Journeyman is looking for a proven, confident, creative producer with a solid reputation for creating powerful works of visual storytelling for our content marketing partners.
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
So, what exactly is a creative producer? In our world, we wear many hats, so this title is just for you, the kind of person who doesn’t fit into small boxes. Sometimes called Producer/Director, a creative producer makes great work happen. You can handle budgeting, logistics, and resourcing, all in service of something greater: creating stand-out work that will truly serve and delight our clients.
Depending on your background, you might also write, shoot, or even record sound and edit; or you may have a mind for content strategy. Your technical skills are an added bonus, but the most important thing is that you know how to produce outstanding work and you can pull the team together to make it happen. You’re also adept at walking our clients through the production process, so they have a great experience.
There are really two things that matter to us for this position: your reel and your attitude.
Can you show us work samples that demonstrate you’re pushing the envelope of what’s possible for creative client projects? Are you equally comfortable creating a 30 second spot or a 5 minute mini-doc story? Do you understand story structure and its ability to transform?
We want to see that you can find potential for poetry in the most industrial setting, that you have a great nose for finding compelling stories in the lives of “ordinary” people, and that you have a proven sense of visual storytelling.
Then, there is attitude. Even though you’re already an accomplished talent, how do you plan to grow and improve? How will you work collaboratively in a team environment where everyone contributes to creative work and where everyone’s ideas are valued? If you’re a lone wolf that holds doggedly to your own ideas at all costs, this probably isn’t the team for you! We embrace candour in the collaborative process, and we all need to be able to take it as well as give it. You have likely travelled a bit, and maybe speak another language (French is a plus). You 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 in the summer of 2017, 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 “Creative Producer – [your name]”.
Please submit by June 12, 2017, though we will continue to accept applications until we find the right fit. We sincerely thank anyone who takes an interest in our company, but only those applicants to be interviewed will be contacted.