Work within a clear brand image to create stories that sell our clients' homes and our team to the homeowners of Ottawa.
How to apply - Email nick@nickfundytus with a resume, expected pay, link to your work, and a couple of paragraphs about why we'd be a great fit for each other.
Salary offered - Negotiable according to skills and experience. Let me know if you prefer to work hourly, by contract or on a day rate, and if you'd consider joining the team as a salaried team member.
Start date - Immediately upon finding the right human for the role.
Why this job exists - 2021 is the year that my team leans in to video in a way that my competitors are not. There's an opportunity in the Ottawa Real Estate market to help our clients know, like and trust us with consistent content that helps them navigate the process, sell their homes, and get to know my team and the relationship they'll have with us.
Who are we? - The Fundytus team is a small Real Estate team at Royal LePage consisting of Nick Fundytus (team lead), Stephanie Ross (marketing and admin) and Katye Landry (Buyer specialist). We are also in the hunt for a second Buyer specialist to join us.
Who are you? - You're a videographer that loves telling stories, and can elevate a brand by magnifying its strengths and giving it a consistent look and feel. You might be an experienced hand or even a fresh graduate with a few good projects under her belt, hungry to grow her portfolio with a variety of interesting projects. In an ideal world, I'm looking for someone to join our team, but will consider contract work for the right fit and will likely start with contracts.
Must-have skills - Videography and editing. I know the stories that I'd like to tell and I need your skills to bring them to life.
Great-to-have skills - Still photography, especially portraits and event photography.
A brief summary of types of work that I'm looking for:
- Listing videos
- Short, attention-grabbing videos to tell a story about new listings. Something beyond the typical moving slideshow and more like some of this realtor's videos.
Supplemented with teaser clips for various social streams.
- Podcast Videos - I've started the podcast Realtor in Your Pocket, which is an interview-format podcast that's a resource for home sellers and buyers. I'd interview and record the raw footage for this, and you'd edit and get this ready for production with intros, outros, calls to action. Will also have teaser clips for various social streams, and published in both video and audio formats with transcriptions for the audio and subtitling for the video.
- Branding Videos - Videos to let sellers and buyers know and like me and my team. "Day in the life of a Realtor," "How we sell your home safely," etc.
- How To and Expertise Videos - Video to demonstrate our team's skill. Examples of this would be documenting the story of a listing from pre-listing to sale, showing what our team did to get it ready and what the result was.
- Client Testimonials - Recording client testimonials to tell their stories. We want future clients to know that we have experience serving people just like them.
- Client Events - A big portion of my lead generation is client events, and I have a few that I run each year. This would be creating videos to promote and record events, and thank clients for attending.
- Local Partners and Neighbourhood Video - These are "top of funnel" pieces that show off neighbourhoods where our homes are listed and local businesses where we might host events, refer clients or partner for a contest or giveaway.
- Market Updates - Editing and scripting for monthly market updates and market predictions for the Ottawa market and for smaller sub-markets (such as Beacon Hill).
- Smaller Videos - A variety of videos that chronicle the business, client interactions, or around the city. These might be things that I shoot myself, but I'd value your input and direction for what to shoot and what to say.
- Outtakes and Blooper Reels - Collecting B-roll and outtakes to use as blooper footage at the end of more serious work or in a collection of bloopers to show a more human side of the team.
- Working with Existing Branding
- I have a consistent brand appearance and voice that I'm happy with and will evolve over time. Any video we create will need to fit this voice. If you're interested, here's the link to my team's wiki
which outlines how we run our business and has a section on branding and identity.
- A Voice on the Team - Although we'll likely start with some contract work, I'd like someone that can eventually commit to regular work (a set number of hours per week) shooting listings when we have them and creating other content the rest of the time. Whether that means that you're a part-time employee of the team or contracting to the team as an outsider, I'd like someone that gets our voice (and gives input on it) and can be featured as part of our competitive advantage when I get in front of clients for listing appointments.