We need a new member on our team who will settle in for the long term and help us grow toward our long term vision. We intend to be one of the best content creation studios in Canada in the next 5-8 years. We’d like to grow into a much larger, multidisciplinary team that includes marketing and digital strategy, with studios in Ontario and Western Canada (where we have clients), and then beyond. We’re not there yet, but you can be part of the journey!
We have achieved a measure of influence in many of the important stories that affect our economy and communities: energy, health, oceans, regional promotion, and community development. We have a deep library of work. That puts us in a fantastic position to build on the story so far and deepen our existing partnerships. We’re proud of what we produce, but we believe our best work is yet to be made. We rely on growth as a team to get us there.
Your Skills and Talents
You are all about the story and creating an emotional connection with your audience. You will use every tool you have to accomplish this, appreciating that editing can make or break a piece of work. You take good raw content, and elevate it to the sublime. Pacing, story editing, titling and effects, colour grading. . . you’ve done it all and you do it well.
Most importantly, you can demonstrate a cross section of sample projects for a range of clients similar to ours, and your work is clearly as good or better! You have samples that show a deep understanding of how to structure stories for the greatest emotional impact. You work demonstrates a high level of polish, while exploring new trends and breaking conventions in client films.
You thrive in a culture of challenge where you push yourself, colleagues and clients to think differently. You take ownership of your cuts and have strong opinions about how the story should play out. At the same time, you enjoy working with a team of producers, directors, and clients, recognizing that working together we produce our best work. And you can work with budgets, schedules and deadlines.
You have producing smarts, and if need be you can produce and direct your own post projects, collaborating with clients and other team members to bring a vision to life. And you’re equally comfortable creating a sizzling 15 second opener, a 30 second spot, or a tear jerking 15 minute mini-doc.
You’re up on the latest software and technology, not just because you’re a geek, but because you know these tools can increase production value dramatically if you know how to use them. High end is the name of our game, and you know how to give work that added level of polish that makes it stand out, whether that means crafting a unique look, or wowing an audience with subtle yet powerful titles and effects.
But in the end, your main talent is understanding what the clients need, what the director envisions, and putting it all together to create a compelling edit that takes people on an emotional journey, helping them see the world in a surprising new way.
You have likely travelled a bit, maybe speak another language (French is a plus), are empathetic and open-minded, and can relate to diverse folks in our world.
What we offer you
We believe in transformation and we challenge everyone who touches Journeyman to grow and develop - to build your story. No matter what your creative background is, this short-form work will hone your skill for visual storytelling. On occasion, our work takes our team to intriguing places -- from West Africa to Central Asia. Our work opens doors to new worlds.
Our core purpose is to build prosperity and understanding through the art of storytelling. Prosperity and understanding are results we seek for our clients, and for the members of our team. We grow personally as we tackle new subjects, and we build our own prosperity as the company performs well.
Our team is based in a new, custom studio space a few blocks up from Halifax Harbour in downtown Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. We have a comprehensive health and insurance benefits program for members of the team. We have a compensation philosophy intended to reward great company performance through team incentives.
Do some research on Journeyman, then send us your pitch. Get our attention. Imagine yourself in the Journeyman story. Share with us your thoughts on these questions:
- Where do you want to go with your life?
- What’s the biggest thing standing in your way to getting where you want to go?
- How are you a fit for this role?
- How can we support you – what do you need from us to be successful?
- What are your three biggest strengths that will take Journeyman further in our story?
- What does it mean to you to be fit, brave, grounded and global?
- What are the main things that motivate you, and how do you wish to be compensated when it comes to benefits and compensation in a workplace?
This position will begin as soon as we can find the right candidate. Please send us a compelling letter/biography that describes how you connect to our company story, along with a resumé, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure the subject line reads “Editor - [your name]”. We sincerely thank anyone who takes an interest in our company, but only those applicants to be interviewed will be contacted.