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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 and include the job title in the subject line. Here’s what we’re currently looking for:

Video Editor

Crooked Media is looking for a full time video editor for their Video Production team in Los Angeles. The Crooked Media Video Editor will work their magic to turn every video they touch into an engaging and entertaining piece of content that utilizes the footage in the most creative way possible. The ideal candidate should have a keen eye for pacing and be able to approach each project with the goal of making it the most impactful it can be by enhancing visual appeal through the use of motion graphics. 

As a growing video publisher, the Crooked Media video team is a fast-paced unit that needs an editor who is capable of working quickly and collaboratively. We highly value people who bring a lot of ideas to the table and are eager to break new ground in the digital content world.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Editing previously shot video content for release on YouTube, Snapchat, and other social platforms
  • Enhancing existing cuts with motion graphics
  • Packaging final video products for release
  • Working collaboratively with producers and directors to craft the best possible video product
  • Adding music and other visual effects to maximize the impact of each project 
  • Being on hand for coverage of major political events 
  • Optimizing content and creating cutdowns for different social platforms
  • Brainstorming with the rest of the video team to come up with new ideas for future content

Qualifications:

  • 2-5 years as an online video content editor
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of timing, motivation and continuity
  • Understanding of digital media files, organization and formatting 
  • Familiarity with a passion for news, politics, and world events
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to deliver quality work on a tight schedule
  • Proficiency with Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, After Effects, and other parts of the Adobe Suite
  • Creativity with a flair for strong visual elements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team and take notes from a wide variety of stakeholders 
  • Familiarity with Wirecast and digital streaming softwares is a bonus

Please include links to past work and reel when applying.

Video Producer, News

Crooked Media is looking for a full time video producer/editor for their Video Production team in Los Angeles. The Crooked Media Video Producer will conceptualize, shoot, and edit a short video segment for daily release in collaboration with the team producing our ‘What a Day’ podcast as well as collaborating on other longform video projects. The ideal candidate should have at least 2+ years experience in digital video production and have a passion for delivering the news of the day in a humorous and visually engaging way. This particular role will require some flexible scheduling.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborating with the ‘What a Day’ team to write/conceptualize a short video piece highlighting one key story of the day for release the following morning on Crooked’s YouTube and other social platforms
  • Filming or recording visual and audio elements for the daily video
    Editing and packaging the final video product for release
  • Working directly with talent on original videos
  • Coordinating and collaborating with other teams within Crooked to meet department needs
  • Assisting in the development, pre-production, and post-production of other Crooked Media video products
  • Assisting in coverage of major political events
  • Optimizing content for different social platforms

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years as an online video content creator
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Creativity with a flair for strong visual elements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to deliver quality work on a tight schedule
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask
  • Experience in a studio setting and/or on set
  • Proficiency with Adobe Premiere
  • Familiarity with digital cameras and production equipment
  • Ability to work independently
  • Understanding of digital media files, organization and formatting
  • Familiarity with Photoshop, After Effects, and other parts of the Adobe Suite
  • A passion for news, politics, and world events
  • Familiarity with Wirecast and digital streaming softwares is a bonus

Please include links to past work when applying.

Video Publishing Specialist

Crooked Media is looking for a full time Video Publishing Specialist to join their Video Production team in Los Angeles. The Crooked Media Video Publishing Specialist will be responsible for uploading and optimizing the release of Crooked video content on our YouTube channel as well as other social platforms. Details of this role include designing video thumbnails, advising on title strategy, inputting metadata, keeping up channel maintenance, writing weekly analytics reports on channel performance for team analysis, as well as doing minor editing of video content for social release. 

The ideal candidate should have at least 1 year experience in digital video publishing.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Uploading completed video projects to Crooked’s YouTube Channel and other social platforms
  • Designing video thumbnails that will catch the eye of both new and returning viewers
  • Advising on video titles for maximum impact
  • Inputting metadata to ensure each video is reaching its fullest potential audience
  • Pulling data and writing reports to inform the team about trends to inform creative decisions
  • Editing video content for platform optimization as well as pulling and editing clips for social distribution 
  • Assisting in coverage of major political events 

Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years experience on a digital video publishing team
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Strong eye for design with proficient Photoshop skills
  • Experience with YouTube Analytics
  • Proven experience with SEO techniques
  • Experience with copywriting 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to deliver quality work on a tight schedule
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask
  • Proficiency with Adobe Premiere 
  • Understanding of digital media files, organization and formatting 
  • Familiarity with After Effects and other parts of the Adobe Suite
  • A passion for news, politics, and world events
  • Experience on set and understanding of the full video production process is a bonus

Narrative Podcast Project Manager

We’re looking for a project manager with audio production experience to join our  narrative development and production team, based in Los Angeles. This is an extremely varied role that will be tasked to build out production teams, oversee said teams, and act as a hub within Crooked for multiple podcasts.

