NOW HIRING: Senior Creative

Portal A is an award-winning digital studio that develops, produces, and distributes video built for the digital age. We are independent with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

At Portal A, we produce breakthrough entertainment with the best talent on the internet for the biggest brands in the world – YouTube, Google, Lenovo, Amazon, Clorox, and more. Our in-house team of creatives, strategists, talent experts, producers, editors, and more push each other to produce our best work with each new project. We take on huge challenges, create without fear, and learn new things constantly.

We are looking for a full-time Senior Creative to join our kickass team in our downtown Los Angeles office. The right candidate is ambitious, collaborative, and an expert on all things digital entertainment.

Responsibilities

Creativity & Vision. Come up with big, adventurous ideas for video campaigns across genre and platforms. Take that vision and turn it into practice, manage the creative process for a project from start to finish.
Leadership. Uphold that vision with confidence as you collaborate with other departments. Listen effectively and use the expertise from different departments to inform your work.
Communication. Write with intention, clarity, and style for creative pitches, treatments, creative bibles, scripts, and more. Speak with authority and enthusiasm to share your ideas and perspective.
Composure. Represent Portal A in external meetings, calls with clients, on set, and while working with outside parties (talent, influencers, writers, directors).
Adaptability. Possess a can-do spirit and eagerness to jump in on any step of the process. Help out peers with copywriting, brainstorm creative solutions to unexpected problems, and swing at curveballs.
Decisiveness. Make creative decisions with conviction, especially under pressure.

Skills/Qualifications

You have 6-8 years experience. You’re no stranger to developing and creating branded video in the digital space. You’ve encountered challenges, learned from them, and bring that perspective to your work. On set experience or previous work with influencers is a plus.
You are a creative thinker with a unique voice. You pitch ideas that are weird, unique, huge, and sometimes impossible. You can absorb a brief and strategic data, process it all, and come up with something high concept, smart, and inventive.
You’re great on paper and in person. You’re a strong and capable writer. You communicate ideas and complex concepts with ease (and little jargon). You can pitch like a pro, lead a great meeting, and collaborate well with others.
You are competent AND curious.  From the state of the industry to the tools you need to create exceptional work, you know your shit. But even with all that knowledge, you’re still always trying to discover new things to stay ahead of the curve.
You live and breathe internet culture. You can speak to shifts and trends in the world of social video. You’ve seen the latest video, post, or meme before any of your friends. You understand how to tailor a single message for a variety of platforms and formats.
You’re ready to build something. You get invested in your projects, workplace, and colleagues. You feel passionate about building a world-class team and business through impactful creative work.

A few of the benefits of working at Portal A

• Our team is fun, curious, full of creativity and optimism, with a strong desire to innovate
• Our office environment is flexible, autonomous, focused, and collaborative
• Our team structure is flat and non-hierarchical, with opportunities to grow into leadership and contribute at various layers of the process
• We offer competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and generous bonuses
• Benefits include a matching 401K plan, medical, dental and vision group coverage and commuter benefits
• Flexible vacation and work-from-home policies, including multiple WFH days a month
• A casual work environment
• The chance to be at the forefront of one of the most dynamic, complex creative and strategic industries – original and commercial online video
• Office always stacked with drinks and snacks
• Weekly lunches catered on the company
• Matching charitable donations at year-end
• Fun days and outings (baseball games, concerts, volunteer days, etc.)
• The freshest Portal A swag (backpacks, hoodies, water bottles, etc.)
• Travel stipends between our LA and SF offices
• Reimbursed cell phone expenses

How to apply

Email jobs@portal-a.com with:

• Your resume. Duh.
• Samples of work.  At least 3, please. Maybe it’s a branded video you’re especially proud of or the best deck you ever made. Show us what you got.
• Cover Letter. Tell us why you think you’re a fit for the role and how you heard about the position. Creativity encouraged.
• Links. Show us what you think is cool on the internet. Could be your favorite YouTube video of all time, a piece of branded content that surprised you, an Instagram account you can’t get enough of, or the best article you read last year.
Please include “SENIOR CREATIVE” in the subject line of your email.

Portal A is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Women, people of color, LGBTQ, veterans, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for our open positions.

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NOW HIRING: Copywriter

Portal A is an award-winning digital studio that develops, produces, and distributes video built for the digital age. We are independent with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

At Portal A, we produce breakthrough entertainment with the best talent on the internet for the biggest brands in the world – YouTube, Google, Lenovo, Amazon, Clorox, and more. Our in-house team of creatives, strategists, talent experts, producers, editors, and more push each other to produce our best work with each new project. We take on huge challenges, create without fear, and learn new things constantly.

We are looking for a full-time Copywriter to join our kickass team in our downtown Los Angeles office. The right candidate is creative, versatile, curious, and eager to work on the cutting edge of branded content.

