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If you’re talented, have a passion for online entertainment, and get a kick out of creating content, building brands and working with top digital creators, then our rapidly growing team may be a perfect fit.

Pocket.watch is an equal opportunity employer.

Development Executive Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Job Brief

A new kind of studio, 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 strives to surprise and delight kids by unlocking the infinite possibilities of their digital worlds. Founded in 2017 and based in Culver City, the pocket.watch team features studio veterans and visionaries from traditional and digital entertainment. Investors include Viacom, Greycroft and United Talent Agency (UTA), as well as notable individuals including Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Lan

Pocket.watch is currently seeking an ambitious and diligent Development Executive Assistant to join our Studio team.  The ideal candidate has 3+ years of relevant experience, has exceptional organizational and administrative skills, enjoys finding creative solutions, and loves working with like-minded individuals.  This is an excellent opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a trailblazing entertainment company and work with top industry executives.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and coordinate a complex and constantly changing calendar, including scheduling meetings and conference calls, arrange and coordinte travel, and prepare meeting materials for internal and external meetings.
  • Communicate directly and on behalf of, the Chief Content Officer (CCO), with internal and external stakeholders and provide reliable and timely resolutions to enquires.
  • Track the pocket.watch development agenda and submissions in conjunction with the CCO, Head of Development, and Content Development Manager
  • Assist with writing and creating of pitches, decks, sizzles, and presentations.
  • Find and research potential properties and provide recommendations on potential talent..
  • Track receipts and manage monthly expense reports
  • General office administration and management, including mailings, filings, tracking office supplies and general maintenance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Knowledge and Experience

  • 2+ years of relevant work experience
  • Experience in the entertainment industry preferred.

Skills

  • Familiarity with MAC OS, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously
  • Basic Video-editing skills preferred, specifically using Premiere/Adobe Suite.
  • Above average writing skills.
  • Self-starting with exceptional project management, organizational, and problem solving skills.
  • Detail oriented and easily able to manage both time and priorities without compromising quality of work.
  • Strong research skills and the ability to complete detailed research projects with limited instruction
  • Demonstrated ability to work in both team and independent projects in order to achieve the best possible results.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to exhibit grace under pressure and adapt easily to ever-changing and evolving creative assignments 

Work environment

  • The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions and work is performed in a business office environment.
  • The position requires some travel and will involve exposure to airplanes, airports, and hotels and the environmental conditions associated with those locations.

Physical demands

  • While performing the duties of this class, an employee is regularly required to sit, talk, hear, walk and stand. Vision abilities include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Must have the ability to uphold the stress of traveling.
  • Regular, predictable attendance is required.

We are an equal opportunity employer

To apply, please submit your cover letter & resume to job-dev-exec-assistant@pocket.watch.

Direct applications only, please.

Senior Editor

Location: Culver City, CA

Job Brief

A new kind of studio, 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 strives to surprise and delight kids by unlocking the infinite possibilities of their digital worlds. Founded in 2017 and based in Culver City, the pocket.watch team features studio veterans and visionaries from traditional and digital entertainment. Investors include Viacom, Greycroft and United Talent Agency (UTA), as well as notable individuals including Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Landau (Producer, Avatar and Titanic).

Pocket.watch is currently seeking an enthusiastic senior editor.  The ideal candidate has 5+ years of editing experience, enjoys cutting together short-form content, and has a great understanding of storytelling in the digital media space. 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
  • 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 judgments about shot and audio selection, sequences, and storytelling
  • Complete occasional special projects as needed, including sizzles, reels, etc.

Qualifications:

Knowledge and Experience

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience

Skills

  • Expert proficiency in Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Proficient in Mac based editing
  • Proficiency in creating motion graphics and basic compositing/masking/tracking in Adobe After Effects
  • Can create compelling stories out of footage with short turnaround times
  • A fantastic attitude and punctuality is a must! 
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Critical thinking and problem solving

Work environment

  • The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions and work is performed in a business office environment.

 Physical demands

  • Must have close visual acuity to perform the primary responsibilities of this position.
  • Work is sedentary in nature and involves sitting most of the time.

We are an equal opportunity employer

To apply, please submit your cover letter & resume to job-sr-editor@pocket.watch.

Direct applications only, please.

Post Production Supervisor

Location: Culver City, CA

Job Brief

A new kind of studio, 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 strives to surprise and delight kids by unlocking the infinite possibilities of their digital worlds. Founded in 2017 and based in Culver City, the pocket.watch team features studio veterans and visionaries from traditional and digital entertainment. Investors include Viacom, Greycroft and United Talent Agency (UTA), as well as notable individuals including Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Landau (Producer, Avatar and Titanic).

