Assistant Editor

Remote - Los Angeles, CA

About Sketchy

Sketchy is a visual learning platform for students & professionals to effortlessly learn and recall information through art and storytelling. The company was born when three medical students began creating sketched stories to distinguish and memorize similarly named viruses, and they realized that the same learning methodologies could be used across a variety of subjects.

Since its inception in 2013, Sketchy has become the premiere learning destination for medical students around the world. It’s used by 1 in 2 medical students in the United States, has an alumni base of over 300,000 students and helps students answer questions 77% faster than conventional teaching. This year, Sketchy has moved beyond medical school with its entrance into the Pharmacy, Physician Assistant and premedical markets. 

Sketchy is a TCG (The Chernin Group) portfolio company (joining other companies such as Headspace, Food52, Barstool Sports and Crunchyroll) and a Reach Capital portfolio company (joining other start-up companies that bring a playfulness to learning).

About the Role

Sketchy is seeking an Assistant Editor with After Effects proficiency to help with the production of animated educational videos. Our workflow is Adobe-based, so experience with Photoshop, After Effects, and Premiere Pro is preferred. Our team works on many projects at once, so we are looking for candidates with strong organizational skills who are comfortable having many tasks assigned to them at once. An ideal candidate is also driven by creativity and has a visual eye for detail. 

This is a part-time role. 

Working at Sketchy: 

We are headquartered in Los Angeles but have teammates that collaborate remotely from cities across the United States. As travel and working conditions return back to “normal”, we will find opportunities to increasingly meet and collaborate in person.  While you will always have a seat to work from at our Los Angeles HQ, our transition to a remote-first company will allow you to work from the location of your choice in select states across the country. 

Location:  This role is open to remote employees in select US states: California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, and Washington, D.C.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Evaluate scripts and artwork for technical issues or unclear instructions, and address those troubles with other members of the team.
  • Import PSDs into After Effects and perform basic motion graphics work. 
  • Using photoshop templates, create art assets for our videos. 
  • Export images and videos from After Effects and Photoshop matching pre-determined specs.
  • Gather all video and audio elements needed for an edit and organize them in templatized Adobe Premiere Pro projects. 
  • Share Premiere Pro edit timelines with our editors, and support editors if there are issues with their PP projects. 
  • Create and update internal documentation and training materials.
  • Troubleshoot technical issues with sketches, exports, and other art/video assets. 
  • QC video deliveries and upload QC-ed videos.
  • Submit completed videos for captioning, and QC and upload received caption files.

Preferred Experience:

  • At least 2+ years of experience creating animation and motion graphics in After Effects. 
  • Proficiency with other Adobe software such as Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Character Animator, and Animate, preferred.
  • Excellent communicator, both oral and written
  • Ability to learn new techniques, skills, and tools on the job
  • Comfort and mastery with collaboration in a remote-workforce environment
  • Eager attitude for working with cool people to make awesome new things
  • BA or similar degree in a relevant field

What We Offer:

  • Great compensation plan
  • Creative, high growth and collaborative culture
  • PTO package with floating holiday
  • Fun team events (Monthly and virtual for now)
  • Great Benefits including: Medical, dental, vision, 401k and more

Sketchy Group LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, disability or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

JOB CODE: 10/14/2021