Pleasant Solutions

Pleasant Solutions Careers

Video Editor

Not your everyday video position. Challenging and fast moving, yet friendly and supportive: a career you will look forward to every day. Work with intelligent people in an exciting environment where every month is different.

Positions Available:

  • Full time post-production video editor
  • Other Positions: We are also hiring for motion graphic animator, graphic designer, writer, marketing project manager, UI/UX Designer, and more). You may apply for multiple positions separately. If you know someone in any of these areas, please do them a quick and friendly favour by letting them know about this posting.

Position Overview:

  • Full time and permanent
  • Flexible hours (for example: choose to start your day between 6am and 10am, work late some days and shorter on others).
  • 85% internal projects (for multiple product lines), 15% client projects.
  • Focus on post-production: position does not require equipment handling nor production shooting (although we can optionally make use of such secondary talents if you have them).
  • Focus on achieving noticeably remarkable and portfolio-worthy results, with only some projects that simply need to be done in a short timeframe (we aim to win awards for our work).
  • The same variety as working at an agency, but without the cutting corners to deliver too quickly.
  • Engage in constructive debate to challenge your editorial choices; standing up for your choices, while being willing to use respectful criticism, with or without the sugar coating, to iterate into even better designs.
  • Orchestration of post-production elements (time coding, video supers, title cards, special effects, typography, transitions).
  • Technical finishing (color grading, audio levels, compression, encoding, resizing for multiple destination sizes).
  • Integrate motion graphics provided from the motion graphics team or by using third party motion templates.
  • Crafting the perfect pace for a video: this is absolutely critical to many videos, too slow or too fast and the effectiveness drops dramatically.
  • Gain experience with numerous video types: animated explainer videos, YouTube commercials, infographic videos, company culture interviews, training videos, entertainment videos (like drama short stories), and short snippits for social media.
  • Screen capture production including deciding zoom in, effects, methods of focusing attention, setting up and populating sample data in apps, sensoring information.
  • Collaborating with motion artists, script writers, the marketing team, and providing context to the videographer.
  • Selecting and directing voice talent.
  • Assist with motion capture and shooting, depending on your skills.
  • Explore and be inventive using A/B testing methodology to create test variations, request resulting data from the analytics team, and iterate until we discover new ways to reach peek results for mission critical videos.
  • Does not involve constant tight deadlines nor overtime that lead to results you are not proud of; there is pressure but it is manageable and work has steady hours.
  • Does not involve TV broadcasting (low resolutions, restrictive timings).
  • High end equipment to work with (triple monitors with a 40” monitor, pen tablets, whatever keyboard or mouse you want us to buy, etc).

Requirements:

  • Passionate about video storytelling and post-production specifically
  • Can dig deep for stunning results
  • Superb understanding of factors that affect perception of quality and engagement of viewers
  • Solid sense of timing
  • Attention to detail
  • Takes pride in work
  • No specific requirements for formal education or industry experience. We evaluate each applicant based on merit and potential rather than formalities, however a portfolio is required.

Nice To Have:

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite or Creative Cloud (Premiere Pro)
  • Experience in a wide variety of video types (perhaps from working in an agency environment or otherwise)

About The Work Environment:

  • Friendly, non-threatening, and non-political environment.
  • Mid-sized company but retaining the speed and flexibility of a smaller company.
  • We are a great environment for both outgoing people and those who are very shy and introverted (applicable to non-client facing positions).
  • We strive to have every employee sitting near a window for natural light and to have plenty of plants throughout the office; we care about employee health.
  • Free onsite massage therapy.
  • Private nap rooms for isolated thinking time or for taking a nap if you didn’t sleep well last night.
  • Atrium to enjoy the sun during lunch.
  • Social events worth remembering (fencing competitions, curling, video game or board game parties, coding competitions, commando combat training, robotics club coming soon, etc).
  • An example of our culture: Lunch together is in a very comfy sofa room, and even the quiet types are comfortable there.
  • Unlimited access to pillage our kitchens for caffeine, sugar, healthy snacks, soups, and more :)
  • Additional perks that are cost-shared like motorized sit-stand desks.
  • Task focused: everyone in the company heavily uses centralized to-do lists to stay organized, prioritize, and coordinate.
  • Fast paced
  • Consistent work/life balance: mandatory overtime is very rare.

About The Company:

  • Pleasant Solutions is a dynamic company headquartered in Edmonton, a large satellite office in Toronto/Vancouver, and small satellite offices across Canada and the USA (including in Calgary, Ottawa, Saskatoon, New York, Denver, Boston, etc)
  • We have been an enterprise software services company since 2007, and have just recently launched a studio for our own innovative video productions as well as client contracted productions.
  • We may be the largest capacity video marketing studio in Western Canada except for television and news stations (we have not confirmed this, but it appears to be the case).
  • Silicon Valley kind of excitement and growth potential.
  • Fast growth: One of the 200 fastest growing technology companies in North America with 955% growth over 5 years (based on growth rates in published rankings of the 2014 Profit 500 and 2013 Deloitte Technology Fast 500). Canadian Profit Guide ranked us #88 out of 500 for fast growth in Canada, announced in Sept 2015.
  • Full of smart and passionate people whom you can learn from.
  • Very low employee turn-over rate, attesting to the value of working here.
  • We do a mix of in-house product development, software development services, electronics manufacturing, marketing services, and IT services. For consulting, we build both large and small custom projects. Our in-house products include the high-security Pleasant Password Server, an innovative tool that lets non-technical people build their own web applications using spreadsheets, an event ticketing system, and other business software.
  • An innovative technology company with an aim of achieving results in creative ways.
  • We develop high quality software you will take pride in. Our company name says it all.
  • Socially conscious (for example, we pay for employees to sponsor hundreds of WorldVision children).

Applying:

  • What do you have to lose by exploring the possibility? Applying does not take long and we keep your application confidential (never disclosed to existing employer).
  • Apply online today at https://pleasantsolutions.com/careers
  • Even if you don't have your resume updated or ready to go, apply anyways, we want to hear from you!
  • Please do not apply via email, apply only by visiting the https://pleasantsolutions.com/careers site.

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