We created our job board to connect our network of talented and skillful creatives with their next big career opportunity.
As you may know, the purpose of our #blkcreatives network is to fuel economic growth for Black creatives and creatives of color. We’re known on Twitter and Instagram as the home base for over 70K creatives and reaching over 1 million people a month.
Because we’re tapped into our influential network of creatives, we know that one of the central components necessary for a sustainable career – whether that’s full-time or freelance – is finding the right gig. Unfortunately, for many talented Black and Brown creators, those opportunities are hinged upon connecting with gatekeepers they may not have access to.
Our job board links companies and brands with creatives they may not have otherwise met. We know that a diverse company means a more fulfilled company culture from an internal and external perspective.
Whether you’re a Creative looking for your next opportunity or a company that’s looking to cast a wider smarter net to fill their roles, here’s four things to know about our job board.
1. It’s a Black owned board through and through.
As a brand, our mission of economic growth for Black and Brown creatives starts from the inside out. Product Engineer Iheanyi Ekechukwu founded Seeker, the platform we use to create our job board.
2. It includes nationwide full-time opportunities – including remote positions. We accept them all!
Our top demo cities include New York City, Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas and Atlanta. We also currently have a need from our community for jobs located in the Midwest, Southern states and Toronto and a growing request for UK based jobs. If you have a project based gig that you’re hiring for, we also encourage you to submit your job to our job board. We want to make space for full time AND project based gigs.
As the directory grows, creative professionals will be able to search it by location and job keywords.
3. It cost $35 to post a job on our platform.
Your job listing will stay live on our job board for 31 days. Simply submit your job info here. The great thing about posting is that you’re contributing to the economic good of Black creatives. A few companies we’ve already hosted: Zendesk, Cal Poly Pomona University, North American Association for Environmental Education, Whole30 and more.
For every job that’s posted on our job board ($35), we’re donating the full profit ($30) to a Black creative who’s been financially impacted by the current pandemic.
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4. We share our job board on a very regular basis and it’s one of the most visited pages on our website.
We promote it on our social media channels and we include it in our weekly newsletter. Outside of our #blkcreativejobs hashtag on Twitter this is our dedicated space for sharing job opportunities and the numbers reflect it. Year-to-date (3.3.20), we’ve had close to 4K pageviews and counting.