Current Openings

We're always looking for creative, ambitious people to join our Maker family. Check out the current openings below.

Account Manager- New YorkLearn More

Responsibilities

Proactively coordinate the pre-sales and post-sales duties for a list of assigned sales reps.
Act as the client point of contact for pre and post sales support.
Own the reactive RFP process from start to finish, activating appropriate teams and managing the delivery of all submission materials.
Create media plans, proposals and presentations for sales reps.
Manage timeline expectations for deliverables to clients with input from internal departments.
Responsible for all processes related to the tracking and booking of campaigns.
Manage day-to-day interactions with current clients to ensure their needs are met and issues are proactively addressed.
Be an expert in the field of past, present and future campaigns both internally at Maker and across the market.
Ensure that reps are prepped with strong research and sales materials prior to strategic meetings with clients.
Facilitate and lead project meetings, manage changes or conflicts internally.
Coordinate all weekly reporting with Operations to be sent to the client.
Compile final recap reports and sent to client upon campaign completion.
Provide meaningful insight and learnings from campaigns to develop case studies and other sales materials.
Manage all aspects of advertiser campaign planning, launch execution, optimization and recap.

Qualifications

3+ Years of online marketing and advertising experience.
Strong background in account management and integrated marketing at leading publishers and agencies.
Bachelor’s degree, emphasis in Marketing, Advertising or Business preferred.
Team player that has a can-do-anything mentality.
Strong written, verbal and organizational skills
Leadership skills including internal communication, meeting agenda creation and the ability to lead internal and external calls.
Not afraid to be wrong or make mistakes, eager to learn and correct mistakes.
Media planning capabilities with strong skills in digital systems like SalesForce, ComScore, Nielsen, DFP, Ad servers, etc.

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Brand Solutions ManagerLearn More

The Brand Solutions Manager is accountable for the overall project implementation and will handhold clients through the entire project process from start to finish. As part of the Team they will need to serve as the liaison with internal departments to accurately and succinctly communicate all project objectives and deliverables to everyone involved and will be responsible to flag any potential misunderstandings between the teams. We are looking for someone who is passionate, has high energy, and is results-oriented with a creative and analytical mind. We look for people with experience with project management and with a film or video production background. You should have the ability to manage critical situations.

Job Scope

As a Brand Solutions Manager your primary goals and focus will be to:

• Generate ideas and concepts for pre-sales pitches, leading in the ideation of solutions for sales and advertisers, deeply rooted in storytelling and insights
• Create scope documents outlining the campaign elements that have been sold for internal and external distribution and review
• Build positive professional relationships with clients and associates while effectively leading the project to
successful completion.
• Define project requirements, objectives, and assumptions necessary to successfully complete a project.
• Budget, schedule, plan, and control project activities to fulfill objectives and satisfy project requirements.
• Develop and drive integrated project plans, aligning project tactics with project strategy.
• Serve as the project and client advocate within the entire organization while establishing, maintaining and
leading high performance project teams.
• Facilitate, coordinate, lead and motivate all associated project resources to gain alignment on project goals and
deliverables.

Job Responsibilities

This individual will directly support the organisation but will also coordinate with talent management and production teams for the successful execution of all

The Integrations Manager will also:
• Manage projects within established scope, schedule, and budget while meeting or exceeding established KPIs.
• Develop and document high-level strategies for accomplishing specific project objectives.
• Facilitate and lead effective project meetings, manage change and conflict, and develop resource-planning
estimates to manage project workload and productivity.
• Support talent and production team members to ensure success of projects while maintaining customer service
focus.


Desired Skills and Experience

Required Experience and Training:
• Bachelor's degree in film production. Advanced degrees are a plus.
• 5+ years of project management experience related to production or client facing initiatives.

Required Skills and Knowledge:

• Exceptional interpersonal and leadership skills to effectively communicate and build relationships with a broad
spectrum of audiences at all organizational levels.
• Sound video/film production aptitude and proven ability to grasp general knowledge of multiple disciplines and
technologies with superior computer usage skills.
• Strong competencies in planning, project management, and organization with the ability to lead multiple
activities and resources while maintaining a focus on quality.
• Solid analytical and strategic capabilities and business acumen along with demonstrated work ethic, integrity,
and professional conduct and appearance.
• Ability to produce and present clear, concise, and professionally written communications and presentations.

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Content Operations & Partnerships ManagerLearn More

CONTENT OPERATIONS & PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Status: Full Time
Hiring Manager: VP, Content Operations
FLSA: Exempt

Maker Studios

Maker Studios, Inc. is a next-generation digital video studio/network. The Company has rolled-up a set of the largest and most influential YouTube channels/talent into a new network model. Maker provides each talent/channel in the network with production, promotion, and monetization resources to allow them to fully maximize their viewership and revenue potential. The Company currently represents 6,000+ channels and delivers 4.5+ billion monthly views. By bringing these once fragmented YouTube channels together, the Company offers unparalleled opportunities for content creators, brand advertisers, and consumers.

Purpose of Position:
• The Content Operations & Partnerships Manager will serve as the manager of global content operations, and have a strong mix of editorial, creative, analytical and leadership skills.
• Candidate will produce promotional assets related to the Digital Asset Management (DAM) system, and manage the daily operations of Maker content for distribution and syndication.
• Candidate has a strong mix of editorial, creative, analytical and leadership skills to build valuable audiences across various partner platforms via engaging and brand-worthy content.
• There is a high degree of ownership related to this position. Direct oversight is minimal, so candidate must be self-motivated, self-directing and self-improving most of the time. This position is for someone who wants to be an owner of responsibility, not an assistant.
• Candidate reports to the VP, Content Operations & Marketing and works closely with Maker’s Distribution, Tech/Engineering, Finance and Legal teams, and has cross-functional knowledge of content marketing-required technologies.