Pocket.watch is currently seeking an experienced Post-Production Supervisor to run a highly efficient team of editors producing a large volume of content on a daily basis for web, OTT, and broadcast. The ideal team member must be able to work under strict deadlines, remain calm under pressure, have a passion for detail, and be able to work in a fast-paced environment.  This is an excellent opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a trailblazing entertainment company and work with top industry executives.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and manage a team of editors, including assigning projects, scheduling resources, and managing performance.  
  • Maintain clarity of information and facilitate channels of communication between the producers and editors
  • Manage post-production schedules, delivery deadlines, and workflows (digitizing, upload for approval, reviews, and final distribution)
  • Manage visual effects needs for original pocket.watch productions, including script feedback and on set guidance
  • Facilitate communications between post and other departments
  • Fine tune current production infrastructure and internal workflows to enable fast-paced, successful delivery of our original productions
  • Assess and address any existing and potential issues in bottlenecks and workflows
  • Collaborate with production & post teams to define and refine key post workflows such as camera capture, color pipeline, master delivery, and final archive
  • Oversee production on sizzles, trailer, and sales tapes, providing creative guidance where needed and collaborating efficiently with internal marketing, partnerships and licensing departments
  • Create and maintain content library for sales team to release to prospective licensees
  • Create and maintain process documentation
  • Train staff on new and existing systems and workflows
  • Advise on best practices for ongoing project file management, data protection/security, and archive/vault management
  • Collaborate and communicate with production and channel operations to ensure videos are delivered on time
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Knowledge and Experience

  • 5+ years of experience in a post environment
  • Experience with Media Asset Management (MAM) and large-scale storage systems
  • Networking knowledge a plus (i.e. TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, LDAP, NAS, SAN)
  • Demonstrate experience with VFX, audio, and video finishing workflows
  • Experience with a variety of media workflows, including digital, film, and television
  • Familiarity with animated show deliverables is a plus
  • Experience with creating schedules from the beginning to end of post-production cycles
  • Established network of freelance production resources a plus (eg. editors, AEs, VFX artists, colorists, etc.)

Skills

  • Expert in Adobe Creative Cloud, namely Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, and some Audition
  • Proven leadership capabilities through collaboration, strong motivation, empowerment, coaching, training, and provides direction that fosters a challenging, yet results-oriented and rewarding environment
  • Stellar organizational skills, with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. 
  • Proficient in Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides), Slack, Asana, Smartsheet
  • Self-motivated with the ability to learn new skills and tools quickly
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to assist non-technical staff with complex technical issues
  • Team-player who operates in a fast-paced team-oriented environment

Work environment

  • The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions and work is performed in a business office environment.

 Physical demands

  • Must have close visual acuity to perform the primary responsibilities of this position.
  • Work is sedentary in nature and involves sitting most of the time.

We are an equal opportunity employer

To apply, please submit your cover letter & resume to job-post-super@pocket.watch.

Direct applications only, please.

WordPress Developer

Location: Culver City, CA

Job Brief

A new kind of studio, 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 strives to surprise and delight kids by unlocking the infinite possibilities of their digital worlds. Founded in 2017 and based in Culver City, the pocket.watch team features studio veterans and visionaries from traditional and digital entertainment. Investors include Viacom, Greycroft and United Talent Agency (UTA), as well as notable individuals including Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Landau (Producer, Avatar and Titanic).

Pocket.watch is currently seeking a temporary, experienced WordPress Developer to join our team on a part-time basis. The ideal candidate has 2+ years of WordPress experience, can manage both back- and front-end development, and is proficient in customizing WordPress themes and plugins. 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 with our product & marketing teams to implement website infrastructure and content updates
  • Establish and guide the website’s architecture
  • Manage all technical aspects of the CMS
  • Test all completed work to ensure proper and error free functionality
  • Ensure website is responsive, functional, and available on all platforms (mobile, desktop, etc.)
  • Monitor website performance, availability, and functionality, responding to errors and outages efficiently
  • Manage timelines in order to provide on-time delivery for all work
  • Ensure high-performance and availability, including migrating the website to a CDN infrastructure with scalable architecture capable of handling high traffic spikes and loads
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Knowledge and Experience

