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Free Agency

Free Agency

Marketing & Communications
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Free Agency is a game-changer for top and emerging talent in tech, providing professionals with Hollywood-style career representation for the first time ever. Put simply, we manage “the business end” of our clients’ careers, helping them find, win, and succeed at top-of-market roles.

To date, we’ve helped hundreds of professionals win over $300 million in offers, and work with talent building the cutting-edge future in the startup and tech industry. We’ve raised over $15M from world-class investors like Maveron, Resolute Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, NBA Champion Kevin Durant, and the award-winning DJ, Kygo.

We’re on a mission to empower people to reach the highest levels of their career potential, breaking the information and process asymmetries that hold them back from their ambition. Unlike solutions in recruiting, we’re entirely paid by the talent we work with, enabling us to build concierge services and digital products focused on their outcomes.

About the job:

We’re looking for a media generalist to work closely with our founder/CEO on a variety of creative initiatives related to brand expansion, audio + video capture, social media, podcasting, and related events + production. You’ll be helping produce, record, edit, and publish content with a high bar for quality, value density, and distribution.

The content will include candid capture of the team at Free Agency and their daily operations + advice related to career, the tech industry, and job search. You’ll also be plugged in with prominent investors, influencers, and professionals in venture capital and at startups, as these are our business partners or media collaborators across both live and async events.

You’ll be tasked with content ideation and production, management of an org-wide content calendar, daily shooting with cinema-level camera and audio equipment, rapid editing + publishing, social strategy, and related collaboration with the team.

You will:

  • Be a constant camera operator, capturing key moments of learning and services, as well as live and pre-produced events.

  • Collaborate with the founder/CEO on the build-out of Free Agency’s media arm, particularly focused on podcasts & short- and long-form video (TikTok, YouTube, etc).

  • Lead editorial calendars, video + photo shoots, and planning, helping facilitate smooth operations to translate + deliver content on a regular and consistent cadence.

  • Manage social + brand presence across platforms, driving creative production, audience development, and related approval processes.

You should:

  • Be a media content generalist, highly capable of swapping between camera operations, script writing, audio engineering, video editing, planning + production, and equipment maintenance on any given day.

  • Have a natural skill at cinematography, shot framing, visual storytelling, and pace, capable of filming highly-compelling and attractive content.

  • Possess extremely strong storytelling skills to help craft narratives for a diverse set of formats and distribution endpoints, including work with multiple internal and external teams + partners.

  • Have experience using high-end camera equipment (we operate Sony FX3 and FX6 cameras, wireless mic systems with lavs + booms), lighting (soft boxes, accent lights), and editing software (DaVinci Resolve).

  • Optionally, you may be comfortable being an on-camera personality yourself, becoming one of the faces and personalities behind our brand(s).

You should know:

  • Free Agency thrives in the office environment, believing that the early startup years are best spent doing hard things in close proximity to increase our odds of innovating and changing the world.

  • We have a spacious location in Flatiron in Manhattan and host multiple events weekly for our community & tech partners (incl. startups, VCs, and universities) – and we also have a video-enabled podcast studio in our office.

Quick hits:

  • Free Agency offers competitive pay and significant employee ownership via equity. We also offer 100% coverage across medical, dental, and vision insurance.

  • Free Agency’s Refresher program recognizes that our fast-paced work environment is enabled by proper time off. Accordingly, we have company-wide recharge weeks and offer generous PTO.

  • Free Agency’s Boost program is how we invest in all careers, not just those of our clients. Employees receive a $2,000 professional development budget to spend on outside books, workshops, programs, coaches, courses, etc. to develop their skills and grow as leaders.

  • Core to our mission is expanding diversity & inclusion within tech. Accordingly, we encourage candidates from underrepresented + nontraditional backgrounds to apply.

Why Free Agency matters:

Job search and career progression are broken. Candidates haphazardly apply to jobs, meet only a few companies, settle during offer negotiation, and generally don’t optimize the process of moving along in their careers. As a result, Free Agency believes that most people are undercompensated.

That doesn’t just have to do with the money we make, but also the teams we’re a part of, the type of work we get to do, and the alignment to mission along the way. All of this has an impact on our own satisfaction, health, and financial wellness, but we don’t give it the attention it deserves.

By aligning incentives with individual talent, Free Agency is enabled to build first-of-their-kind products & services and define a new category of career management.

The compensation for this role is $70,000 - $82,000 in base salary, depending on years of relevant experience + equity.