Key Responsibilities:
• Manage the content strategy and delivery schedule for Maker Studios’ 3rd party partner platforms, including creative assets as well as overseeing the video delivery. Key focus on building audience and revenue on third-party platforms.
• Organize and track talent syndication rights on a channel and asset level
• Organize and track distribution rights for Maker’s owned and operated shows
• Support distribution business lead in achievement of revenue goals
• Communicate daily with content partners on operations and optimization of content and analyze current and potential distribution platforms based on SEO and market research
• Work with multiple internal departments to get all necessary assets completed for campaigns (Tech, Legal, Production, Finance, Sales and Programming)
• Build production models for custom content delivery (e.g. programming blocks of Maker content for specific platforms or for DVD creation)
• Assist with developing and brainstorming distribution and syndication strategies
• Own ongoing reporting and summaries of business performance
• Support the syndication and distribution team in day to day research and market analysis
• Manage and run daily reporting on key analytics and projects on multiple projects

Requirements:
• 3+ years of content marketing, managing and programming digital content for partners
• Knowledge of the online video industry and marketing/promotional tools to drive engagement
• Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills; ability to manage multiple time-sensitive projects and personalities in cross-functional teams
• Prior involvement in scaling a large content program
• Black-belt knowledge of CMS & CRM tools used for planning and publishing content
• Excellent interpersonal skills and comfort with client interfacing role
• Deadline driven and highly flexible to work independently or as part of a team
• Excellent verbal and written presentation skills, particularly at complex or technical material
• Fluency in MS Office Suite, Salesforce, Photoshop required
• Production and budgeting expertise beneficial

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Data Science Intern Learn More


Entertainment is changing. Millennials are living a mobile, social, on-demand life. Maker is the #1 producer and distributor of online video to this diverse, tech-savvy group attracting 6 billion+ monthly views and 430 million+ subscribers.

Home to online video’s top digital stars, channels and content, Maker is dedicated to developing talent, creating premium programming, and building lasting brands with engaged audiences.
Maker Studios is currently looking for enthusiastic interns who are YouTube users, and have an interest in learning more about a talent first, technology driven media company!

Responsibilities:
• Research and learn about our business and how we utilize data and analytics
• Learn to query tables with SQL (Structured Query Language)
• Gain understanding on how to answer data quested including modeling data for viewership and audience behavior, calculating the lifetime value of video libraries, text and video-based content identification and matching.
• Take notes during meetings and observe the core functions
• Assist with research and learn how to prepare presentations for prospective partners
• Assist in creating systems to track talent and projects
• Contribute ideas to brainstorm / think-tank sessions
Required Qualifications:
• Excellent at logic, math and reasoning
• Some programming or data query experience
• Analysis or Scientific coursework
• Great communicator who can understand and interpret business requirements
• Ability to create simple reports that present and explain complex data
• Computer science background is a plus
• Able to juggle
• Solutions oriented
Internship Eligibility:
• Must be enrolled in an accredited college and be receiving academic credit
• Must be interested in new and emerging forms of communication and technology
• Have an ability to analyze data
• Must be able to work at least 15 hours per week, Monday-Friday
Program Length:
• Approximate dates of this internship are June 2014 through August 2014
Application Deadline:
• The deadline to apply for this internship is June 5, 2014


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DesignerLearn More

Designer

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Status: Full Time

Maker Studios

Maker Studios, Inc. is a next-generation digital video studio/network. The Company has rolled-up a set of the largest and most influential YouTube channels/talent into a new network model. Maker provides each talent/channel in the network with production, promotion, and monetization resources to allow them to fully maximize their viewership and revenue potential. The Company currently represents 6,000+ channels and delivers 4.5+ billion monthly views. By bringing these once fragmented YouTube channels together, the Company offers unparalleled opportunities for content creators, brand advertisers, and consumers.

Purpose of Position:

The role requires an emerging expertise of design, typography, color theory, and composition. They’re responsible for creating stunning visuals for both print and digital media. They work closely with UX Team, Senior UX Director, Copywriters, Vertical Leads, Marketing and Developers, to translate marketing and brand strategies into comps that render beautifully in print and code.

The Designer will be responsible for creating print collateral, packaging, signage, and other specialized interactive and print pieces, as well as new concepts for the web (product pages, banners, social media campaigns, etc). Understanding of brand identity, market trends, typography, layout, and color is required. Must have an elevated level of taste and a clean, modern design aesthetic.

Requires leadership direction, but minimal direct supervision.

Key Responsibilities:

• Collaborate with team and show passion for creating top-notch interactive & print Design.

• Adhere to, maintain and enhance the organization style guide.

• Oversee print production processes and maintain familiarity with print vendors.

• Strong knowledge of typography

• Understanding of branding process.

• General understanding of front-end development to enable a strong partnership with our development team.

• Interest in emerging technologies, established design principles and perfection in visual design

• Familiarity with the social web and best practices for design.

• Manage Marcom creative requests.

• Manage and deliver on HR creative requests

• Manage and deliver on any trade event designs.

• Translate Design briefs into quality print/interactive design solutions.

• Develop and maintain design mockups.

• Hold expert-level knowledge of the interactive design landscape, (both mobile and web based) competitors and complementary products.

• Inspire yourself and the team around you to deliver the best design possible.


Requirements:

• Preferred: BS/MS/BFA/MFA preferred in a design or demonstrated proficiency and experience in the field of design.

• 3+ years of experience designing user experiences both print and interactive.

• Strong knowledge of site design; mastery in principles of Web design (HTML5, CSS3).

• Strong knowledge of design processes and methodology.

• Knowledge of Design Principles and Practices.

• Exceptional communication/presentation skills.

• Good interpersonal skills.

• Detail-oriented, self-starter who is comfortable with independently managing deadlines.

• Comfortable in a fast-pace environment.

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Digital Marketing Manager, FamilyLearn More

Position: Digital Marketing Manager, Family

Reports to: Senior Director, Marketing

FLSA: Exempt

Develop, lead, optimize and track digital marketing strategies for show and series launches within the Maker Family vertical.

· Work with cross-functional teams within Maker and outside of Maker to execute marketing campaigns, including product, sales, marketing, programming, PR, communications, and production

· Oversee content plans and social media/digital calendar to ensure content is fresh, accurate and relevant on social channels and Maker web platforms

· Pro-actively develop digital marketing plans against key tentpole events and launches

· Work closely with Social Media Manager to ensure social media is strategically included in all marketing plans

· Keep abreast digital trends as they relate to Maker’s Family vertical

· Oversee social media ad buying

· Translate business goals into digital marketing objectives, creating and communicating marketing targets/briefs internally and externally

· Continually explore new developments in the digital landscape to find ways to more effectively and efficiently deliver communication and business objectives

· Report on the performance of campaigns including developing insights and recommendations to key stakeholder

·Work closely with other marketing managers to develop specific digital strategies and identify requirements for all creative assignments, including: YouTube, social media, banner ads, landing pages/microsites, and website development

Requirements:

· Self-starter, proactive

· Must have previous experience working with Kids and Family brands or media companies

· Experience with YouTube metrics

· At least 2-3 years experience in digital marketing

· Strong technical understanding of digital performance marketing i.e. Bought, Owned and Earned media

· Strong experience in digital marketing metrics including Sprinklr, RivalIQ, Simply Measured, Facebook Insights, Twitter Insights

