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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:

Product Manager (Contract)

 

Crooked Media is looking for an LA-based product manager to support our VoteSaveAmerica.com re-launch in 2019. This is a contract position through the end of the January 2020, requiring a 30-hour time commitment a week.

 

Day-to-day duties include:

  • Build and manage our 2020 Crooked.com and Vote Save America websites roadmap – work with the larger VSA team to set goals and track deliverables
  • Establish and manage schedules with internal and external partners (namely serving as liaison between Crooked teams and agency/developer)
  • Coordinate UI/UX wireframing
  • Work closely with design and engineering teams to coordinate and execute on design and written deliverables
  • Oversee creative review process and asset management
  • Work with internal VSA team and external partners to launch new pages and refresh content on current pages
  • Work with Crooked marketing to create, implement, analyze, and improve SEO programs to grow traffic

Candidate must have:

  • 3+ years of product management or other relevant experience
  • Strong project management and time management skills
  • Ability to be creative, strategic, analytical, and think outside the box to solve problems
  • Experience working directly with designers to design and iterate on products
  • Experience working with web developers and ability to translate creative vision to workable solution
  • Knowledge of consumer marketing analytics
  • Interest in US politics

 

 

Sr. Producer, Current Podcasts

 

We are looking to hire an LA-based senior producer who would be responsible for content, logistics, and production of our current podcasts. The ideal candidate would be an established audio producer with significant experience producing and a track record of success and experience managing a team. The candidate must have a clear idea of the Crooked brand, have exceptional skills in talent management, and basic audio production knowledge.

 

Day-to-day duties include:

  • Supervising associate producers, talent network management and production partners
  • Managing brainstorms, booking and scheduling of panelists and co-hosts, segment construction
  • Working with Sales team to ensure necessary ads have been recorded
  • Overseeing pre-production / production schedules as well as set run of show, week- over-week, from prep to actual show
  • Liaising with producers and editors on notes and edits for final cut for podcast distribution
  • Liaising with our studio manager to book studio time based on needed locations
  • Collaborating with hosts on building episodes by providing segment ideas, creative, and technical support
  • Working with hosts and producers on arranging any necessary elements to complete episodes (i.e. research, video + visual assets)
  • Oversee and vet detailed production budgets
  • Coordinating cross-departmental efforts to build, and publicize our programming through video, social, design and marketing efforts

Candidates must have:

  • 5+ years of radio, TV or podcast production experience
  • 3+ years of managerial experience
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Understanding of journalism and journalistic ethics
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at once
  • A self-motivated, proactive, scrappy, creative, accountable and nice attitude

 

 

Associate Producer, News

 

We are looking to hire an LA-based producer who would be responsible for handling logistics and production across several of our current podcasts. The ideal candidate must have a clear idea of the Crooked brand, a strong interest in news and politics, and experience booking talent and producing podcasts from soup to nuts. The candidate must work well with small groups and be flexible and hands-on throughout the production process.

Day-to-day duties include:

  • Preparing hosts and developing briefing materials for podcasts live streams and other special events
  • Performing critical editorial functions of Crooked Media news podcasts:
    • Working with hosts and producers on arranging any necessary elements to complete episodes (i.e. research, video + visual assets)
    • Liaising with our production support to book studio time
    • Liaising with the sales team to ensure hosts have pertinent ad copy for each show
    • Liaising with the editor on notes and edits for final cut
    • Making sure social media team has everything necessary to support and promote each show
  • Booking guests for assigned podcasts
  • Participating in editorial meetings, pitching and developing ideas for shows, both for in studio and live audience programs

 

Candidate must have:

  • 2+ years of news, radio, TV, or podcast production
  • Exceptional research skills.
  • 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
  • Preferred experience with Audio editing or field production skills

 

 

Manager, Human Resources

 

Crooked Media is looking for a Human Resources Manager. You will be responsible for building HR processes for both generalist and business partner support functions. The ideal candidate has worked in a digital media company or for a quickly growing startup environment. You can continue to foster Crooked’s kind, smart and creative culture, but you are also confident and comfortable managing difficult conversations.

Day-to-day duties include:

  • Manage payroll, benefits, and compliance
  • Work with current staff to co-manage the onboarding process, new hire experience, and company culture
  • Maintain and update the employee handbook to stay current with new employment laws and address any new company policies
  • Work closely with executives and finance on organizational design and job architecture
  • Create a performance review process and manage employee relations
  • Serve as the key HR business partner for all departments
  • Design business and employee initiatives that support our short and long-term business goals, including driving practices that enable high performance and operational excellence
  • Provide counsel and guidance to all employees
  • Act as an executive coach for key clients and leaders; hold a high bar for leadership values and behaviours
  • Influence and/or deploy practices to consistently increase and maintain employee engagement and satisfaction
  • Model and reinforce our cultural values of being kind, smart, and creative

 

Candidate must have:

  • Experience providing HR business partner support to finance, legal, or other business teams
  • Experience designing and implementing HR systems and processes
  • Experience with core HR domains, including performance management, organizational design, talent management, compensation, and employee relations
  • Experience influencing and advising executive leadership on talent and employment matters
  • Experience with people data analytics; ability to influence with data
  • Master’s degree in HR, IR or similar field
  • Supervisory experience
  • HR experience in a tech start-up or high growth company

 

 


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.