We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced video producer to join the team at Strange Parts. As a producer, you will be responsible for managing the video production process from start to finish. This dynamic and fast-paced role requires strong organizational and project management skills, experience in video or film production (including pre and post-production), and a passion for technology and manufacturing. The job involves 50% travel to different factories for video shoots, often to unique and challenging parts of the world, particularly China. The other 50% of your time will be spent working remotely on pre-production and post-production tasks such as researching new factories and overseeing the editing and post-production process for completed shoots.

Company Overview

Strange Parts is a popular YouTube channel with almost 2 million subscribers that explores the ins and outs of manufacturing and technology. Known for its deep dives into difficult engineering projects, such as making a working iPhone from parts bought in the electronics markets in Shenzhen, the channel also provides behind-the-scenes looks at some of the most interesting and innovative factories around the world, particularly in China.

Key Responsibilities

  • Pre-production
    • Research and identify potential shoot locations (primarily factories currently)
    • Contact and negotiate shoots with factory representatives as the primary point of contact.
    • Organize travel and accommodation logistics.
    • Hire and manage freelance staff (camera operators, fixers, translators, etc.).
  • Production:
    • Oversee shoot logistics and maintain the schedule.
    • Take notes during shoots and communicate shot details and artistic vision to the editing team.
    • Handle all on-location issues, working with factory representatives, to ensure a smooth shoot.
  • Manage post production:
    • Manage footage backups and delivery of footage to editors.
    • Oversee the editing and finishing process, ensuring both the continuity of artistic vision between the host, camera operator, editors, and thumbnail artists and the quality of the final product.
    • Manage the post production schedule, ensuring that videos are released on time.
    • Manage uploads, posts and releases on multiple video and social media platforms.
    • Ensure all content meets the high standards and overall style of Strange Parts.


  • The ideal candidate for this position will have a minimum of 3 years experience as a youtube, reality tv, or documentary producer with experience in international shoots and a run and gun style of shooting. A portfolio of previous work is required for consideration.
  • Candidates must have experience operating in China and must speak at least “survival level” Mandarin. This includes being able to order food, get around in a taxi, and barter in a market without relying on your phone. Higher levels of fluency are a big plus.
  • The position requires 50% travel, worldwide, for up to 4 weeks per trip, and 50% remote work (digital nomads welcome). Locations will initially be focused on mainland China, Asia, and the US. For your application to be accepted, please include in your cover letter that you understand these travel requirements.
  • Candidates must hold a US passport or have the legal right to work in the US.
  • Solid travel experience in 3rd world countries is required.
  • The ideal candidate will be a natural relationship builder who loves meeting new people and building relationships quickly, as well as organizing groups of people to do cool, ambitious projects.
  • Candidates must be detail oriented and have strong organizational, project management, and leadership/management skills, as well as the ability to adapt to changes in fast-paced environments.
  • A background in or passion for manufacturing, engineering, making, and/or technology is strongly preferred.
  • Understanding of cultural nuances and sensitivities when working in diverse international environments.
  • Ability to handle the physical demands of on-site production, including carrying equipment and working long hours.


  • Travel to unique and interesting locations.
  • Work from anywhere when we’re not shooting.
  • Collaborative and creative work environment
  • Competitive pay, based on experience
  • Health and travel insurance

Does this sound like a fun adventure? To apply, fill out an application.