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How A Large Media Conglomerate Powers Content Production

  • 8brands
  • 3000+freelance hires
  • 10+billion views


  • How to quickly onboard and manage a freelance producer network
  • How to pay freelancers all over the world
  • How to hire freelance video producers in remote locations across the planet
  • How to iterate faster on new content channels, verticals, and themes
  • How to scale while maintaining stylistic consistency


At the end of 2014, Al Jazeera Media Networks, one of the world’s largest broadcast TV news networks, launched AJ+ with a vision to build a global digital video operation from the ground

They needed to launch with a fair amount of content and maintain an aggressive production schedule. With the help of Storyhunter, they recruited a top notch freelance network and streamlined their global freelancer payments.

Soon, AJ+ moved all freelancer productions to Storyhunter, and over 8 new units in the company began using Storyhunter as their freelancer management system, including Spanish-, French- and Arabic-Language channels. AJ+ is now one of the most viewed Facebook news channels on the planet.

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The question is no longer who you have on the ground, it’s what do you want to cover.Geoffrey Dietrich, Senior Producer, Al Jazeera Media Network

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