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Careers at Crooked

Crooked Media is growing! In a late-bloomer kind of way. Help us speed through the awkward phase and get this company / hub of the resistance where it needs to be. We need your help!

If you think you or someone you know could be a fit, please send in resumes to jobs@crooked.com. Here’s what we’re currently looking for:

 

Producer

 

We are looking to hire an LA-based producer who would be responsible handling logistics and production across several of our current podcasts.

The ideal candidate must have a clear idea of the Crooked brand, experience booking talent and producing podcasts from soup to nuts. The candidate must work well with small groups and be hands on throughout process. Candidate must understand that strong editorial ethics are the top priority in all Crooked-driven projects.

Day-to-day duties include:

  • Oversee master booking for assigned podcasts
  • Leading editorial meetings, pitching and developing ideas for shows
  • Serve as point person on select Crooked current podcasts when necessary.
    • Duties would include liaising with our production support to book studio time
    • Working with hosts and producers on arranging any necessary elements to complete episodes (i.e. research, video + visual assets)
    • Liaising with the sales team to ensure hosts have pertinent ad copy for each show
    • Liaise with editor on notes and edits for final cut
    • Make sure social media team has everything necessary to support and promote each show

Candidates must have:

  • 2+ years of radio, TV, or podcast production
  • Experience managing live events and / or location shoots
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Understanding of journalism and journalistic ethics
  • A passion and day-to-day interest in politics and the news
  • A self-motivated, proactive, creative, accountable and nice attitude

 

Web Developer

 

Day-to-day duties include:

  • Maintaining and expanding Crooked.com
  • Building campaign micro sites
  • Working on our HTML newsletter
  • Collaborating with designers to translate Photoshop and Sketch files into web experiences
  • Staying on top of emerging technology and providing a proactive POV

Candidates must have experience with:

  • HTML / CSS / JavaScript and JQuery
  • Responsive Design
  • WordPress
  • Some backend experience (we often capture emails with our micro sites)
Bonus
  • You are interested in politics and activism
  • You enjoy experimenting with technology
  • You are interested in security

 

Office Manager

 

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Office Manager to join our team.  This position will manage our front reception desk and all general facilities to ensure the office runs smoothly. The position will also provide some administrative and technical support as necessary. The ideal candidate must be able to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment, communicate great, and problem-solve for everything big and small on the fly.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Manage reception desk and greet and assist guests as needed
  • Manage and optimize office facilities including space allocation, vendor relationship management (including maintenance, cleaning, parking, security and catering), and IT infrastructure
  • Be responsible for the upkeep and tidiness of office spaces
  • Provide administrative and scheduling support as necessary
  • Oversee studio and meeting room schedules for the office
  • Process and manage expenses and basic accounting and invoices
  • Oversee office budget; order and track all supplies and catering
  • Assist HR with on-boarding, reporting and maintaining office culture
  • Plan internal office events including parties, celebrations and lunches

Must have:

  • 2-4 years experience in accounting, HR or another related field
  • Administrative experience
  • Great and positive attitude
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Exceptional organization and communication skills

 

Junior Graphic Designer

 

Do you have a knack for visual communication? Are you quick on your feet? Do you mind sharing a bathroom with 14 other people? If you answered ‘yes’ about the bathroom, you may have a promising future at Crooked Media!

We are seeking an LA-based, full-time graphic designer to support a growing design team that’s working to evolve how we respond and shape politics. The ideal candidate must be able to handle multiple tasks that respond to an unpredictable news cycle and work well on a team.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Supporting senior design staff conceiving and producing social graphics, motion graphics packages, merchandise designs, and podcast graphics
  • Using the Crooked style guide to prepare digital assets from sourced images
  • Supporting senior design staff in responding to the news cycle with infographics and share graphics that convey Crooked analysis on the news
  • Helping to evolve the look and feel of Crooked’s digital products, including podcasts, articles, microsites, the Crooked newsletter, the merchandise store, and more

Must have:

  • 2-4 years experience creating digital graphics in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects specifically)
  • Familiarity with data visualization design
  • Passion for news and politics
  • The ability to self-manage and prioritize multiple concurrent projects
  • Strong organizational skills and an awareness of deadlines
  • Willingness to accept and respond to feedback
  • A sense of design humor

 

Political Director

 

We are looking to hire an LA-based political director to serve as point person on all of Crooked’s political initiatives. What exactly does that mean? It’s a work in progress. But, basically, we need someone to help us manage all of the initiatives we’ll be working on in the run up to the 2018 midterm elections and to come up with creative ways to engage our audience and help people to get involved.

That will mean helping plan travel and tour dates so that we visit important congressional districts. It will mean managing our relationships with Congressional offices, campaign committees, campaigns, activist groups, non-profit organizations, and helping us figure out the best way to contribute to important political debates. Most of this will be digital organizing, so the ideal candidate will have experience running those initiatives as well as pre-existing relationships with people in this space. This person will have to be creative, comfortable managing big projects from beginning to end, and excited about working your ass off for important causes.

Day-to-day duties include:

  • Use Crooked Media’s convening power to craft campaigns aimed at engaging audiences
  • Research organizations to partner with and build relevant strategic partnerships for issue-based campaigns
  • Serve as point person with all relevant political and non-profit organizations
  • Execute short term and long term digital-centric campaigns that optimize engagement and conversions
  • Work closely with the content team to build political content throughout Crooked’s slate of content in informative and entertaining ways

Candidates must have:

  • 3-5 years of experience on a political campaign or activism organization or in public service
  • 3-5 years of experience executing digital campaigns across all social platforms as well as email
  • A passion and day-to- day interest in politics and the news
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at once
  • A self-motivated, proactive, scrappy, creative, accountable, and nice attitude

 

Internship Opportunities

 

All internships are based in Los Angeles. To be considered for an internship with Crooked, you must submit your resume in the below format:

 

  • Email Subject: (Type of) Intern: (Timeframe you’re applying for)

o   Example: Biz Ops Intern: Spring 2018

o   Fall (Sept-Dec), Spring (Jan-May), Summer (May-Aug)

  • Attach 1 page resume to said email

We are no longer accepting resumes for Summer 2018.

Business Operations Intern

 

We’re looking for a self-motivated intern who can help us do the following:

  • Inform critical business decisions by driving research and applying analysis to achieve insights on strategic business initiatives.
  • Develop frameworks for tackling complex strategic challenges, and develop ROI models to measure financial impact of key initiatives.
  • Prepare and process expense reports and ensure accurate GL coding of invoices and assist with the company’s internal databases to ensure they are accurate and up to date.
  • Provide general support with data-related projects, record-keeping of product titles, and other necessary functional requirements.

 

Social Media Intern

 

We’re looking for a self-motivated intern who can help us do the following:

  • Maintain and grow social media channels including, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and YouTube.
  • Manage the planning and editing of social content, interacting with users, answering any questions and engaging in discussion when appropriate.
  • Introduce new ideas, marketing practices, platforms, and applications that will help keep our efforts ahead of the curve.
  • Provide day-to-day assistance with the execution of social media campaigns, live events, product releases, promotions, and additional content related activities.

Important note: Crooked Media provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.