Careers

Join Participant Media! Please submit your cover letter and resume to careers@participantmedia.com, with the position you are applying for in the subject of the email.

If you’re a student interested in joining us for a semester, learn more about our student internship program.

If you have graduated within the last year, learn more about our fellowship program.

Current positions:

Research Coordinator (Los Angeles)

Manager, Social Action – Digital Campaigns & Programming (Los Angeles)

Traffic Coordinator (Los Angeles)

Senior Account Executive – TakePart (New York)

Account Executive, TakePart (Los Angeles)

Editor, Global Health & Development (Los Angeles)

Email & Mobile Marketing Manager – TakePart (Los Angeles)

Sales Coordinator, TakePart (Los Angeles)

Associate Editor, Environment and Wildlife – TakePart (New York)

Manager, Marketing (Los Angeles)

Manager, Video Acquisition & Development – TakePart (Los Angeles)

Director, Software Engineering (Ruby) – TakePart (Los Angeles)

(Temporary) Coordinator, Ad Sales Marketing (New York)

Director, Change the Course – Social Action, Campaigns & Programming (Los Angeles)

Software Engineer (Drupal/PHP) – TakePart (Los Angeles)

Systems Administrator – TakePart (Los Angeles)


Research Coordinator

This role provides a critical supporting analytic role, assuring that recurring reports are issued accurately and on time.  The Coordinator supports the research department (Director and SVP) with all aspects of audience analysis (compiling research reports, data preparation) interpreting media research results to aid in business decisions for programming, ad sales, marketing and affiliate sales.  Additionally, this role will also have exposure to all facets of media research: quantitative, qualitative, TV, online, mobile and social.

Responsibilities:

  • Create, maintain and share standard research reports using various tools (weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc)
  • Analyze & interpret national and local market data
  • Implement assigned projects and ad-hoc requests independently with periodic guidance
  • Cultivate knowledge of Pivot and the overall TV landscape
  • Additional duties as needed

Skills:

  • Strong analytical & problem-solving skills and detail oriented
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Familiarity with media research products (Nielsen, comScore etc), proficiency in Rentrak TV Essentials and MRI a plus
  • Data visualization skills desirable
  • Ability to work in an evolving environment

Basic Qualification:

  • Minimum 1-2 years relevant work experience in research/data analysis

Location: LA Office

Manager, Social Action – Digital Campaigns & Programming

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

Manage online Social Action campaign initiatives by:

  • Managing projects related to execution of online Social Action campaigns
  • Act as key liaison between partners, NGO’s and vendors related to Social Action campaigns
  • Conducting research to support and understand issues, context and potential online partners for social action efforts
  • Advising Participant Digital on the most current and cutting-edge mobile and online tools, sites, tactics, and trends in digital social action
    • Helping to identify viral opportunities to amplify social action and impact of TakePart

Manage online “actions database” to fuel and support Participant Digital’s content and tools by:

  • Cultivating and maintaining a list of calls-to-action that empower the TakePart audience around key issues of interest
  • Monitoring actions to ensure resonance with audience and greatest potential impact
  • Researching the effectiveness of all digital social actions and providing insights

Develop and manage NGO relationships to support Participant Digital’s priorities

Collaborate with other Social Action groups by:

  • Conducting and sharing research and insights about effective strategies for digital social action and impact
  • Participating in and contributing to all relevant meetings

Collaborate with other divisions of Participant Media by:

  • Conducting and sharing research and insights about effective strategies for digital social action and impact
  • Representing Social Action in all relevant digital meetings, convenings, presentations, etc.
  • Liaising with all relevant divisions, as necessary, for all maters relevant to Social Action digital campaigns & programming

Other duties/special projects as assigned.

