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) are of interest to you. For more information, please visit us on LinkedIn.

 

Current Open Positions

Coordinator, Marketing

Support the overall vision, mission and mandates for the company. 

The Marketing Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the execution of ad sales marketing integrated deals that drive advertising revenue for Pivot TV.

Job Location: 
Los Angeles

Coordinator, Strategy and Business Development

Participant Media is looking for a Coordinator to support the company’s Strategy and Business Development department.  This individual will work directly with the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) who is responsible for the creation and execution of the company’s strategy, investments, innovation and corporate development across film, television and digital media and in both domestic and international markets.  This is an exciting opportunity to help transform and grow a company with the unique mission of creating entertainment that inspires and compels social change.

Job Location: 
Los Angeles

Manager, Email & Mobile Marketing - TakePart

TakePart, the digital division of Participant Media, is looking for manager-level CRM talent to join our growing marketing team. This role will focus on managing the email and SMS marketing program for TakePart. This person will work with upper management on developing/executing a strategy with emphasis on database growth, retention and new product offerings.

Job Location: 
Los Angeles

Editorial Director, Culture & Integration - TakePart

TakePart.com is seeking an experienced digital journalist, editor, and manager and for the position of Editorial Director, Culture and Integration. The Editorial Director will manage day-to-day assignments of TakePart’s Culture coverage, including Lifestyle, Entertainment and Food content. The Editorial Director will also create and edit editorial content on topics that integrate with Pivot TV and Participant Media’s film division. 

Job Location: 
Los Angeles

Video Coordinator - TakePart

TakePart.com is seeking a Video Coordinator to support the acquisition, development, production, publishing, and promotion of digital video content. 

Job Location: 
Los Angeles

Sr. Editor, Branded Content - TakePart

TakePart.com is seeking an experienced manager and copywriter to create awesome branded content for sponsored campaign projects and internal campaigns that support Participant Media films and Pivot TV cable programming. Projects will include creating client-driven branded content that appears on TakePart.com, as well as digital marketing content around major documentary and narrative films.  The ideal candidate has a track record of creating content packages using a variety of formats, including articles, videos, photo galleries, and infographics do deliver multimedia campaign packages. Candidates should have a history of managing others and balancing multiple projects at once in a deadline-oriented environment. 

Job Location: 
Los Angeles

VP, Standards & Practices - Pivot

Pivot is a new television network from Participant Media serving passionate, conscious consumers (18-49) with a diverse slate of talent and a mix of original series, acquired programming, films and documentaries.  Pivot provides entertainment that sparks conversation, inspires change, and illuminates issues through engaging content, and our website TakePart.com continues the conversation by connecting audiences to a wealth of content and customizable actions. Seeking an experienced standards & practices executive to review advertising and programming for compliance with the company's policies.

Job Location: 
Los Angeles

Coordinator, Web Reporting & Analytics - TakePart

TakePart.com is looking for an entry-level Web Reporting & Analytics Associate to join our Digital Product Team. Working with the Director of Analytics & Online Support, the successful candidate will support our Product, Marketing, Social Action, Sales and Editorial teams with campaign and content performance reports. The associate will also own the quality assurance of the website metrics, doing a through QA check with each new TakePart.com “build” to validate that the information is properly being recorded.

Job Location: 
Los Angeles

Art Director - TakePart

TakePart, the digital division of Participant Media, is seeking an Art Director to oversee the graphic, brand and product design of its flagship website, TakePart.com, as well as drive production and visual design for digital campaigns from Participant Films and Pivot Television.  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

Lead Software Engineer (Ruby/Rails) – TakePart

TakePart, the digital division of Participant Media, is seeking a Lead Software Engineer 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

Sr. Manager, Research Analytics & Insight – 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

 

 

Internships & Fellowships

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

 

Participant Media offers paid fellowships across our 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 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

Finance

The Finance department has initiated an internship program that will provide hands-on learning and exposure to 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 multimedia company.

Job Location: 
Los Angeles

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 multimedia company.

Job Location: 
New York, NY

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.

Job Location: 
Los Angeles & New York

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

The Accounting department has initiated an internship program that will provide hands-on learning and exposure to entertainment accounting. 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 multimedia company.

Job Location: 
Los Angeles, California

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