I'm an editor and have recently begun looking for another job. In doing so, I have heard back from one employer that is requesting longer format stuff that what I have done in the past.
Currently my gig is working at a major internet provider where we would produce internet packages that would go out to affiliates around the country. These packages would feature different websites rather than focus on a "story" or "individual" per se.
The job that I'm applying for is asking for three stories that are detailed reports on a "subject"....that have a full story "arc"..etc and are at least 3-5 minutes...ie..longer form stuff.
So the difficulty here is figuring out what to send. I have no doubt that I can do the job...it's just getting the employer to realize that as well.
Any thoughts on what to send or how to approach this considering I've been doing shorter stuff?
Your right..3-5 minutes is still short form! I've worked in trailer houses and other places doing video for broadcast doing promo type stuff. Sometimes a big story had to be told in 2 minutes...go figure.