Updated: October 21, 2020
Role: Video Presenter & Voice-Over Artist
Channels Hiring For: WhatCulture (Main), WhatCulture Comics, WhatCulture Horror, TrekCulture, WhoCulture
Location: Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, UK (In-Office)
Secondary Role: If you are applying to work 'In-Office', you must have the ability to write articles, and/or edit videos.
With over 6.5 MILLION subscribers across our WWE, Gaming, Film/TV and Comics channels, WhatCulture has grown into one of the UK's biggest YouTube brands. And now we're on the hunt for a new Video Presenter & Voice-Over Artist to help take us even further.
With roles available both on a freelance basis from home, and at our headquarters in the North East of England (Gateshead), we want to hear from you!
Knowledge - For this role, you MUST have a substantial knowledge base of the content seen on the channel you applying for (see above for which channels we're currently accepting applications for).
Confidence in both yourself and your ability - Not just because shrinking violets make for terrible videos, but because you may be faced with shoots in public situations or busy studios.
Uniqueness - We want characters and people that stand out. It's been the distinctive charm of our current presenters that has helped set the channel apart, and that's something we're keen to build on.
Some experience of web-based media - Understanding the intricacies of digital presenting will stand you in good stead.
A lot of ideas - Our channels currently run regular and original programming, and we're hoping to add a number of new shows and concepts in the near future.
Be open to collaboration - Be it with established, or up-and-coming video personalities, being open to colloboration is a must.
As with any job, being well organised is vital, and with being involved in an extension of our existing website a good writing style is also important. You'll occasionally be tasked with restructuring some of our existing written content into an audio or video package, so understanding what will and won't translate from the page (and how to put it in your own style) is key.
Send an up-to-date CV and a covering letter to email@example.com.
The subject of your email MUST include the position AND the channel(s) your are applying for!
Your application should also include links to any relevant and recent presenting/voice-over experience, or your personal showreel. It is strongly recommended that you record an original voice-over or presenting sample based on the style of content that we produce. I'm also keen to know your interests and how you see yourself fitting in to the WhatCulture brand.
Unfortunately, due to the sheer numbers of applications we receive, we are unable to get back to everyone individually.