Vimeo has launched a new For Hire platform for clients to find and commission filmmakers, animators, editors, videographers and more, to produce professional video content. The new marketplace allows clients – businesses, brands and agencies – to advertise their project on a jobs board, and browse Vimeo’s network of filmmaking talent by budget, project type, location, skills and experience.
Likewise, creatives can browse the listings for paid jobs, search by criteria such as location, project type and skillset, and connect with their potential clients. Any paid-up Vimeo member can be included in the professional marketplace by marking their account as “available for hire”.
Anjuli Sud, CEO of Vimeo, explained in a statement that the current industry relies on informal networks and word-of-mouth to put teams together, which is “time-consuming and inefficient”. This service is both more efficient and more democratic.
The platform is launching with job listings from VaynerMedia and Square, and a community of 30,000 creatives who already use Vimeo to showcase their work. It also features a video workflow tool, to review edits with teams, manage video libraries and distribute the finished video online. Vimeo plans to take no commission or fee from the connections and projects created, unlike other hiring sites which can take up to 20 per cent commission.
“We already see businesses, brands and production houses coming to our site to scout the best video makers in the industry and hire them for projects,” Harris Beber, Vimeo’s CMO, tells It’s Nice That. “So really, we’re streamlining that process and making it easier for both sides to find each other and connect. Our hope is that this marketplace will help freelance creatives and video pros get paid to make really incredible videos for the brands and businesses on our platform.”
He continues: “As far as what makes us different from others: it’s our community. Vimeo has long been known for its exceptionally talented creative community – it’s a spot unlike any other on the internet – and that’s something we’re deeply proud of and will continue to nurture. We’re also not collecting any fees or commission or charging to post jobs, which I know is something other hiring sites do. This is about us being able to connect two sides of our community in a way that will provide opportunities for both.”
Vimeo’s new platform is available globally in seven languages.