Digital Storyteller (Writer/Director)

Golden Hippo

Where A-Players Thrive.

Golden Hippo is the dynamic force behind 20+ health, beauty, and pet care brands that generate over $1 billion in revenue annually. With our passionate employee-owners and unwavering commitment to creating top-notch products, we’re revolutionizing the direct-to-consumer market and empowering individuals to live their healthiest, happiest lives.

We’re Looking For A: Digital Storyteller to write, direct, and produce direct response video ads that acquire new customers across FB/IG, YouTube, TikTok and other social channels for brands that sell supplements, pet food, and beauty products directly to consumers.

Location: Woodland Hills, CA (Hybrid)

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Oversee the creative execution of short-form and long-form marketing videos using a data-driven, test-and-learn approach.
  • Conceptualize new storytelling angles.
  • Write scripts that combine a variety of storytelling narrative devices including narration, scripted copy, soundbites, video b-roll and graphics.
  • Conduct documentary-style, on-camera interviews that elicit pithy compelling responses from brand “gurus” and customers (ie testimonials) and other on-camera talent.
  • Work with videographers to gather video assets  (i.e.identify needed video cover, set-up locations  and direct videographers to shoot b-roll).
  • Oversee the creative production of in-studio shoots in collaboration with camera crew and production managers.
  • Collaborate with editors from pre-production to delivery, including providing feedback on edits, assist  conceiving of graphics and on-screen text.
  • Analyze performance data, and use data to create incremental video optimizations that scale.
  • Available to drive, and occasionally travel, to locations in order to film and gather footage and conduct interviews.

Preferred Qualifications (Note: These are preferred and not required. We strongly encourage you to apply even if you don’t tick ALL of these boxes.):

  • Exceptional non-fiction storytelling skills (ie broadcast journalism, documentary filmmaking).
  • Exceptional copywriting skills
  • Mastery of on-set creative leadership
  • Ability to formulate strategies on how to market health and wellness products in fresh, creative and different ways
  • Understanding of direct response marketing.
  • A highly creative self-starter who can work both independently and collaborate well with different teams
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • 3-5 years’ previous experience writing & directing in a visual medium
  • 5-7 years experience writing & directing in a visual medium, ideally with some advertising/marketing experience, preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Writing, Film, or a related field, preferred

Golden Perks & Benefits: 

  • Health and Happiness: Enjoy 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance. Get 75% premium coverage for dependents.
  • Become an Owner: Join our Employee Stock Ownership Plan and be a part owner of Golden Hippo.
  • Boost Your Savings: Maximize your retirement with a generous 401K Plan and company matching up to 3.5%.
  • Stand Out, Get Rewarded: Excel and be recognized through our KPI Bonus, Win of the Week, Spot Bonus, and Shoutouts Program.
  • Flexibility at Your Fingertips: Work on your terms with flexible arrangements for most positions.
  • Skyrocket Your Career: Unleash your potential with unlimited room for professional growth.
  • Thrilling Events Await: Exciting virtual and in-person events that redefine fun.

$83,200 – $111,000, annual & monthly KPI bonus potential, depending upon experience.