Great Big Story
Enabling global storytelling for CNN’s digital venture
Great Big Story, CNN’s digital venture launched in 2015, needed to scale digital videos for its launch and ongoing operations. With Storyhunter, they powered an entire series called UNCHARTED and got some amazing pitches for human interest stories that resonate with their audience.
“Storyhunter makes it incredibly easy to connect with and hire top freelancers all over the world.”
Sadie Bass, Supervising Producer, Great Big Story
WSJ Custom Studios
Empowering Wall Street Journal’s award-winning branding agency
Wall Street Journal Custom Studios is an in-house branded content agency that produces engaging, informative, interactive content that appeals to a global audience. Before Storyhunter, their producers and directors took nearly a week to find, vet, and hire professional freelancers. Storyhunter enabled them to build a much more efficient workflow. They could post assignments on the platform and then pull in freelancers who met the assignment criteria, from the robust search results.
“Our projects are all so different. Storyhunter’s network can do it all.”
Christine Sanders, Director of Production, WSJ Custom Studios
Helping Al Jazeera with news and current events
In 2015, AJ+, Al Jazeera’s new digital venture, had the goal of creating a social video enterprise in a cost-effective way. With an agile approach and Storyhunter fully integrated into their workflow, they were able to produce over 400 videos on the platform with very little overhead. That year, their channel garnered more than 2 billion views on Facebook and they have gone on to receive billions more since then.
“The beauty of Storyhunter is not just all the money you save on production. It’s the fact that we can customize every story easily at low cost, so we can cover anything and tailor it specifically for our audience.”
Michael Shagoury, Editorial Director