Tips For Crafting Engaging Job Posts

Posted on: Nov 02, 2023

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By Steffanie Bradley

When it comes to hiring in the entertainment industry, crafting an engaging and attractive job posting can make all the difference in attracting top talent. With so many job seekers vying for positions, a well-written job posting can help your open position stand out from the crowd. In this blog, we’ll share some useful tips on how to make your job postings more engaging and attractive to the right candidates.

Be Specific

One of the most important aspects of a good job posting is to be specific in your requirements. This includes outlining the required skills, qualifications and experience needed to excel in the role. Clearly stating your expectations ensures that candidates understand what you are looking for and helps to attract those with the strongest fit. 

Be sure to also outline the following:

  • Production type: episodic, feature, documentary, reality
  • Production length
  • Production and office locations
  • Responsibilities
  • Union v. non-union
  • Compensation details
  • Type of production: (office, on-set, post, or a combination)
  • Vehicle requirement (if applicable)
  • Tech requirement (if applicable)

Highlight the Perks

Another way to make your job posting more attractive is by highlighting the perks of the position. From an exciting show opportunity to the chance to work with a dynamic and creative team, emphasizing what sets your job apart from others can attract potential candidates. Be sure to clearly outline benefits such as healthcare, union or non-union specific benefits and other specifics to your production. On-set meals and snacks through crafty is often implied, but be sure to highlight this for anyone who may be new to the industry so they’re aware meals are provided for in your production. Highlight the area the job will take place in, especially if being on-set means more than one location, and whether or not the job requires a vehicle.

Production Description and Links

If the project at hand has social media handles, IMDb or a synopsis you can share with job seekers, this can further engage candidates and allow them to better understand the job and the production company they are applying to.

Hire Smart

Crafting engaging and attractive job postings is a critical aspect of the hiring process in the entertainment industry. By being specific in your requirements, highlighting perks and integrating multimedia elements, you can attract the right candidates and inspire top talent to apply to your open positions. Be sure to keep these tips in mind when creating your next job posting for maximum impact and response. With Staff Me Up, you can increase your reach and exposure to top talent and find the perfect fit for your organization.

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