For more in-depth information on your profile, please go to this manual.
Q. Why do I need to verify my work samples?
You cannot be admitted to the Storyhunter network unless one of your sample works is verified by the person who commissioned you. If you’ve already been accepted to the Storyhunter network, you can continue to verify your work. We encourage you to do this, as it will add credibility to your profile.
Q. How does the verification process work?
An automatic email is sent to your commissioning editor, in which they’ll be asked to confirm the services (e.g. Video Journalism, Videography, Video Editing, etc.) you selected. You must use your commissioning editor’s company email address so that, once your work is verified, the company logo will appear on your profile page - this means no Gmail or Hotmail addresses. You might notice that your work sample is “Awaiting Company Verification”. This means we have yet to independently confirm the company’s existence. All work completed through the Storyhunter platform is automatically verified.
Q. Can I include links of projects I completed off the Storyhunter platform?
Of course. The more updated your profile is, the more likely you’ll catch the eye of our publishing partners. On your profile page, click the Edit button on the top right corner. You can then add, remove or replace links in the “Professional Work Verification” section. Remember, this is your chance to show off your storytelling, shooting and editing skills to publishers, so keep it as up-to-date as possible. And please refrain from uploading password-protected videos.
Q. What aspects of my profile do publishers consider most when deciding whether or not to commission me?
Having a professional picture and personal description is invaluable. These are often the first things publishers will see, and a blurry mug shot or a photo of you and your friends at a high school reunion is not what publishers care about. Your past work, whether completed on or off the Storyhunter platform, is extremely important. You should also make sure your gear and languages are up to date, as this can determine whether or not you will be selected for the job. Think of your Storyhunter profile as an evolving, visual resume.
Q. How does the Storyhunter review system work?
After every completed project, your publisher will review you both on your professionalism and the quality of the final project you submitted. Each completed project with its corresponding score will show up on your profile page and be included in the score for the service(s) (found in the top left corner of your profile) the publisher listed on the Posting.
Q. I’m now based in a different city. Do I have to update my profile?
Yes, we highly encourage you to update your location because this is how we determine which Postings are relevant to you. You don’t want to miss out on an e-mail notifying you about a new Posting because your location information isn’t up-to-date.
Q. Where can I find the status of my pitches and proposals to Postings?
Click Projects fat the top left of the screen. Here you’ll see every pitch and application you’ve made to an Posting. You can also find open pitches that publishers have messaged you about.