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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.

Jr. 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 Junior Editor. The ideal candidate has 1-2 years of Adobe Premiere editing experience, is able to efficiently handle a large workload in a fast-paced environment, 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. 

Responsibilities:

  • Edit videos in Adobe Premier Pro.
  • Log and organize asset links in Post-Production trackers.
  • Work closely with producers and post supervisor to complete videos on time and under budget
  • Deliver high volumes of finished content on tight deadlines.
  • Provide innovative results while adhering to brand guidelines
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Knowledge and Experience

  • 1-2 years of experience in post-production as an Editor or Assistant Editor
  • Experience in short-form editing and creating content for the web, especially YouTube
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Cloud, primarily Premiere, with familiarity and ability to navigate After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Audition required.
  • Experience with Adobe After Effects and Photoshop a plus.
  • Familiarity with Slack, Asana, and Google Drive a plus

Skills and Personal Characteristics

  • Ability to resolve common IT issues in Mac environment
  • Organized, dependable, and knowledgeable
  • Team player who exhibits a willingness to help out in all areas.
  • Ability to productively work in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • A positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional time management and multitasking skills
  • Ability to work in both a team environment and independently in order to achieve the best possible results

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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

Direct applications only, please.

Licensing Approvals Coordinator

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 Licensing Approvals Coordinator.  The ideal candidate has 1+ years of licensing experience in product development, enjoys supporting and coordinating the work of a rapidly moving department, and has an understanding of the commodity business, manufacturing, and development.   This is an excellent opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a trailblazing entertainment company and work with top industry executives. 

Responsibilities:

  • Day-to-day creative approval process through our online system Media Box.
  • Maintain tracking document for product submissions and samples.
  • Obtain pre-production and contractual samples from Licensees and disseminate as needed.
  • Maintain licensed product inventory, including archiving of samples for trademarking purposes.
  • Provide talent with all necessary product information in order to execute production on promotional videos.
  • Coordinate the creation and dissemination of style guides; walk licensees through styleguides as needed.
  • Request, collect, and organize catalogs, line lists, product photos, sell-in & sell-thru data, retail updates, marketing & merchandising plans, etc.
  • Help coordinate materials for trade shows, advertising, events and quarterly line reviews.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Knowledge and Experience

  • 1 to 2 years of experience in a closely related field. Experience at Licensor or Licensing Agent a plus.
  • A 4-year College Degree preferred.
  • An understanding of the components of commodity business based on sales and gross margin profitability as well as manufacturing process and development.

Skills

  • Experience with MediaBox preferred.
  • Proficient with the Microsoft suite of products (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel) required.
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects at once.
  • Ability to take direction and ownership of projects as required.
  • Must be a team player, but possess the ability to work independently.
  • Must have a positive attitude with a sense of humor
  • Creativity, as well as being media and trend savvy, extremely important.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work under pressure in fast paced environment.
  • Exceptional problem solving skills.
  • Able work with confidence and attention to detail.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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

Direct applications only, please.

Associate Programming Manager

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 seeking an energetic and entrepreneurial Programming Manager with a deep passion for and knowledge of digital-first kids and family content. The ideal candidate has 3+ years of content programming experience at a major digital entertainment brand, and wants to help create the future of kids entertainment across multiple OTT platforms, including linear and VOD. The Programming Manager will collaborate with internal cross-functional teams and external platform partners to develop and implement strategies that grow the pocket.watch brand and audience across screens. This is an excellent opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a trailblazing entertainment company and work with top industry executives.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate content programming strategy and operations across multiple distribution platforms.
  • Curate, stage, and schedule content for distribution, including uploading of assets and authoring of metadata per platform specifications and optimization best practices.
  • Become content expert on pocket.watch library, as well as 3rd party licensed content.
  • Partner with Studios team to prioritize content preparation and delivery.
  • Collaborate with Audience Development team to develop routine video performance reports which facilitate data-driven programming recommendations and content insights.
  • Perform competitive and market research to inform overall programming strategy.
  • Create and maintain organizational documents such as programming pipeline, calendar, etc. and facilitate cross-functional communication.
  • Proactively flag potential issues and recommend solutions + workflow efficiencies to prevent bottleneck.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Knowledge and Experience

  • 3+ years content programming experience at a major digital entertainment brand.
  • 1+ years experience working cross-functionally and managing partner relationships.
  • Strong knowledge of content management systems, program scheduling and analytics tools.
  • Deep understanding of evolving digital media landscape, with an emphasis on the kids and family space.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience preferred.

Skills

  • Data and analytics tools e.g. Tableau, YouTube Analytics, etc.
  • G Suite guru with expertise in Sheets and Slides.
  • Light Photoshop skills preferred.
  • Skilled in research, analysis, and presentation.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Data-driven and intellectually curious.
  • Deadline-driven and calm under pressure.
  • Self-starter who can collaborate with diverse individuals and teams.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, please submit your cover letter & resume to job-assoc-mngr-program@pocket.watch.

Direct applications only, please.