Responsibilities

Wordsmithing. Demonstrate your mastery of mechanics, interpret creative direction, and adapt points from briefs into persuasive copy that’s stylish and smart. This includes everything from pitch decks, show bibles, creative treatments, on-screen graphics, social copy, and more.
Versatility. Adapt your writing voice to suit the task at hand. We work with a huge array of talent and create videos that range from humorous to heart-pumping to informative. Copy should reflect this.
Swiftness. Write with precision and speed when we’re up against a deadline.
Ingenuity. Bring creativity to your copywriting, but also to all aspects of your day-to-day. Attend brainstorms, share ideas, and work with the creative team to develop video concepts.
Alacrity. Be a team player, ready to fill in wherever needed on any step of the creative process. Take the opportunity to help out peers with writing whenever it arises.
Commitment. Hold yourself and your work to standard of excellence. Possess an attention to detail and drive to succeed.

Skills/Qualifications

You have 1-3 years experience. You’ve cut your teeth on branded/agency work and feel comfortable writing client-facing copy in a range of formats.
Your toolbox is well-appointed. You’re a master of your craft and easily switch between different tones and styles when your various projects call for it. You write with intention, clarity, and style.
Creativity is in your DNA. From word choice to syntax to the ideas you throw out in a brainstorm, you’re always finding ways to infuse to infuse unexpected imagination into your work.
You’re excited to work with world-class brands. Some of the most fascinating creative work in the last century has come from the world of advertising. You have a respect for the field and a desire to innovate for our client partners.
You know your way around the internet. Your understanding of the digital ecosystem, content formats, platforms, and key players informs your work and keeps it fresh.
You’re never finished learning new things. You’re ready to dive in, make the most of your talent, and be challenged. You’re a copywriter at heart but motivated to explore all aspects of the creative process.

A few of the benefits of working at Portal A

• Our team is fun, curious, full of creativity and optimism, with a strong desire to innovate
• Our office environment is flexible, autonomous, focused, and collaborative
• Our team structure is flat and non-hierarchical, with opportunities to grow into leadership and contribute at various layers of the process
• We offer competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and generous bonuses
• Benefits include a matching 401K plan, medical, dental and vision group coverage and commuter benefits
• Flexible vacation and work-from-home policies, including multiple WFH days a month
• A casual work environment
• The chance to be at the forefront of one of the most dynamic, complex creative and strategic industries – original and commercial online video
• Office always stacked with drinks and snacks
• Weekly lunches catered on the company
• Matching charitable donations at year-end
• Fun days and outings (baseball games, concerts, volunteer days, etc.)
• The freshest Portal A swag (backpacks, hoodies, water bottles, etc.)
• Travel stipends between our LA and SF offices
• Reimbursed cell phone expenses

How to apply

Email jobs@portal-a.com with:

Your resume. Duh.
Samples of work.  At least 3, please. Writing samples should be work you’ve done for clients in the past, not spec scripts or short stories. Show us what you got.
Cover Letter. Tell us why you think you’re a fit for the role and how you heard about the position. Creativity encouraged.
Links. Show us what you think is cool on the internet. Could be your favorite YouTube video of all time, a piece of branded content that surprised you, an Instagram account you can’t get enough of, or the best article you read last year.

Please include “COPYWRITER” in the subject line of your email.

Portal A is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Women, people of color, LGBTQ, veterans, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for our open positions.

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NOW HIRING: Senior Project Manager

PORTAL A is an award-winning digital studio that creates Branded and Original entertainment for a new generation.

Independently owned with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Portal A works with top global brands and develops original programming for digital and linear networks.

Portal A’s work has been seen over 1 billion times, and was recently named Content Agency of the Year by Digiday and Content Studio of the year by Cynopsis.

Our team is  looking for a full-time Senior Project Manager to join our team in our SF office. The right candidate is ambitious, collaborative, and a maker at heart.

Duties & Responsibilities

Your primary responsibility is to push our projects forward, becoming the backbone of the client relationship and collaboration across the wider team:

• You manage complex projects start-to-finish, from initial creative development through production, post-production, and launch
• You drive the program and the team, giving constructive direction to those working with you
• You make confident project decisions, and are smart and persuasive in bringing others along with you
• You don’t settle and spot opportunities for growing the project beyond the current job whilst demonstrating value for the client
• You facilitate flow of information between external partners and Portal A’s internal team of producers, creatives, and strategists to ensure the right people get the right information on time
• You manage project timelines and ensure timely approvals and feedback from external partners
• You collaborate with the team to make sure each project is tailored to the brand and brief
• You think big, take risks and push boundaries because you understand that this will lead to great work.