  • 2 – 4 years of experience building user interfaces for websites and/or web applications using the WordPress framework
  • Strong understanding of front-end technologies, including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery
  • Good understanding of PHP back-end development
  • Experience designing and developing responsive design websites
  • Familiarity with any or all of these WordPress plugins:
    • WP Bakery Page Builder
    • Slider Revolution
    • Contact Form 7
    • Yoast SEO
  • Understanding of code versioning tools (such as Git, SVN, and Mercurial)
  • Strong competency in responsive design, leveraging CSS, and media queries
  • Practical knowledge of web page optimization techniques and guidelines for fast page load times

 Skills

  • Fluent in Adobe CC Suite, namely Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver. Skill in additional Adobe CC Suite programs a plus
  • Comfortable working with debugging tools like Firebug, Chrome inspector, etc.
  • Ability to understand CSS changes and their ramifications to ensure consistent style across platforms and browsers
  • Ability to convert comprehensive layout and wireframes into working HTML pages
  • Strong eye for detail
  • Ability to accept guidance and respond well to feedback
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced collaborative setting under tight deadlines

Work environment

  • The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions and work is performed in a business office environment.

Physical demands

  • Must have close visual acuity to perform the primary responsibilities of this position.
  • Work is sedentary in nature and involves sitting most of the time.

We are an equal opportunity employer

To apply, please submit your cover letter & resume to job-website-developer@pocket.watch.

Direct applications only, please.

Director, Marketing

Location: Culver City, CA

Job Brief

A new kind of studio, 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 strives to surprise and delight kids by unlocking the infinite possibilities of their digital worlds. Founded in 2017 and based in Culver City, the pocket.watch team features studio veterans and visionaries from traditional and digital entertainment. Investors include Viacom, Greycroft and United Talent Agency (UTA), as well as notable individuals including Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Landau (Producer, Avatar and Titanic).

Pocket.watch is looking for a creative and dynamic Director of Marketing.  We’re looking for an experienced professional with a passion for kids content and products with deep experience driving audience and sales growth. The ideal candidate brings proven success developing innovative marketing strategies and implementing those strategies efficiently across all customer touch points. We want someone who isn’t afraid of challenging the traditional ways of marketing and can show examples of campaigns that push the envelope. This executive should be led both by creative instinct as well as hard data with a laser focus on results. We want someone who thrives in a company that is breaking all the rules and having a blast doing it.  This is an excellent opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a trailblazing entertainment company and work with the top industry executives.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement the pocket.watch brand position and execute consistency of message through all B2B and B2C channels.
  • Develop and execute the marketing strategy for new and existing pocket.watch creator partners.
  • Oversee efficient implementation of each marketing strategy – including paid media campaigns, events, digital, social and PR.
  • Work closely with the company’s sales teams; enabling them to meet their objectives by providing them with compelling marketing tools, materials and presentations.
  • Guide the day to day activities of the marketing team.
  • Work closely with product development team to create product launch strategies and seasonal sales pushes.
  • Manage marketing aspects of social media presence to create 1:1 communication with customers while collaborating with the content programming team to ensure our social media connected audience is compelled to stay connected because they love the content.
  • Manage pocket.watch’s conference presence and sponsorship opportunities.
  • Undertake continuous analysis of competitive environment and consumer trends.

Qualifications:

Knowledge and Experience

  • 8 – 10 years of experience in senior marketing roles
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, advertising, or communications or related field
  • Experience creating and managing marketing campaigns

Skills

  • Excellent leadership, communication, and presentation skills
  • Proven ability to plan and manage budgets
  • Proficiency in scheduling and project management
  • Strong experience building and leading teams
  • Thrive in fast-paced startup environment, wearing multiple hats
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

Work environment

  • The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions and work is performed in a business office environment.

Physical demands

  • Must have close visual acuity to perform the primary responsibilities of this position.
  • Work is sedentary in nature and involves sitting most of the time.

To apply, please submit your cover letter & resume to job-dir-mktg@pocket.watch.

Direct applications only, please.

Animator

Location: Culver City, CA

Job Brief

A new kind of studio, 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 strives to bring kids and families more of what they love from the digital world. Founded in 2017 and based in Culver City, the pocket.watch team features studio veterans and visionaries from traditional and digital entertainment. Investors include Viacom, Greycroft and United Talent Agency (UTA), as well as notable individuals including Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Landau (Producer, Avatar and Titanic).

Pocket.watch is currently seeking an animator to help bring our characters to life on screens everywhere. The ideal team member will be highly proficient creating animations that will help launch pocket.watch’s animation division. This is an excellent opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a trailblazing entertainment company and work with top industry executives.

