IndustryJump is a new career marketplace that brings together filmmaker/video professionals with employers that want to hire them. In addition they will also allow for payment transactions. The site will launch a program for “guaranteed payment and also provide its users with services such as automated bookkeeping and 1099 reporting.”
It’s nice to see a next generation niche business like this in the jobs space. I checked their site and it appears to be a highly customized unique platform not built with any job board software. For a site to do what they want, you really have to build your own.
Industry Jump showcases portfolios for all filmcrew positions like producers, directors, makeup artists, grips, production companies and more, all with verified reviews. Industry Jump is the first centralized database created for freelance video production talent that requires verified reviews, making it easy for employers to confidently hire the best talent for each project.
According to Industry Jump’s CMO, Jakob Owens, who also owns the viral youtube channel Buffnerds, traditional hiring of film industry freelancers was mostly done through personal networks and word of mouth referral, a system which was impractical for both employers and employees. “I wish I had a resource like Industry Jump when I moved to Los Angeles,” he said, “I knew no one, and even though I had a lot of work to direct, I couldn’t find any quality crew members to hire.”
According to the company, the site is already being used by filmmakers in 45 states, with a long international wait list. “The response we have received thus far is breathtaking. While I knew there was a huge demand for these services, I never expected to go nationwide so quickly,“ said Englert.