Location: LA Office

Traffic Coordinator

The traffic coordinator will assist the operations team to ensure successful on-air execution of network programming & content.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Document & execute SOPs for disseminating programming information to network affiliate markets including program schedules, standardized traffic formats & ingest guidelines.
  • Coordinate record & ingest schedule, create ingest guidelines and trouble shoot general playlist issues like missing materials etc.
  • Reconciliation, promo logs, formatting, copy, ingesting/viewing spots and order fulfillment
  •  Formats on-air interstitials, promotion spots, ID’s, bumpers, end credits, secondary events on the daily Traffic logs
  •  Liaises with Program Scheduling and coordinates with Production, Marketing and Network Operations to obtain all necessary information for accurate and timely Promo Scheduling
  • Maintains efficient systems for traffic maintenance and fulfills requirements coming from various sources
  • Supervise & back-up traffic coordinator who will enter sales orders and perform the daily traffic functions required to produce a network log, including building & scheduling formats, basic log editing, creating copy materials & instructions for commercial contracts and promos
  • Maximizes inventory in multiple formats
  • Develop promo schedules that strategically promote the network and programming.
  • Schedule all promos and secondary events onto the broadcast logs for the Eastern and Central time zones.
  • Add all promo materials into the traffic system and secondary events into the graphics system.
  • Ensure that promotions and production meet all proscribed deadlines in
  • Monitor network’s on-air look.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required Solid experience in all areas of Traffic including Copy, Log Editing, Format creation, etc., is required
  • 2+ years experience to include supervision of at least one direct report, is required
  • Promo scheduling experience is required
  • Ability to gather, interpret and manage a large volume of data and pay meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and work effectively under tight deadlines
  • Problem-solving skills and ability to work through challenges methodically
  • Ability to work independently as well as be a strong part of a team
  • Project coordination experience a plus

Location: LA Office

Senior Account Executive – TakePart

TakePart, a digital magazine and social action platform reaching over 6 million unique users monthly, is seeking a talented account executive to drive advertising and sponsorship revenue. The successful candidate will work with key internal teams – sales, marketing, editorial, social action – to devise unique and powerful integrated programs that drive user engagement across all platforms.

Responsibilities

  • Meet and exceed sales goals through the sale of digital advertising units and custom integrated marketing campaigns
  • Develop long-term relationships with brands seeking to engage consumers in positive social action
    • Meet and exceed sales goals through off-the-shelf and customized advertising tools and materials; strategic development of sponsorship opportunities; and key messaging for ad trade PR.
    • Attend sales meetings to present/sell-in marketing proposals to agencies and clients.
    • Identify and qualify potential prospects.
    • Work with corporate partnerships team to develop innovative integrated deals that extend across all platforms.
    • Work with all platforms to plan and manage campaigns, ensuring that advertiser expectations are met.
    • Develop ways to bridge TakePart’s editorial interests and the interests of our corporate partners.
    • Organize and lead internal brainstorm sessions to develop marketing concepts and customized added value components in response to RFPs.
    • Understand the demographics and psychographics of our audience and articulate its value to advertisers.
    • Attend conferences and events.
    • Manage a sales funnel and report progress, efforts, and developments in an assigned territory.
    • Develop strategic relationships to position TakePart as a leader in advancing entertainingly relevant content that will allow brands to reach an influential, affluent, and socially-conscious audience.
    • Prepare and deliver research based presentations to prospects and partners

Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong communications skills: Presentation, Written, and Listening.
  • Ability to tap into network of contacts at key agencies to get meetings with media directors, supervisors, and planners – ultimately leading to getting TakePart on consideration sets for RFPs.
  • Able to collect data, generate strategic insights, and formulate a compelling sales story from data.
  • Managing a large prospect list effectively.
  • Advanced negotiation skills.
  • Familiarity with lifestyle, entertainment, and thought leader publications.
  • Knowledge of relevant demographics and psycho-graphics of younger, trend setting leaders who are highly educated and have disposable income.
  • Bright, energetic, collaborative, goal-oriented personality

Requirements:

  • 4+ years experience in media sales.
  • Proven history of closing deals and meeting sales targets.
  • Experience in corporate social responsibility initiatives and social impact marketing programs preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge of latest trends in media
  • Strong relationships with marketers and ad agency personnel

Location: NYC Office

Account Executive

TakePart, a digital magazine and social action platform reaching over 6 million unique users monthly, is seeking a talented account executive to drive advertising and sponsorship revenue. The successful candidate will work with key internal teams – sales, marketing, editorial, social action – to devise unique and powerful integrated programs that drive user engagement across all platforms.