· Exceptional communication - deep cross-functional collaboration is required

· Excellent writing and presentation skills

· Creative and analytical experience with Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Vine, StumbleUpon, Instagram, Snapchat and other social sites

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Director of Account PlanningLearn More

Location: Los Angeles/New York
Status: Full Time
Reports to: Head of Sales
FLSA: Exempt

Purpose of Position:
We are looking for a professional for the role of Director, Account Planning to use their exceptional quantitative and analytic abilities to develop sales and retail account forecasts, inform assortment and pricing decisions, and help manage top line and bottom line growth. You will gain invaluable experience in this role which offers significant responsibility and interaction with senior management as well as considerable opportunity to be a major contributor within the larger Maker organization.
This individual must be able to develop professional relationships with various Maker departments, analyze and decipher operational & financial data to accurately assess and review each line of business’ performance related to our partners. He/she must be able to identify problems and develop innovative solutions to further efforts toward continuous process improvements. In addition, he/she must be well organized, detail oriented and able to perform a variety of tasks under time pressure and strict deadlines.

Responsibilities:

•Work with marketing, sales, operations and finance teams to develop sales forecasts based on marketing inputs, sales data and new business insights

• Create top-down/bottom-up sales and account plans at the sub-category and price-point level, for specific lines of business and categories.

• Develop strategies and manage online sales and profitability.

• Work with various teams to set pricing and promotions policies.

• Analyze performance to identify areas of risk and opportunity, and create plans to mitigate or accelerate.

• Design and develop new reporting and dashboards to support better forecasting, planning, and performance measurement.

• Perform research and variance analysis for management presentations.

• Manage re-engineering projects on a task and ad-hoc basis.

Qualifications:

• 5+ years of sales planning & management and/or financial planning experience in a digital realm with a track record of meeting/exceeding revenue goals.

• Collaborate with teams, manipulate data, apply innovative analytic approaches, summarize and story-tell, and move the business to action

• Digital media industry experience required.

• Familiarity with the latest online Marketing and Sales technologies and approaches.

• A self-starter who instinctively takes charge, has a positive ‘team player’ approach, and is comfortable in a dynamic and rapidly evolving, matrix environment.

• Exhibits an overall polished, professional persona; and has successfully driven a sales effort in a matrix.

• Analytical/strategic thinker, creative problem solver, roll-up sleeves resourceful, able to effect innovation and creativity.

• Proven track record of leadership and team development. Ability to inspire, motivate, and influence colleagues.

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.

• Exceptionally well organized and good attention to detail.

• Strong computer skills in Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
• Ad serving software and tracking knowledge a plus.

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Director of Programming DevelopmentLearn More

Title: Director of Programming Development
Hiring Manager: Head of Development
Location: Los Angeles, California
Department: Programming-Development
FLSA: Exempt

Maker Studios is seeking a strong leader to join the content development team. Working with the Head of Development, this lead will support the department’s initiative to bolster its programming initiatives within Maker’s digital eco-system as well as traditional linear platforms such as TV/Film. This person will be tasked to bring in strong creative projects from established Hollywood creators as well as take successful Maker talent/IP into the traditional world. Understanding the competitive projects/trends within the industry is also a key facet to the job. A strong understanding of deal structures will also be necessary as all projects developed need to ultimately support the forward progress of the company’s business goals.

RESPONSIBILITIES
● Establish and maintain strategic partnerships that help the department reach it’s overall goals defined by the Head of Development.
● Work closely with Head of Development to develop big programming initiatives across digital & traditional platforms.
● Maintain content slate/grid and editorial calendar capturing the highly relevant events, tent poles, and trends that speak to our audience and advertising partners.
● When necessary work in conjunction with the Sales Packaging team, including “built if sold” concepts, event activations, brand integrations across the network, custom solutions, etc.
● Maintain high degree of knowledge of events, trends and competition and filter important info to Head of Development.
● Drive research requests and interpret data to inform programming decisions in accordance with business objectives and KPI’s.
● Maintain high level of quality control across all development to ensure brand consistency and adherence to programming objectives.
● Participate in industry and consumer facing events in assigned areas of content as needed.
● Track and report KPIs for the department on a regular basis, including content pipeline, incoming pitches, and other TBD standards.

QUALIFICATIONS
● At least 5 years of prior hands-on development, editorial, and business strategy experience in media with a focus in traditional or digital media.
● 4 year college degree preferred.
● Ability to lead in a matrixed environment.
● Strong understanding of traditional deal templates.
● Familiarity with tv/film/digital landscape.
● Strong written and verbal communication skills.
● Ability to work well with other department members.
● Flexibility and adaptability to handle changing market conditions and workload.
● Flawlessly meticulous, detailed, highly accurate and extremely organized.
● Thrives under pressure and enjoys working in a high-intensity environment, long hours and meeting tight deadlines.
● Reads widely, creative, resourceful, team player, excellent interpersonal skills.

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Director of Programming, ComedyLearn More

Title: Director of Programming, Comedy
Hiring Manager: General Manager, Entertainment
Location: Los Angeles, California
Department: Programming
FLSA Exemption: Exempt

Maker Studios is seeking a strong leader to establish and maintain the content programming strategy for our comedy vertical, Maker Comedy, which includes the “Nacho Punch” channel and our global network of Comedy talent. Working with the General Manager, this lead will establish and develop the vertical’s slate of content while tracking content performance. This person will keep abreast of the competitive trends within the industry. Working across matrix teams including Production, Development, Marketing, and Sales, this leader will represent Maker Comedy in all areas of content programming and content development.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Establish and maintain the Maker Comedy brand identity, oversee Comedy programming across the Maker network, and secure/execute strategic category partnerships according to business objectives and KPI’s as directed by the General Manager
• Work closely with General Manager to develop programming strategy across digital platforms, including a blend of licensed content, original production, content integrations, and 3rd party partner programs
• Lead the development of branded entertainment opportunities in conjunction with the Sales Packaging team, including “built if sold” concepts, event activations, brand integrations across the network, custom solutions, etc.
• Build content schedule and editorial calendar that captures the highly relevant events, tentpoles, and trends that speak to our Comedy audience and advertising partners
• Oversee audience development plan in conjunction with our Marketing and Network Partnership teams to maximize viewership across platforms (including windowing strategies) and hit audience KPI’s
• Maintain high degree of knowledge of events, trends and competition in the Comedy world, and filter important info to General Manager
• Drive research requests and interpret data to inform programming and partnership decisions in accordance with business objectives and KPI’s
• Maintain high level of quality control across all content output to ensure brand consistency and adherence to programming objectives
• Participate in industry and consumer facing events in assigned areas of content as needed
• Track and report KPIs on the vertical on a regular basis, including booked revenue, partnership pipeline, viewership growth across platforms, and other TBD standards