Responsibilities:

  • Rig, animate, and work with directors and art assets provided to create short and long form animated shows
  • Conduct explorations in visual development and creating character, background, and other asset illustrations.
  • Work closely with artists and producers throughout story and episode development
  • Use creative problem solving and innovative uses of technology to assist in our productions
  • Stay informed of animation technology trends – make recommendations and adopt new tools and methodologies to continually improve efficiency and enhance our animated series
  • Work closely with our team of editors on the post-production team to integrate animations into other productions

Qualifications:

Knowledge and Experience

  • Portfolio demonstrating needed artistic skills
  • Experience in creating content for the web, especially YouTube
  • High level understanding of codecs, raw video files, exporting, transcoding and compression techniques

Skills

  • Skilled in ToonBoom or Cinema4D
  • Expert level skills in Adobe Creative Cloud, namely Character Animator, Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, and some Audition
  • Expert in Flash animation
  • Familiarity with Slack, Asana, and Google Drive a plus
  • Organized, dependable, knowledgeable and detail oriented
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • A positive and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Detail oriented and easily able to manage both time and priorities without compromising quality of work.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to work collaboratively within a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment

We are an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, salary expectations, and current reel/portfolio link to job-post-animator@pocket.watch.

Direct applications only, please.

Production Assistant

Location: Culver City, CA

Pocket.watch, the entertainment headquarters kids have been waiting for, is looking for an enthusiastic, versatile, and detail-oriented production assistant to join our creative team.  The ideal candidate is a hard-working self-starter, and adept at taking on multiple roles in a fast-paced production environment. 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 with producers and production coordinator to create unique, pocket.watch-branded short form content
  • Willingness and enthusiasm to step into different roles on set as needed, including sound, camera, and art departments
  • Going on runs: pick-ups, drop-offs, lunch runs, costume laundering
  • Maintaining studio facilities, including: cleanliness, craft service, and storage organization
  • Assist in the creation of unique sets and props
  • Assist camera department with wrapping and storing equipment
  • Creative problem solving to create high concept videos with strong production value on a low budget

Qualifications

  • 1 year of internship experience or production assistant experience in television or live event production is a plus
  • Must have access to car
  • Multi-hyphenate on-set experience is a big plus
  • Art department or set-design interest is a plus
  • Self-motivated and able to keep projects moving
  • Even-tempered, grace under pressure and collaborative problem-solving abilities.
  • Experience in creating short-form content for the web, especially YouTube, is a plus
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • A positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management and multitasking skills
  • Able to work collaboratively within a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Please email resume, cover letter, rate, and current reel/portfolio link to job-production-assist@pocket.watch.

Editor

Location: Culver City, CA

Pocket.watch, the entertainment headquarters kids have been waiting for, is currently hiring enthusiastic and versatile video editors. The ideal candidate will be able to efficiently handle a large workload in a fast-paced environment and is very familiar with the online video landscape, especially YouTube, and is adept at making fast-paced and sound editorial judgements about shot and audio selection, sequences, and storytelling. This is an excellent opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a trailblazing entertainment company and work with top industry executives. Qualified candidates are self-starters, able to handle various aspects of digital production, excellent at multitasking, intelligent, creative, personable, and have a strong grasp of what works in children’s programming.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with producers to complete videos on time and under budget
  • Must be speedy! Deliver high volumes of finished content on tight deadlines.
  • Edit video with Adobe Premiere Pro and create graphics using Adobe Photoshop.
  • Be innovative while adhering to brand guidelines
  • Make sound editorial judgements about shot and audio selection, sequences, and storytelling
  • Impeccable sense of timing, pacing, and ability to work with music
  • Self-motivated and able to keep projects moving
  • Ability to set priorities while handling multiple projects
  • Able to adapt as creative assignments change and evolve, while maintaining quality
  • Exhibit grace under pressure, great people skills, and utmost integrity

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2 to 4 years experience editing content at a high-volume production company or digital outlet with a reel to show for it.
  • Experience in short-form editing and creating content for the web, especially YouTube
  • Highly efficient in Adobe Creative Cloud, primarily Premiere, with familiarity and ability to navigate After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Audition
  • Standouts will have experience with Adobe After Effects and Photoshop
  • High level understanding of codecs, raw video files, exporting, transcoding and compression techniques
  • Organized, dependable, knowledgeable, and detail oriented
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • You consider yourself a learner who is always looking to improve
  • Familiarity with Slack, Asana, and Google Drive is a plus
  • A positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management and multitasking skills
  • Able to work collaboratively within a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment
  • Knowledge and experience of the finishing process
  • 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

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

Post-Production – Supervisor

Location: Culver City, CA

Pocket.watch, the entertainment headquarters kids have been waiting for, is seeking an experienced Post-Production Supervisor to run a highly efficient team of editors producing a large volume of content on a daily basis for web, OTT, and broadcast. The ideal team member must be able to work under strict deadlines, remain calm under pressure, have a passion for detail, and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. This is an excellent opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a trailblazing entertainment company and work with top industry executives.

