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Always Recruiting
MediaStorm is always on the lookout for talented individuals driven by the desire to innovate and push the boundaries of multimedia storytelling. Members of the MediaStorm team share a true passion for storytelling and a deep appreciation for high-quality reporting with audio, photography and video.

All positions are virtual. Location is not as important to us as finding the right person for the positon.


How to Apply
All applications must be submitted online.

To apply for a MediaStorm Internship, click here.
To apply as a Professional in Residence, click here.
To apply for for all other positions, click here.


Questions? Email us at careers@mediastorm.com


CURRENTLY HIRING

INTERACTIVE DESIGNER

MediaStorm is looking for a passionate and self-motivated Interactive Designer to further shape the look and feel of MediaStorm’s publication and digital channels as well as projects for MediaStorm's clients.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience designing and developing cutting-edge UI/UX, and creating detailed product specs for various interactive products. Experience working across multiple mediums and platforms (mobile, desktop, broadcast, and print) is a strong plus.


Description
The Interactive Designer will:
  • Design and develop web applications, graphics, and data visualizations
  • Conceptualize and document requirements for the UI/UX of various products
  • Work with Developers, Producers, and Project Managers to establish production timelines and deliver products
  • Participate in client meetings and design to their needs

Qualifications
The applicant should have:
  • At least three years of professional digital design & development experience
  • A strong sense of typography, layout, color, images, motion, and interactivity
  • Proficiency with modern design tools and applications (including Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Proficiency with modern web development tooling (HTML5, JavaScript, CSS/JS preprocessors & frameworks, Git)
  • Strong research & development and prototyping skills
  • An appreciation for photography and multimedia storytelling
  • Ability to collaborate with a diverse team
  • Ability to self-manage and meet aggressive deadlines
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work remotely and to travel as necessary
  • Strong communication skills

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OPERATIONS & SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

MediaStorm is looking for an organized and motivated Operations & Social Media Manager to oversee communications and keep productions running smoothly. The ideal candidate will be an adept communicator, have experience with documentary films, and be eager and interested in taking ownership of projects and supporting a growing production studio.


Description
The Operations & Social Media Manager will:
  • Maintain and update website and digital channel content and other written communications
  • Manage and advance the MediaStorm blog
  • Strategically expand social media presence, evaluate new platforms and optimize content for different audiences online
  • Coordinate rollout and digital outreach campaigns for film/product launches and distribution in collaboration with production and web development teams
  • Organize and maintain digital assets archive
  • Troubleshoot and respond to customer service inquiries
  • Oversee award and festival submissions as well as company’s operational and customer service needs
  • Participate and contribute to strategic planning meetings
  • Provide support to production and business staff on projects as needed

Qualifications
A successful applicant will have:
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Fast data entry skills
  • Familiarity with the social media landscape
  • Ability to manage and organize human and digital resources
  • Ability to multi-task and pay attention to detail

Familiarity with Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Compressor, DVD Studio Pro, HTML, and basic photo and multimedia editing skills are desired are a plus.


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CINEMATOGRAPHER

MediaStorm is looking for a passionate and motivated Cinematographer to create compelling films for our publication, workshops and clients.

The ideal candidate will have experience in research, reporting, shooting and producing visually sophisticated films. Strong narrative storytelling skills as well as technical proficiency with cameras and lighting is required.


Description
MediaStorm Cinematographers will:
  • Report and produce visually sophisticated films
  • Collaborate with other photographers, filmmakers, audio reporters and musicians
  • Transcribe and write scripts
  • Participate in client meetings and fulfill our client's production needs
  • Write blog posts about the craft of filmmaking
  • Give presentations and instruction at MediaStorm Workshops
  • Conceive innovative storytelling approaches to further MediaStorm's storytelling mission

Qualifications
The successful applicant should have:
  • Ability to collaborate with a diverse team
  • Ability to self-manage and meet aggressive deadlines
  • Ability to work virtually and to travel as necessary
  • Knowledge of Premiere & Final Cut
  • Color correction skills a plus

Please send us a link to your reel, resume and any projects that best represent your storytelling abilities.


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MOTION GRAPHICS DESIGNER

MediaStorm is looking for an experienced motion graphics designer to collaborate with producers and interactive designers on projects for MediaStorm’s clients, workshops and publication. The ideal candidate will be able to conceptualize and execute stand-alone motion graphics and packages for a wide range of films.


