Howcast Hunts for Video Blogger

How-to video site Howcast is looking for its first video blogger, running a contest on YouTube to fill the part-time, paid position in its SoHo office in New York.

The list of requirements follows below, and vlog entries are due Nov. 30. More from communications manager Katy Zack on the Howcast Blog:

We’re looking for someone to produce, edit, and host our new video blog taking a look inside Howcast and the world of how-to. This is a real, paid, part-time gig in our NYC office in SoHo.

Want to show us what you can do? Tell us why you should be the face of our new series by submitting a video response on YouTube. Be as creative as you want, as long as you highlight Howcast’s great how-to content.

Be sure to check out the full requirements below, which include a dynamic on-screen presence, availability to work in our New York office, and serious video-shooting and editing skills. Entries will be judged on originality, charisma, technical prowess, and YouTube user comments.

Sound like you? Maybe your best friend? Your cat? OK, maybe not your cat, but you get the point. Anyone could be harboring dreams of online video stardom, so spread the word!

Here’s how to enter: Visit to watch the casting-call video. Review the job requirements and make sure you qualify. Create a vlog entry highlighting both Howcast’s how-to content (here’s a playlist of some sample videos) and your own individuality. Don’t forget to wow us with your shooting and editing skills! Upload the vlog entry as a video response on YouTube to this video here by Nov. 30. Send us the link to your video response and full contact information (name, phone number, e-mail, mailing address) to

Requirements: Fun, dynamic personality; great on-camera presence; availability to work in Howcast’s New York City office at least two days each week; minimum one-year commitment; video-shooting and editing expertise; experience with Final Cut Pro or comparable editing software; bonus: After Effects experience.

Judging: Entries will be judged on originality, charisma, technical prowess, and user comments on YouTube. Howcast will announce the final decision by the end of the year. Remember, the final deadline is Nov. 30!

If you’ve got questions, e-mail