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Freelance Crap Take 1

June 23rd, 2011 · 3 Comments

I don’t know if this is a joke or not. Here is the ad…

I have an idea in my head about the type of loyal, ambitious, talented person I think could fill this position.

I see it as an opportunity. I worked crazy hours and really cared about what I did coming up. I expect that from whomever would join this team.

There is a bunch of education and marketing video that must be done at a fairly high level of craft and expertise. That work must get done in a timely fashion with considerable attention to detail.

There are other internal development projects that require heart and a connection to more than just a 9 to 5 ( partly because it will be way more hours than 9 to 5 ). I want someone who is going to help drive forward the efforts I am putting forth. Help realize some dreams. Make something happen.

Don’t get me wrong. These are more than full time hours. And the money is modest:
$435 per week – with some production weeks going freakishly long and involving near heroic feats.

I know someone has the desire and ability to do this – and grow with us.


Salaried contract position:
50 Hours a week minimum – but at times has gone as high as 70 hours when things are really moving.

Travel may be required at times. Production primarily in Metro area. Some work happens out of state.

Software, etc.

We work on Macs.
Final Cut Pro is the main editing environment.
We have some projects that incorporate After Effects – so that would be very helpful
Photoshop seems to me like a program everyone should know – some more so than others.

And then theres…
Pro Tools
Communication / Organizational skills –
And other computer, production, pre-production, intellectual and field related skills that you could bring to the table that would be of value to the production and creation process.

Real home-based start-up environment.
Clearly this is not the job for everyone. But could be a great fit for someone who wants to work hard, learn, grow, – really get results and be a part of something.

You want to work?
You can start immediately.

Location: Hoboken
Compensation: $435 per week – with some production weeks going freakishly long and involving n
Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
Please, no phone calls about this job!
Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

$10.88 an hour and that is for a 40 hour work week…and it did mention sometimes 50-70 hours a week? $348.33 is what you take home after taxes. I know there are a lot of young talented filmmakers that need to get their feet wet and to be honest if I were just getting out of school this would be an exciting gig for me. But if they are looking for an experienced professional that just will not happen. Especially paying that rate in that market. Good luck.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 sean // Jun 23, 2011 at 11:43 am

    in hoboken no less, where the cost of commuting and housing kills that “salary.” yikes.

  • 2 fcp guy // Jun 23, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    These types of job adds make me sick!

  • 3 Brent Altomare // Jun 26, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Not to mention, possibly illegal. The rules are likely (slightly) different in New Jersey, but in California the minimum salary for exempt employees is 2x minimum wage. Minimum wage in New Jersey is $7.25/hour. So the pay would have to be $580/week to be legal (assuming NJ has similar pay limitations to CA).

    It’s still insulting to expect a “high level of craft and expertise” for this rate. Unfortunately, with the economy, this poster is likely to get a qualified candidate.

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