Description
The Motion Designer will:
  • Design and animate motion graphics for integration into documentaries and stand alone shorts
  • Conceptualize and create style frames and storyboards
  • Create cinematic and static poster frames for MediaStorm films
  • Create designs for MediaStorm’s site, branding, and social outreach
  • Give presentations and instruction at MediaStorm Workshops
  • Work with Producers to establish production timelines
  • Participate in client meetings and be able to design to their needs

Qualifications
The Motion Designer should have:
  • Expert Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator skills
  • Strong typography skills
  • Advanced Cinema 4D skills a plus (or comparable 3D application)
  • Experience designing across multiple media (broadcast, online, mobile and print)
  • Ability to multitask and handle multiple projects at once
  • Ability to work independently and manage time efficiently
  • Working knowledge of Premiere and Final Cut a huge plus

Please send us a link to your reel, resume and any projects that best represent your style.


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INTERNS

MediaStorm is looking for interns. If you're motivated, highly-organized, and passionate about multimedia, we'd love to hear from you.

Start dates are flexible. We're looking for experience in multimedia production, design, motion graphics, and/or programming for web. Internships will be paid.

Available positions include:

  • Producers
  • Motion Graphics
  • Development

To apply for a MediaStorm Internship, click here.
You will need to include:

  • Links to pieces you've produced/collaborated on (please indicate role in each)
  • Available start/end dates
  • Hours/week available
  • For Multimedia Producers: Familiarity with Premiere, Photoshop and Aperture
  • For Motion Graphics: Familiarity with After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, and typography skills; Premiere Pro and Cinema 4D a plus
  • For Developers: Familiarity with Javascript & its modern libraries/frameworks, HTML5, CSS, PHP, MySQL

Internship Application Deadlines are:
  • June 15 - Fall Internship (September - December)
  • October 15 - Spring Internship (January - April)
  • December 1 - Summer Internship (May - August)

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ALWAYS LOOKING

We are always interested in connecting with talented individuals, and welcome applications, but we are not actively hiring for other positions at this time.

PRODUCT MANAGER

MediaStorm, is currently seeking a Product Manager to guide the construction and maintenance of a powerful media management and delivery platform (the MediaStorm Platform). The platform enables visual storytellers to manage assets, create powerful, differentiated experiences and export their work to various distribution channels.


Description
The Product Manager will:

  • Gaining deep understanding of MediaStorm customers through qualitative interviews and quantitative analytics
  • Conceiving features to gracefully and practically solve customer problems
  • Managing tradeoffs between cost and value for proposed features
  • Working with design to realize the user experience for these features
  • Detailed specification of proposed features
  • Management of development backlog
  • Basic scheduling and project management of implementation of features

Qualifications
The successful applicant should have:
  • 3 years experience in product management of web applications
  • Familiarity and facility with user-centered design process
  • Ability to speak to engineers with technical fluency at the code level. CS degree a plus.
  • Experience with agile development process.
  • Experience with typical PM tools (Jira, Asana, Pivotal, etc)
  • Experience working with github and AWS.
  • Appreciation for journalism, visual storytelling, photography, filmmaking.
  • General curiosity about people, their trades and crafts, their workflows, their motives and habits, etc.
  • Facility with data. Ability to look at analytics and turn diverse insights into a consolidated vision for product iteration/improvement
  • Ability to work with others and drive consensus

We are not actively hiring for this position, however, we regularly review submitted resumes. You are welcome to submit your resume for future consideration for a career at MediaStorm.


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FULL STACK DEVELOPER

MediaStorm, is currently seeking an experienced Full Stack Engineer responsible for building and maintaining a powerful media management and delivery platform (the MediaStorm Platform).

The ideal candidate will have proven full-stack expertise in creating and deploying scalable web applications using modern frameworks and technologies. They will be working with other Developers and Interactive Designers to lead and execute development.


Description
The Full Stack Developer will:

  • Develop innovative production and workflow tools
  • Work with Backend Developers, Interactive Designers and Project Managers to establish production timelines
  • Translate application storyboards and use cases into functional applications
  • Participate in client meetings and develop to their needs
  • Work with designers to implement designs and user interfaces
  • Be responsible for testing code across various browsers and platforms
  • Manage deployment of code updates to production environments
  • Remain up-to-date with new development trends and technologies

Qualifications
The successful applicant should have:
  • At least four years of professional development experience
  • Proficiency with modern front-end web development tooling (HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3/JS preprocessors & frameworks)
  • Experience with PHP, Ruby, or Node
  • Experience in building large-scale community websites
  • Commanding knowledge of design patterns
  • Experience incorporating a variety of third-party APIs

We are not actively hiring for this position, however, we regularly review submitted resumes. You are welcome to submit your resume for future consideration for a career at MediaStorm.


