If you're talented, passionate about gear, and believe the right loadout can enhance the experience of travel and everyday life, then you've come to the right place.
Pack Hacker is looking for a full-time Detroit-based Content Creator to help us review, photograph, film, and edit videos about gear. You'll play a crucial role in growing our YouTube Channels (130k+ subscribers & 20k+ subscribers) and supporting our writers by photographing gear they're reviewing.
You don't need an undergraduate degree in film, but the best candidates will know how to create visually appealing content that flows nicely.
We work in a fast-paced but organized environment. We improve our process with each new piece of content we create. Efficiency is at the forefront of what we do.
We're a small team. In this role, you won't receive a shot list—you'll produce and direct, deciding what to shoot and how based on the message we're trying to portray. We don't spend hours lighting every shot, but you'll have plenty of creative liberty to push our content.
Please Include the Following With Your Application
- At least 2-3 samples of your video editing and photography work.
- Include your résumé, links to social media accounts, and website (if you have one).
- Tell us a bit about yourself and why you would be a good fit for Pack Hacker.
- Tell us about your favorite YouTube Channel & why.
- Share what gets you excited—whether it's a trip to an unexplored corner of the world, unreleased gear technology, expertise in a subject no one else has, or something else entirely. We'd love to hear what drives your passion.
Responsibilities In This Role
- Photograph and edit photos of gear for our reviews.
- Shoot video footage in the studio and on location.
- Edit videos for our YouTube channels with precision and accuracy.
- Art direct and take photos for video thumbnails.
- Stay organized while juggling multiple projects at once.
- Work with our writing team to create great visual assets.
- Uncover visual trends, new camera gear, and tips & tricks—ideal candidates already do this research with natural curiosity.
- Complete tasks on time or early, but never late.
- Learn, problem solve, self-start, and figure things out on our small but growing team—even with tasks outside of this job description.
Nice to Have but Not Required
- Experience with motion graphics or graphic design.
- Experience with WordPress.
- Experience with SEO.
- Comfort on camera for photographs.
- Experience & interest in verbal communication on camera for our YouTube Channel.
- Medical insurance benefits.
- Relocation assistance (if you need to move for this role).
- 2 weeks of paid vacation per year and 1 week off at the end of the year to recharge.
- Membership to Pack Hacker Pro.
Pack Hacker is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff. We will honor your experiences, perspectives, and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.