Q: What does OTA Talent Agency mean?
A: On The Air Talent Agency. We named the Agency after our most important assets: Our Clients.
Q: Why do I need a TV News Agency or Radio Agency? What are the benefits of working with a TV News Agent or Radio Agent?
A: There are many benefits to having an expert help you plan and negotiate a successful media career in a very competitive industry.
Contacts: As an agent, we have excellent on-going relationships with networks, news directors, general managers and consultants.
Commitment: We are devoted to placing you in a rewarding position. You may not have the time or access to fully explore all of your employment opportunities on your own.
Negotiation: Once a station extends an offer, this is one of the most critical times of the search. We are expert negotiators who truly know the value of a position based on market size, network affiliation, company ownership, current economy and your experience level and talent.
Equality: You want a level playing field when you negotiate salary and benefits. Networks and stations have layers of local and corporate managers who are working on behalf of the best interests of the media outlet during the negotiation. Who is representing you?
Coaching: We coach our clients to maximize who they are and what they do. We have tremendous success with upgrading our client's level of work to create exceptional career opportunities. We also coach our clients through the interview process with potential employers to ensure our consistently high placement ratio.
Q: Do you sign everyone who is interested?
A: No, we only sign clients we believe we can place in rewarding broadcasting and journalism positions.
Q: Do you charge any upfront fees?
A: No, NEVER. We will never charge you anything until we place you in a new position or negotiate a contract for you at your current station.
Q: How do you find open positions?
A: In addition to scanning every posted listing as soon as they hit the internet, we often find out about new positions before stations even advertise them. We do this by being in contact with networks, news directors, general managers and consultants. We increase your chances of hiring managers seeing your reel when we e-mail your material to them before they advertise a position.
Q: How long does it take to find a new position?
A: There are many factors that will influence the amount of time it takes us to find you the perfect position. The best strategy is to utilize the relationships OTA Talent Agency has developed, and continually get your best work in front of hiring managers.
Q: What are the hours at OTA Talent Agency?
A: We are always available to take our client's calls, and are in constant contact with networks and stations. We understand media is a 24/7 business, so we are always accessible. We understand there are times when you need to talk about what is happening right now. OTA Talent Agency is here to place clients in rewarding careers, and to offer guidance during the challenging and rewarding times. When our clients want to connect, we are always available. When hiring managers want to connect about our clients, we are also always available.
Q: Does OTA Talent Agency make reels for clients?
A: We will be directly involved with you to help select the material that best represents who you are as an on the air talent. We will help you expertly craft the perfect reel that will maximize who you are and show potential employers why you are the very best!
We can also recommend a number of excellent editors who create industry leading resume reels.
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Q: How do I learn more about signing with OTA Talent Agency?
A: First, we need to see your work. Please send us a link to your reel and a copy of your resume to Submissions@OTATalent.com. If we believe we can help develop your career, we will schedule a consultation with you.
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