QUALIFICATIONS

• At least 3 years of prior hands-on programming, editorial, and business strategy experience in video with a focus on Comedy content, 5 years experience preferred
• Background includes working with a diverse portfolio of advertisers and agencies to develop marketing campaigns, integrated marketing strategies, and/or branded entertainment programs
• Successful track record of partnering with major comedy talent and comedy networks on digital or television platforms
• 4 year college degree preferred
• Ability to lead in a matrixed environment
• Strong financial measurement and business acumen
• Familiarity with media planning and emerging digital disciplines
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work well with other department members
• Flexibility and adaptability to handle changing market conditions and workload
• Flawlessly meticulous, detailed, highly accurate and extremely organized
• Thrives under pressure and enjoys working in a high-intensity environment, long hours and meeting tight deadlines
• Reads widely, creative, resourceful, team player, excellent interpersonal skills

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Director of Programming, GamingLearn More

Title: Director of Programming, Gaming
Hiring Manager: General Manager, Gaming + Sports
Location: Los Angeles, California
Department: Programming
FLSA: Exempt

Maker Studios is seeking a strong leader to establish and maintain the content programming strategy for our Games + Sports vertical, which includes the Maker Games channel and our global network of Games talent. Working with the General Manager, this lead will establish and develop the vertical’s slate of content while tracking content performance. This person will keep abreast of the competitive trends within the industry. Working across matrix teams including Production, Development, Marketing, and Sales, this leader will represent Maker Games in all areas of content programming and content development.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Establish and maintain the Maker Games + Sports brand identity, oversee Games programming across the Maker network, and secure/execute strategic category partnerships according to business objectives and KPI’s as directed by the General Manager
• Work closely with General Manager to develop programming strategy across digital platforms, including a blend of licensed content, original production, content integrations, and 3rd party partner programs
• Lead the development of branded entertainment opportunities in conjunction with the Sales Packaging team, including “built if sold” concepts, event activations, brand integrations across the network, custom solutions, etc.
• Build content schedule and editorial calendar that captures the highly relevant events, tentpoles, and trends that speak to our Games audience and advertising partners
• Oversee audience development plan in conjunction with our Marketing and Network Partnership teams to maximize viewership across platforms (including windowing strategies) and hit audience KPI’s
• Maintain high degree of knowledge of events, trends and competition in the Games world, and filter important info to General Manager
• Drive research requests and interpret data to inform programming and partnership decisions in accordance with business objectives and KPI’s
• Maintain high level of quality control across all content output to ensure brand consistency and adherence to programming objectives
• Participate in industry and consumer facing events in assigned areas of content as needed
• Track and report KPIs on the vertical on a regular basis, including booked revenue, partnership pipeline, viewership growth across platforms, and other TBD standards

QUALIFICATIONS
• At least 3 years of prior hands-on programming, editorial, and business strategy experience in video with a focus on Games content and or related fields
• 5 years experience preferred
• Background includes working with a diverse portfolio of advertisers and agencies to develop marketing campaigns, integrated marketing strategies, and/or branded entertainment programs
• 4 year college degree preferred
• Ability to lead in a matrixed environment
• Strong financial measurement and business acumen
• Familiarity with media planning and emerging digital disciplines
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work well with other department members
• Flexibility and adaptability to handle changing market conditions and workload
• Flawlessly meticulous, detailed, highly accurate and extremely organized
• Thrives under pressure and enjoys working in a high-intensity environment, long hours and meeting tight deadlines
• Reads widely, creative, resourceful, team player, excellent interpersonal skills

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Director of Programming, Life+StyleLearn More

Hiring Manager: General Manager of Life+Style
Location: Los Angeles, California
Department: Programming
FLSA: Exempt


Maker Studios is seeking a strong leader to establish and maintain the content programming strategy for an assigned category of LIfe+Style, which may include Travel, Food, Fitness, and/or Living/DIY. Working with the General Manager, this lead will establish and develop the vertical’s slate of content while tracking content performance. This person will keep abreast of the competitive trends within the industry. Working across matrix teams including Production, Development, Marketing, and Sales, this leader will represent the content vertical in all areas of content programming and content development.


RESPONSIBILITIES

• Establish and maintain vertical brand identity, oversee vertical programming in partnership with the Studio, and secure/execute strategic category partnerships according to business objectives and KPI’s as directed by the General Manager.
• Work closely with General Manager to develop programming strategy across digital platforms, including a blend of licensed content, original production, content integrations, and 3rd party partner programs.
• Build content schedule/grid and editorial calendar capturing the highly relevant events, tentpoles, and trends that speak to our audience and advertising partners.
• Oversee audience development plan in conjunction with Marketing/Social and Network Partnership teams to maximize viewership across platforms (with windowing strategies) and hit audience KPI’s.
• Lead the development of branded entertainment opportunities in conjunction with the Sales Packaging team, including “built if sold” concepts, event activations, brand integrations across the network, custom solutions, etc.
• Maintain high degree of knowledge of events, trends and competition in assigned category and filter important info to General Manager.
• Drive research requests and interpret data to inform programming and partnership decisions in accordance with business objectives and KPI’s.
• Maintain high level of quality control across all content output to ensure brand consistency and adherence to programming objectives.
• Participate in industry and consumer facing events in assigned areas of content as needed.
• Track and report KPIs on the vertical on a regular basis, including booked revenue, partnership pipeline, viewership growth across platforms, and other TBD standards.


QUALIFICATIONS

• At least 3 years of prior hands-on programming, editorial, and business strategy experience in media with a focus in digital or video.
• 5 years of experience preferred.
• 4 year college degree preferred.
• Ability to lead in a matrixed environment.
• Strong financial measurement and business acumen.
• Familiarity with media planning and emerging digital disciplines.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to work well with other department members.
• Flexibility and adaptability to handle changing market conditions and workload.
• Flawlessly meticulous, detailed, highly accurate and extremely organized.
• Thrives under pressure and enjoys working in a high-intensity environment, long hours and meeting tight deadlines.
• Reads widely, creative, resourceful, team player, excellent interpersonal skills.

