Careers


Come join us at Participant Media!

 

We are a global media company focused on entertainment that inspires and accelerates social change. As a collaborative, entrepreneurial, independent entertainment company, we aim to create socially-relevant, commercially-viable and critically-acclaimed content. Each of us is dedicated to our founder Jeff Skoll’s ultimate vision of a sustainable world of peace and prosperity.

Corporate and social responsibility is in the DNA of our company and our employees. If you share our passion for taking action, we want to hear from you! We strongly encourage you to apply. Please specify which position(s) you are interested in. For more information, please visit us on LinkedIn.

 

Current Open Positions

Coordinator, Email & Mobile Marketing – TakePart

TakePart, the digital division of Participant Media, is looking for coordinator-level digital marketing talent to join our growing marketing team. This role will focus on supporting TakePart’s email and SMS marketing channels.  This position is a great role for eager candidates to get their feet wet in the world of digital content marketing! 

Job Location: 
Los Angeles

Director, Software Engineering (Ruby) – TakePart

TakePart, the digital division of Participant Media, is seeking a Director, Software Engineering to help build and maintain large-scale web application Ruby on Rails platforms for its office in LA. This is an exciting role at a rapidly growing media company whose mission is to create entertainment that inspires and compels social change.

Job Location: 
Los Angeles

Director, Change the Course – Social Action Campaigns & Programming

Lead the day-to-day management and continued development of the CHANGE THE COURSE campaign.

Job Location: 
Los Angeles

Software Engineer (Drupal/PHP) – TakePart

TakePart, the digital division of Participant Media, is seeking a Software Engineer for its office in LA.  The position will assist in the development of our Drupal 7 content management systems.  This is an exciting role at a rapidly growing media company whose mission is to create entertainment that inspires and compels social change.

Job Location: 
Los Angeles

Editorial Director, News & Social Justice – TakePart

TakePart.com is seeking an experienced digital journalist, editor, and newsroom leader for the position of Editorial Director in charge of news and social justice coverage.

The Editorial Director will manage day-to-day assignments, edit daily deadline stories and features, and create a diverse mix of topical content across all digital platforms. The right candidate has an extensive background in digital journalism, a track record of aggressive news coverage and newsroom management, and strong grasp for assigning and managing dynamic multimedia packages.

Job Location: 
Los Angeles

Sr. Manager, Research Analytics & Insights – Pivot

The Senior Manager, Research Analytics and Insights will oversee audience analytics for all platforms and provide data and analysis to all Pivot departments.

Job Location: 
Los Angeles

Reporter, News & Social Justice - TakePart

TakePart.com is seeking an experienced digital journalist with a track record of covering social justice news. How are issues like human rights, police conduct, sentencing laws, wage inequality, and LGBT rights conduct playing out across the country, and how are they affecting American communities? TakePart aims to go a cut deeper, beyond breaking news, to discover how these and other big topics touch people’s lives, and offer the audience opportunities to participate in change.

The ideal candidate will have experience reporting and writing in a fast paced digital news environment and know how to balance quick-hit viral stories with longer-form writing. Candidates should also have fluency on digital content management systems, SEO, and social media, and be able to conceive and tell stories through a variety of formats, including articles, features, photo galleries, infographics, and videos.

Job Location: 
New York

 

 

Internships

Participant Media offers paid internships across our film, digital, and television divisions.  We offer internships for the spring, summer and fall semesters.

  • Spring Semester Applications: Accepted beginning in November
  • Summer Semester Applications: Accepted beginning in April
  • Fall Semester Applications: Accepted beginning in July

Pivot TV – Marketing

Pivot’s marketing department has initiated an internship program that will provide hands-on learning and exposure to TV marketing. Interns will not only help with essential routine tasks within marketing, but will take on high-level projects according to their interest and aptitude. Interns will gain insight into ad-sales marketing, branding and marketing strategies, consumer-facing, and event marketing. Interns will not only develop professional relationships with members of our marketing department but also have the opportunity to learn and understand marketing in a multi-media company.

Job Location: 
Los Angeles, California

Social Action – Strategic Alliances

The Strategic Alliances team at Participant Media is seeking students interested in the research and cultivation of allies to support Social Action campaigns, initiatives and special projects. We partner with social sector organizations, non-profits and corporations who are committed to creating an open forum for discussion, education, and audience involvement around the issues in our films and TV shows. Our job is to secure funding and in-kind support for all of our Social Action efforts.

Interns will participate in corporate outreach strategies through NGO/Foundation research, list management, identifying prospects, and investigating innovative revenue opportunities. Additionally, interns will learn about the varied avenues by which outreach happens and gain valuable exposure to the many professional networks established around causes.