The Podcast Project Manager must be comfortable working on a wide variety of shows – within narrative documentary and longform journalism – and must switch between shows with ease and excitement. They must have great organizational capacities and the ability to communicate well.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Point of contact for Crooked communication with each project’s teams including hosts, production staff and researchers throughout development process
  • Oversee building of freelance production teams for each individual project
  • Oversee production calendar and budgets on behalf of Crooked and ensure project is on time and on budget. 
  • Liaise with different Crooked departments for each project, including Marketing, Design, Social Media, Finance, etc
  • Assist project team with any organizational needs
  • Provide edits on scripts and mixes as needed 
  • Plan field producing and reporting trips in collaboration with producers
  • Oversee the arranging for studio recordings and tape syncs and work with the finance team on budgets.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of four years of experience producing audio for radio or podcast
  • An understanding of the audio producing process from inception to completion
  • Proficiency in creating assemblies in ProTools
  • An eye for detail and self-direction
  • Ability to work with all kinds of people internally and externally
  • Great organizational skills and ability to learn new organizational software as needed 

Client Partner

Crooked Media is looking to hire a Client Partner who will build and sell Crooked’s advertising solutions to our key partners benefitting from our proven Direct Response and Brand Building Solutions. You’ll contribute to our rapid and dramatic growth.  We are looking for demonstrated performance in a constantly changing, ambiguous environment, and problem-solving leadership with limited oversight. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Define and own account plans to unlock investments and drive client’s business key performance metrics
  • Partner with sales and strategists to structure and execute operational and strategic initiatives – developing account plans, synthesizing market related data, leading client analysis and defining Crooked’s overall business approach 
  • Prospect and penetrate organizations to drive alignment and influence executive and day-to-day contacts to execute against account plan
  • Develop performance marketing approaches for clients to leverage Crooked ad solutions
  • Own forecasting and accurate client analysis to support team planning
  • Create persuasive sales presentations using market trends, case studies and Facebook network solutions
  • Exceed sales goals for yourself and your team
  • Hone in on relevant trends and opportunities in order to craft business cases that support any new requests

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years experience in podcasting, media sales/buying, audience engagement, talent management and/or business development
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Expertise in media strategy, advertising, custom content and social distribution and activation
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Deep understanding of Crooked ecosystem and brand ethos
  • High-level relationships across media agencies, holding companies and target brands preferred

Office Manager

Crooked Media is seeking a collaborative and obsessively organized office manager to facilitate day-to-day office operations and ensure that we have a productive, efficient, and enjoyable work experience. The ideal candidate will have organizational skills and a multi-tasking prowess that will ensure a positive and productive environment for all team members and visitors.  

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform administrative duties for the office and ensure that the office is operating smoothly including booking travel, managing meeting room booking, and maintaining a master calendar for Crooked’s team meetings
  • Manage office supply ordering, inventory and vendor relations (including lunch, snacks/kitchen, office supplies and IT vendors)
  • Plan and execute company events, including monthly town halls, happy hours, parties and other celebrations
  • Perform receptionist duties: greet visitors, answer phone calls, provide parking validations and manage office security list. 
  • Receive and sort incoming mail and deliveries, and manage outgoing mail
  • Maintain office cleanliness and conduct regular walk-throughs to ensure organization and supplies
  • Work closely with our Chief of Staff to monitor and manage office budgets (supplies, events, repairs, parking, etc.)
  • Assist with office layout planning and office moves including ordering furniture and designing seating plans. 
  • Serve as point of contact between Crooked and building/parking management
  • Facilitate office maintenance requests and general office questions from staff.
  • Provide administrative support for our Chief Operations Officer as necessary, including scheduling meetings, maintaining calendars, and submitting expenses
  • Perform light HR tasks such as new employee onboarding and interview scheduling
  • Find and help manage our awesome group of interns

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience in an office management role
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the intuitive ability to juggle multiple tasks
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an extremely positive attitude
  • Proficiency in Slack, GSuite and Trello
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds

Booking Producer, News & Entertainment

Crooked Media is looking for an experienced Booking Producer to join our News and Entertainment team, based in Los Angeles. The ideal candidate would be tasked with finding the best guest for a variety of Crooked podcasts, from Presidential candidates to comedians … and sometimes both. 

