We're a small but growing podcast editing company that manages a few dozen clients at any given time. In order to grow properly, I'd like to assemble a small team of audio engineers so we can better deliver value to our clients. Act fast; whoever fits this position can begin working on projects immediately, in less than a week.
***Who This Position is For:
This type of work is going to be best for someone who...
1 - Pays high attention to detail
2 - Can sustain focus for long periods of time
3 - Likes to learn new things
Previous experience is sought after, but what I look for most is the drive and character someone has, with actions to back it up.
Audio editing for Podcasts has a great two-sided benefit. Not only will you get some experience in audio processing, but you'll also learn while you listen! This is great for anyone who wants to explore a variety of subject areas and generally become a smarter person in the process.
***Who This Position is NOT For:
If you're not the type that enjoys the process of learning and improving yourself, then this probably isn't for you. The content of the audio and the tasks may bore you and you'll be tempted to quit early. I want somebody who really enjoys the process, even if it's hard in the beginning.
If you're not able to own your position, taking responsibility and working through problems as a self-sufficient team player, then this probably isn't for you.
-Basic Understanding of Audio Editing for Podcasts
-Google Account for Google Drive uploads
-Ableton Live Users ONLY. All project templates are provided as Ableton Live Sets, and everyone on the team uses Ableton. All proposals including other DAWs will be rejected.
-Able to complete projects within 24 hours. We have a backlog of orders and need to be able to handle the workload.
-Experience using Support Ticketing Software, specifically Freshdesk. We will be utilizing this in our production line very soon.
-Experience Writing Shownotes.
-Available on Weekends (Saturday & Sunday) to complete projects.
-Favor given to workers located in the Western Hemisphere (North/Central/South America)
-At least 2 and up to 10 projects per week, with the opportunity to expand.
Shortlisted: Shortlisted Freelancers will be asked to edit a small sample of audio, about 2-3 minutes in length.
Hired: Freelancers who pass this test will be technically 'hired,' and will be assigned full-length projects at the standard rate.
Pro: Freelancers who successfully complete all projects over 30 days will receive additional training and a pay increase.
Master: Freelancers who successfully complete all projects over 90 days will receive additional training, a pay increase, and will be entirely self-managed.
Projects completed on Weekends and Projects completed within 24 hours receive a bonus in pay.
***How We Work:
All projects are assigned on a rotation basis every day at 3:00PM CST, and are also due by that time for review and delivery to clients. It is assumed you will be able to take on the work when assigned, but you can decline at any time and your project will go to the next freelancer available in the rotation.
-Hourly Rate at your previous position.
-3 Sample Podcasts you've previously edited.
-3 Sample Shownotes you've previously written (optional).
***Answer these Questions:
1: For a 45 Minute Long Podcast, how quickly on average can you edit out all "Um's, Uh's," and Long Pauses?
2: What are you most excited about this position?
3: What concerns do you have about this position?
4: Describe a Time when a project you've worked on before went badly.
What went wrong and how was it handled?
5: Describe a Time when you did not perform to your abilities.
What was the situation, and how was it handled?
6: Describe a Time when you went above and beyond for a client. What did you do? How was it received by the client?
7: What is the top lesson you have learned in life so far?
8: What is the biggest misconception others have of you?
9: What was the best boss you've ever had? Why?
10: What type of people do you have difficulty getting along with?
Less than 30 hrs/week
More than 3 months3+ monthsProject LengthDuration
I am looking for a mix of experience and value