Job Location: 
Los Angeles, California

Social Action – Public Affairs & Impact

The Public Affairs & Impact team (PAI) is responsible for identifying the most strategic opportunities for impact of Participant Media’s social action campaigns, and evaluating the overall effectiveness of those campaigns. Through their work, PAI interns will help define success for our campaigns, while ensuring that the data behind any success is measured accurately and tells a story.

Interns will dive into public policy landscaping and research backgrounds on various issues, including policy and public opinion angles, to inform the development of our social action campaigns. They will also help develop insights on campaign effectiveness through social media data and other analytics, and contribute to a proprietary research tool that Participant is pioneering as an innovative approach to measuring audience response to video content.

Job Location: 
Los Angeles, California

Communications

The Communications department is looking for an intern who will assist the team with a variety of tasks including building and maintaining media lists, and creating briefing materials for interviews and events. Interns will be able to participate in daily activities, such as brainstorms and department meetings.

Job Location: 
Los Angeles, California

TakePart Editorial

TakePart.com, the digital division of Participant Media, is looking for editorial interns to contribute to our daily national news website with a focus on the issues and causes that are driving conversation on the Web. We’re looking for interns with a passion for covering education, environment, food, health, animals and social justice issues.

The ideal candidate will be self-starting, web savvy, a good writer and a quick learner who can translate these issues into informative, shareable and impactful blog posts, lists, and stories.

At the completion of this internship, successful candidates will have a large quantity of clips to share with future employers.

Tag Cause Marketing Agency

Tag is the services division at Participant Media, a global entertainment company founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll to focus on feature film, television, publishing, and digital content that inspires social change.

Tag creates, builds, manages, and communicates cause marketing and social innovation programs for brands and foundations. Their clients have included American Express, Starbucks, Disney, Intel, Mattel, Gates Foundation, and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

This internship is the perfect opportunity for students interested in learning how for-profit businesses can succeed in positively impacting the world. You will not only expand your knowledge of a variety of issues, but will also be able to contribute your personal passion and dedication to our clients’ large-scale pro-social programs that are already underway.

Job Location: 
Los Angeles, California

Social Media Marketing, TakePart

TakePart, the digital division of Participant Media, is seeking an organized, social media savvy intern to work with our team.

Job Location: 
Los Angeles, California

Pivot TV – Affiliate, Sales and Research

Pivot TV (network brought to you by Participant Media) is looking for an intern to support the Advertising Sales, Research and Affiliate Sales departments. Possible projects may include deep dives on potential clients, focus group studies and demographic and affiliate research. In addition, the role will also entail general administrative duties and larger projects relating to the TV network. Candidates must be hardworking and comfortable in a face paced environment. Interns will have the opportunity to participant in an intern project that will be presented in front of company executives.

Job Location: 
New York, New York

Pivot TV – Creative Services

Pivot’s Creative Services Department is looking for a summer intern!  The Creative Services team shoots, produces and cuts the promos and creative content for pivot, Participant Media and TakePart, in addition to designing poster, banners and billboards. They also produce trade and festival events for the company, including the parties and the swag.

Job Location: 
Los Angeles, California

Pivot TV, Programming Intern

Pivot TV (network brought to you by Participant Media) is looking for summer interns to assist in the Programming Department, which encompasses Scripted, Alternative, and Live programming.  As a new network with a small team, interns will be exposed to multiple aspects of both development and current, and will be asked to perform a variety of tasks.  This includes anything from development needs (script coverage, competitive tracking, creating writer/director/actor lists), basic production needs (call sheets, permit requests, logging footage), to more general office work (covering phones, data input, greeting guests, office runs).  Candidates must be hardworking, outgoing and comfortable in a fast paced environment.  Previous interns have had the opportunity to attend press events, actively participate in development of series, assist with production on shoots, and work closely with high level executives.  Interns will also have the opportunity to participant in an intern project that will be presented in front of company executives.

Job Location: 
Los Angeles, California

Accounting/Finance Intern

The Accounting and Finance departments have initiated an internship program that will provide hands-on learning and exposure to Entertainment Accounting and film finance. Interns will not only help with essential routine tasks within accounting, but will take on high-level projects according to their interest and aptitude. Interns gain insight into the operations of a film company and development of various film funds. Interns will not only develop professional relationships with members of our finance and accounting departments but also have the opportunity to learn and understand the workings of a multi-media company.

Job Location: 
Los Angeles, California

 

 

Fellowships

Participant Media offers paid fellowships across our film, digital, and television divisions to college students who have graduated in the last year.   The fellowship is a full-time, nine-month program designed to attract and develop motivated, passionate recent graduates interested in pursuing a career in film, digital or television.  Those accepted in our program will have the opportunity to hone their skills and perfect their craft under the supervision of department executives.

  • We will begin to accept applications in May for our mid-July start date

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