Doberman Planet is always looking for exciting, unusual, knowledgeable, or just NEW guest hosts to bring in front of our audience! If you’re interested in being a guest host contractor for Doberman Planet, then you’ve come to the right place. We love having new stories to tell and new dogs for our audience to learn from! No, you don’t have to be a Doberman Pro to do this, you’ve learned your lesson along the way, just share what you know!
This is a fantastic opportunity to do something new and exciting, and help Doberman owners everywhere via the most popular Doberman-focused YouTube channel in the world!
Doberman Planet is looking for a few passionate Doberman owners who want to be one of our “regular” Doberman families and share their tips, insights, triumphs, and struggles, living with their Dobermans.
We’re Looking for a Few Guest Hosts Who Are:
- Comfortable (or can become comfortable) in the spotlight and in front of a camera.
- Able to deliver quality raw footage of themselves speaking into a camera and following a provided outline, often with their dog present, on a contract basis.
- Flexible in what they produce based on the needs of Doberman Planet.
- Willing to show their dog and daily life candidly to our viewers.
- Excited to teach, instruct, and share insight into this breed with positivity, and passion.
- Willing to occasionally follow highly-scripted segments in the footage they record, such as a sponsorship blurb or other specific segments.
- Willing to occasionally review a product or service from the perspective of a Doberman owner.
- Able to have video calls with John prior to the production of a new video to discuss details of the project.
This is a contract position where you’ll be working closely with John Walter of Doberman Planet (regular video calls), and producing wonderfully insightful raw footage of life with your Doberman that we will later edit, polish, and eventually publish on the Doberman Planet YouTube channel.
We’re looking for someone excited about being a part of the Doberman Planet team on a contract basis, and hopefully a regular on our YouTube channel. Someone who sees value in simply helping other Doberman owners, sharing insight into their lives with their dog, and teaching others about the Doberman breed in general.
However, we understand that what we’re asking for takes time and effort to produce (although it should be a lot of fun). Therefore, we’re willing to compensate you for the footage you produce!
- Pay per Completed Project: $150
What will I need to deliver as the final product?
This will vary a little bit depending on the project and John will discuss it with you in detail on a video call prior to each new project. However, you’ll typically deliver 1 to 2 hours of raw footage as your end product. Most of this will be you filming your dog doing various activities, prepping, doing a couple of “practice runs” at following the outline, etc. Some of it will be the “final take” of you speaking into a camera and sharing your experiences, or teaching others.
Do I need to edit the footage?
Not at all! Doberman Planet uses its own video editors. We handle everything else, all you need to worry about is speaking with us to discuss each project, producing the requested raw footage, and delivering (uploading) it to us!
Would I be hosting the channel every week?
No, you’ll be one of a handful of “Guests Hosts” here at Doberman Planet. You’ll be one of the “Dober-families” the channel checks in with from time to time. John Walter will also still host episodes on occasion as well.
How will I know what to say in these videos?
Before each video, you’ll have a video call with John where you’ll talk about where you are in your Doberman journey including your struggles, accomplishments, etc. A topic will be chosen and you may discuss some rough ideas about what you’ll cover in the video with John. Later, you’ll receive a completed outline to follow while recording your video that’ll hopefully make the creation of the footage very straightforward.
How often would you want me to produce footage for an episode?
It may vary depending on our needs and your availability. We can be flexible, and hopefully, you can too! However, on average it’ll probably be once a month or so.
I don’t know much about recording high-end video footage, is that ok?
We are FAR less concerned about finding someone who can produce perfect video footage than we are in finding someone who can produce useful and helpful videos for our viewers. Even if you’re new to recording audio and video, as long as you’re willing to improve the quality as you go, then we’re happy!
I don’t have any video equipment, can I still do this?
John started out with a cell phone, a $20 tripod, and a $25 microphone clipped to his shirt. Most modern cell phones are capable of producing amazing footage. If you have a way to keep your phone stable and a way for recording slightly better-than-average audio (such as a cheap lav microphone that plugs into your cell phone), then you are more than capable of producing what we’re looking for! Of course, if you do have better equipment such as a digital video camera or DSLR, lav microphone, or video lighting, that’s always welcome as the end product will be even better!
I want to do it! What are the next steps?
Simply submit an interest card by clicking on the button in the section below. It’ll take you to a basic form that will allow us to get to know you a little bit better and where you can submit an introduction video. Once that’s completed and submitted, if we’re interested in speaking with you further, we’ll reach out to you! Then we may want to do a video chat with you and have you submit an example of your work so we can get an idea of how you are in front of a camera and the quality of the video and audio you can produce (we can help with suggestions if you want). This would likely be a short clip of you speaking into the camera while following a script or outline, but we’ll discuss the details on our video call with you!
Include a Short Introduction Video
After clicking the button in the section below, there will be an interest form to complete and an area where you can upload an “introduction video”. Please take a moment to record a short video of you speaking into the camera (recorded in landscape orientation please) and introducing yourself, your dog, and speaking a bit about what you can bring to the channel! Your introduction video will only be viewed by the Doberman Planet team and will not be released. If you have any experience in producing videos in any way, we’d love to hear about that too!
Submit Your Interest
If you’re interested in being a contract Guest Host with Doberman Planet and helping Doberman owners everywhere in the process, please submit your interest by clicking on the button below and filling out an interest card! If you have any questions, please submit them to [email protected].