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

Temp, Television Research

This opportunity provides the qualified candidate with the necessary skills to start a career in television research.  In this position, the candidate will learn standard ratings software systems used broadly throughout the industry, including NPower, comScore’s TV Essentials, MRI and MyEvents.  This position supports the Research Department with all aspects of audience analysis (compiling research reports, data preparation) and interpretation of results in order to aid in business decisions for the Programming, Ad Sales, Marketing and Affiliate Sales departments.  Depending on work flow, this role may also have exposure to quantitative and qualitative media testing.

Location: 
Los Angeles

Director, Engineering

TakePart.com, the digital division of Participant Media, is searching for a hands-on technical leader to support and grow our talented engineering team. You will be a coach and mentor on the team while also getting your hands dirty to help build products and features with collaboration from our product group.

Location: 
Los Angeles

Manager, Film Financial Analysis

The Finance team is looking for a Manager, Film Financial Analysis, to support the overall goals and mission of the department.

 

Location: 
Los Angeles

Coordinator, Traffic

Pivot TV (network brought to you by Participant Media) is seeking a Traffic Coordinator.

Editorial Director, Social Justice and Human Rights, TakePart.com

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

We’re looking for the right leader to manage a staff of talented journalists and help broaden the coverage and voice of TakePart.com. How are issues like police misconduct, LGBT and migrant rights, wage inequality, and climate change playing out in American communities and across the world? TakePart aims to go a cut deeper, beyond breaking news, to discover how these and other big topics touch people’s lives — to tell them why it matters, and what they can do about it. An experienced editor with a passion for strong journalism and digital story-telling will help us lead the way.

Location: 
New York City

 

 

Internships

*All Summer internships have been filled*

Participant Media offers paid internships ($12 per hour) across our film, digital, and television divisions in both Los Angeles and New York.  We offer three sessions - spring, summer and fall.  Each session is 12 weeks long and we require each intern to work a minimum of 16 hours per week.  All applicants must be a current student to be considered. 

  • Spring Session (February – May)

*Accepting applications starting in October

  • Summer Session (June – August)

*Accepting applications starting in March

  • Fall Session (September – December)

*Accepting applications starting in June

How to Apply: 

Submit your cover letter and resume to internships@participantmedia.com.  Please indicate which position you are applying for in the subject of the email.

Accounting

The Accounting internship 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 will not only develop professional relationships with members of our accounting departments but also have the opportunity to learn and understand the workings of a multi-media company.

Location: 
Los Angeles, California

Advocacy & Social Impact – Public Affairs

The Public Affairs is responsible for identifying the most strategic opportunities for impact of Participant Media’s social impact campaigns, and evaluating the overall effectiveness of those campaigns. Through their work, PA 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.

Location: 
Los Angeles

Advocacy & Social Impact – Strategic Alliances

The Strategic Alliances team at Participant Media is seeking students interested in the research and cultivation of allies to support Social Impact 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.

Location: 
Los Angeles

Communications & Events

The Communications department is looking for an intern who will assist the team with a variety of tasks including administrative duties, building and maintaining media lists through CisionPoint, cutting and organizing press clips, creating briefing materials for interviews, and researching menus and venues for events. Interns will be able to participate in daily activities, such as weekly department meetings and will work closely with the publicist and event coordinator in the office. Interns will be expected to help with outside work events when needed.

Location: 
Los Angeles

Documentary Intern

The Documentary division seeks an intern who can help support the team with documentary research, film festival tracking, and reporting on trends in the documentary world. The candidate will work closely with the division to help review and log extensive submissions, manage film assets, and create tracking documents for projects, festivals, and film contacts. He/she will gain valuable insight into the inner-workings of the documentary industry and develop professional relationships with members of the film divisions at Participant Media.     

Location: 
Los Angeles

Finance

The Finance department has initiated an internship program that will provide hands-on learning and exposure to various aspects of the entertainment industry, including cable television, film, and digital media. Interns will play a key role in the preparation of the annual operating plan and take on high-level projects according to their interest and aptitude. Interns gain insight into the operations of a diversified entertainment company and develop professional relationships with members of our finance and accounting departments.

Location: 
Los Angeles

Pivot – Advertising & Brand Solutions Intern

The Advertising and Brand Solutions team is looking for an intern to help with a multitude of projects ranging working with Account Executives, Sales Managers and the Pricing & Inventory team.

Location: 
New York City

Pivot TV – Affiliate Relations

Pivot (network brought to you by Participant Media) is looking for an intern to support the Advertising & Brand Solutions, 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.

Location: 
New York City

Pivot TV – Creative Services

Pivot’s creative services intern will work with the team that shoots, produces and cuts the promos and creative content for Pivot, Participant Media and TakePart, in addition to designing posters, banners and billboards. They also produce trade and festival events for the company, including the parties and the swag.

Location: 
Los Angeles, California

Pivot TV – Marketing

Pivot’s marketing department 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.

Location: 
New York City and Los Angeles

Social Media Marketing, TakePart

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

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.

Location: 
Los Angeles

 

 

Fellowships

Participant Media offers four 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 (July to April) 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.

When fellowship position descriptions are posted, please apply to the specific fellowship you are interested in with your cover letter and resume.

How to Apply: Submit your cover letter and resume to careers@participantmedia.com, with the position you are applying for in the subject of the email.

Timing

  • Fellowship position descriptions are posted in April
  • Resumes are accepted beginning in May
  • Candidates who are of interest will be contacted directly

Fellow, Social Impact

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

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.

Location: 
Los Angeles

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