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Director of Programming, MoviesLearn More

Title: Director of Programming, Movies
Hiring Manager: General Manager, Entertainment
Location: Los Angeles, California
Department: Programming - Entertainment
FLSA - Exemption: Exempt

Maker Studios is seeking a strong leader to establish and maintain the content programming strategy for our movies vertical, which includes the new Maker Movies channel and our global network of movie reviewers/enthusiasts, movie trailers, movie clips, celebrity interviews, etc. Working with the General Manager, this lead will establish and develop the vertical’s slate of content while tracking content performance. This person will keep abreast of the competitive trends within the industry. Working across matrix teams including Production, Development, Marketing, and Sales, this leader will represent Maker Movies in all areas of content programming and content development.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Establish and maintain the Maker Movies brand identity, oversee Movies-related programming across the Maker network, and secure/execute strategic category partnerships according to business objectives and KPI’s as directed by the General Manager
Work closely with General Manager to develop programming strategy across digital platforms, including a blend of licensed content, original production, content integrations, and 3rd party partner programs
Lead the development of branded entertainment opportunities in conjunction with the Sales Packaging team, including “built if sold” concepts, event activations, brand integrations across the network, custom solutions, etc.
Build content schedule and editorial calendar that captures the highly relevant events, tentpoles, and trends that speak to our Movie audience and advertising partners
Oversee audience development plan in conjunction with our Marketing and Network Partnership teams to maximize viewership across platforms (including windowing strategies) and hit audience KPI’s
Maintain high degree of knowledge of events, trends and competition in the Movies space, and filter important info to General Manager
Drive research requests and interpret data to inform programming and partnership decisions in accordance with business objectives and KPI’s
Maintain high level of quality control across all content output to ensure brand consistency and adherence to programming objectives
Participate in industry and consumer facing events in assigned areas of content as needed
Track and report KPIs on the vertical on a regular basis, including booked revenue, partnership pipeline, viewership growth across platforms, and other TBD standards

QUALIFICATIONS

At least 3 years of prior hands-on programming, editorial, and business strategy experience in video with a focus on Movie enthusiast content and/or related field
5 years experience preferred
Background includes working with a diverse portfolio of advertisers and agencies to develop marketing campaigns, integrated marketing strategies, and/or branded entertainment programs
Successful track record of partnering with movie studios and distributors to gain access to content libraries, movie trailers, movie clips, etc.
4 year college degree preferred
Ability to lead in a matrixed environment
Strong financial measurement and business acumen
Familiarity with media planning and emerging digital disciplines
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work well with other department members
Flexibility and adaptability to handle changing market conditions and workload
Flawlessly meticulous, detailed, highly accurate and extremely organized
Thrives under pressure and enjoys working in a high-intensity environment, long hours and meeting tight deadlines
Reads widely, creative, resourceful, team player, excellent interpersonal skills

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Director of Programming, MusicLearn More

Title: Director of Programming, Music

Hiring Manager: General Manager, Entertainment

Location: Los Angeles, California

Department: Programming

FLSA Exemption: Exempt

Maker Studios is seeking a strong leader to establish and maintain the content programming strategy for our music vertical, which includes the Maker Music channel and our global network of Music talent. Working with the General Manager, this lead will establish and develop the vertical’s slate of content while tracking content performance. This person will keep abreast of the competitive trends within the industry. Working across matrix teams including Production, Development, Marketing, and Sales, this leader will represent Maker Music in all areas of content programming and content development.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Establish and maintain the Maker Music brand identity, oversee Music programming across the Maker network, and secure/execute strategic category partnerships according to business objectives and KPI’s as directed by the General Manager

Work closely with General Manager to develop programming strategy across digital platforms, including a blend of licensed content, original production, content integrations, and 3rd party partner programs

Lead the development of branded entertainment opportunities in conjunction with the Sales Packaging team, including “built if sold” concepts, event activations, brand integrations across the network, custom solutions, etc.

Build content schedule and editorial calendar that captures the highly relevant events, tentpoles, and trends that speak to our Music audience and advertising partners

Oversee audience development plan in conjunction with our Marketing and Network Partnership teams to maximize viewership across platforms (including windowing strategies) and hit audience KPI’s

Maintain high degree of knowledge of events, trends and competition in the Music world, and filter important info to General Manager

Drive research requests and interpret data to inform programming and partnership decisions in accordance with business objectives and KPI’s

Maintain high level of quality control across all content output to ensure brand consistency and adherence to programming objectives

Participate in industry and consumer facing events in assigned areas of content as needed

Track and report KPIs on the vertical on a regular basis, including booked revenue, partnership pipeline, viewership growth across platforms, and other TBD standards

QUALIFICATIONS

At least 3 years of prior hands-on programming, editorial, and business strategy experience in video with a focus on Music content and/or related field

5 years experience preferred

A to Z understanding of music licensing for video with successful track record of working with music publishers

Background includes working with a diverse portfolio of advertisers and agencies to develop marketing campaigns, integrated marketing strategies, and/or branded entertainment programs

4 year college degree preferred

Ability to lead in a matrixed environment

Strong financial measurement and business acumen

Familiarity with media planning and emerging digital disciplines

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Ability to work well with other department members

Flexibility and adaptability to handle changing market conditions and workload

Flawlessly meticulous, detailed, highly accurate and extremely organized

Thrives under pressure and enjoys working in a high-intensity environment, long hours and meeting tight deadlines

Reads widely, creative, resourceful, team player, excellent interpersonal skills

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Director of Programming, Science and Kids + Education AudienceLearn More

Title: Director of Programming, Kids and Science + Education audience
Hiring Manager: General Manager, Kids and Family
Location: Los Angeles, California
Department: Programming
FLSA Exemption: Exempt

Maker Studios is seeking a strong leader to establish and maintain the content programming strategy for our family vertical, Kids and Science + Education. Working with the General Manager, this lead will establish and develop the vertical’s slate of content while tracking content performance. This person will keep abreast of the competitive trends within the industry. Working across matrix teams including Production, Development, Marketing, and Sales, this leader will represent Maker Family in all areas of content programming and content development.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Establish and maintain the Maker Kids and Science + Education brand identity, oversee Kids and Science + Education programming across the Maker network, and secure/execute strategic category partnerships according to business objectives and KPI’s as directed by the General Manager.
• Work closely with General Manager to develop programming strategy across digital platforms, including a blend of licensed content, original production, content integrations, and 3rd party partner programs.
• Lead the development of branded entertainment opportunities in conjunction with the Sales Packaging team, including “built if sold” concepts, event activations, brand integrations across the network, custom solutions, etc.
• Build content schedule and editorial calendar that captures the highly relevant events, tentpoles, and trends that speak to our Kids and Science + Education audience and advertising partners.
• Oversee audience development plan in conjunction with our Marketing and Network Partnership teams to maximize viewership across platforms (including windowing strategies) and hit audience KPI’s.
• Maintain high degree of knowledge of events, trends and competition in the Kids and Science + Education world, and filter important info to General Manager.
• Drive research requests and interpret data to inform programming and partnership decisions in accordance with business objectives and KPI’s.
• Maintain high level of quality control across all content output to ensure brand consistency and adherence to programming objectives.
• Participate in industry and consumer facing events in assigned areas of content as needed.
• Track and report KPIs on the vertical on a regular basis, including booked revenue, partnership pipeline, viewership growth across platforms, and other TBD standards.

