  • Experience in branding is a bonus.

We’re looking for someone who believes they have the characteristics, foundational knowledge (and passion for learning what they don’t know) to thrive in this role and drive Holistic Songwriting’s growth.

Do you have what it takes? Submit your resume and motivational letter in English or German here. Include your past experiences in editing and your affinity with songwriting and/or education. We will get back to you if we like your application.

Songwriting Coach & Composer

With recommendations from industry heavyweights Erwin Steijlen (Pink, Shakira), Conrad Pope (John William’s orchestrator), Jeff Rona (God of War III, Traffic) and Rene Merkelbach (Within Temptation), Friedemann started his songwriting/producing school Holistic Songwriting in November 2015.

He has since written a book The Addiction Formula, a 7 Day Audio Program on songwriting and video courses on Hook/Melody-Writing and Drum-Writing.

Written by Friedemann Findeisen

Songwriting Coach & Composer With recommendations from industry heavyweights Erwin Steijlen (Pink, Shakira), Conrad Pope (John William's orchestrator), Jeff Rona (God of War III, Traffic) and Rene Merkelbach (Within Temptation), Friedemann started his songwriting/producing school Holistic Songwriting in November 2015. He has since written a book The Addiction Formula, a 7 Day Audio Program on songwriting and video courses on Hook/Melody-Writing and Drum-Writing.

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