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Researching and booking a wide variety of notable experts, celebrities, and political figures for various shows on the Crooked platform..
  • Conducting pre-interviews, coordinating with show producers and booking studio time 
  • Liaise between shows and booking agencies, PR reps, agents and managers
  • Maintain and build guest database
  • Occasionally secure facilities for remote interviews
  • Brainstorm, source and pitch story ideas
  • Write introductions and prep questions for potential guests 

 

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years booking experience in either entertainment or journalism, including researching information and tracking down guests
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Superior written and verbal communication skill
  • Strong time management skills and multitasking abilities
  • Strong relationship-building skills 
  • Well-organized, efficient, detail-oriented self-starter, and able to work independently and within a team environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office/Google Docs

Marketing Coordinator

Crooked Media is hiring a rockstar Marketing Coordinator to join the team to bring marketing campaigns to life across political, content and brand priorities. The ideal candidate will be passionate about the intersection of politics, pop culture and media and eager to learn and grow in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. This role reports to the Director of Marketing in our Los Angeles HQ.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage promotional and marketing calendars, working with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that activities are being executed consistently across content, political and brand initiatives
  • Research, identify and present opportunities to grow audience and awareness for company wide priorities s
  • Work with content and social teams to package promotional assets for hosts & guests for content, live events and commerce
  • Update, maintain and organize assets, information, files and materials and coordinate to ensuring that collateral is up to date and that all teams are briefed on changes
  • Build & circulate recaps and reports to management, hosts and partners both internal and external
  • Maintain, manage and track influencer lists for merch and company calls to action—ensuring partners are receiving information and product in a clear and efficient manner
  • Work with Crooked live event partners and venues to ensure tracking towards ticket sales, communicating proactively with internal teams to bring all promotional efforts to life
  • Maintain launch timelines, keeping up with all of the due dates, and updating to make sure they work with the different teams
  • Work with podcast platform partners like Apple Podcasts, Spotify to ensure we are optimizing content marketing across all channels
  • Research new marketing and promotional opportunities and present to Marketing leadership regularly, identifying dynamic ways for Crooked to connect with new & existing audiences 
  • Help plan, execute and coordinate experiential activations as needed
  • Assist marketing team with scheduling and planning of internal and external meetings

Qualifications:

  • 2-5 years’ experience on a marketing team—content, media or commerce background preferred
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Highly familiar with Google Drive (including Sheets, Slides and more) and Microsoft Office
  • Comfort using and/or learning reporting tools like Google Analytics, Shopify, Sprout Social, Mailchimp, Megaphone & Cadence13 a plus!
  • A proactive and positive attitude, who likes to get things done and enjoys the process of problem solving on a day-to-day basis
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts
  • Highly organized and entrepreneurial in spirit
  • Comfort using and/or learning reporting tools like Google Analytics, Shopify, Sprout Social, Mailchimp, Megaphone & Cadence13 a plus!
  • Passion for Crooked’s content and mission is a must!

Director of Social Content

So we’re looking to get into the meme game. If you think that’s not a fully fleshed out digital strategy, then we need to hire you because that’s as far as we’ve gotten. 2020 is an incredibly important year, so Crooked Media is looking for a Director of Social Content to implement a political and marketing social media strategy that generates shareable content, grows our audience, and make us seem as cool as @Wendys. This is a senior role that reports to the Chief Content Officer and will run a small team of social media associates. The position is based in Los Angeles.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement a social media strategy to grow audience and build brand awareness among new audience
  • Lead, develop, and mentor junior staff members
  • Establish and build a distinct brand voice for news, politics, and marketing across all social platforms
  • Oversee team of social media associates to execute strategy on both original and promotional social content as well as community development
  • Develop and set annual social growth KPIs (engagement, followers, etc)
  • Research and integrate social media trends to maintain relevance of Crooked Media social brands
  • Work with Crooked content teams to build and oversee a social programming calendar
  • Implement a content editorial calendar to manage content and plan specific, timely digital campaigns
  • Analyze social audience metrics and make recommendations to boost visibility and engagement.
  • Develop and maintain online Crooked community across multiple social platforms
  • Identify and execute on organic and/or rapid response social opportunities to build brand awareness and credibility
  • Monitor SEO and user engagement and suggest content optimization

