CAREERS

A new kind of entertainment company, pocket.watch is fresh, fast and exuberant — combining the vitality of today’s digital grassroots with the enduring power of classic, epic storytelling. It’s for small-screen video and big-screen blockbusters, apps, toys, and everything else kids love. A daring outlet for creators and visionaries, pocket.watch creates, acquires, distributes and curates content across many platforms for kids ages 2 to 11. Founded in 2017 and based in Culver City, the pocket.watch team features studio veterans and visionaries from traditional and digital entertainment. Investors include Third Wave Digital and United Talent Agency (UTA), as well as notable individuals including Les Moonves, Robert Downey Jr. (Team Downey) and Jon Landau.

If you’re talented, have a passion for online entertainment, and get a kick out of creating content and growing a fan base, then our rapidly growing team may be a perfect fit.

Pocket.watch is an equal opportunity employer.

Director, Licensing and Retail Business Development

Location: Culver City, CA

Reports to: Chief Revenue Officer

If you’re ready to dive in and work with our CRO to help be a part of a vibrant sales operation, then our rapidly growing team may be a perfect fit.

Job Brief:

We’re looking for a superior self-starter who gets their hands dirty to work with our CRO to generate revenue and extend our brands through consumer products licensing. You are a master communicator ensuring that everyone, internally and externally, is on the same page and you will collaborate with all other partners to maximize business growth while being extremely sensitive to our other goals and priorities. Must be a strategic thinker with initiative, drive and strong interpersonal skills who has effective and persuasive presentation skills at executive level.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and build a short-term and a long-term licensing sales strategy for pocket.watch creator brands and original IP within assigned categories, which takes into account both revenue goals as well as the mission objectives of the Institution. Present such strategy to the CRO and Executive Leadership Team
  • Develop a deep understanding of the pocket.watch brand, assets, and individual creator brands and original pocket.watch IP. With the Vice President, Partnerships, develop relationships with key creator partners needed in order to effectively align the sales strategy and efforts to creator brand goals.
  • Accountable for personal sales targets, as well as the revenue goals of the sales team, while minimizing both financial risks and risks to the pocket.watch brand and its creator partner brands.
  • Develop persuasive and targeted sales materials to pitch to potential licensees and retailers. Identify new sales channels and strategic partners to expand distribution and increase profitability. Solicit and secure business proposals from the candidates through the appropriate competitive procedures.
  • Negotiate favorable licensing agreements with licensees while operating under pocket.watch’s policies and procedures for revenue generating contracts. Ensure contracts are correctly prepared for approval by all internal stake holders and signature by CEO
  • Drive an 18-24 month prioritization planning calendar of activity for key accounts, defining retail and digital pulse program timelines, 365 core business, theatrical tentpoles & promotional timelines.
  • Lead and manage the development and creation of compelling retail brand pitch decks leveraging franchise strategies, consumer insights and market trends that drive the pocket.watch brand, as well as internal project based presentations.
  • Analyze and evaluate retail and licensing partners’ marketing strategies and plans (including media, digital, events and messaging), providing direction to ensure approach and plans drive optimal results.
  • Responsible for implementing retail marketing that support the annual financial targets of the Sales & Retail Business Development team.
  • Work closely with Sales team to analyze strategic retail initiatives and go to market strategies that identify, evaluate and inform business growth opportunities.
  • Attend relevant trade shows and conferences presenting opportunities on behalf of pocket.watch, its brands and its creator partners (as needed)
  • Regular budgeting in coordination with Director Sales Operations and Development revise all sales projections across lines of business which are direct responsibility including branded integrations / sponsorships, licensing and merchandising
  • Sell sell sell…..generating revenue across all lines of business with focus on; licensing and retail

Qualifications:

  • 5-10 years relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) required.
  • Experience in licensing outbound sales for both domestic and international markets required with at least 10+ years of applicable work experience with high profile brand(s).
  • Demonstrated ability to create and execute against effective licensing sales strategies that result in increased revenues while remaining true to core brand equities.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, negotiate, and close impactful deals that generate significant revenue.
  • Must possess the business skills necessary to develop familiarity with pocket.watch’s unique contract terms, restrictions, copyright and trademark regulations sufficient to negotiate and facilitate preparation of contracts.
  • Excellent negotiation skills, with the ability to solve problems with tact and “big picture” perspective, while securing the best possible financial return.
  • Solid understanding of the licensing industry and best practices, including GAAP principles of revenue recognition, general deal terms, licensing sales processes and a variety of licensing deal structures.
  • A proven history of achieving and exceeding revenue targets and managing large and/or high profile brands.
  • Experience managing sales process, establishing sales metrics and establishing performance benchmarks
  • Solid understanding of the media, marketing and advertising industries
  • Exceptional and effective written and verbal skills
  • Strong presentations skills, demonstrating an ability to lead with confidence, establish interpersonal connections and deliver results with passion and enthusiasm
  • Possesses the ability to analyze and evaluate sales effectiveness: methods, costs and results
  • Self-starter who can work autonomously, as well as in a team environment
  • Superior relationship builder
  • Excellent collaborator working across departments
  • Ability to stay cool under pressure
  • Microsoft Office suite at an advanced level
  • Self-motivated, reliable and excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to wear multiple hats and thrive in a hard-charging, dynamic startup environment

This is an excellent opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a trailblazing entertainment company and work with the top industry executives.  We offer competitive benefits and stock options.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Please email resume and cover letter to job-dir-licensing-bd@pocket.watch.

 

Coordinator – Licensing & Branded Integrations

Location: Culver City, CA

Reports to: Vice President Sales & Business Development

If you’re ready to dive in and work with “Team Money” to help be a part of a vibrant revenue operation, then our rapidly growing team may be a perfect fit.