Responsibilities:

  • Meet and exceed sales goals through the sale of digital advertising units and custom integrated marketing campaigns
  • Develop long-term relationships with brands seeking to engage consumers in positive social action
    • Meet and exceed sales goals through off-the-shelf and customized advertising tools and materials; strategic development of sponsorship opportunities; and key messaging for ad trade PR.
    • Attend sales meetings to present/sell-in marketing proposals to agencies and clients.
    • Identify and qualify potential prospects.
    • Work with corporate partnerships team to develop innovative integrated deals that extend across all platforms.
    • Work with all platforms to plan and manage campaigns, ensuring that advertiser expectations are met.
    • Develop ways to bridge TakePart’s editorial interests and the interests of our corporate partners.
    • Organize and lead internal brainstorm sessions to develop marketing concepts and customized added value components in response to RFPs.
    • Understand the demographics and psychographics of our audience and articulate its value to advertisers.
    • Attend conferences and events.
    • Manage a sales funnel and report progress, efforts, and developments in an assigned territory.
    • Develop strategic relationships to position TakePart as a leader in advancing entertainingly relevant content that will allow brands to reach an influential, affluent, and socially-conscious audience.
    • Prepare and deliver research based presentations to prospects and partners

Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong communications skills: Presentation, Written, and Listening.
  • Ability to tap into network of contacts at key agencies to get meetings with media directors, supervisors, and planners – ultimately leading to getting TakePart on consideration sets for RFPs.
  • Able to collect data, generate strategic insights, and formulate a compelling sales story from data.
  • Managing a large prospect list effectively.
  • Advanced negotiation skills.
  • Familiarity with lifestyle, entertainment, and thought leader publications.
  • Knowledge of relevant demographics and psycho-graphics of younger, trend setting leaders who are highly educated and have disposable income.
  • Bright, energetic, collaborative, goal-oriented personality

Requirements:

  • 4+ years experience in media sales.
  • Proven history of closing deals and meeting sales targets.
  • Experience in corporate social responsibility initiatives and social impact marketing programs preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge of latest trends in media
  • Strong relationships with marketers and ad agency personnel

Location: LA Office

Editor, Global Health & Development

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.

Responsibilities:

·      Conceiving and creating a diverse editorial strategy across a variety of content types, using a variety of formats including long-form, photo galleries, spot news

·      Scheduling, assigning, editing, and in some cases writing stories

·      Developing a strong social media presence around coverage packages

·      Coordinating with program management, product, and other teams

·      Closely coordinating coverage with TakePart Live (on-air)

·      Possible: 1 to 2 on-location reporting trips

Requirements:

·      5+ years experience as a journalist and/or editor

·      Experience, expertise and contacts relevant to global development

·      Digital journalism experience required

·      Some television experience is a plus

Location: LA Office

Manager, Email & Mobile Marketing – TakePart

TakePart, the digital division of Participant Media, is looking for manger-level CRM talent to join our growing marketing team. This role will focus on growing the size of TakePart’s marketing database through creating/executing marketing promotions, establishing partnerships, and other acquisition campaigns.  This person will also be responsible for creating/deploying email and SMS direct marketing campaigns.

Responsibilities:

  • Help develop TakePart acquisition strategy
  • Grow the TakePart email and SMS lists in alignment with yearly goals
  • Establish relationships with suitable brands and execute partnered promotions
  • Research and work with 3rd party marketing agencies to execute marketing programs
  • Test quality of new leads against house file
  • Provide regular reporting on the success of acquisition campaigns
  • Collaborate with TakePart’s Social Media and Social Action teams to ensure acquisition is maximized across all channels
  • QA email and SMS direct marketing campaigns and ensure they are deployed on time with the highest quality and superior user experience
  • Build segmented email lists based on strategic campaign plans
  • Assist Email/Mobile marketing team to test all aspects of marketing including day/time sent, subject lines, call-to-action placement, etc.
  • Create marketing copy and HTML content for emails
  • Enforce best practice data collection and direct marketing policies including management of marketing permissions, rules for customer contact frequency and CAN-SPAM, COPPA, MMA compliance
  • Stay abreast of opportunities to grow and optimize Digital Marketing efforts

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years in Digital Marketing field working with large brands
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, or related field
  • Experience executing large marketing promotions focusing on user acquisition
  • Worked with 3rd party vendors to create and execute marketing campaigns
  • Strong copywriting skills
  • Highly creative with technical prowess
  • Working knowledge of HTML programming and HTML editors
  • High proficiency in MS Office, particularly Excel and Powerpoint, or Mac equivalents
  • Exemplary communication and organizational skills
  • Experience working with front- and back-end web developers
  • General knowledge of topics covered on TakePart.com and in Participant Media films
  • Bonus points:
    • Experience in Email and/or Mobile Marketing Field
    • Graphic design experience

