Video Editor – Contract

Why Write of Passage?
We’re looking for the brightest talent to join us in creating the best writing school in the world.

Write of Passage began in 2019 as an experiment: How do we teach writing for the Internet Age?

We’ve run nine online cohorts of our flagship course in three years. Over 1,500 students worldwide have learned a system for publishing quality ideas, connecting with like-minded people, and elevating their careers through writing on the Internet. Our graduates are using online writing to build audiences, launch businesses, and make an impact—living life on their terms!

Write of Passage is now considered the gold standard for community-driven, cohort-based, online courses. And, we’re growing. Our vision is to build a global platform for writing instruction in the 21st century while delivering the best educational experience in the world.

Video Editor – Contractor
If you want to edit different video formats in a highly collaborative environment that challenges you at the same time that provides strong learning experiences, then we want to chat with you.

We are not just building a writing school, we’re building an independent media company. The quality bar at Write of Passage is extra high. We know how demanding it is to create awesome videos and we value the deep work, craft and artistry that enables it.

When we’re hiring for editors, we’re looking for visual storytelling. Each role has a focus, but the distinctions are not rigid. If you see a way to improve our videos, share your POV. We’re all here to make great work!

Ideas are the stars here, not ego or hierarchies. Bring your best to the table.

What You’ll Be Doing
We’re looking to build a roster of video editors who’ll support the Production team on specific projects.

In this role, you will:

Edit videos according to standard operating procedures (SOPs) and reference videos

Apply feedback provided by the Production team

Come up with creative solutions to post-production challenges

Communicate frequently with the team in order to meet deadlines

Some video formats you will work with (examples linked):

Video podcast episodes

Social media clips

Video essays

PS: we’re not looking for a one-size-fits-all professional. If you are skilled in any of these areas, we’d love to see your application.

Why You?
You’ll love this role if:

You read, listen to podcasts, and watch YouTube video essays, scene breakdowns, and tooltips, actively expanding your creative arsenal

You get an adrenaline rush from exploring new formats and love to challenge yourself to go beyond your comfort zone

You thrive on feedback and strive towards the best video possible

Your project files are neatly organized and easy to navigate. When you hand off to another collaborator, there’s a clear file hierarchy with a thoughtful layout to your subfolders

You watch a video that doesn’t look quite right and feel the urge to (respectfully) share your thoughts on how to make it better

You’ll dislike this role if:

You want to copy the trending Mr. Beast formula into every video and call it a day

You want to be told exactly where every cut should go, down to the exact frame

You want to download a template from Envato Elements and apply footage on top

You only work in Final Cut Pro and don’t feel like learning other tools

What you’ve probably done:

5+ years of experience as a video editor, either freelance or full-time

Portfolio with 3+ projects that WOW us

Learned the ins and outs of Adobe Premiere and Audition.

Bonus: experience with motion design on After Effects, sound design and/or color grading.

Our Values
Students first: We do what we do for the students. We’re obsessed with feedback in all directions, and we’re okay doing some things that don’t scale.

Second to none: Excellence is non-negotiable. Quality wins—details matter. Our goal is to provide the best learning experience in the world.

Hearts on fire: Obsessions, welcome. Passion, enthusiasm, and deep convictions loosely held add texture to our people and culture. Bring it.

Writers always: Founded on the power of online writing, this will always be our foundation. We maintain a writing practice to stay connected with our students and ourselves.

Work With Us
We’re a group of whip-smart, talented believers who move quickly yet thoughtfully. We’re exuberant about our work and the obscure personal interests we pursue.

This isn’t your average corporate job. You’ll have loads of autonomy within a culture of feedback and collaboration. We leave our egos at the door and help one another thrive.

Our students and employees are top-caliber folks with lofty visions and influence. We’re privately owned, so we call the shots. And like the 1927 Yankees, we’re an all-star team.

We’re very ambitious, but that drive never compromises our loyalty to our students and one another. Write of Passage will always be a delightful place to work.


This is a remote contractor role paying USD $40/ hour

We’re confident this will be some of the most meaningful and enjoyable work you do in your career. Please, join Us! —The Write of Passage Team

Hey, before you go, enjoy this (short!) video showing how much Write of Passage means to students.