Jr. Designer

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 Jr. Designer.  The ideal candidate has 1-3 years of design and marketing experience, enjoys assisting in the creation marketing materials, and has a great understanding of the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite. 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 directly with Creative Lead to assist in the creation, development and production of marketing materials across all platforms of digital, media, photography, web, etc.
  • Design concepts and deliver material to support marketing initiatives.
  • Aid Marketing team in day-to-day creative needs and ideation.
  • Route all creative/marketing materials to respective team members.
  • Manage, edit and enhance digital imagery of our brands, product and key assets.
  • Brainstorm concepts, design mock ups and present accordingly.
  • Maintain brand standards by ensuring all materials comply with brand guidelines.
  • Adapt to fast-paced environment; adhering to deadlines.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Knowledge and Experience

  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience
  • 1 year of Brand design, content development, or marketing preferred
  • BA/BFA degree in Art, Design or related discipline preferred
  • Solid portfolio demonstrating relevant experience

Skills

  • Fluent in Adobe CC Suite, namely Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.  Knowledge in additional Adobe CC Suite programs a plus
  • Excellent typography and layout design. Illustration skills a plus
  • Strong eye for detail 
  • Ability to accept guidance and respond well to feedback
  • Adaptable and an avid learner
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced collaborative setting under tight deadlines

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

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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.

Marketing Coordinator

Location: Culver City, CA
Reports to: Chief Marketing Officer

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 hiring a rockstar Marketing Coordinator.  We’re looking for someone with a passion for kids content and products who brings innovative ideas, unparalleled organizational skills and a desire to grow. The ideal candidate has strong experience successfully supporting marketing organizations and executives. We want someone who has a keen eye for detail, excellent project management skills and a whimsical point of view. This candidate should be incredibly creative, data minded and results oriented. We want someone who thrives in a company that is breaking all the rules and having a blast doing it.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the execution of the marketing strategy for new and existing pocket.watch creator partners.
  • Manage timelines and deliverables of each marketing strategy – including paid media campaigns, events, digital, social and PR.
  • Manage the regular update of company website.
  • Work with the company’s account teams by providing them with timely marketing tools, materials and presentations.
  • Coordinate pocket.watch’s conference and sponsorship deliverables.
  • Maintain a library of competitive intelligence and consumer trends.
  • Support senior marketing staff with calendars, travel and expenses.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, advertising, or communications
  • 3+ years experience in professional marketing roles
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Proficiency in project management
  • Motivated and self sufficient
  • Must thrive in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Graphic design skills a plus

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-mktg-coord@pocket.watch.

Associate Producer

Location: Culver City, CA

Pocket.watch, the entertainment headquarters kids have been waiting for, is looking for an enthusiastic and versatile assistant producer to join our creative team.  The perfect candidate is very familiar with the online video landscape, especially YouTube, and is adept at creating high-quality short form content 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 closely with lead channel producer to create unique, pocket.watch-branded short form content
  • Write/produce/direct short form segments as assigned
  • Collaborate with high-profile creative talent to develop or grow original I.P.
  • Oversee and coordinate special channel projects
  • Provide additional creative/writing and producing support for other pocket.watch original content as assigned
  • Willingness and enthusiasm to step into different roles on set as needed, including sound, camera, and art departments
  • Creative problem solving to produce high concept videos with strong production value on a low budget
  • Manage production and post production teams to complete videos on time and under budget
  • Remain up-to-date on creative developments and current trends in the kids digital space
  • Be innovative while adhering to brand tone
  • Work with production coordinator to manage team of production assistants to ensure a variety of pre-production and production tasks are completed, from prop/set builds to craft service runs to on set sound
  • Source materials and create preliminary budgets
  • Perform additional assistant producer duties on projects as assigned

Qualifications

  • Writing/directing/producing experience
  • Self-motivated and able to keep projects moving
  • Experience working closely with talent is a plus
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Writing and story development experience is a plus
  • 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
  • Organized, dependable, knowledgeable and detail oriented
  • 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
  • Effective independent problem solving
  • Demonstrate the technical and creative vision to collaborate with project teams, as well as work independently, to achieve the best possible results

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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

Production Coordinator

Location: Culver City, CA

Pocket.watch, the entertainment headquarters kids have been waiting for, is looking for an enthusiastic, versatile, and detail-oriented production coordinator to join our creative team.  The ideal candidate is adept at managing multiple shoots per day, tracking expenses, overseeing a team of production assistants, and creating high-quality short form content 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 closely with senior producer to create unique, pocket.watch-branded short form content
  • Track and process budget expenditures, ensuring all videos are completed on time and under budget
  • Primary point of communication for cast and crew, managing and tracking their needs and availability
  • Remain up-to-date on creative developments and current trends in the kids digital space
  • Manage petty cash
  • Track production expenses
  • Willingness and enthusiasm to step into different roles on set as needed, including sound, camera, and art departments
  • Compile, distribute, and track production documents, including shooting schedules and call sheets
  • Manage team of production assistants to ensure a variety of pre-production and production tasks are completed, from prop/set builds to craft service runs to on set sound
  • Source materials and create preliminary budgets
  • Creative problem solving to produce high concept videos with strong production value on a low budget

Qualifications

  • Self-motivated and able to keep projects moving
  • Knowledge of creative, production, post production processes and related workflows
  • Experience navigating and cross-communicating on a studio and show level
  • Experience working closely with talent is a plus
  • Multi-hyphenate on-set experience
  • Even-tempered, grace under pressure and collaborative problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to set priorities while handling multiple projects
  • Experience in creating short-form content for the web, especially YouTube
  • 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
  • Effective independent problem solving

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Please email your resume and cover letter to job-production-coord@pocket.watch.

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.

Post-Production – 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.