QUALIFICATIONS
• At least 3 years of prior hands-on programming, editorial, and business strategy experience in video with a focus on Kids, Science and Education content.
• 5 years experience preferred.
• Background includes working with a diverse portfolio of advertisers and agencies to develop marketing campaigns, integrated marketing strategies, and/or branded entertainment programs.
• Successful track record of partnering with major kids/educational talent networks on digital or television platforms.
• 4 year college degree preferred.
• Ability to lead in a matrixed environment.
• Strong financial measurement and business acumen.
• Familiarity with media planning and emerging digital disciplines.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to work well with other department members.
• Flexibility and adaptability to handle changing market conditions and workload.
• Flawlessly meticulous, detailed, highly accurate and extremely organized.
• Thrives under pressure and enjoys working in a high-intensity environment, long hours and meeting tight deadlines.
• Reads widely, creative, resourceful, team player, excellent interpersonal skills.

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Director of Programming, SportsLearn More

Title: Director of Programming, Sports

Hiring Manager: General Manager, Games + Sports

Location: Los Angeles, California

Department: Programming

FLSA: Exempt

Maker Studios is seeking a strong leader to establish and maintain the content programming strategy for our Games + Sports vertical, which includes the Maker Sports channel and our global network of Sports talent. Working with the General Manager, this lead will establish and develop the vertical’s slate of content while tracking content performance. This person will keep abreast of the competitive trends within the industry. Working across matrix teams including Production, Development, Marketing, and Sales, this leader will represent Maker Sports in all areas of content programming and content development.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Establish and maintain the Maker Games + Sports brand identity, oversee Sports programming across the Maker network, and secure/execute strategic category partnerships according to business objectives and KPI’s as directed by the General Manager
• Work closely with General Manager to develop programming strategy across digital platforms, including a blend of licensed content, original production, content integrations, and 3rd party partner programs
• Lead the development of branded entertainment opportunities in conjunction with the Sales Packaging team, including “built if sold” concepts, event activations, brand integrations across the network, custom solutions, etc.
• Build content schedule and editorial calendar that captures the highly relevant events, tentpoles, and trends that speak to our Sports audience and advertising partners
• Oversee audience development plan in conjunction with our Marketing and Network Partnership teams to maximize viewership across platforms (including windowing strategies) and hit audience KPI’s
• Maintain high degree of knowledge of events, trends and competition in the Sports world, and filter important info to General Manager
• Drive research requests and interpret data to inform programming and partnership decisions in accordance with business objectives and KPI’s
• Maintain high level of quality control across all content output to ensure brand consistency and adherence to programming objectives
• Participate in industry and consumer facing events in assigned areas of content as needed
• Track and report KPIs on the vertical on a regular basis, including booked revenue, partnership pipeline, viewership growth across platforms, and other TBD standards

QUALIFICATIONS
• At least 3 years of prior hands-on programming, editorial, and business strategy experience in video with a focus on Sports content and or related fields
• 5 years experience preferred
• Background includes working with a diverse portfolio of advertisers and agencies to develop marketing campaigns, integrated marketing strategies, and/or branded entertainment programs
• 4 year college degree preferred
• Ability to lead in a matrixed environment
• Strong financial measurement and business acumen
• Familiarity with media planning and emerging digital disciplines
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work well with other department members
• Flexibility and adaptability to handle changing market conditions and workload
• Flawlessly meticulous, detailed, highly accurate and extremely organized
• Thrives under pressure and enjoys working in a high-intensity environment, long hours and meeting tight deadlines
• Reads widely, creative, resourceful, team player, excellent interpersonal skills

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Director, Communications (Mid/Senior Level)Learn More

Maker Studios is currently seeking an experienced Communications professional; responsibilities would include:

· Oversee all external facing executions across corporate and consumer press and events
· Manage press inquiries, event, award, sponsorship, and influencer opportunities for talent and executives
· Strategize and secure large-scale business and consumer pitches / stories across tech/digital/entertainment press for talent and corporate initiatives
· Develop and execute both internal company-wide communications and external fan-facing communications
· Collaborate with social media, creative services, and marketing to evolve brand awareness
· Create press releases, statements, media alerts, etc. surrounding announcements
· Manage relationships with external PR firms
· Create and manage all assets for top-talent and executives
· Manage internal/external meet-n-greets, tours, etc.
· Oversee and execute all award submissions for Maker corporate, talent and brand integration projects
· Accompany talent and/or executives to events and speaking engagements

Qualifications:
· 5+ years experience; Preferably Studio, Digital/Tech or TV PR experience
· Valuable media contacts
· Ability to work both Proactively and Reactively
· Strong verbal and written communication skills
· Ability to multi-task and work with in an evolving corporate culture

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Director, Partnerships, EntertainmentLearn More

Title: Director, Partnerships, Entertainment
Hiring Manager: VP, Partnerships
Location: Los Angeles, California
Department: Audience
FLSA: Exempt

Director, Partnerships, Entertainment

Maker’s Partnerships Directors are tasked with managing teams of associates that are part talent scout, account manager, and sales person. Directors are expected to manage process and have the creative vision to grow the company's reach by forging partnerships, pitching services, and effectively closing deals. This includes mastering complete knowledge of the YouTube landscape, the broader entertainment industry, and Maker Studios’ business model and core corporate values.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The ideal Partnerships Director is detail oriented and process driven, as they will need to manage the flow of new talent from lead to partner. The Director must also voraciously consume, absorb, and deploy new information as they will be in constant contact with hundreds of content creators from all over the world and should be conversant in every aspect of the entertainment industry, both traditional and digital. Strong communication skills, clear leadership, and impeccable phone and email correspondence are vital. Directors should be engaging and able to convey a passion for short form digital video.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor degree required
• 2-4 years of experience required
• Knowledge of Excel
• Preferred knowledge of contract negotiations

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Frontend Web Engineer - Video Player New YorkLearn More

