What: Connects writers, editors, designers, illustrators, developers, animators, photographers, directors, and producers with companies
Expected pay: $20 to $150/hour
Commissions & fees: None for creatives; hiring companies pay an annual subscription cost of $250 or more
Requirements: Be over the age of 18, able to sign a legal contract, or have parental permission sent to the site. Be an experienced creative
- Cost of hiring is on the company
- Free to sign up and build your profile
- The site suggests that you set pay expectations between $50 and $150/hour in the U.S.
- Once you apply for a position, the arrangement is exclusively between you and the hiring company; the site doesn’t take a commission from you for providing the connection
- Beneficial since Hollywood writers have fired their agents en masse
- The site uses computer modeling and a board of advisors to determine where your information shows up in any given employment search
- No guarantee you’ll get a job
- If you don’t have sufficient experience, the site may not list your profile at all
- The site reserves the right to take profiles down for cause or at the sole discretion of the site
- No guarantee of payment since the site is not involved in the hiring process; the site only provides the connection
**Note: The site is testing an option that would allow creatives to pay to elevate their listing. The cost depends on the job and is disclosed before you are asked to pay. It is not clear whether elevating your listing provides improved results.
What Users Say: (From Reddit)
I’m like around member ~5,000 on there. The job board and the type of clients posting jobs are really good. Much better than just going on LinkedIn or somewhere else to find a job. Recruiters also love WNW cause there’s a vetting process to get in or get invited. For me, as someone that needs to find people while it’s not an immediately stamp of approval, I consider someone with a WNW profile to be someone I should notice over other candidates.
But that doesn’t necessarily translate towards said candidate being a good candidate. Met a lot of people who had profiles on there who were dicks. Met a couple who had inaccurate portfolios. But that sort of is per the course of creatives in our industry.
I’ve not had any work come through the site so I’m not sure listing there will be of much help. Though they do have a job board for those looking for full time and part time positions.