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JOBS: Catalyst Climbing are Hiring - Creative Manager

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Catalyst are looking to add a dynamic, creative, and passionate member to our Team, with a focus on content creation and editing. If that sounds like you, read below, and drop us an e-mail - we'd love to hear from you!


About Catalyst


Catalyst are a community orientated coaching company, providing in-person and online coaching services to the local and global climbing community. Helmed by Head Coach Louis Parkinson, and supported by a team of outstanding athletes, highly skilled coaches, and passionate climbers, we’re seeking to grow the sport we love for the benefit of the climbing community.


Available Position


Catalyst are looking to hire a Creative Content Manager to gain support in creating and distributing content for our online platforms, chiefly Catalyst Online, Instagram, and Youtube.

This position will be full time, and involve a mixture of on-site filming with Catalyst Athletes (chiefly Louis Parkinson, Aidan Roberts, Hazel Findlay, and Lea Volpe), as well as office-based work.


Job Responsibilities


Creating and managing a full-time content schedule, to populate all primary channels with exciting, relevant, and inclusive content. This would include:

  • Taking creative direction of Catalyst’s content output, and - with support - creating a rolling 3-6 month pipeline of content to be shot and edited for release on a set schedule.
  • Liaising with other Catalyst staff, and athletes, to co-ordinate filming events.
  • Storyboarding, or creating shot lists to facilitate effective use of time on filming days.
  • Liaising with our social media manager to ensure our social channels are adequately populated.
  • Filming and/or photography at least one day per week.
  • Editing content in relevant software, including grading, titles, and any transitions.
  • Administering the Catalyst Youtube channel, and developing it into a significant source of exposure.
  • Managing all content on Catalyst’s online subscription platform, Catalyst Online.
  • (Optional, depending on ability) Take creative direction on larger scale filming projects, shot with funding through the Catalyst content fund.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum 2+ years experience in content creation, either freelance or as a salaried employee.
    • A portfolio of climbing-related content will be requested.
  • Ideally based in London, but at a minimum with access to London at least 2 days p/w.
  • Fluency in a video editing suite of your choice, with ability to edit to a high standard.
  • Expert knowledge of Youtube, Instagram, and all key content distribution platforms.
  • Technical knowledge of online video specifications.
  • Passionate climber.

Salary & Benefits


The starting salary for this position is between 25k & 30k, based on experience. It will grow as the company grows.

Anyone who joins Catalyst will also receive:

  • Free membership to all LCC London Centres
  • A Staff Patagonia Uniform
  • Paid for yearly staff vacations.
  • International travel (when necessary) for filming purposes.

How to Apply


Please send a CV, cover letter, and link to somewhere we can see your work (online portfolio, instagram, etc) to enquiries@catalystclimbing.com, with the subject line “Creative Content Manager Job Application”.

The latest deadline for applications is midday on the 23rd of May 2021, however we encourage applications to be made as early as possible.

If your application is made before the deadline, you may be asked for an interview early.


What's Next?


Successful applicants will be contacted for an in-person interview date, which will involve a brief filming exercise taking place in London. Reasonable expenses for this trip will be paid.

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