Join the team at Maker Studios, a next-generation digital video studio/network. "Maker" has rolled-up a set of the largest and most influential YouTube channels and talent into a new network model. The Company currently represents 50,000+ channels, and delivers 1.5 billion video views per month. Maker has an established reputation for guiding content creators in maximizing views and courting brands. Additionally, the Technology group within Maker innovates with world-class web engineering and design practices to produce high-quality apps and tools that connect content with eyeballs and usher content creators to new levels of mastery.
What does Maker build? We develop talent-facing web applications at high scale that connect YouTube content creators with each other, with our channel-management pros, and with tech such as ad optimization and alternative distribution targets. We also build internal web apps, APIs, and a handful of public-facing video/content sites for our top talent. Here are our desired attributes in a candidate:

Frontend:

CSS3 - cross-browser positioning, efficient selectors, reflow vs repaint, transitions/animations.
JS - able to avoid libraries and write native code for Ajax requests, DOM traversal, event binding/delegation, ready states. Constructors and lambdas.
HTML5 - familiar with Web Sockets, Local Storage, Session Storage. Bonus: Web Components.
Libraries: Bootstrap/Foundation, Knockout/Ember/Angular, jQuery/Zepto, Underscore, Grunt.js, SASS/LESS, CoffeeScript
Open Source: has released at least a few personal projects. Popular/starred repos is a plus

Backend: Node/Express, Python/Django is a plus

Testing: CircleCI, Cucumber, Mocha is a plus

Virtual Machines: Vagrant, Docker is a plus
SQL: Mysql is a plus
Linux: Bash/Shell scripting is a plus
Want more reasons to work at Maker? The engineering environment is exceptional. Maker's CTO is a computer scientist himself who still codes regularly, and we have a very programmer-friendly workplace:

You decide the technology - The engineer who's writing the code has the final vote on which technologies get used. We use APIs to cross-connect our projects with ease, which also enables us to use different languages in different projects.
Code intelligently - We hack, but we also care about sharing code with each other, so we talk about readability and complexity, we develop all modules as though they'll one day be open-sourced, and we believe in small tools used cleverly, at scale.
Open Source friendly- Besides using mostly open-source tools, we've open-sourced several internally developed tools on https://github.com/MakerStudios/, and more are coming.

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General Manager Programming Football - International Learn More

Maker Studios is seeking an innovative and highly motivated leader to drive and execute our content programming strategy for Football content category. This individual will create and maintain a consistent brand and voice for the assigned category across all touch points. The General Manager will articulate and execute strategic programming plans. The General Manager will lead the Programming team to execute against a cohesive programming strategy across the content category in order to meet a set of content programming and business objectives.

RESPONSIBILITIES

● Set and oversee business objectives, content voice, and overall programming strategy for verticals within the General Manager’s business unit

● Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) for verticals in conjunction with the Chief Content Officer, and be responsible for hitting goals in collaboration with verticalized staff in other departments

● Decide content priorities for the business unit - informed by sales potential and market research, in partnership with stakeholders across departments - with an initial focus on vertical launch/re-launch strategies, timelines for emerging verticals, Disney integration strategies, and budget allocation between in-house productions and external content partnerships

● Program content mix for all platforms where our verticals have a presence, including Maker TV, owned and operated YouTube channels, Talent-owned YouTube channels, O&O social channels, Maker-branded apps, OTT and set top boxes, syndication/licensing partner channels, etc.

● Manage a core set of Programming Directors, one per vertical, who are deeply involved in the day-to-day needs of the verticals

● Lead cross-functional business unit meetings with representatives from other areas of the company - each working in lockstep to accomplish the goals/vision set by the General Manager; cross-functional areas include Sales Packaging, Marketing, Acquisitions and Talent Management, Business Development, Studios, Legal, etc.

● Act as “network head” for the business unit; assuming green light power and final approval on all content that lives on the verticals, including branded entertainment and licensed content (and excluding some 3rd party content deals, Disney integrations, and other TBD situations)

● Work closely with Sales Packaging to devise and execute effective “go to market” strategies with robust sales packages around all content initiatives

QUALIFICATIONS

● At least 7 years of prior hands-on branded entertainment, programming, and business strategy experience in media with a focus on digital or video

● Track record of successfully developing, packaging, and producing content for major advertising partners

● 4 year college degree; Masters level or higher preferred

● Ability to lead in a matrixed environment

● Strong management and communication skills

● Strong financial measurement and business acumen

● Flexibility and adaptability to handle changing market conditions and workload

● Thrives under pressure and enjoys working in a high-intensity environment, long hours and meeting tight deadlines

● Reads widely, creative, resourceful, team player, excellent interpersonal skills

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General Manager, Programming - Gaming + SportsLearn More

Position: General Manager, Programming, Gaming + Sports

Hiring Manager: Chief Content Officer and/or Head of Programming

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Department: Programming

FLSA Exemption: Exempt

Maker Studios is seeking an innovative and highly motivated leader to drive and execute our content programming strategy for the Games and Sports content category. This individual will create and maintain a consistent brand and voice for the assigned category across all touch points. The General Manager will articulate and execute strategic programming plans. The General Manager will lead the Programming team to execute against a cohesive programming strategy across the content category in order to meet a set of content programming and business objectives.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Set and oversee business objectives, content voice, and overall programming strategy for verticals within the General Manager’s business unit

Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) for verticals in conjunction with the Chief Content Officer, and be responsible for hitting goals in collaboration with verticalized staff in other departments

Decide content priorities for the business unit - informed by sales potential and market research, in partnership with stakeholders across departments - with an initial focus on vertical launch/re-launch strategies, timelines for emerging verticals, Disney integration strategies, and budget allocation between in-house productions and external content partnerships
Program content mix for all platforms where our verticals have a presence, including Maker TV, owned and operated YouTube channels, Talent-owned YouTube channels, O&O social channels, Maker-branded apps, OTT and set top boxes, syndication/licensing partner channels, etc.
Manage a core set of Programming Directors, one per vertical, who are deeply involved in the day-to-day needs of the verticals
Lead cross-functional business unit meetings with representatives from other areas of the company - each working in lockstep to accomplish the goals/vision set by the General Manager; cross-functional areas include Sales Packaging, Marketing, Acquisitions and Talent Management, Business Development, Studios, Legal, etc.
Act as “network head” for the business unit; assuming green light power and final approval on all content that lives on the verticals, including branded entertainment and licensed content (and excluding some 3rd party content deals, Disney integrations, and other TBD situations)
Work closely with Sales Packaging to devise and execute effective “go to market” strategies with robust sales packages around all content initiatives

QUALIFICATIONS

At least 5 years of prior hands-on branded entertainment, programming, and business strategy experience in media with a focus on digital or video and/or related field
7 years experience perferred
Track record of successfully developing, packaging, and producing content for major advertising partners
4 year college degree; Masters level or higher preferred
Ability to lead in a matrixed environment
Strong management and communication skills
Strong financial measurement and business acumen
Flexibility and adaptability to handle changing market conditions and workload
Thrives under pressure and enjoys working in a high-intensity environment, long hours and meeting tight deadlines
Reads widely, creative, resourceful, team player, excellent interpersonal skills

Additional:
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Manager, Sales Integrations - Los Angeles Learn More

Maker Studios

Maker Studios, Inc. is a next-generation digital video studio/network. The Company has rolled-up a set of the largest and most influential YouTube channels/talent into a new network model. Maker provides each talent/channel in the network with production, promotion, and monetization resources to allow them to fully maximize their viewership and revenue potential. The Company currently represents 6,000+ channels and delivers 4.5+ billion monthly views. By bringing these once fragmented YouTube channels together, the Company offers unparalleled opportunities for content creators, brand advertisers, and consumers.