Qualifications:

  • 7+ years experience in social and management experience
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Prior experience leading team of junior associates
  • Ability to deliver quality work on a tight schedule
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Proficiency in creative writing, with a strong grasp on spelling and grammar
  • Community management experience
  • Audience development experience
  • Strong analytical background with the ability to synthesize and visualize data
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office & Apple Productivity Apps
  • Familiarity with Photoshop or familiarity with other parts of the
  • Adobe Suite are a bonus
  • Strong interest in news and politics
  • Kind and sense of humor

Social Media Associate, News & Politics

Crooked Media’s Good Idea #1: Twitter arguments are always worth it. 

See? This is why we need you. Crooked is looking for a Social Media Associate who can run our news and politics coverage, help implement growth strategies on all social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and others TBD), and tell us when our good ideas are bad ideas. Associate will report to the Director of Social Content and will calmly be able to answer when someone old yells, “WHERE DO I TIKTOK?” Candidates must have experience building and distributing social content and developing audiences for brands or individuals.   

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create and post social content for Pod Save America, Crooked Media, and Vote Save America social accounts 
  • Monitor and respond to daily news and political cycle in the Crooked voice 
  • Help develop Crooked-branded graphic and video content to drive engagement 
  • Help set and hit social growth KPIs (engagement, followers, etc) 
  • Post content following Crooked’s news and politics programming schedule 
  • Manage a dashboard of daily activity 
  • Monitor the community to identify, document, and respond to trends
  • Compare and report interesting case studies from comparable brands to share insights and examples 
  • Work with the design, video, and political teams to oversee the creation and posting of content on social accounts (photos, graphics, gifs, data visualizations, short videos, etc) 
  • Develop the Crooked voice and creative approach to breaking news and political developments, including rapid response formats 
  • Identify social influencers to engage with and fan communities to interact with and grow brand visibility 
  • Surface and amplify UGC for political campaigns, including Vote Save America 
  • Synthesize findings and recommendations in presentations to be shared internally

Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years experience
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Ability to deliver quality work on a tight schedule
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Social media expertise
  • Proficiency in creative writing, with a strong grasp on spelling and grammar
  • Community management experience 
  • Audience development experience
  • Strong analytical background with the ability to synthesize and visualize data 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office & Apple Productivity Apps
  • Familiarity with Photoshop or familiarity with other parts of the Adobe Suite are a bonus

Graphic Designer, Freelance

Crooked’s design team is growing and we need a talented freelance designer to create compelling visuals to help us win in 2020. We’re looking for a design generalist that enjoys working on a range of project types.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Work with Crooked’s design team across a variety of projects
• Design social assets to support our podcasts and brands
• Work with Crooked’s political team to create social and marketing assets based on our political calls to action
• Support senior staff in developing new brands
• Help create physical props and material for video
• Develop presentations and sales collateral
• Create merchandise for the Crooked Store

Qualifications:

• 3-6 years of professional design experience
• An eye for composition, the ability to use type, great taste and an awareness of trends and styles
• The ability to visualize data / work with infographics
• A passion for politics and the ability to translate the news into visuals
• An interest in social media
• Able to use the Adobe Creative suite at a professional level
• Motion graphic and video editing skills are a plus

To Apply: Please send your resume, your portfolio and the most interesting thing you’ve seen recently to jobs@crooked.com. Include: “Graphic Designer” in the subject line.


Summer Internships

So you want to be a Crooked Intern? We love that! Here’s some stuff you should know:

  • All internships are paid and based at our Los Angeles Headquarters, we unfortunately cannot accept remote interns at the time being. If selected for an opportunity, interns are responsible for securing their own housing.
  • Perks include speaker sessions, snacks and access to the office doodles!
  • We are looking for full time, hard working students and team players who are/have:
    • In pursuit of a 4-year college degree with a GPA of 3.5 or higher
    • Must have legal right to work in the United States
    • Available to work during Summer break  (June – August), up to 40 hours per week (M-F)
    • Positive Attitude, a willingness to learn and a desire to excel
    • Strong Communication Skills
    • Passion: Desire to impact change and willingness to contribute to the organizations’ broader mission to Entertain, Inform, and Inspire Action

Open positions and applications for Summer 2020 will open soon.


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.