Experience & Capabilities

The right individual will have an 5+ years experience managing content across a variety of situations and challenges. Inter-departmental management experience is a significant plus, in addition to:

• Innate organizational and project management skills
• Excellent writing skills and ability to communicate complex ideas in clear, concise language
• Expertise in all aspects of creative development and production
• An ability to take ownership of projects and solve issues ahead of schedule, keeping the momentum of the work and positive team dynamics in high pressure situations
• An ability to balance the big picture with day-to-day project delivery detail, connecting client needs and internal resources, prioritizing workload for yourself and the team
• An ability to articulate and be assertive in presenting work and facilitating meetings alongside others
• A passion to uphold the quality of our work at all phases of a project

Ideal Characteristics:

• Active and experienced in internet culture and digital entertainment, personally and/or professionally
• Open to new and different ways of working, rather than sticking to habit or comfortable processes – this is not the right job for a box ticker
• A team-player, open and receptive to the contributions of those around them and a healthy respect for experience of more senior team members
• Challenging the status quo, looking for new ways to push work forward in line with the brief and to positively challenge the client
• Making active contributions to the deeper strategic and creative conversations, strongly influencing process as well as content
• Never satisfied, stopping at nothing to do your best work

A few of the benefits of working at Portal A

• Our team is fun, curious, full of creativity and optimism, with a strong desire to innovate
• Our office environment is flexible, autonomous, focused, and collaborative
• Our team structure is flat and non-hierarchical, with opportunities to grow into leadership and contribute at various layers of the process
• We offer competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and generous bonuses
• Benefits include a matching 401K plan, medical, dental and vision group coverage and commuter benefits
• Flexible vacation and work-from-home policies, including multiple WFH days a month.
• A casual work environment
• The chance to be at the forefront of one of the most dynamic, complex creative and strategic industries – original and commercial online video
• Office always stacked with drinks and snacks
• Weekly lunches catered on the company
• Matching charitable donations at year-end
• Fun days and outings (baseball games, concerts, volunteer days, etc.)
• The freshest Portal A swag (backpacks, hoodies, water bottles, etc.)
• Travel stipends between our LA and SF offices
• Reimbursed cell phone expenses

How to apply

Email jobs@portal-a.com with your resume, references, and a few sentences on why you’d be interested in working with us. Please include “SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER” in the subject line of your email.

Portal A is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Women, people of color, LGBTQ, veterans, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for our open positions.

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NOW HIRING: Producer

Portal A is an award-winning digital studio that creates Branded and Original entertainment for a new generation.

We partner with the world’s leading brands – Google, YouTube, Clorox, Universal Pictures, Lenovo, Warner Bros., Amazon, and more – and develop original series for linear and streaming platforms. Portal A is independent with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Our team is looking to add a full-time Producer to oversee the production process on a number of projects simultaneously.

Responsibilities

• Hiring and managing production crew
• Casting and managing relationships with talent
• Drafting and monitoring production budgets and schedules
• Keeping the production team on task and making sure we’re hitting deadlines
• Booking locations, permits, and insurance
• On-set producing
• Hiring post-production crew (editors, sound engineers, colorists, etc.) and managing post-production process
• Working hand-in-hand with Executive Producer, Production Supervisor, and firm principals to ensure a finished product that is high quality, on time, and under budget

Skills & Qualifications

• 3-5 years of experience as a producer
• Detail-oriented to the extreme
• Able to multi-task and manage a variety of projects and clients at once
• Excellent communication and writing skills
• Experience managing budgets
• Willingness to work long hours in a start-up environment
• A network of freelancers — directors, editors, line producers, music composers, etc. — in place is a plus
• Experience with on-location filming and production
• Familiarity with production equipment and editing/finishing software

A few of the benefits of working at Portal A

• Our team is fun, curious, full of creativity and optimism, with a strong desire to innovate
• Our office environment is flexible, autonomous, focused, and collaborative
• Our team structure is flat and non-hierarchical, with opportunities to grow into leadership and contribute at various layers of the process
• We offer competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and generous bonuses
• Benefits include a matching 401K plan, medical, dental and vision group coverage and commuter benefits
• Flexible vacation and work-from-home policies, including multiple WFH days a month
• A casual work environment
• The chance to be at the forefront of one of the most dynamic, complex creative and strategic industries – original and commercial online video
• Office always stacked with drinks and snacks
• Weekly lunches catered on the company
• Matching charitable donations at year-end
• Fun days and outings (baseball games, concerts, volunteer days, etc.)
• The freshest Portal A swag (backpacks, hoodies, water bottles, etc.)
• Travel stipends between our LA and SF offices
• Reimbursed cell phone expenses

How to apply

Email jobs@portal-a.com with your resume, references, and a few sentences on why you’d be interested in working with us. Please include “PRODUCER” in the subject line of your email.

Portal A is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Women, people of color, LGBTQ, veterans, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for our open positions.