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FRONT-END DEVELOPER

MediaStorm is looking for a passionate and self-motivated Front-end Developer to implement and maintain web-based applications and websites for MediaStorm's publication and client projects, as well as in-house and public-facing products and tools.

The ideal candidate will have proven technical expertise in creating complex web sites and applications using modern technologies and frameworks. They will be working with Backend Developers and Interactive Designers to lead and execute development.


Description
MediaStorm Front-End Developers will:
  • Develop innovative production and workflow tools
  • Collaborate with Backend Developers, Interactive Designers and Project Managers to establish production timelines
  • Participate in client meetings and develop to their needs
  • Work with designers to implement designs and user interfaces
  • Be responsible for testing code across various browsers and platforms
  • Manage deployment of code updates to production environments
  • Remain up-to-date with new web development trends and technologies

Qualifications
The successful applicant should have:
  • At least five years of professional development experience
  • Strong proficiency with modern front-end web development tooling (HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3/JS preprocessors & frameworks)
  • Extensive experience with JavaScript libraries and frameworks such as Backbone, Angular, or React
  • Experience with modern development workflow, testing, and version control tools
  • Experience in building large-scale websites
  • Commanding knowledge of MVC and other design patterns
  • Understanding of and sensitivity to visual design requirements and basic principles of user interface design
  • Some experience in backend development a plus
  • Ability to collaborate with a diverse team
  • Ability to self-manage and meet aggressive deadlines
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work remotely and to travel as necessary
  • Strong communication skills

We are not actively hiring for this position, however, we regularly review submitted resumes. You are welcome to submit your resume for future consideration for a career at MediaStorm.


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BACK-END DEVELOPER

MediaStorm, is currently seeking an experienced Backend Developer responsible for building and maintaining a powerful media management and delivery platform (the MediaStorm Platform), as well as handling various aspects of DevOps for all of MediaStorm's web properties.

The ideal candidate will have proven technical expertise in creating and deploying scalable web applications using modern frameworks and technologies. They will be working with other Developers and Interactive Designers to lead and execute development.


Description
The Back-end Developers will:
  • Develop back-end strategies for large-scale web projects
  • Develop innovative production and workflow tools
  • Work with Front-end Developers, Interactive Designers, and Project Managers to establish production timelines and deliver products
  • Participate in client meetings and develop to their needs
  • Be responsible for unit and integration testing of products
  • Build applications focused around media storage, management, and delivery
  • Manage development & production environments and team workflow
  • Remain up-to-date with new development trends and technologies

Qualifications
The successful applicant should have:
  • At least five years of professional development experience
  • Expert knowledge using Node.js and experience with PHP
  • Expert knowledge of relational and document-based database modeling
  • Experience managing DevOps for an extensive web application utilizing AWS and linux.
  • Understanding of internet standards, security, and compliance
  • Experience in building large-scale websites
  • Deep understanding of design patterns and intended uses
  • Experience integrating with third-party APIs
  • Experience with Continuous Integration strategies and tools

We are not actively hiring for this position, however, we regularly review submitted resumes. You are welcome to submit your resume for future consideration for a career at MediaStorm.


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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: MEDIASTORM PLATFORM

MediaStorm is looking for a passionate self-starter to help it launch and sustain the MediaStorm Platform - a digital storytelling and content management toolset created by and for visually sophisticated storytellers.

MediaStorm has been using its Platform on a daily basis to package and distribute its content for over three years---proving the product is beyond MVP and ready for use by a wider audience. What we need now is someone to help us develop and execute a business plan and market strategy that will take the product to market.

This is an exciting opportunity to craft a new line of business for the company and execute a vision years in the making.

Our ideal Business Development: Platform candidate would be:

