Hire Top Talent in New Creative Services with Updated Job Posting Form
This post is part of a larger series regarding several new updates to Voices, all related to the official launch of three new creative services: audio production, music, and translation. In addition to this post, you can review the others in the series below, each about new or updated aspects of our marketplace, including:
- a refreshed look and feel for both client and talent Job List and Response pages;
- an improved Search, Browse, and Favorites experience, and;
- the shift from VoiceMatchTM to JobMatchTM.
On Voices, everything begins with a job post. That’s why, with the launch of our new creative services, we’ve put a lot of thought and effort into how clients post jobs. We talked to clients and talent over the past several months, and one of the things we heard time and time again was how much they appreciated the ease of use and level of detail in our job posting form. With the introduction of these new services, we want to maintain that same balance between keeping our job posting form quick and easy to fill out, and making sure we are collecting the right information to lead to a successful job and a smooth hiring process.
Our Approach to Job Posting
Unlike other freelance marketplaces, our job posting form is purpose-built for each of the creative services we offer. We don’t have one generic job posting form that asks for the same information for every type of job you’d want to post. Depending on the specific creative service you’re interested in, the information required to post your job changes. This is to ensure that both you and the talent share the necessary information for the best possible creative outcomes as quickly and efficiently as possible.
For each of the new job posting forms, you’ll see some familiar elements, and some new fields specific to the selected Service and Skill. When you’re filling out the form now, immediately after naming your project, you’ll be asked to select from one of the four creative services we offer: voice over, audio production, music, and translation.
Given these additions are both exciting and quite significant, we want to reassure our client and talent communities that beyond the job posting form, the act of hiring talent, creating a job agreement, leveraging SurePayTM, working a job, approving files, and releasing payment, are not changing. The experience of using Voices, as it relates to jobs, at its core, remains the same.
Let’s dig into what makes these new job posting forms different from, but still very familiar to, their voice over counterpart.
Posting an Audio Production Job
In addition to the core Project Overview and Budget sections of the job posting form, there is an updated Project Details section, with some fields that are specific to Audio Production, and some that are shared across Music and Translation.
Project Details Section: encompasses the following fields, some of which are optional, and gives you the opportunity to specify exactly what your audio production needs are in addition to including references that might be useful for talent to have when responding to the job posting:
- Job Description – allows you to share job details, artistic direction, technical requirements, or additional requirements.
- Reference Files
- Reference Link
- Software – allows you to specify the specific type(s) of software you expect the talent to use.
- Response Deadline – the date by which you’d like to stop receiving talent responses.
- Project Deadline – the date by which you’d like to receive the final files from the hired talent.
Posting a Music Job
Much like with voice over and audio production jobs, posting a music job requires you to complete the Project Overview, Project Details, and Budget Details sections. However, the Performance Details and Usage Details sections have some slight variations from voice over:
Performance Details (Singers and Jingles Skills only): encompasses the following fields, some of which are optional, and gives you the opportunity to specify exactly what your creative needs are in addition to including references that might be useful for talent to have when responding to the job posting:
- Genre (included on Music Composition jobs, but in the Project Overview section)
- Voice Gender
- Voice Age
Usage Details: where, for how long, and how many times the talent’s work will be used. Two specific fields, Usage Terms and Usage Rights, are new and exclusive to music jobs:
- Usage Terms – indicates for how long the creative can be used by the client. Clients can either indicate that they’d like to use the creative in perpetuity (i.e. forever) by selecting Perpetual License, or that they’d like to use the creative for a defined period of time by selecting Termed License. For Termed License jobs, clients can indicate the precise length of the term in a field called Termed License Length, which will pop up after Termed License has been selected.
- Usage Rights – indicates how many projects the client can use the creative file within the selected usage term. There are three options for clients to choose from: Unlimited Use, Five Song, and Single Song.
For more information about usage, review this FAQ article.
Posting a Translation Job
For the first time, clients can post jobs that may not and likely won’t include an audio element. That’s why our Translation job posting form shares only the Project Details and Budget sections with the other services. However, the Project Overview section for translation jobs differs significantly.
Project Overview: in addition to the name of your project as well as the selection of the Translation service, you’ll be asked to provide additional information, some required, some optional, to ensure we match and invite the right talent to your job:
- Translated From (Source Language) – the language the original, or source, creative or document is written or performed in.
- Translated To (Target Language) – the language you’d like the original, or source, creative or document to be translated into.
- Translation Expertise – the areas of expertise you expect the talent to be comfortable or experienced in as it relates to where and in what context the translated creative will be consumed in.
- Word Count – the number of words in the original source document or creative that needs to be translated.
Want to Learn More?
As you can see, there’s a lot about these new job posting forms our clients and talent will be familiar with, as well as some important variations.
If you want to learn more about any of these topics, we encourage you to check out the Posting a Job FAQ. As always, if you have questions you can contact a member of our Customer Support Team any time via our support page.
Don’t forget, if you’ve got any feedback regarding this or any other feature on Voices, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.