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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 based at our office in Brooklyn, NY.


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

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.


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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

MediaStorm is looking for a Business Development superstar to focus on the intersection of business development, marketing and distribution. This role works with the entire MediaStorm team, particularly the Director of Partnership Development and the Executive Producer, to ensure that MediaStorm’s work is funded; distributed; and has impact.

The ideal candidate should have an intimate understanding of the online video marketplace and world class writing abilities. This is a short-term position located in Brooklyn, New York with the possibility of extension.


Description
Collaborating closely with the Director of Partnership Development, this person will:
  • Grow MediaStorm's client base
    • Participate and engage in high-level meetings with potential clients, funders, storytellers, and investors
    • Follow-up persistently with clients and potential funders
    • Develop detailed client project proposals and case studies
  • Implement the company’s overall business development strategies
    • Conduct background research on client, investment, and funding opportunities
    • Research possible distribution outlets, festival submissions, etc. for MediaStorm’s films
    • Research the online video marketplace and provide insight on opportunities to leverage the MediaStorm Platform - an online video player and content management system
  • Make sure MediaStorm’s work is widely seen, recognized, and has impact
    • Research and implement syndication and distribution strategy
    • Maintain and continue to build MediaStorm’s key distribution relationships
    • Implement MediaStorm’s impact evaluation framework

Qualifications
The successful applicant should have:
  • A passion for interactive, multimedia storytelling
  • Excellent relationship-building skills
  • Experience executing media distribution and partnership deals
  • 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

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BACK-END DEVELOPER

MediaStorm is looking for a passionate and self-motivated Back-End Developer to implement and customize PHP and MySQL code for MediaStorm's publication and client projects.

The ideal candidate will have proven technical expertise in creating scalable, database-driven web applications and websites in PHP, MySQL and MVC frameworks such as CodeIgniter. They will be working with front-end developers and interactive designers to lead and execute development.


Description
MediaStorm Back-End Developers will:
  • Code back-end website solutions in PHP and MySQL
  • Develop and maintain elastic cloud scaling servers (Amazon EC2), along with other cloud-based third-party applications (Zencoder, Braintree, etc.)
  • Develop back-end strategies for large-scale projects
  • Develop innovative production and workflow tools
  • Work with Front-End 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 browsers and platforms
  • Be responsible for unit-testing, and front-testing using Selenium
  • Build database applications for in-house data storage needs as well as for web site data delivery
  • Maintain a development environment (Git)
  • Manage deployment of code updates to live websites
  • Keep up-to-date with new back-end technologies

Qualifications
The successful applicant should have:
  • At least three years of professional development experience
  • Advanced knowledge of PHP and MySQL
  • Knowledge of PHP frameworks
  • Commanding knowledge of Object Oriented Programming
  • Experience with Facebook Connect and the Facebook API
  • An appreciation of well designed and implemented user interfaces
  • Ability to collaborate with a diverse team
  • Ability to self-manage and meet aggressive deadlines
  • Ability to work virtually if necessary
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience in building large-scale community websites
  • Understanding of HTML/CSS integration
  • Understanding of web standards and compliance
  • Strong communication skills
  • Knowledge of Ruby and Python a plus.
  • Experience in Drupal a plus.
  • Experience with jQuery, Backbone.js, and other JavaScript libraries a plus

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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 front-end technologies and frameworks. They will be working with back-end developers and interactive designers to lead and execute development.


Description
MediaStorm Front-End Developers will:
  • Develop innovative production and workflow tools
  • Work with Back-End 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 browsers and platforms
  • Manage deployment of code updates to live websites
  • Remain up-to-date with new web development trends and technologies

Qualifications
The successful applicant should have:
  • At least three years of professional development experience
  • Strong knowledge of Javascript, CSS2/3, standards-compliant HTML5/XHTML, and general OOP concepts
  • Strong experience with jQuery, Backbone.js, and other JavaScript libraries and frameworks such as node.js and Coffeescript
  • Experience with modern development workflow, testing, and version control tools (Git)
  • An appreciation of well-designed user interfaces
  • Experience in building large-scale community websites
  • Ability to collaborate with a diverse team
  • Ability to self-manage and meet aggressive deadlines
  • Ability to work remotely if necessary
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience with Facebook Connect and the Facebook API a plus
  • Experience in Drupal a plus
  • Some knowledge of server-side development a plus
  • Some experience with mobile app development a plus

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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:
  • July 15 - Fall Internship (September - December)
  • November 1 - Spring Internship (January - April)
  • January 17 - 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.

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

This position is based in Brooklyn, NY.


