Your next 100 team members don’t know you exist.

What's your plan?

Job Portraits is a San Francisco–based creative studio that supports recruiting teams. If you need to hire a lot of people, fast, we'll create culture-focused content about your company to help you market your job opportunities.

Hi! This is (a few of) us. We're here to help.

The premise

Hiring is hard.
Unanswered emails. Applications at a trickle.
"What do you do again?" everybody asks.

The best talent is moving to companies that
play by new rules. Companies that lead with
impact, not role. Culture, not comp.

So we’re going to use your story
—your mission, your vision, your culture—
as tools to attract job candidates you’ll click with.

60+ high-growth startups have trusted us to communicate their work culture to job candidates.

Our services

Employer Brand Definition + Strategic Roadmap

We’ll build a foundation for your employer brand: employer value propositions and a 1-year strategic roadmap, designed to enable a lasting recruiting advantage.

Solves for: Your employer branding efforts have been ad hoc and you want to unite stakeholder behind a single strategy.
Best for:
Mid-stage startups
Late-stage startups
Mature companies
Timeline:
2–3 months
Budget:
$35–50K
$50–75K
Core Team:

Employer Brand Kickstart

We'll do a whole lot of everything: we'll create and launch a new careers page, supercharge your outbound efforts, rally your team to drive referrals, and more.

Solves for: Candidates have no idea who you are and you have no easy way to tell them.
Best for:
Mid-stage startups
Late-stage startups
Timeline:
1–2 months
Budget:
$50–75K
Core Team:

Your First Real Careers Page

We’ll craft an awesome careers page that will live on your domain, that you will own, and that your recruiting team can edit without dev time.

Solves for: Your website implies you don't care about hiring.
Best for:
Early-stage startups
Mid-stage startups
Timeline:
1–2 months
Budget:
$10–20K
$20–35K
Core Team:

Human-Centered Video

We'll joyously abandon the typical recruiting video script and bring your team and culture to life with a video (or video campaign) befitting you, and only you.

Solves for: The information you share with candidates lacks feeling and you want to bring your culture to life.
Best for:
Late-stage startups
Mature companies
Timeline:
2–3 months
3–6 months
Budget:
$50–75K
$75K+
Core Team:

The impact we're targeting

We equip teams to make all these things happen.

Increase candidate response rates

When they include a link to our stories, our clients have reported 30% – 150% increased response rates to cold outreach emails and Linkedin messages.

Increase number of referrals

We’ll help your team members optimize their social accounts, and train them to effectively reach out to their networks using the content we create.

Increase ad click-through rates

In lieu of running ads against job reqs, clients who have run campaigns with our stories have seen their click-through rates jump up to 200%.

Reduce screening call time

When candidates read the content we create before screening calls, you can either, 1) pitch less and finish faster, or 2) drop the script, be humans together, and work to confirm their affinity. Your choice.  

Gain trust with candidates

We're going to show candidates what you're like. This includes insight into the challenges you're facing—seriously—because our research shows candidates will trust you more once you share it.

Increase hiring team satisfaction

Interviews are more likely to be successful—and hiring teams happy—because candidates will show up informed and excited—or if they're a poor fit they'll self-select out in the beginning.

Meet our team

At Job Portraits, our story began with a stroke of luck. During a job hunt, Jackson (one of our cofounders) began offering startups blog posts in exchange for informational interviews. Recruiters started using his posts to source candidates—and agreed to pay him for more. Job Portraits was born.

Today, we’re a team of experienced journalists, founders, engineers, and recruiters on a mission to widen access to meaningful work.