Location: LA Office

Sales Coordinator – TakePart

The Sales Coordinator manages a wide variety of tasks on behalf of internal colleagues and external clients, ensuring that projects are delivered on time and within budget.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the sales, integrated marketing, and account management teams in the concepting, execution, and reporting/analysis of advertising and sponsorship projects. Help ensure projects are successfully executed on time and on budget and lead to renewals.
  • Help sales, editorial, and integrated marketing develop effective strategies, plans and proposals, to ensure we are providing value to clients, our business and our community
  • Act as a day to day representative to existing clients
  • Learn and manage digital advertising campaigns through a third-party advertising serving platform
  • Track results of campaigns including analytics and research results, and deliver to clients
  • Work with internal groups on the development of client presentations
  • Ensure quality throughout each phase of the project
  • Perform administrative tasks including scheduling of meetings, booking travel, and completion of expense reports

Requirements:  

  • 1 or more years experience working with branded digital media projects in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Creative thinker
  • Innovative and solutions oriented
  • An orientation and enthusiasm for TakePart’s content, mission, and culture
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Location: LA Office

Associate Editor, Environment and Wildlife – TakePart.com 

Are you a multimedia journalist with a flair for visual story telling and a passion for the environment and wildlife?  TakePart, a division of Participant Media, is looking for an associate editor to play a key role in the expansion of our environmental and wildlife coverage.

TakePart is a leading publisher and platform for socially conscious consumers, reaching 8 million unique users per month.  The site offers original coverage of issues including social justice, the environment, education, global development, and more.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the senior editor for environment and wildlife to plan and execute coverage, including breaking news, enterprise pieces and galleries and charticles.
  • Edit and manage a roster of contributing writers to the site’s environment and wildlife sections.
  • Write stories as needed.
  • Collaborate with TakePart’s social media team to promote coverage and to conceive of social-media-friendly coverage.
  • Act as a liaison to the producers of TakePart Live, Participant Media’s daily television show, as needed on relevant environmental and wildlife stories.

Qualifications:

  • B.A. degree in related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Strong editing, writing and managerial skills.
  • 2+ years digital media experience required; additional print media experience is a plus.
  • Subject matter expertise in environmental issues preferred.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Deadline driven, team player.
  • A mobile-first / social-media-first mindset.

Location: NY Office

Marketing Manager 

TakePart is a digital lifestyle magazine and social action platform for the conscious consumer reaching over 8MM unique visitors per month according to comScore Media Metrix.  TakePart is the digital division of Participant Media – the company behind films such as An Inconvenient Truth, Food Inc, Waiting for Superman, The Help, Lincoln, North Country, Contagion, Syriana and many others.  Participant’s belief that “a story well told can change the world” is the driving force behind TakePart’s mission: to inspire and accelerate social change by connected content to action.

TakePart is looking for a Marketing Manager to join its growing team.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and Grow TakePart Partner Link Exchange Program:
    • Manage existing partner relationships and explore traffic growth opportunities with existing partners
    • Grow partner network by establishing new relationships to add additional partners to TakePart’s traffic exchange program
  • Run paid marketing campaigns, including advertising on Facebook
    • Create media plans for digital campaigns and execute them on Facebook Ads Manager and Facebook Power Editor
    • Optimize campaigns continually based on performance
    • Provide wrap-up reporting on all campaigns
    • Run paid marketing campaigns on additional platforms such as google/youtube, twitter, tumblr, and more
    • Research and test campaigns with new vendors ongoing
  • Serve as liaison between marketing and content teams to improve process and content:
    • Report back to editorial team on content wins
    • Suggest marketing-minded content to editorial team based on insight from partners, social media performance, and search trends
    • Suggest content and creative tweaks to team based on learned best practices
  • Work with TakePart’s social media team on identifying social media trends and opportunities on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube, Reddit, Pinterest, etc.
  • Manage TakePart’s Tumblr presence
    • Establish and implement editorial strategy on Tumblr
    • Grow followers and referral traffic to TakePart.com from Tumblr
  • Oversee sweepstakes, contests, and promotions
    • Work with internal teams to establish goals and execute sweeps and contests
    • Grow TakePart’s email database, registered user base, and social media following through contests and promotions
  •  Other marketing duties/special projects as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years of digital marketing experience
  • Deep knowledge of social media including Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr
  • Experience working with analytics products such as Google Analytics, Adobe Site Catalyst, Facebook Insights, comScore Media Metrix
  • Comfort with Microsoft Office products including PowerPoint, Excel and Word
  • Experience buying advertising, specifically launching and managing campaigns on Facebook, YouTube

