Talent Scout
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Your Media staffing alternative

You don’t need a Media staffing agency. You need Talent Scout. Discover the easier, faster, and more cost-effective way to find the right talent.

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Staffing Agency
Media

Easier. Faster. More cost-effective way to find the right media talent.

Get your own recruiter to take the shortlisting process off your hands

Tap into a global talent pool of pre-vetted media talent in design, marketing, and tech

Spend 30-50% less than with a traditional media staffing agency

It's free to get started - you only pay once you've hired the talent

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How it works

Day 1-2: Schedule and meet

Give us a few details and set up a time to talk with your recruiter.

Day 2-3: Review curated shortlist

Receive a shortlist of pre-vetted talent from your recruiter.

Day 3-5: Interview and hire

Interview your top choices and hire the best fits.

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Why choose Talent Scout

Talent Scout
Media staffing agency
Talent Scout
Media staffing agency
Who?
Professional freelancers
Temporary workers looking for full-time jobs
Where?
Remote global talent
Media talent for on-site work
Contract length
Flexible: 1 to 6+ months
At least 3 months
Contract hours
Flexible: 20-40 hours a week
40 hours a week
Days to hire
Average of 3 to 5 days
Average of 30 days
Recruiter services
Source, screen, and shortlist top talent
Source, screen, and shortlist top talent
Verify skills certifications
Yes
No
Typical fees
25-35% hourly rate
Up to 100% hourly rate

We find you skilled talent for these in-demand skills

Graphic Designer 1

Graphic designer

A graphic designer helps businesses like yours communicate ideas through visual concepts such as branding and identity, data visualization, and assets to support your advertising and marketing campaigns.

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Graphic Designer 1
Web designer

Web designer

A web designer can help with the production and maintenance of your media website, taking responsibility for its graphics and layout, user experience, and search engine optimization.

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Web designer
Video editor

Video editor

Produce videos that are professional and engaging with help from a video editor, someone with the skill and experience to combine shots, structure a video, and format it in a way that’s engaging and meets your requirements.

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Video editor
Art director

Art director

An art director is responsible for the overall visual style and cohesiveness of a creative project, whether it’s a print, video, audio, or digital production

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Art director

Work with in-demand global talent who are at the top of their field

Josh B.

Josh B.

SQL Server DBA | SQL Developer | Data Engineer

"I wake up every day and get to do work I love because of Upwork." "I've worked over 8,000 hours on Upwork and it barely feels like it because I love what I do"

Mara N.

Mara N.

Premium websites for premium clients

"Upwork makes finding clients and managing projects so much easier." "My goal in 2021 is to reach $1M in earnings on Upwork. That said, I am very grateful for the opportunity that Upwork has created for professionals.

Maria S.

Maria S.

Senior Front-end developer with over 11 years of experience

"Upwork has taken my business to the next level. Through Upwork, I have engaged with many high quality clients that I would not have been exposed to by my own means."

Ron Z.

Ron Z.

Premium WordPress Development

"Upwork has proven to be the best way for me to find high-quality clients and exciting work."

Sam Crockett

Sam Crockett

Independent Web Developer

“My relationship with Cara & CompuVision has grown over the years. We’ve continued to work together on larger and more technical projects.”

We find you skilled talent for these in-demand skills

Development
Design & Creative
Sales & Marketing
Media

Get your shortlist of media talent that’s ready to deliver

Access a pre-screened pool of remote talent, shortlisted for you by specialized media recruiters who help you select the best talent based on your business needs.

Find Talent

Meet your recruiting team

Christopher Walden

Christopher Walden

Director, Talent Solutions
Brooke  Kosowski

Brooke Kosowski

Lead Program Manager, Talent Scout
Alexis De Jesus

Alexis De Jesus

Recruiter
Cristina Romero Tavarez

Cristina Romero Tavarez

Recruiter
Yurii Maksymchuk

Yurii Maksymchuk

Recruiter
Ali Sood

Ali Sood

Recruiter
Cass Butler

Cass Butler

Recruiter
Amberlee Conwell

Amberlee Conwell

Recruiter
Carolyn Gomes

Carolyn Gomes

Recruiter

Organizations in the media industry facilitate the sharing of information and entertainment, whether that’s through traditional methods such as radio or print, or using newer channels such as websites, streaming services, and podcasts.

The media has long been moving toward digital, a shift that’s accelerated over the past few years as technology, business models, and consumer preferences have evolved. Younger generations in particular are changing how they consume media, access information, and spend their leisure time. Expectations are also changing when it comes to personalization, interaction, and access to information and data.

This means a lot of industry players are trying to do things differently while newer startups are working hard to make their mark. In an increasingly crowded marketplace, media companies are looking for ways to cut through the noise, keep their customers engaged, adapt to the demands of digital transformation, and stay agile as the industry continues to evolve. 

Having flexible access to the highly skilled professionals you need, when you need them, can be the difference when it comes to claiming an edge over your competition.

That’s where Talent Scout can step in and help. Talent Scout recruiters have the experience to quickly understand what you want to accomplish and the type of talent you’ll need. You get access to a global pool of independent talent that’s scalable, experienced, and able to meet the expectations held by you and your audience. Plus, you get support from a recruiter who’s dedicated to helping you find talent that’s a great fit for your project.

Frequently asked questions

Why should your business work with Talent Scout?

Talent Scout is a quick and cost-effective way to engage highly skilled remote independent talent in the media industry, with little extra effort on your part. When you work with Talent Scout, you get a shortlist of professionals from the global talent pool on Upwork.

Talent Scout recruiters are partners to help you find the right talent quickly. They can get up-to-speed fast, learning about both your project and the skills it will take to get it done. The recruiter can then use those insights to filter for the best remote workers on your behalf.

You don’t pay for Talent Scout until you’ve found a professional who’s a good fit. And you get all of this at a savings of 30-50% compared to what you might pay with a traditional staffing firm or agency.

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How does Talent Scout help the media industry move quickly?

Talent Scout recruiters know how to move fast. A traditional staffing agency can take weeks—if not months—to find the right fit. In contrast, our recruiters can deliver a shortlist of pre-vetted independent professionals, curated from a global talent pool of marketing, tech, and design experts. Companies that work with Talent Scout are typically ready to hire within days.

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How do fees for Talent Scout compare to traditional staffing agencies?

There is no cost to get started with Talent Scout and no unexpected fees. You’ll receive a list of highly skilled independent talent that’s been sifted, sorted, and sourced on your behalf—including the hourly rate for each professional. You pay only once you’ve found someone you’re ready to move forward with.

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What kind of professionals can Talent Scout connect me with?

Talent Scout can connect you with pre-vetted remote professionals on Upwork specializing in creative, marketing, design, development and IT across a wide range of industries. Each one has been screened for experience, education, and existing skills—and they’re ready to bring those insights to your next project.

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