Job Brief:

We’re looking for a superior self-starter who gets their hands dirty to work with the entire Licensing, Branded Integration and Sales Teams providing administrative and project support. You are a master communicator ensuring that everyone, internally and externally, is on the same page and you will collaborate with all other partners to maximize the business while being extremely sensitive to our other goals and priorities. Must be a strategic thinker with initiative, drive and strong interpersonal skills.

Desired Skills & Experience

Creative Management including, but not limited to:

  • Responsible for overseeing the development and marketing of quality product.
  • Process product approval submissions and traffic forms to creative resources and business managers.  Return all materials to licensees.  Includes independent review & decision-making.
  • Process branded integration campaign approval submissions and traffic forms to creative resources and talent managers.  Return all materials to Brand Owners.  Includes independent review & decision-making.
  • Coordinate and run line reviews and product development meetings with creative resources and licensees on a regular basis.
  • Ensure product development is within contractual rights.
  • Ensure brand campaigns are within contractual rights.
  • Develop and maintain licensees’ files for all product submissions.
  • Develop and maintain clients files for brand campaign submissions
  • Inventory creative assets currently with licensees and distribute creative assets as applicable and on an ongoing basis.
  • Gather and maintain information for the creation of product development schedules including key milestones in process.
  • Gather and maintain information for the creation of branded integration campaign schedules including key milestones in process.
  • Create and maintain product bibles for all licensees including line lists, product photos and catalogs.
  • Assist in the maintenance of sample stockroom and inventory for all licensees, including archiving of samples.  Includes interfacing with licensee on current sample requirements.
  • Assist on multiple projects as they become available, prioritizing projects across multiple categories.
  • Supports Senior Director by providing creative management tasks for additional key licensees.

Business Support including, but not limited to:

  • Assist in requesting, collecting and organizing line lists, sell-in & sell-thru data, retail updates, marketing & merchandising plans, etc.; Coordinate business reviews, line reviews and product development meetings with licensees and creative resources on a regular basis, and attend when necessary.
  • Schedule, conduct and recap recurring business updates with licensees.
  • Assist in researching potential new partners.
  • Stay apprised of competitive and marketplace trends via various means.
  • Coordinate and gather quarterly forecasts from licensees and organize financial data.
  • Assist with deal memo, statements of work and other legal document preparation.
  • Create decks, one-sheets and pitches for various internal and external meetings.
  • Coordinate materials for trade shows, advertising, events and line reviews.
  • Provides business management tasks for additional key licensees, including but not limited to, licensee performance analysis, minute preparation, deal memo preparation, meeting coordination, etc.

Qualifications

  • A/B.S College Degree preferred
  • licensing management / agent experience preferred
  • 3 to 5 years of work experience preferred
  • Understanding of the components of commodity business based on sales and gross margin profitability as well as manufacturing process and development
  • Ability to take direction
  • A positive attitude with a sense of humor
  • Creative, media and trend savvy
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Organizational and follow-through skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in fast paced environment
  • Team player
  • Confident
  • Attention to details and extremely organized
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at once and prioritize
  • Ability to work independently and “own” projects
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Computer Proficient with Microsoft suite of products (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel) and Internet a must.   Experience with MediaBox is not required but preferred

This is an excellent opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a trailblazing entertainment company and work with the top industry executives.  We offer competitive benefits and stock options.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Please email resume and cover letter to job-coordinator-licensing-brand@pocket.watch

Craft Editor – Post-Production

Location: Culver City, CA

Pocket.watch, the entertainment headquarters kids have been waiting for, is seeking an experienced Craft Editor to perform finishing work on multiple shows for distribution across multiple platforms. This is a great opportunity for someone who is very fluent in the post-production tool kit and familiar with the technical specifications required for delivery of high volumes of content in the OTT and Broadcast environments. The Craft Editor will deliver long-form episodes to the required technical specifications with appropriate graphics, audio mix, and color correction. This is an excellent opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a trailblazing entertainment company and work with top industry executives.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with executive producer(s) to perform finishing edits on long-form content for distribution on multiple platforms (OTT, Web Video, Broadcast, etc.)
  • Collaborate with Post-Production Supervisor to establish technical standards in line with industry standards
  • Provide creative and technical input on projects throughout the post-production process
  • Must be speedy! Deliver high volumes of finished content on tight deadlines
  • Utilize graphic design skills to create final content
  • Edit video with Adobe Premiere Pro and create motion graphics using Adobe After Effects
  • Generate necessary mezzanine files for delivery into our CMS
  • Be innovative while adhering to brand guidelines
  • Continuously explore cutting-edge, current, and unique production processes & procedures
  • Make sound editorial judgements about shot and audio selection, sequences, and storytelling
  • Complete occasional special projects as needed, including sizzles, reels, etc.

Qualifications

  • 4+ years experience as a video editor for content destined for OTT distribution (Broadcast experience a plus)
  • Experience in long-form craft editing
  • Adept at creating motion graphics and other graphic assets for video
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver a broadcast-ready Audio Mix & Color Correction
  • Expert in Adobe Creative Cloud, namely Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, and some Audition
  • A positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management and multitasking skills
  • Organized, dependable, knowledgeable and detail oriented
  • Able to work collaboratively within a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment
  • Effective independent problem solving
  • Must know how to resolve common IT issues in Mac environment
  • Demonstrate the technical and creative vision to collaborate with project teams, as well as work independently, to achieve the best possible results
  • Able to listen and effectively communicate ideas
  • Ability to set priorities while handling multiple projects

This is an excellent opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a trailblazing entertainment company and work with the top industry executives.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Please email resume, cover letter, and current reel/portfolio link to job-post-craft-editor@pocket.watch.