Our rapidly scaling medical education technology company is seeking a Video Illustrator to join our Content Team. In this role, you will be working with the Content Team to create health education content for millions of learners.
This is a hands-on position in a unique distributed, start-up environment, so we are looking for a candidate who is not afraid to roll up their sleeves to do the work and to collaborate with team members across the organization.
Our mission is to “Empower the world’s clinicians & caregivers with the best learning experience possible.” To this end, we have an audience of millions of current & future clinicians as well as patients and family members. Members of the Osmosis learning platform and video library to learn efficiently and excel in classes, board exams, and in the clinic.
We are a team of creative, approachable, and driven entrepreneurs, researchers, artists, educators, writers, and clinicians who are passionate about improving healthcare and education. At Osmosis, we collaborate remotely and value highly-motivated problem solvers who manage their time efficiently, communicate earnestly, work effectively, and understand the importance of life-work balance. We do everything we can to make sure our teammates are successful personally and professionally.
About the Role
Video Illustrators provide the visuals for the Osmosis whiteboard style videos. These videos are used primarily to teach students in healthcare so the videos must be accurate, accessible, and adhere to the Osmosis style. The successful illustrator will be able to produce content consistently, accurately, within the constraints of our style on a week-to-week basis.
The responsibilities for this role include, but are not limited to:
- Illustrate medical and health science topics from scripts (minimum of 2000 words per week) into accurate whiteboard-style videos using drawing apps and our proprietary software.
- Receive and incorporate feedback into your illustrations to improve style, tone, voice and scientific accuracy.
- Follow all workflow standards and file archival protocols.
- Attend meetings as needed and be proactive about communicating project statuses, and challenges.
- Strong scientific background, preferably with an emphasis on physiologic and biologic principles and mechanisms, as demonstrated by earning a degree or currently pursuing a degree in a healthcare or biomedical field
- Strong drawing abilities as demonstrated with a portfolio and satisfactory completion of a sample project
- Experience with graphic software (e.g. photo- and video-editing software)
- Experience with a drawing tablet
- Proactive. You anticipate challenges, problem solve and seek out new ways to improve your project processes.
- Entrepreneurial. You are a proven executor and work with urgency to produce excellent project results
- Adaptable. You are flexible and versatile with projects, goals, and strategies. You move quickly with change and stay open-minded.
- Entrepreneurial. You are a proven executor and work with urgency to produce excellent results with limited time and resources
- Lifelong learner. You are actively consuming content (podcasts, blogs, books, etc) and applying these learnings in your work to make sure you are as effective as possible.
- A passion for Osmosis’s mission, vision, and values.
- Masters Degree in Medical Illustration or equivalent
Osmosis is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
To apply, please submit the following to [email protected]:
- An Osmosis "Spread Joy" e-card: At Osmosis we are working to develop the most caring people, and to this end have created the www.osmosis.org/spreadjoy tool. Please visit this page, create an account through Osmosis, and send an e-card to someone. After you’re done, please send us 100-200 words about what you thought of the experience.
- Project: Illustrate what a final “scene” would look like for the educational script below. We’re looking for somebody who has a strong understanding of how to present complex educational information in a joyful and simple visual way. For example, using colors and drawings to help explain things instead of simply including text. Please consider hierarchical layout, highlighting important terms through text size, color, and placement. The majority of the information in that paragraph should be contained within a single image. You are highly encouraged to use our channel (and the sample videos below) for inspiration, as we’d like to see the samples come as stylistically close as possible to our current videos.
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Incomplete applications will not be considered.