Responsibilities

  • Supervise editors, projects, and resource scheduling
  • Maintain clarity of information and facilitate channels of communication between the producers and editors
  • Manage post-production schedules, delivery deadlines, workflows (digitizing, upload for approval, reviews, and final distribution)
  • Facilitate communications between post and other departments
  • Fine tune current production infrastructure and internal workflows to enable fast-paced, successful delivery of our original productions
  • Assess and address any existing and potential issues in bottlenecks and workflows
  • Collaborate with production & post teams to define and refine key post workflows such as camera capture, color pipeline, master delivery, and final archive
  • Create and maintain process documentation
  • Train staff on new and existing systems and workflows
  • Advise on best practices for ongoing project file management, data protection/security, and archive/vault management
  • Collaborate and communicate with production and channel operations to ensure videos are delivered on time

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in a post environment.
  • Provide effective leadership through collaboration, strong motivation, empowerment, coaching, training, and direction that fosters a challenging, yet results-oriented and rewarding environment
  • Experience with Media Asset Management (MAM) and large-scale storage systems
  • Networking knowledge a plus (i.e. TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, LDAP, NAS, SAN)
  • Self-motivated with the ability to learn new skills and tools quickly
  • Excellent communication skills: written and spoken (including the ability to assist non-technical staff with complex technical issues)
  • Team-player who operates in a fast paced team-oriented environment
  • Demonstrate experience with VFX, audio, and video finishing workflows
  • Expert in Adobe Creative Cloud, namely Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, and some Audition
  • Proficient in Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides), Slack, Asana, Smartsheet
  • Experience with a variety of digital media workflows
  • Experience with creating schedules from the beginning to end of post-production cycles
  • Established network of freelance production resources a plus (eg. editors, AEs, VFX artists, colorists, etc).

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 salary requirements to job-post-supervisor@pocket.watch.

Post-Production – Craft Editor

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.

Associate YouTube Channel Manager

Location: Culver City, CA

Pocket.watch, the entertainment headquarters kids have been waiting for, is seeking an associate YouTube channel manager to collaborate with our team to build and run a network of YouTube channels.

Responsibilities

  • Manage multiple YouTube channels, including the uploading of assets, researching of keywords, authoring of metadata, updating of playlists, etc.
  • Work closely with Channel Manager to continually utilize best practices for video publishing and channel operations
  • Produce regular reports on video performance, including recommendations for ongoing improvement
  • Comment and engage regularly with community to promote active fan base
  • Support special projects with branded entertainment and product licensing teams
  • Initiate and track outreach to potential outside collaboration partners
  • Support Channel Manager with regular data entry and research

Qualifications

  • Expert user on YouTube platform
  • At least one year experience publishing videos and building audiences on YouTube
  • Excellent organization and follow through
  • Attention to detail and deadlines
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Positive and collaborative attitude

Pluses

  • YouTube certification
  • Experience with Google and YouTube analytics
  • Experience with community engagement
  • Photoshop a plus
  • Passion for kids entertainment

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Please email resume and cover letter to job-associate-youtube-channel-manager@pocket.watch.

Director, Human Resources

Location: Culver City, CA

Job Summary

Under the direction of the company’s General Counsel, direct pocket.watch’s human resources function, and in collaboration with the CEO/Founder and other members of the Executive Committee assist in the development of pocket.watch’s strategic HR direction and initiatives in support of the company’s culture and objectives. Develop, implement, and continuously improve pocket.watch’s employee relations, talent recruitment efforts, training and development, performance management, benefits, and compensation.