Location: LA Office

Manager, Video Acquisition & Development – TakePart

TakePart is a leading publisher and platform for socially conscious consumers, reaching over 9 million visitors per month.  The site offers original coverage of issues including social justice, the environment, education, global development, and more.  TakePart is searching for an acquisition and development manager to help source and create compelling video content.  This position will be based at the headquarters of TakePart’s parent company, Participant Media.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage video development projects for TakePart as well as brands/partners: create treatments and RFPs, review proposals, select producers, oversee production, provide notes and guidance on edits
  • Source, evaluate, license, and launch video content
  • Help define successful programming formats and a creative lens for video on TakePart
  • Assist with production and postproduction tasks when needed
  • Manage toward video usage and ad inventory goals, working closely with editorial and marketing teams to achieve success
  • Manage TakePart’s YouTube channel

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years film/video experience, including creative development and/or production roles
  • Hands-on “preditor” skills
  • Extensive digital media experience including successful management of YouTube properties
  • Solid filmmaker / producer contacts
  • Comfortable working with a wide variety of colleagues and contacts, ranging from filmmakers to sponsors to business affairs to tech

Location: LA Office

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.

Responsibilities:

The ideal candidate will be a proficient Ruby developer who is also multidimensional and capable of assisting in an array of developer tasks when needed.  This position will be the lead engineer for all of our Ruby applications and their integration across our technical stack.  Additionally, this role requires supervision of two software engineers.

  • Work with internal and external teams to develop and maintain large-scale, high-availability web applications
  • Work with stakeholders to help define features and plan their development using an Agile process
  • Provide consistent technical leadership – create an architecture roadmap, manage and mentor junior developers, and anticipate and resolve potential roadblocks
  • Seamlessly integrate user interface elements into scalable backend services
  • Optimize code reuse through efficient coding techniques
  • Maintain a disciplined approach to testing and quality assurance

Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • 7+ years in internet software development
  • Expert knowledge of Ruby / Rails
  • Expert knowledge of OO design patterns, MVC frameworks, UI development across desktop, mobile, and tablets
  • Experience with CoffeeScript, RSpec, and Jasmine is a plus
  • Experience developing large-scale, high-availability client/server web applications, preferably consumer-facing
  • Experience working with Drupal or other content management system a plus
  • Comfort implementing and customizing open-source applications
  • Competence working with traffic optimization techniques (e.g. sharding, caching)
  • Ability to multi-task and collaborate with multiple sets of developers, both in-house and external
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Location: LA Office

(Temporary) Coordinator, Ad Sales Marketing

Pivot TV is looking for a freelance Ad Sales Marketing Coordinator to fill an immediate need. This role will work closely with an Ad Sales Marketing Director and the larger marketing team as well as sales, programming, creative, and digital team to help develop and manage custom programs that support sales efforts and drive social action.

The ideal person is a self-starter who can think creatively and strategically and can work collaboratively in a fast paced environment.

Responsibilities:

• Actively participate in creative brainstorm sessions to conceptualize revenue-generating programs in response to client RFPs

• Compile compelling proposals in PowerPoint in response to client RFPs

• Post-sale project management of pitches sold through to clients

Qualifications:

• Strong writing skills and strong PowerPoint skills a MUST

• Ability to work as part of a team and individually as needed

• Highly detail-oriented and organized

• Ability to juggle multiple projects at once and thrive in a deadline-driven environment

