Jumpcut (S16)
Online courses that feel like movies.

UI/UX Designer

$105k - $130k0.05% - 0.10%

Los angeles, CA
Full-time
Any (new grads ok)
About Jumpcut

  • Jumpcut creates captivating online courses about entrepreneurship
  • Our 5-7 year goal is to become the #1 school for entrepreneurs
  • Our 20 year goal is to become the #1 undergraduate business school in the world
  • In late 2016, we raised a seed round of $1.8M
  • In 2017, we did $4.5M in revenue by selling just one course
  • We are now profitable and are on track to do $15M in 2018
  • Looking for a technical cofounder/CTO who has experience running their own startup or scaling an engineering team
  • Offering 120k salary and 10% equity (8 year vesting schedule)

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The founding team at Jumpcut has years of experience creating binge-worthy content — we’ve created multiple viral YouTube channels that now have over 4.5 million subscribers and over 500 million views. We’re now taking that content creation experience and applying it to the monotonous world of online education.

On top of world-class content, we know that there are a ton of things to do on the technology side as well. Everything from using data that helps us create better courses to gamification that helps our students complete the course and take action.

We have the content side on lock, and now we need someone to lead the charge on the tech side. If you think that could be you, email me at [email protected]. I’d love to get to know you a bit and give you more color on Jumpcut as well.

About the role

Jumpcut is a Y Combinator and venture-backed startup that creates cinematic online courses with the world’s biggest influencers.

The founding team at Jumpcut has years of experience creating binge-worthy content — we’ve created multiple viral YouTube channels that now have over 4.5 million subscribers and over 500 million views. We’re now taking that content creation experience and applying it to the monotonous world of online education.

If you’ve ever taken an online course, you already know that 99% of them suck. That’s because they all do the same thing: record a dry and uninspiring instructor who talks to the camera for hours on end. While this is fantastic for getting over an Ambien addiction, it’s atrocious for actual learning.

Think about what can be done with video: we have the ability to create things like Avatar, The Dark Knight, and Game of Thrones, but the status quo when it comes to online courses is this. In an ice cream parlor of unlimited flavors, every other online education company has opted for vanilla. We have our eye on the mint triple chocolate chip birthday cake cookie dough with strawberry whipped cream and banana nut sprinkles.

Our team is approaching online learning in a completely new way: combining educational content with compelling stories, captivating cinematography, creative soundtracks, and much more. The result is a beautiful course that feels like a movie. We believe the future of education lies in creating world-class content.

If you want to learn more about our vision, check out our blog post about the future of education: http://bit.ly/2o3WpFH

Here’s a visual example of the difference between most online courses, and ours: http://bit.ly/2naxBqx

WHAT THE JOB ENTAILS:

Many startups believe that amazing UI/UX is a “nice to have”. For us, it’s a “need to have”. At first glance, our mission to create the world’s best online courses seems like it revolves around course content and production quality. But in reality, that’s just the beginning. In order to truly set our students up for success, we believe we need to utilize UI/UX as a huge role in our students’ learning process. That’s where you come in.

We’re looking for an innovative designer who loves taking creative risks and has a thoughtful approach to both UI and UX. Your goals will be twofold: how can you best improve our students’ learning experience, and how can you do so in a magnificently beautiful way?

WHAT YOU'LL DO:

  • Improve conversion rates of final sales by 10% by improving the design of opt-in pages, landing pages, home pages, etc.
  • Improve our students’ learning experience by creating/iterating on platform features dedicated to student success.
  • Create aesthetically beautiful assets for our platform, including: thumbnails, banners, product images, worksheets, etc.

YOU'LL BE A GOOD FIT IF:

  • You value thorough research. This includes (but isn’t limited to) competitor research, user interviews, and usability testing. You also understand that at times the best inspiration can be drawn from the most unlikely places.
  • You constantly notice & appreciate great design. It doesn’t matter if you’re walking down the aisle in a grocery store or passing time on Dribbble. You’re able to spot and appreciate well-crafted color palettes and delightful aesthetics.
  • You believe that UX is not an afterthought to UI. Everything at Jumpcut revolves around our students -- that means we don’t implement designs just because they’re beautiful, but because they’re functional as well.
  • Design risks don’t scare you. In order to truly be innovative, we believe you have to be comfortable taking design risks frequently. We’re looking for a designer that isn’t afraid to try something truly unconventional in an effort to help our students learn.

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR:

  • Expert level proficiency with programs equivalent to: Adobe PS, Illustrator, Sketch, Figma, etc.
  • Experience working with a front-end developer to implement your designs.
  • Experience working on designs for a consumer-facing site where millions of people have seen your work.
  • 2+ years of experience with UI/UX and/or Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • A portfolio that demonstrates your ability to craft delightful UI and UX.

INTERESTED?

Please apply formally to the job via our website: http://jumpcut.com/about#careers.

Technology

Node.js React / Redux PostgreSQL HTML / CSS / Javascript AWS

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