01/08/20

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NOW HIRING: Senior Creative (LA)

PORTAL A is an award-winning content agency working with the most influential talent, brands, and platforms in the world.

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 a fire creative thinker with a heavy dose of leadership DNA 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 ideas and turn them into practice, managing the creative process for a project from start to finish. Use vision to help push our offering forward, from ideating around new formats for branded content to coming up with fresh ways to partner with top talent.
Leadership & Management. Work with a team of talented creatives to get the most out of their work, eventually managing your own team and department. Uphold a vision for high quality work with confidence as you collaborate with other departments.
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 6-10 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 a natural born leader. You empathize with your colleagues and understand what they need for them to do their best work. You set a vision for yourself and a team to rally around.
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 been 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
• The chance to be at the forefront of one of the most dynamic, complex creative and strategic industries – original and commercial online video
• 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
• 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
• 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 and health & wellness 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.

12/30/19

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NOW HIRING: Project Manager (SF)

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 partners with top global brands and develops original programming for streaming networks.

Our team is looking to hire a Project Manager based in our San Francisco office to oversee multiple clients and projects simultaneously.

Responsibilities
• Manage day-to-day communication, project and account management with a diverse set of clients
• Manage complex projects start-to-finish, from initial creative development through production, post-production & launch
• 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
• Manage project timelines and ensure timely approvals and feedback from external partners
• Collaborate with the team to make sure each project is tailored to the brand and brief
• Work hand-in-hand with Portal A’s leadership team on internal processes surrounding client and project management

Skills/Qualifications
• 3-5 years of direct client management experience in a creative environment
• Excellent writing skills and ability to communicate complex ideas in clear, concise language
• Detail-oriented to the extreme
• Experience in all aspects of creative development and production
• Able to multi-task and manage a variety of projects at once
• Active and experienced in digital media, personally and/or professionally
• Strong team building, collaborative, and interpersonal skills
• Strong ability to establish priorities and make time-sensitive decisions
• Willingness to work on a collaborative team in a 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, gym and phone reimbursements, commuter benefits, and much more
• Flexible vacation and work-from-home policies, including multiple team-wide WFH days a month.
• 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 and volunteer opportunities throughout the year
• Fun days and outings (baseball games, concerts, volunteer days, etc.)
• Fresh Portal A swag (backpacks, hoodies, water bottles, etc.)
• Travel budget between our LA and SF offices

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 “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.

11/21/19

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Now hiring in SF!

NOW HIRING in our SF office. Lead a team creating breakthrough video content with the most influential talent and brands in the world.

Learn more about the role.

11/21/19

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NOW HIRING: Freelance Producer-Director-Editor

Portal A is an award-winning digital studio that creates Branded and Original entertainment for a new generation. Based in Los Angeles and San Francisco, we partner with the world’s most exciting celebrities to launch their YouTube channel and produce content with them that reaches millions. Current clients include Stephen Curry, Odell Beckham Jr., Martha Hunt, Carmelo Anthony, Adam Rippon, and more. 

Our team is looking for a multi-talented creative to produce, direct, and edit content for our soon-to-be-announced A-list celebrity YouTube channel, premiering early this year. 

Our ideal candidate is passionate about the YouTube and understands the type of content that resonates with his audience; is a creative self-starter; has an understanding of production and thrives working both in small crews and single-handed; has experience taking projects from start to finish. Most importantly, we want someone who we can trust and is ready for an adventure. 

Responsibilities
• Brainstorm, research, and pitch new videos for the YouTube channel, along with our team
• Producing, directing & editing original content for this celebrity YouTube channel
• Capture video and audio on set, and download all content
• Edit hero videos, as well as social cuts for main YouTube channel, and associate social media accounts

Qualifications
• Must have a deep-rooted knowledge & passion for ​internet culture, movies, with particular interest in action and sports
• Self-starter with a positive attitude and problem-solving skills
• Proficient across YouTube, and social media platforms,
• Must have strong creative instincts
• Strong shooter/DP
• Must be a fast Adobe Premiere editor
• The​ ​ideal candidate understands the nuances of creating content specifically for YouTube
• Must work well in a team environment and be receptive to feedback
• A network of other freelancers, should help be necessary
• Owning their own camera and audio equipment a plus

Required Application Materials
• Resume
• Cover Letter which should explain why you’re a strong candidate for this position
• Work Samples/Portfolio

Other Notes
• This is an ongoing freelance position, we need someone with a flexible schedule, who should expect 3-5 days/month to start
• Salary is DOE
• Work should start in February, and be ongoing if hire is a good fit
• Some travel is expected

How to apply
Email portalajob@gmail.com and please include “Celebrity YouTube Channel” 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.

11/21/19

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Unboxing the new #Pixel4

The Pixel and pizza collab the internet was looking for.

Watch some of our favorite creators in the world bring the Pixel to life (and dominate some Domino’s):


@ItsJoshPeck: https://youtu.be/klx41_tzrTY 
@kingvader: https://youtu.be/cavWhhH-oNM
@MerrellTwins: https://youtu.be/Y7KGfkpefpc 

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