  • Well versed in the online video platform market: We know there’s a lot of competition out there, but we think we have something great on our hands. We need someone who knows this space inside out to help us clarify our unique value proposition and put it out to the rest of the world.
  • Strategic thinker: The MediaStorm Platform is a key enabler for MediaStorm’s success as an independent content publisher. You will work closely with the Founder and Director of Partnership Development as well as the technology and design team to innovate on ways the Platform will continue to facilitate the company’s success.
  • Great communicator: You will spend most of your time listening and talking to current and prospective clients. We need them to tell us what they love and hate about the product and how we can make it better. You will be maintaining key relationships we’ve spent years cultivating and you’ll be developing new ones. You need to represent MediaStorm intelligently and passionately on all occasions. We’re a unique company with a well-defined set of values. To understand how to position and sell the Platform, you need to understand and articulate who we are as a company. In short, you need to understand and believe in our mission and vision.
  • Multi-tasker who’s comfortable with uncertainty: You’re stepping into uncharted territory, so you must be ready for an adventure - and all the ups and downs that come with it. We expect you to be thinking strategically at a high-level, while executing on the details down in the weeds. We expect you to put all your efforts into a sales plan that may or may not work, and come back the next day with a positive attitude - ready to try it all over again.
  • Experienced self-starter: You should have a proven track record of success--either at a startup or an online publishing company. We define success in a multitude of ways; what we’re looking for is someone who has thought carefully and strategically about taking a product or company to launch. We believe in process over outcome so we need you to show us how you did it, what you did, and what you learned.

Perhaps most importantly, we’re looking for someone who’s passionate about new web based publishing platforms that enable independent content producers to distribute and sustain their work.


We are not actively hiring for this position, however, we regularly review submitted resumes. You are welcome to submit your resume for future consideration for a career at MediaStorm.


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AD SALES

MediaStorm is looking for a motivated person with online ad sales experience. The ideal candidate is a proven closer looking for the opportunity to grow ad revenue for MediaStorm from the ground up. Traditional ad sales experience is required, but we're also looking for a creative individual who can conceptualize and implement integrated ad campaigns across multiple platforms.


Description
  • Sell strategic, targeted ads that resonate with our brand values and audience
  • Manage ad inventory and planning
  • Establish and cultivate key industry relationships
  • Be responsible for entire ad product cycle, from negotiating to delivery and optimization

Qualifications
The successful applicant should have:
  • Comprehensive understanding of online video advertising and marketing
  • Must have considerable knowledge of online analytics and tracking systems
  • Previous experience managing budding online ad sales efforts
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate with a diverse team
  • Ability to self-manage and meet aggressive deadlines
  • Ability to work virtually and to travel as necessary

We are not actively hiring for this position, however, we regularly review submitted resumes. You are welcome to submit your resume for future consideration for a career at MediaStorm.


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BUSINESS & PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

MediaStorm is looking for a Business & Partnership Development superstar to focus on the intersection of fundraising, partnerships, marketing and distribution. This role works with the entire MediaStorm team, in particular the Executive Producer, to ensure that MediaStorm’s work is funded; marketed; and has impact.

The ideal candidate should have an intimate understanding of the online video marketplace and world class grant writing abilities. This position is located in Brooklyn, New York.


Description
This person will:
  • Develop proposals for grants, sponsorships and other funding opportunities
  • Develop detailed client project proposals and budgets
  • Develop Stakeholder Analysis including R&D on audience, key players, funders, sponsors and distributors
  • Develop sponsorship plan for MediaStorm’s online training and workshops
  • Develop audience engagement strategy and metrics to measure impact
  • Develop and implement syndication and distribution strategy

Qualifications
The successful applicant should have:
  • A passion for interactive, multimedia storytelling
  • Experience with grant writing
  • Experience executing media distribution and partnership deals
  • A passion for interactive, multimedia storytelling
  • Ability to collaborate with a diverse team
  • Ability to self-manage and meet aggressive deadlines
  • Ability to work virtually and to travel as necessary
  • Ability to move comfortably between journalism, non-profit, and corporate sectors
  • Strong writing and communication skills


We are not actively hiring for this position, however, we regularly review submitted resumes. You are welcome to submit your resume for future consideration for a career at MediaStorm.


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PROFESSIONALS IN RESIDENCE

If you're motivated, highly-organized, and passionate about multimedia, and looking for some growth and inspiration in your career, we'd love to hear from you.

Start dates for Residencies are flexible. We're looking for experience in multimedia production, design, motion graphics, and/or programming for web. Residencies will be paid.

Information on applying for this program will be updated here shortly.
You will need to include:

  • Links to pieces you've produced/collaborated on (please indicate role in each)
  • Available start/end dates
  • Hours/week available
  • For Multimedia Producers: Familiarity with Premiere, Photoshop and Aperture
  • For Interactive Designers: Familiarity with Javascript, HTML5, CSS, Flash, After Effects, etc.
  • For Developers: Familiarity with common programming languages and MySQL

We are not actively hiring for this position, however, we regularly review submitted resumes. You are welcome to submit your resume for future consideration for a career at MediaStorm.


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