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Video Editor/Storyteller – Underknown – Toronto, ON

Company: Underknown

Address: Toronto, ON

  • Full Time


Underknown is a Toronto based social video company producing highly engaging, data-driven web series devoted to science, history, geography, and culture. We currently run half a dozen web shows on a daily basis, including “How To Survive” and “What If” the #1 Science show on Facebook. Our Underknown stories, hypothetical possibilities, extraordinary creatures and amazing facts have been watched for a total of more than 3 billion minutes (that’s almost 5,700 years) and amassed over 20 million followers.

We all sit on a treasure trove of untold wonders known in our world of Science, History, Geography, or Culture. Our stories are true, but either unknown or Underknown. We aim to bring the marvel of these narratives, images or facts to the consciousness of our viewers and hope that these inspiring tales make us look to the skies rather than our screens. If this resonates with you, consider applying

We are looking for video editors-storytellers that can help us make engaging and compelling video. Check out some of our videos at It is important that you know about the content we create.

This is not an entry-level role. There is no minimum amount of experience required, but we will expect candidates to be able to demonstrate a proven track record of scriptwriting and video editing skills, including experience with Motion graphics.

Who you are…

Scriptwriting skills

– A natural storyteller who can pitch ideas, write scripts and tell meaningful stories.

– Advanced English writing skills.

– Someone with a sense of adventure that can write a fun, hypothetical script about a sensational situation.

– Someone who ensures all information is factually accurate and properly cited.

– Identify gaps in our content and recommend new story ideas for our millions of subscribers.

Editing skills

-You have a strong reel that accurately reflects your skills in editing.

-You will edit in Premiere Pro, and have intermediate compositing skills in AfterEffects.

-You edit quickly while still paying attention to detail.

-You edit with style and creativity in a way that captivates our viewers.

-You take pride in every project you edit.

-You have a strong (no-procrastination) work ethic.

-Able to accommodate custom requests like colour correction, audio mixing and graphics creation.

– Can organize and archive projects and footage using established processes.

– Stay current on emerging media trends and strategies, ensuring you maintain a progressive approach to

producing video content.

– Ensure your projects have all-around consistency (style, fonts, brand and tone).

What we offer:

-A role of Freelance Video Storyteller at Underknown.

– A freelancer agreement to make 10 videos, paid at a rate of USD $500 each, for a total of USD $5,000. One video required per week.

– If you have the skills we are looking for after those 10 videos, we will offer you a 1-year contract.

This is a salaried role (USD $20,000-$40,000) producing a minimum of 4 videos per month and includes 2 weeks of paid vacation.

– The ability to work from home, or anywhere in the world. (Providing you have fast internet)

– Training on how to make videos that can go viral.

– Your videos will be watched by millions of people around the world.

Note: On average, our videos are 5 to 6 minutes long.

You will be working with:

– Our Managing Producer and show producers based in Toronto, Canada.

– You will become part of our video storytelling team, based in Toronto. They will provide training and collaboration on the videos you create.

Underknown is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status.

If you want to apply, please click the link to start and know more about the audition


Find details on the audition process, clicking the following link


Visit our website to learn more about our series

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Freelance

Salary: $5,000.00-$40,000.00 per year


  • Monday to Friday


  • Video Editing: 5 years (Preferred)
  • After effects: 5 years (Preferred)
  • storytelling: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Adobe Premiere pro: 5 years (Preferred)


  • English (Preferred)

Work remotely:

  • Yes

COVID-19 precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Virtual meetings


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