08/01/19

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Stephen and the Currys Sing Hamilton, World Rejoices

The first episode in our new series with Chef Curry for Infiniti features Stephen and his adorable daughters belting out “You’ll Be Back” on their way to get ice cream. Is that something you could be interested in? 6m viewers and Lin Manuel Miranda say yes.

Watch our new series “Life, Lived” in partnership with Infiniti.

07/20/19

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NOW HIRING: Producer (LA)

Portal A is an award-winning digital content 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 add a full-time Producer to lead exciting, diverse projects and oversee the production process on a number of projects simultaneously.

Responsibilities
Nuts and bolts line producing including hiring all crew, booking all vendors, scouting locations, permitting, arranging catering, etc.
• Building, managing, and actualizing production budgets.
• Managing crew timecards, invoices, deal memos, production credit cards, petty cash, cash advances, etc.
• Hiring and managing production teams (production managers, production coordinators, production assistants)
• Keeping the production team on task and making sure we’re hitting deadlines
• Working directly with the Director to put together script breakdowns, shot-lists, and storyboards
• Post producing, including hiring post-production crew (editors, sound engineers, colorists, etc.) and managing post-production process
• Working directly with Portal A’s team of Project Managers, Talent Producers, Creatives, Strategists, and Designers  to meet and exceed project expectations and deliverables
• Frequent reporting to the Supervising Producer and Head of Production, with checks to make sure the execution is high quality, on time, and under budget

Skills/Qualifications
• 5-7 years of experience as a producer, with distinct experience in nuts and bolts line producing
• Experience producing projects with a wide range of budgets
• Detail-oriented to the extreme
• Able to multi-task and manage a variety of projects and clients at once
• Clear and concise written and verbal communication style, with strong writing skills
• Experience in communicating high level and nuanced production matters to a range of stakeholders
• Willingness to work long hours and weekends when necessary
• A network of freelancers — cinematographers, production designers, editors, etc. — in place is a plus
• Familiarity with various production budgeting softwares
• Experience in post producing including hiring and managing editors, sound engineers and colorists
• General knowledge of post production workflow

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 and wellness 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.

06/27/19

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Spilling All the Beans

Our very own Nate Houghteling sat down with The Muse for a wide-ranging conversation about our work building original series and digital channels with athletes and celebrities. Learn the method behind the YouTube madness.

06/22/19

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Introducing America's Sweetheart

We launched a brand new YouTube channel and original series with Olympic superstar and America’s sweetheart, Adam Rippon.

The channel will feature our signature series, Break the Ice, where Adam gets off balance with stars like Lilly Singh, Gus Kenworthy, Todrick Hall, Manny Mua, and more.

Watch the channel trailer, and get more Adam in People and on the Today Show.

05/30/19

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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
• Fun days and outings (baseball games, concerts, volunteer days, etc.)
• Fresh Portal A swag (backpacks, hoodies, water bottles, etc.)
• Travel stipends 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.

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