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

Editor, Global Health & Development (Temporary)

This is a temporary position through the end of the year.

Have a passion for innovative journalism and an eye for global development?  TakePart.com is seeking an experienced digital journalist and editor to build and manage a new coverage area focused on global health and development issues in developing nations.  The right candidate has a strong understanding of the digital space and a track record for creating dynamic multimedia digital packages.  Coverage areas may include innovation medical treatment, disaster relief, nutrition, agriculture and sanitation and more.  Formats will include articles, features, photo galleries, infographics, and videos.

Job Location: 
Los Angeles

Production Artist

Production Artist is a print, web design and broadcast role largely responsible for versioning assets created by others.  This includes on-air promo graphic versioning, integrated brand marketing and sales pieces, social action campaigns, maintaining organized files of logos and packages to be applied before delivery.  All materials must be delivered to spec and error-free. Support the overall vision, mission and mandates for the company.

Please submit resume and portfolio.

 

Job Location: 
Los Angeles

Media Fulfillment Coordinator

Fulfillment Coordinator is an entry level position which will support the asset manager in the organization and distribution of media across multiple platforms.

Job Location: 
Los Angeles

Research Analytics & Insight Consultant

Research professional with experience building persuasive sales pitches for cable networks that are not yet externally rated by Nielsen.

Job Location: 
NYC or LA

QA Tester

TakePart, the digital division of Participant Media, is seeking a QA Tester for its office in LA.  This is an entry-level position within TakePart’s Product & Technology division responsible for designing and maintaining our white-box testing processes for TakePart’s Content Management System, TakePart’s proprietary action platform, and other applications.  This is an exciting role at a rapidly growing media company whose mission is to create entertainment that inspires and compels social change.

Participant Media is the company behind narrative and documentary films such as An Inconvenient Truth, Food, Inc., CITIZENFOUR, Contagion, and The Help. TakePart serves as an online publisher of original content, and a platform for social action.  TakePart’s audience are socially conscious citizens who come together to learn about important issues and to take action by signing petitions, making donations, sharing articles and videos and more.

Job Location: 
Los Angeles

QA/Test Engineer

TakePart, the digital division of Participant Media, is seeking a Software Engineer for its office in LA.  This position is responsible for testing the TakePart and TakeAction Platform applications, investigating and providing analysis on complex issues, and owning the automated test suites and infrastructure.  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

Assistant, Sales (Temporary)

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

Job Location: 
New York City

Coordinator, Programming Acquisitions

The Coordinator of Acquisitions Programming is responsible for supporting the acquisition of content for Pivot.

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

Job Location: 
Los Angeles

Coordinator, Ad Sales Marketing – Los Angeles

Pivot, is a new television network from Participant Media serving conscious consumers with a diverse slate of talent and a mix of original series, acquired programming, films and documentaries.  Pivot focuses on entertainment that sparks conversation, inspires change and illuminates issues through engaging content, and its website TakePart.com to continue the conversation and connect audiences to a wealth of content and customizable actions.

The Coordinator, Ad Sales Marketing will work with the Ad Sales Marketing Directors in the development and execution of Ad Sales Marketing proposals, Sales materials development and production. 

 

Systems Administrator

Seeking a Systems Adminstrator to support the overall vision, mission and mandates for the company.

Job Location: 
New York City

 

 

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

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

 

 

Fellowships

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

Fellow, Film Marketing

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

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.

Job Location: 
Los Angeles

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