FAQs for freelancers
- About us
- What information should I include on my profile?
- How do I create additional profiles?
- How do I edit my online profile?
- How do I upload documents, pictures and reels?
- How do email alerts work?
- Where do you get your job vacancies?
- Can I apply to any job I like?
- What is the Forum?
- How can I link people directly to my Media Match profile?
- How can I change the area(s) I want to work in?
- How can I cancel my subscription?
Click here to learn who we are, and why our members have been using us for over a decade.
What information do I need on my profile?
Click here for a step-by-step breakdown on how to fill out your profile, as well as some extra hints to help you along the way.
Keep in mind, profiles are listed in the member directory in order of those most recently updated, so it's a good idea to update as often as possible to ensure that when companies search you'll be at or near the top of the list.
How do I create additional profiles?
As a paying member you can create up to 4 job type-specific profiles on Media Match.
You can specify all text, list selections and supporting documents and media for these additional profiles.
What is that good for?
If you are searching across several different job types, you can customize a profile for each of them.
When applying for a job you can select which profile you wish to apply with.
How do I create an additional profile?
If you are a premium member, you will have a tab-selection on top of your main profile page.
You can add a new resume by clicking the + tab.
A pop-up appears, which lets you pick a job type to assign to the new profile.
How do I use my additional profile(s)?
When you apply for a job you can select which profile you wish to send.
How do I edit my online profile?
Click the blue Edit resume box in the body of your profile and an accordion menu of selections will appear:
- Resume settings: set the visibility of your profile
- Portfolio: upload resume documents in .pdf or .doc format, as well as supporting video showreels, audio and images
- Contact: add contact details
- Details: fill out all other sections of your profile, including Credits and Employment History, Job Type, Industry Awards, Education, Licenses & Permits
How do I upload documents, pictures and reels?
Click the blue Edit resumé box in the body of your profile and an accordion menu of selections will appear. Select Portfolio: to upload resumé documents in .pdf or .doc format, as well as supporting video showreels, audio and images
How do email alerts work?
You will receive an email alert every time a job is posted that fits your selected criteria (job type, experience and location), which you can use to apply directly to the job (you can switch this to a daily digest if you prefer in the Email settings section of the dropdown menu). When you make an application, the employer is sent a direct link to your online profile along with your resumé and any supporting reels or documents. You will also receive a weekly email entitled Here's Looking at You, Kid! letting you know whenever a company has viewed your profile. It is important that your email address is correctly entered and remains up to date, as it is our primary means of contacting you.
Where do you get your job vacancies?
The majority of job vacancies on Media Match are posted by the employers themselves - we've been running for over a decade now so we have built up great relationships with big production companies, national networks, boutique post houses and independent filmmakers across the USA. Our team also scours the web every day - checking and verifying each listing - to make sure we're bringing you the broadest and best selection of the quality film and TV jobs out there. Registered subscribers can apply for these jobs either by responding to an email alert, or by scanning the jobs board and applying form there. We recommend always including a covering letter with your application. Lastly, It is worth noting that while the Jobs Board is very popular, many positions are filled by companies using the member search facility to find people, so make sure your profile is complete and up-to-date!
Can I apply for any job I like?
While we understand your desire to have your profile viewed by as many companies as possible, we do request that you only apply for positions which match your qualifications and experience. For instance, when a job states 3 years experience in that field are required, this should read as off-limits to someone just starting out. We ask you follow this simple rule so that companies only receive the applicants they are looking for, and therefore will continue to trust in the Media Match system.
What is the Forum?
This is where you can network with our lively community of film and TV professionals, either by putting up a notice, joining in one of the ongoing discussions, or just having a browse.
How can I link people directly to my Match Match profile?
Only paying members can take advantage of this option. To find your URL address, simply click Edit resume and then Resume settings.
How can I change the area(s) I want to work in?
Go to Account settings in the dropdown menu. Under Areas available to work you can add locations or remove existing ones by clicking the red X which appears when you hover over the name of the area..
How can I cancel my subscription?
Monthly subscribers can cancel any time they wish. Simply go to Account settings in the dropdown menu and choose Cancel subscription. You can also get in touch with us direct on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please bear in mind that monthly subscription is ongoing so you may be charged again if you don't cancel before the date of the next payment.