Actor / Actress Needed to Help Curate Content for YouTube Channel
Do you love being in front of the camera? Do you have an engaging voice or personality? Would you enjoy creating content for a popular YouTube Channel?
We’re looking to hire someone to help create engaging headphone reviews for our YouTube channel which has reached 5 million views and 30,000 subscribers.
It’s ok if you aren’t a headphone expert (though an interest in headphones definitely helps) as your job would be to take a look at the top reviews for a specific pair of headphones and then “curate” that information into your own review.
In other words, your job is to take the best parts of other reviews and combine those elements to form and create your own review.
For example, one review might do a great job detailing the accessories and build quality but be a bit vague on the sound quality. Another review might have good information about the sound quality but may not be as detailed about the comfort. So 90-95% of the information is already provided, you’re simply taking it all from a few different sources, adding in your own personality and then creating a more effective and engaging overall review.
So your job as an actor/actress is to come across like a headphone expert (even if you're not one). We can easily teach you how to do this, but having an engaging tone is something that's more difficult to teach, which is why we're looking for something who has acting skills and/or an engaging voice and tone.
Q: Do I need to be on camera to do this?
A: Not necessarily.
Basically, there are a three different approaches to this.
1. You could just do a voiceover for the review while the actual video would be entirely of the product (ie. shooting different angles and in different environments).
In this situation you would fill up the video time with shots of the headphones. You could be holding the headphones in your hands at times and then have a variety of product shots to add into the mix as well. So in this example, you would be doing more of a voice over.
2. You could shoot the entire video with you just talking and explaining about the headphones
3. You could do a combination of the first two.
Q: How many reviews do you need me to do?
A: Ideally, we'd love it if you could do 1 per week or 4 per month. However, if you would like to do more more or less, that could work out as well.
Q: Could this become a full-time gig?
A: Yes, definitely. If things go well, and if you have time to create more reviews then it's possible you could do this full-time.
Q: What if I love everything about this job, but I don’t think I could do the video editing part, can I still do this?
A: It’s definitely possible. If you’re able to do an excellent job of creating the video content and just need someone to edit what you produce, then it’s possible we could have someone else finish that part for you.
Q: Can you give me an example of what you’re looking for?
A: Sure, there are basically two different styles or approaches that would work well for this. Honestly both approaches can work, but generally I'd say it works better for most people to take more of a straightforward approach with an engaging tone.
For example, here’s someone who does an excellent job of being engaging while still being pretty straightforward:
If you're able to model his style, that would be perfect.
Here’s another straightforward approach with a bit of humor mixed in that works very well:
Finally, here's an example of someone who does a great job using a more personality driven style of review:
For most people, going with a straightforward style of review is preferred, as people looking for headphone reviews are more interested in getting quality content, than being entertained. But if you like the idea of doing both, then we’re open to seeing what you can do.
Q: How long should these reviews be?
A: Anywhere from about 4-8 minutes is fine. As long as you have enough quality content (which we’ll show you and teach you how to do). So most of the work or time spend on a review will be putting together what you’re going to say and how you’re going to say it.
1. Let us know what interests you about this position and why you think you would be successful at it.
2. If you have a youtube channel, please feel free to share that (or you can just share a specific video from your channel). Anything that would demonstrate your voice and your ability to sound engaging to an audience would be great.
3. Let us know what your approximate rate would be per review video. It’s fine if you provide a rough estimate.
Finally, If you have any additional question, feel free to ask! :)
Thanks for taking the time to consider this opportunity and we look forward to hearing from you!