NOW HIRING: Head of Marketing & Business Development

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 many more – and develop and produce original series for streaming platforms. Portal A is independently owned with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Our team is looking to hire a Head of Marketing and Business Development to oversee sales, marketing, and business development efforts for the company.

Responsibilities

• Work directly with company principals and leadership team to develop and execute an aggressive plan for growth for Portal A – across all new business, marketing, and sales activities.
• Build relationships and introduce Portal A to potential brand, platform, network, and agency partners. Maintain a book of business, leading relationships, clients, and projects on an ongoing basis.
• Oversee the full marketing and business development cycle – from company marketing and communications, to lead generation and relationship building, to pitching and signing new business, to managing and strengthening relationships.
• Represent Portal A to the outside world – at industry events and through participation in panels, thought leadership, and more.
• Improve upon Portal A’s existing sales and communications collateral, including pitch decks, video case studies, social advertising, etc.
• Oversee and expand upon Portal A’s existing lines of business and core offering, including sponsorship deals, additional services and capabilities, etc.

Experience and Capabilities

• 10-15 years minimum of business development, sales, marketing, and/or external partnerships experience.
• A passion for digital video, branded content, original entertainment, and a desire to help shape the future of the space.
• Experience proposing, structuring, negotiating, and closing deals to completion.
• A demonstrated ability to develop, lead, and execute on an advanced growth and sales strategy.
• The ability to speak fluently about the digital video and branded content space, along with creative services, digital strategy, emerging talent, content production, and more.
• Excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills are an absolute must.
• The ability to write and develop excellent memos, presentations, and proposals, and keep opportunities and contacts organized is a top priority.
• Experience working with business development and sales tracking software.
• The desire to work with a fast-paced, collaborative team in a growing, startup environment.

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 “HEAD OF MARKETING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT” 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: Communications 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 to hire a Communications Director based in our San Francisco office, working closely with our Los Angeles team as well.

Responsibilities

• Develop and execute an annual communications strategy including press opportunities, editorial calendar, awards plan, bylines, industry events, budget, and company messaging
• Create and lead tailored press strategies for branded projects and original series that span across a variety of verticals; coordinate interviews with talent and executives and organize on-set press opportunities during series production
• Secure media placement (trade, b2b, consumer, entertainment) and publicity efforts for the company’s initiatives and executive team
• Craft key press materials including press releases, team bios, program information, pitches, etc.
• Boost Portal A’s industry presence via bylines, awards, speaking opportunities, editorial profiles, and more
• Work closely with the executive team, executive producers, project managers, and talent on project launches and ongoing efforts
• Build and maintain relationships with a network of press and event/conference coordinators
• Manage the development of social media content for Portal A’s accounts
• Assist with updating the website press page; craft content for the company blog and newsletter

Skills/Qualifications

• Must have 5+ years experience in communications/PR and must hold B.A. or B.S.
• Experience working with a PR agency is a plus
• Candidate must have strong contacts and relationships with print, digital and electronic media on a national and regional basis
• Detail-oriented, must possess a very strong work ethic and be self-motivated
• Ability to multi-task and think quick on his/her feet
• Essential that this person must know how to follow through/follow-up on all given projects in a timely manner
• Remain organized and accomplish given assignments on or before deadlines
• Must have excellent writing skills and the ability to communicate clearly
• A love of culture and deep understanding of social and digital platforms with strong print and online contacts at youth-targeted media outlets (18-34) including digital-only outlets, monthly publications, daily newspapers, and electronic media including key trade-business and industry press
• Must be very resourceful, flexible and adaptable with excellent interpersonal and phone skills

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 “COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR” 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.