Essential Job Functions

  • Develop, implement and oversee pocket.watch’s human resources policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with all federal and state requirements.
  • Oversee pocket.watch’s recruitment, interview, selection and hiring process.
  • Formulate and make recommendations regarding employee job classifications and compensation.
  • Collaborate with pocket.watch’s executives, managers and supervisors to investigate, address and resolve employee relations and disciplinary matters.
  • Formulate and coordinate pocket.watch’s employee benefits program.
  • Design and facilitate employee and management training in areas of leadership development, human resources practices, new hire orientation, performance management, selection and hiring, employee relations, and other initiatives that support the strategic needs and goals of the organization.
  • Lead in the development and implementation of employee recognition activities designed to reward performance or significant events, and reinforce and enhance the unique pocket.watch culture.
  • Maintain employee records and make all required reporting and filings to the applicable governmental entities.

Job Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of principles and general practices of human resources, including employee benefits.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with all members of the organization and develop trust with a wide variety of internal and external constituents.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Clear, concise and professional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage, prioritize, and deliver on multiple high urgency projects.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to work independently to find creative solutions.
  • Strong integrity, good judgment and the ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and Power Point.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of 8 years of progressive human resources management experience.
  • Experience working in a start-up or other fast paced environment preferred.
  • Experience working in the entertainment or technology industry preferred.
  • B.A. in Human Resources or related field preferred.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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

Licensing & Branded Integrations – Coordinator

Location: Culver City, CA

Reports to: Vice President Sales & Business Development

Job Brief

We’re looking for a superior self-starter who gets their hands dirty to work with the entire Licensing 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Develop and maintain licensees’ files for all product 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.
  • 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.

Business Support 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

  • B.A/B.S College Degree preferred
  • Licensing management 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.

Associate Counsel

Location: Culver City, CA

Job Summary

Under the direction of the company’s General Counsel, negotiate and draft contracts covering all aspects of the company’s business, and provide business and legal advice to successfully close transactions and minimize the company’s risk.

Essential Job Functions

  • Negotiate, draft and revise merchandising license, branded integration/sponsorship, content distribution, production, creator, employment, non-disclosure, and other agreements.
  • Provide accurate and timely business and legal advice to all layers of the organization.
  • Offer proactive, practical business and legal solutions and risk management advice, including those related to COPPA and CARU.
  • Draft and solidify agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure the company’s full legal compliance, rights and obligations.
  • Manage multiple matters simultaneously.
  • Manage complex tasks with diverse stakeholders.
  • Maintain the company’s contract database.

Job Requirements

  • Proven experience as a lawyer in a business environment.
  • Ability to analyze complex situations and information.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable laws and regulations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with all members of a firm.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Clear, concise and professional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage, prioritize, and deliver responsively on numerous high urgency projects.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to work independently to find creative solutions.
  • Strong integrity, sound judgment, and the ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Proficiency in Word required, Excel and Power Point preferred.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of 4-6 years in a law firm or as an in-house attorney.
  • Experience working in the entertainment or technology industry required.
  • Experience working in a start-up or other fast paced environment preferred.
  • D. from a reputable law school required.

Pocket.watch is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please email resume and cover letter to job-associate-counsel@pocket.watch.

Post-Production – Assistant Editor

Location: Culver City, CA

Pocket.watch, the entertainment headquarters kids have been waiting for, is currently hiring an enthusiastic and organized Assistant Editor. The ideal candidate will be able to efficiently handle a large workload in a fast-paced environment and is very familiar with the post-production workflow.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain media vault, including exquisite file organization, asset management, and ongoing backups
  • Ingest media from shoots and set up new projects
  • Provide support for editors, including project and asset preparation, assembly, asset relinking, technical troubleshooting
  • Identify and escalate missing assets and assist in achieving resolution
  • Maintain ongoing communication with production, partnerships, and other internal teams to aid in planning and delivery of projects
  • Perform occasional light editing work
  • Exhibit grace under pressure, great people skills, and utmost integrity

Qualifications

  • 1-2 years experience in post-production as an assistant editor
  • Extremely efficient in Adobe Creative Cloud, primarily Premiere & Media Encoder, with familiarity and ability to navigate After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Audition
  • Understanding of codecs, raw video files, exporting, transcoding, and compression techniques
  • Must be speedy! Work in a high volume environment with tight deadlines
  • Organized, dependable, knowledgeable, and detail oriented
  • Eager to learn new skills, tools, and techniques
  • Familiarity with Slack, Asana, and Google Drive is a plus
  • A positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Equal parts accuracy and efficiency in accomplishing tasks
  • Able to work collaboratively within a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment
  • Self-motivated and able to focus on priorities while handling multiple projects

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Please email resume, cover letter, rate, and current reel/portfolio link (if available) to job-post-asst-editor@pocket.watch.