• Proficient in Word and Excel

• Interested in advertising and television

• Working knowledge of Photoshop a plus

Location: NY Office

Director, Change the Course – Social Action Campaigns & Programming

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

  • Developing and executing all campaign messaging to CtC community on a weekly basis in integration with TakePart CRM team
  • Managing all campaign budgets, expenditures and internal/external financial reporting
  • Managing campaign microsite and liaising with in-house tech and product to ensure that the campaign’s digital platform and all relevant campaign metrics are functional and up to date
  • Oversee all the social media channels including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
  • Researching the relevant organic and paid opportunities for audience expansion and greater campaign reach
  • Identifying and cultivating relationships with potential NGO, foundation and corporate partners
  • Developing and executing digital marketing strategies that include multi-platform content, marketing and action elements for across internal and external platforms
  • Manage any ad buys done via social media.  Support all other digital advertising campaigns including administrative work
  • Analyze the campaign reporting and translate anecdotal and qualitative data into recommendations and plans for revising social media around campaign

Collaborate with external Campaign alliances by:

  • Leading Campaign alliance meetings and acting as point of contact for all marketing, social media and external messaging needs
  • Interact with the social networks of our campaign alliances and sponsors as well as affiliate campaigns
  • Developing campaign elements that are appropriate and effective for campaign alliances
  • Tracking and reporting on the social impact and outcomes of the campaign via in-house and external metrics

Collaborate with other divisions of Participant Media by:

  • Providing research and insights about the most effective strategies for social impact
  • Representing CtC in all relevant film meetings, convenings, presentations, etc.
  • Developing and integrating CtC campaign elements and opportunities into Pivot and TakePart
  • Liaising with all relevant divisions, as necessary, for all maters relevant to Change the Course

This position is will last one year. For more information on Change the Course please visit www.changethecourse.us.

Location: LA Office

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.

Responsibilities:

Candidate will be working alongside other software engineers on developing features and functionality in support of a daily publishing site with 10MM monthly visits.  Product lines and other projects include: publishing templates, content distribution and promotion, video, social network and community tools, analytics, and sponsorship initiatives.

  • Develop with Drupal best practices
  • Build and configure custom Drupal modules and themes
  • Plan and implement CMS-driven user interfaces
  • Convert designs from comps to pixel-perfect, responsive web presentations
  • Support content producers in creating custom HTML/CSS code
  • Implement, maintain, and troubleshoot CMS features
  • Troubleshoot cross-browser and cross-platform issues
  • Respond to production issues quickly and effectively

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years hands-on development experience in Drupal on consumer-facing websites
  • 3+ years hands-on development experience with HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript
  • Strong understanding of Drupal API, concepts and core modules
  • Experience developing with PHP
  • On top of emerging trends in mobile and tablet development
  • Experience with scrum or other agile development methodologies
  • Knowledge of AJAX/Javascript frameworks such as jQuery
  • Experience with Git or similar version control system
  • Familiar with coding best practices for SEO and accessibility
  • Familiar with CSS pre-processing and responsive design concepts
  • Dedication to clean, reusable, secure, scalable, and well-tested code
  • Comfort with rapid UI prototyping
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bonus points:
    • Experience working with MySQL or other relational databases
    • Familiarity with multi-site Drupal instances

Location: LA Office

Systems Administrator – TakePart

TakePart, the digital division of Participant Media, is seeking a Systems Administrator to help support our Drupal and 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.

Responsibilities:

Candidate will be supporting an in-house software development team on developing features and functionality in support of a daily publishing site and transactional platform with 10MM monthly visits.

  • Administer EC2 virtual machines running LAMP and Ruby on Rails with RVM and Nginx
  • Configure and maintain environments hosted in AWS, including EC2 with auto-scaling, security groups, ELB, ElastiCache, RDS, and S3
  • Manage deployment scripting and tools (Jenkins, shell scripts, Passenger, Resque)
  • Site Monitoring processes, handling alerts, application logging, escalations, and familiarity with tools such as Icinga and New Relic
  • Manage MySQL databases hosted on Amazon RDS
  • Traditional build and release duties
  • Day to day system administration: troubleshooting, performance tuning, and scaling operations
  • Improve development operations processes
  • DNS management

Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years supporting and building Linux-based web applications
  • Experience developing large-scale, high-availability client/server web applications
  • Experience setting up, configuring, and troubleshooting caching tools (Memcached, Varnish, APC, Akamai)
  • Hands on experience with web applications hosted with Amazon Web Services (EC2 with auto-scaling, security groups, ELB, RDS, S3)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Bonus points:
    • Familiarity with multi-site Drupal instances

Location: LA Office