Journeyman Film Company is looking for a marketing genius with a passion for visual storytelling.
We’ve got a great company story to tell, a fantastic production team and a solid reputation. To reach our potential, we need to tell our story better. We feel like the cobbler’s children — we’re in the business of telling stories, but we don’t tell our own. We know we can increase the number of quality production opportunities we win regionally and nationally and beyond. As we move into our brand-spanking-new studio space this spring, our brand needs to be spanked! It’s the perfect time to add new energy and talent.
Our company’s previous two years are an interesting case study in growth. In 2014 we grew by 120%. Friends exclaimed: “it must be exciting to be one of Atlantic Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies?!” Yes it was! Just like growing pains as a teenager can be exciting! The following year, we slowed things down to build capacity and get smart. Our leadership team did courses in process and strategy, reading lots of great quotes by Steve Jobs and W. Edwards Deming! We took a huge leap and bought a building in downtown Dartmouth. We added production capacity and clients on the West Coast. With all that future planning and navel gazing, 2015 was a slower year for production. Friends exclaimed: “what happened?!” We learned great lessons.
Our team is ready to kickstart new growth by adding an extrovert with proven creative talent, a flair for relationships and an eye for opportunity. In a nutshell, we want a person who brings kick-ass marketing expertise for two purposes: to give our Journeyman story some bounce, and to contribute progressive, strategic ideas to our project pitches that will make a client say: “That’s a cool idea. We wanna work with you!”
In particular, we want to develop a new way of pitching and winning work that is emotionally and visually driven. And further, we need our marketing story to support our continual recruitment for great talent.
We’re in the process of shifting our approach to client relationships. We used to be a prodco that made one-off videos. Now we aim for measurable, sustained results for our clients through content partnership and planning. As we shift, you’ll be a key driver for our business development. You will put the Journeyman brand on the radar, increasing our presence through multiple channels: social media, paid media, sponsorships, strategic partnerships, thought leader opportunities, and other ways of engaging the world.
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, equally as important, for the members of our team. We grow personally as we tackle new projects, and we build our own prosperity as the company performs well. Prosperity means wealth, health and growth. We use the power of filmmaking to do good and to make a difference in the world. 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 industry. And we look forward to seeing where we go from here.
We have a deep library of completed client work. That puts us in a good position to build new opportunities. We’re proud of our work, but we haven’t done our best work yet. We rely on growth as a team to get us there.
If you like to play a big role on a small team, keep reading. If you are wired to solve problems and add value to people’s lives with original thinking — rather than hard selling — then we have the beginnings of a conversation together.
Our Wildly Audacious Vision goes something like this:
In the next 10 years, Journeyman Film Company will be internationally recognized for the storytelling we do for organizations. Rising above the noisy churn of media content, Journeyman’s work will resonate with heart, intention and creative spark. Our lasting friendships with diverse clients, people and communities around the world will be a testament to our ability to make an impact through creative content.
A focused, healthy team culture will attract great people who challenge themselves to grow with us. We will be thought-leaders in balancing creativity with process. We will continually look for new models of producing and delivering both client and original content, likely on platforms that haven’t even been invented yet. We’ll enjoy the creative growth that comes from collaboration with leaders in content production, marketing, PR and digital strategy.
Our company will have a network of several studio teams in North America and beyond, each studio rooted in local community, but contributing to a collective global reach. The Journeyman Way will transcend languages, borders and technological changes, because it focuses on the enduring and the essential: our common need for a story well told.
If you see yourself helping us on the journey toward this Vision, then get in touch!
We look for great culture and character fit. And it will help if you excel in concept development, pitching, writing, presenting, networking, and measuring results!
Do some research on Journeyman, and send us a pitch. While you check us out online, please know that our brand identity and website need serious updating! That’s why we’re looking for someone like you.
Don’t send us your resume! We can look at those further down the line! For now, show us something that gets our attention. We don’t mean gimmicks. Just pitch yourself right into the Journeyman story with style and marketing savvy. And share with us your thoughts on these questions:
- Where do you want to go with your life?
- What would you get out of working with us?
- How is this role a fit for you?
- What’s the biggest thing standing in your way to getting where you want to go?
- What’s the biggest thing helping you get to where you want to go?
- How can we support you – what do you need from us to be successful?
- What are the three biggest strengths you bring to take Journeyman further in our story?
- What does it mean to you to be curious, healthy, authentic, responsible, and bold?
- How would you fix our website and rev up our brand?
- 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?
On this last point, it’s worth mentioning that we do have a comprehensive benefits program for members of the team. We also have a compensation philosophy that looks to reward great company performance through incentives.
Please get in touch through email, at: email@example.com and reference Creative Marketing Lead in your subject line.
We’ll continue our search until we find the right person, but we’d like to start looking at pitches in April 2016 in order to have someone begin in June 2016. We hire with a multi-stage process, so we’ll let you know what that is once you get our attention. Thanks!