Posting a Job

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How Do I Post a Job On Voices?

Self Service - Seeing The Whole Process

Managed Services - When You Need Some Help

How Do I Invite Talent To a Job?

What Are The Job Posting Guidelines?

When Are Jobs Reviewed, Approved, and Posted at Voices?

Is There a Minimum Budget Range?

How Do I Indicate That I Want a Live Directed Session?

I Posted a Job and Have A Talent in Mind But They Haven't Auditioned, How Do I Hire Them?

How Do I Edit Job Posting Details?

Job Form: Overview and Tips for Getting Great Responses

Voice Over
Audio Production
Music
Translation

What Do the Job Statuses Mean?


How Do I Post a Job on Voices?

Posting a job is the best way to hear custom auditions from talent who match your criteria. When searching for a freelance professional voice actor, you can choose between two levels of service depending on your voice over casting needs.
 

Self Service - Seeing The Whole Process

If you would like to manage your own job and will be making your deposit for talent services via Credit Card, invoice, or PayPal, the Self Service path may be for you.
 

To create a Self Service Job:
 

  1. Create your free account.
  2. Click “Post a Job” at the top of any page.
  3. In the Job Posting form complete the required fields describing the voice over that you need. You will be prompted to answer questions that describe your job and attract the right talent to audition. Make sure to fill these in as thoughtfully as possible before clicking 'Post Job'.
  4. Once you post your job, you will see its status under the job title as In Review. The review process by Voices should happen quickly and once the job has been approved, qualified talent will be notified of your job posting.
  5. Within the hour, check back to view responses by clicking on Jobs > Hiring.
  6. Locate your job posting in the list and click the number of responses to listen to MP3 samples and compare quotes for your job. Once you have found the best candidate, award your job by clicking 'Hire'.
  7. Click 'Hire' next to your preferred talent, and make your payment using our SurePay™ Service. Your payment will be held in your SurePay™ account.  
  8. Create an Agreement with the talent. In the agreement you'll be able to attach a final script, add any additional notes for talent, and confirm the delivery deadline.
  9. Once the talent accepts the agreement, they will begin work on your job and upload finished files for approval.
  10. When you’re happy with the finished work, go to your Payments folder and click 'Release Payment'.
  11. Leave a Review about your experience working with the talent you hired. Reviews consist of a five-star rating system and brief comments, providing further details to support your star rating. You can also add Compliments if you felt the talent excelled in a specific area. These compliments badges will appear on the talent's profile.

Managed Services - When You Need Some Help

If you feel you need some assistance with a multi-talent or multi-language project or require translation, the Managed Services path may be the one for you. Similar to a self service job, you must:
 

  1. Create your account by entering in your name, email and password.

  2. Connect with your Account Manager via email or phone. Your Account Manager's contact information can be found on your My Home page immediately after logging in to your account.

  3. Provide a brief description of your project needs to your Account Manager.

  4. Your Account Manager will review talent responses and return a responses short-list for your review.

  5. Once a talent has been selected your Account Manager will arrange for recording and file delivery, and set up billing.

  6. When files are delivered they will be made available to download and review. Just let your Account Manager know if you require any edits or retakes.

  7. Once you are satisfied with the recordings your Account Manager will arrange for payment of the talent.
     

How Do I Invite Talent to a Job?  

Have specific talent in mind for your next project? There are a number of ways that you can invite individual talent to your job posting. You can:
 
  1. Create a job with Private Invitations for one or a small group of individually selected talent to reply to. This is done by clicking on the 'Invite to Job' button on a talent's profile page or from talent search results in Search/Browse. Only the selected talent will be notified and have the ability to view the job details and respond with a custom audition. This can be a good option if you wish to streamline the process and only hear from a small number of talent you've selected.

  2. Create a job with Public Invitations to be sent to Premium or Platinum talent who match your requirements of voice over skill (i.e. what type of voice over you are looking for) voice gender, language, and voice age. This is done through any of the 'Post A Job' links on the site and we will invite the best-suited talent to respond. This option is best if you would like to hear from as many professionals as possible before making a hiring decision. All jobs with public invitations are reviewed by Voices before being posted. 

  3. Invite talent to respond to an existing job posting. Once again, click on the 'Invite to Job' button in the talent search results or from a talent's profile page. Then, drop down your list of job postings, select, and confirm. This will send an invite to the talent to respond to that particular job posting.
     

Quick Tip: How you initially create a job posting will determine the type of invitation (Private or Public), regardless of subsequent invitations. 
 

What Are The Job Posting Guidelines?

Simply put, Voices is a family-friendly environment. We don't approve jobs that we wouldn't want our kids (or mother or father) seeing. This includes jobs that contain profanity, sexually explicit material, racist content, or scripts that are slanderous or intend ill will. We hope you agree that the world would be better without this content, so we're taking a stand. 

You can learn more about our guidelines by clicking the following links: 

Content Guidelines
Community Guidelines

For more information about how we maintain a family-friendly marketplace, visit our Trust and Safety hub.
 

When Are Jobs Reviewed, Approved, and Posted at Voices?

Most jobs are reviewed and approved through our internal review system. Jobs requiring manual review are reviewed on average within one hour of being posted between Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST. Exceptions are Canadian National Holidays where projects will be reviewed and approved the following day.
 

Is There a Minimum Budget Range?

Yes. Talent budget minimums have been established to ensure that clients are successful in finding professional talent that meets their needs, and talent are fairly compensated for their work. Minimums are based on the type of work requested, and apply to both broadcast and non-broadcast work. Voiceover broadcast job minimums begin at $100, voice over non-broadcast jobs begin at $5. For more information about voice over rates, visit our Rates & Pricing page.
 

How Do I Indicate That I Want A Live Directed Session?

