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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

 

Pod Save The People Producer / Editor

 

We are looking to hire a part-time producer/editor based in Washington DC or NYC who would be responsible for handling logistics and editorial for Pod Save the People.

The ideal candidate must have a clear idea of the Crooked brand and Pod Save the People, experience booking talent and producing podcasts from soup to nuts. Candidate must understand that strong editorial ethics are the top priority in all Crooked-driven projects.

Day-to-day duties include:

  • Editorial support with show structure and layout
  • Liaising with hosts, keeping up with host schedules and organizing logistics for recording
  • Work with hosts to deliver title, description and show notes each week
  • Booking guests and must be willing to support key interviews in person
  • Research for the host and guest prep
  • Liasing with our production support to book studio time
  • Liaising with the sales team to ensure hosts have pertinent ad copy for each show.
  • Making sure social media team has everything necessary to support and promote each show
  • Editing the show week-to-week for content and time

Candidates must have:

  • 2+ years of radio, TV, or podcast production
  • 3+ years experience with audio editing
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Access to appropriate auditing and editing software
  • 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

 

 

Internship Opportunities

 

All internships are based in Los Angeles, we unfortunately cannot accept remote candidates at the time being. Internships are paid and include access to snacks and the office doodles. 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: Research/Dev Intern: Spring 2019

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

  • Attach 1 page resume to said email

We are accepting resumes for Fall Interns to start Mid-August. Full time and part time options are available.

 
 

Design / Production

 

  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite, with focus on Premiere, Photoshop, and After Effects

  • Experience with cameras and shooting

  • A love of design, a passion for politics and a sense of humor

  • Creativity welcomed, production muscle also needed! (outlining with the pen tool, sourcing images and resizing assets will be an important part of the job)

  • Ability to stay organized and flexible within a rapidly evolving news cycle

  • Available at least 3 days per week

  • Equipment and software provided, just bring your brain!

 
 

Digital / Website Internship

 

  • Maintain and manage posting of daily content on crooked.com

  • Pull insights and best practices from all social platforms

  • 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.

 
 

Research / Development Internship

 

  • Assist in the daily operations of the development department

  • Keep track of incoming pitches and writing summaries and coverage

  • Maintain and track talent lists

  • Research new talent across all Crooked platforms

  • Willingness to assist other departments across Crooked (if necessary)

  • Ability to conduct research on current events, policy, and politicians quickly and efficiently

  • Willingness to stay up to date with news cycle, particularly elections

  • Compile information for podcast segments and on upcoming podcast guests

  • Fact check and copy edit daily newsletter


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.