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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INTERACTIVE DESIGNER

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

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience designing cutting-edge user interfaces and developing interactive design specs. Experience designing across multiple media (broadcast, print, online and mobile) is a strong plus.


Description
The Interactive Designer will:
  • Design websites and interactive applications
  • Create graphics for world-class multimedia pieces
  • Create marketing products for web, broadcast and print
  • Conceptualize and document requirements for user interfaces
  • Work with Multimedia Producers, Developers and Project Managers to establish production timelines
  • Participate in client meetings and design to their needs
  • Work with developers to implement designs and interfaces

Qualifications
The applicant should have:
  • A passion for design and a strong visual style
  • Ability to collaborate with a diverse team
  • Ability to self-manage and meet aggressive deadlines
  • Ability to work virtually and to travel as necessary
  • A strong appreciation for photography and multimedia storytelling
  • At least two years of professional digital design experience, focus on interactive media a plus
  • Ability to use typography, layout, color, images, motion and interactivity to create strong designs
  • Knowledge and skill with digital design applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, etc.
  • Ability to work in Flash and HTML/CSS/Javascript required

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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MOTION DESIGNER

MediaStorm is looking for an experienced motion designer to collaborate with designers and producers on projects for MediaStorm’s clients, workshops and publication. The ideal candidate will be able to conceptualize and execute stand-alone motion graphics, as well as, motion graphics packages that integrate into multimedia projects.


Description
The Motion Designer will:
  • Conceptualize and create style frames and storyboards
  • Design and animate motion graphics
  • Work with Multimedia Producers, Interactive Designers, and Project Managers 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
  • Advanced Cinema 4D skills (or comparable 3D application)
  • Strong typography skills
  • 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 Pro and Final Cut Pro a huge plus
  • At least three years experience in motion design

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


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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MULTIMEDIA PRODUCER / CINEMATOGRAPHER

MediaStorm is looking for a passionate and motivated Multimedia Producer / Cinematographer to create compelling multimedia pieces for our publication, workshops and clients.

The ideal candidate will have experience producing in both linear and interactive storytelling formats. Strong narrative writing skills as well as audio, video, and picture editing experience is required.


Description
MediaStorm Multimedia Producers / Cinematographers will:
  • Produce cutting-edge multimedia pieces
  • Work with and guide photographers, filmmakers, audio reporters, and musicians
  • Write scripts and introductions for voice-over narration
  • Evaluate multimedia submissions for possible publication
  • Conceive innovative storytelling approaches to further MediaStorm's storytelling mission
  • Work with Interactive Designers and Project Managers to establish production timelines
  • Participate in client meetings and work with content sources to fulfill our client's production needs
  • Write blog posts
  • Teach multimedia storytelling and lead original reporting efforts at our workshops

Qualifications
The successful applicant should have:

  • Experience shooting with HDSLRs is a strong plus.
  • 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
  • At least two years of experience in multimedia journalism
  • Strong broadcast and multimedia writing skills
  • Professional video or picture editing experience a plus
  • Knowledge of Final Cut, Aperture, Photoshop

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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DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY / PRODUCER

MediaStorm is looking for a passionate and motivated Director of Photography / Producer to create compelling films for our clients, workshops and publication.

This is not an entry level position. The ideal candidate will have extensive visual reporting experience and proven examples of high quality filmmaking. This position is based in Brooklyn, NY and requires extensive travel.


Description
MediaStorm Director of Photography / Producer will:
  • Shoot and edit films
  • Develop story ideas
  • Participate in client and production planning meetings
  • Teach visual storytelling and lead original reporting efforts at our workshops
  • Write blog posts about the latest trends and gear

Qualifications
The successful applicant should have:
  • Experience shooting with HDSLRs is a strong plus.
  • A passion for visual 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
  • At least five years of experience in visual storytelling
  • Knowledge of Premiere, Aperture, Photoshop

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OPERATIONS & SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

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


Description
The Operations & Social Media Manager will:
  • Manage the blog, oversee website content and other written communications
  • Organize and maintain digital archives
  • Coordinate and process job and intern applications
  • Enter contests and film festivals
  • Participate and contribute to strategic planning meetings
  • Coordinate outreach and publicity
  • Other miscellaneous office tasks (answering phones, ordering supplies, etc)

Qualifications
A successful applicant will have:
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Ability to manage and organize human and digital resources
  • Ability to multi-task and pay attention to detail

Familiarity with Final Cut Pro, Compressor, DVD Studio Pro, HTML, and basic photo and multimedia editing skills are desired but not required.


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

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