A live directed session allows the client and talent to remotely collaborate on the recording in real-time. This could be via Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, etc. This takes the place of a client and talent working together in the same place during a studio session, or a talent recording their audio and sending it to the client for review once it's finished. A live directed session offers the flexibility of in-the-moment collaboration, without the hassle of needing to be in the same physical location. 

To indicate that you'd like a live directed session, please include it in the Other Project Requirements of the job posting form. For a detailed list and comparison of remote recording session technologies, review this blog post. If you're interested in working with a specific talent, you can review their profile to see which method they leverage. Alternatively, you can search for potential talent to work with and filter by the Live Directed Session method they offer. 
 

I Posted a Job and Have a Talent in Mind, But They Haven't Responded, How Do I Hire Them?

In order for you to hire a specific talent they must first have responded to your Self Service job posting. Once a talent has submitted an audition you will be able to review it via the Responses tab and click 'Hire' to aware the job to them.

Talent can conduct a search for your job to submit their response. If the talent was not invited to your job, you can send them a Private Invite by completing the following steps: 
 
  1. Log in to your Voices account.
  2. Enter the talent's full name in the search box in the top right-hand corner.
  3. Click Invite to Job beside the talent's name in the search results. 
  4. Select Existing Job to invite them to your current job.
  5. The talent will be sent an email notification asking them to respond.

How Do I Edit Job Posting Details?

Editing your job posting is simple. You can edit details, modify the response deadline date, edit the attached script, or attach a script if it was missing from the original posting.

To edit your job posting you will need to do the following: 
  1. Log in to your account
  2. Click on Jobs in the main navigation bar
  3. Click on a job to view the job details
  4. Click on the three-dot menu in the top-right corner and click 'Edit Job'. Make any necessary changes or additions. 
  5. Click 'Save Job' at the bottom of the page. 
 

Job Form: Overview and Tips for Getting Great Responses

For quoting purposes, our talent members need as much information as possible about your project. Unlike other freelance marketplaces, our job posting form is purpose built for each of the creative services we offer. Depending on the specific creative service you’re interested in, the information required to post your job changes. This is to ensure both you and the talent share the necessary information for the best possible creative outcomes as quickly and efficiently as possible. 

Below is a quick snapshot of the sections in the job posting form. The more information you can include in your job posting, the better talent will be able to understand the project and customize their response.

At the beginning of every job posting form, you’ll be asked to provide a Project Title and select a creative service (e.g. voice over, music, audio production, or translation) and a corresponding skill associated with the service you’ve selected. From there, the job posting form will change depending on your selection.
 

Voice Over

Begin by answering the question “What will the voice over be used in?”. 

  • Type of project

If you select an ad, you will also be asked 

  • Where the ad will run

  • How long the ad will run

Now you can answer the question “How do you want the talent to sound?”. This gives you the opportunity to specify exactly what your voice over needs are in addition to including references that might be useful for talent to have when responding to the job posting. 

  • The character you want the voice to portray

  • Language

  • Accent 

  • Voice Gender

  • Voice Age

When providing a sample script, you can upload your script, copy and paste it or use a Voices provided sample script.

The project requirements detail the final information about your project.

  • Final Script Length and Finished Minutes - Enter the total word count of your script and the finished minutes of audio will automatically populate.

  • 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

Input your budget to complete the process. You will have the option to select from:

  • Our recommended budget: based on successfully completed jobs on our site

  • Range: Input the budget range you are willing to pay

  • Fixed: if you know exactly how much you would like to spend, you can input a fixed cost

Give it a final review and post your job! 
 

Audio Production

Project Overview: in addition to the name of your project as well as the selection of the Audio Production service, you’ll be asked to select a specific skill (i.e. Audio Mixing, Audio Mastering etc.). 

Project Details: 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.
Budget: allows you to choose a Budget Range or a Fixed Budget.
 

Music

Project Overview: in addition to the name of your project as well as the selection of the Music service, you’ll be asked to select a specific skill (i.e. Singers, Jingles, or Music Composition). If you’ve selected the Music Composition skill, you’ll also be asked to select a specific genre of music.

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
  • Language
  • Voice Gender
  • Voice Age

Usage Details: where, for how long, and how many times the talent's work will be used. For more information about usage, review this FAQ article.

Project Details: 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.
Budget: allows you to choose a Budget Range or a Fixed Budget.
 

Translation

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

Project Details: 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.
Budget: allows you to choose a Budget Range or a Fixed Budget.
 

What Do the Job Statuses Mean?

  • DRAFT - The job is under construction and not yet submitted for review.
  • IN REVIEW - The job has been submitted and is being reviewed by Voices staff before being open for responses.
  • HIRING - The job is currently accepting responses.
  • DECIDING - The job is no longer accepting responses and you are deciding on the right talent for the gig.
  • OFFERING - You have made a hiring decision and made a deposit and an Agreement is created. The agreement will be sent to the hired talent for review. Only the hired talent will see this status as a reminder to accept the Agreement.
  • WORKING - Once the hired talent has accepted the Agreement, the job will flip to working status for both parties.
  • DONE - The project is successfully complete and payment has been released.
  • CANCELLED - Should the project be cancelled, this status will appear for everyone. 
  • DENIED - If a project was flagged and denied after being reviewed by Voices staff, you will see this status and receive an email from Support explaining why your job was denied.
  • ORDER - When you purchase a project on the Project Marketplace, it will be indicated with an "Order" icon beside the title on the Jobs tab. 
Quick Tip: You are able to "turn off" submissions early if you have received enough responses or for some other reason. To do this, click the 3-dot menu in the top right of the Responses page and selected Stop Responses. If you do this, the status of Deciding will be artificially applied ahead of the automatic change to Deciding at midnight.

 

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