Purpose of Position:

The Integrations Manager is accountable for the overall project implementation and will handhold clients through the entire project process from start to finish.

As part of the Team they will need to serve as the liaison with internal departments to accurately and succinctly communicate all project objectives and deliverables to everyone involved and will be responsible to flag any potential misunderstandings between the teams.

We are looking for someone who is passionate, has high energy, and is results-oriented with a creative and analytical mind. We look for folks with experience with project management and with a film or video production background.

You should have the ability to manage critical situations.

Responsibilities:

Build positive professional relationships with clients and associates while effectively leading the project to successful completion.

Define project requirements, objectives, and assumptions necessary to successfully complete a project.

Budget, schedule, plan, and control project activities to fulfill objectives and satisfy project requirements.

Develop and drive integrated project plans, aligning project tactics with project strategy.

Serve as the project and client advocate within the entire organization while establishing, maintaining and leading high performance project teams.

Facilitate, coordinate, lead and motivate all associated project resources to gain alignment on project goals and deliverables.

Lead risk management within project teams, ensuring risks have appropriate mitigation and contingency plans.

This individual will directly support the sales organization but will also coordinate with talent management and production teams for the successful execution of all

Manage projects within established scope, schedule, and budget while meeting or exceeding established KPIs.

Develop and document high-level strategies for accomplishing specific project objectives.

Facilitate and lead effective project meetings, manage change and conflict, and develop resource-planning estimates to manage project workload and productivity.

Support talent and production team members to ensure success of projects while maintaining customer service focus.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in film production. Advanced degrees are a plus.

3+ years of project management experience related to production or client facing initiatives.

5+ years experience a plus

Exceptional interpersonal and leadership skills to effectively communicate and build relationships with a broad spectrum of audiences at all organizational levels.

Sound video/film production aptitude and proven ability to grasp general knowledge of multiple disciplines and technologies with superior computer usage skills

Strong competencies in planning, project management, and organization with the ability to lead multiple activities and resources while maintaining a focus on quality.

Solid analytical and strategic capabilities and business acumen along with demonstrated work ethic, integrity, and professional conduct and appearance.

Ability to produce and present clear, concise, and professionally written communication

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Managing Editor, Maker TVLearn More

Title: Managing Editor, Maker TV
Hiring Manager: Head of Programming or Chief Content Officer
Location: Los Angeles, California
Department: Programming
FLSA: Exempt

Maker Studios is seeking a self-directed and capable manager to lead all programming efforts as they relate to Maker TV, the developing hub offering an ever changing array of Maker Studios content. Working with all levels on the Content team as well as throughout the organization, this individual will develop and drive the programming strategy on Maker TV to provide engaging experiences for users, drive traffic to the content, and support programming needs from the vertical programming teams, sales, development, and marketing to name a few. Manage new content program-related launches on the site in conjunction with related matrix teams. This person will monitor and optimize the overall performance of the site with respect to both monetization and key performance indicators.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Define, oversee, and execute the content programming strategy, including the content schedule and editorial calendar, on Maker TV
• Work with vertical leads to define and implement the best user experience from a programming perspective
• Maintain established programming on Maker TV to align with the overall brand, voice, and tone established for each vertical.
• Work with Studios, Audience, Partnerships, Marketing and other related teams to coordinate efforts on programs in development which will eventually launch on Maker TV
• Participate in the development of branded entertainment opportunities for Maker TV in conjunction with the Sales Packaging team, including “built if sold” concepts, event activations, brand integrations, custom solutions, etc.
• Participate in industry and consumer facing events in assigned areas of content as needed
• Track and maintain overall site performance in order to grow overall viewership across all site experiences and channels

QUALIFICATIONS
• At least 8-10 years of prior hands-on programming, editorial, strategy, and/or operations experience in media with a focus in digital or video
• 4 year college degree; advance degree preferred
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work well with other department members
• Flexibility and adaptability to handle changing market conditions and workload
• Thrives under pressure and enjoys working in a high-intensity environment and meeting tight deadlines
• Reads widely, creative, resourceful, team player, excellent interpersonal skills

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Optimization MarketerLearn More

Maker Studios
Maker Studios, Inc. is a next-generation digital video studio/network. The Company has rolled-up a set of the largest and most influential YouTube channels/talent into a new network model. Maker provides each talent/channel in the network with production, promotion, and monetization resources to allow them to fully maximize their viewership and revenue potential. The Company currently represents 6,000+ channels and delivers 4.5+ billion monthly views. By bringing these once fragmented YouTube channels together, the Company offers unparalleled opportunities for content creators, brand advertisers, and consumers.

Purpose of Position:
• Content strategy and YouTube best practices are important tools that serve our talent and drives views to our network.
• The Optimization Marketer will work with a talented team of digital experts to drive results via strategic content marketing recommendations, data driven content performance analysis, conversion of hard numeric data, and the utilization of market research to influence decisions
Key Responsibilities:
• Make content strategy recommendations supported by YouTube Analytics data insights.
• Recommend and implement video SEO and YouTube best practice strategies for talent channels and new uploads. Includes content strategy, titles, tags, descriptions, thumbnails, annotations, and more.
• Identify YouTube best practices via data driven testing and analysis.
• Analyze and report on viewership and audience growth across thousands of YouTube channels
• Digital market research for special projects
• Convert hard numeric data into compelling marketing stories
• Generate visually consumable reporting
• Keep abreast of the latest changes and trends across YouTube and other social media platforms


Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree from 4-year program or equivalent
• 2-5 years’ experience in digital marketing / social media
• Expert user on YouTube platform (Interview process will include a basic test on YouTube best practices)
• Expertise with YouTube Analytics (YTA) and analytic tools including but not limited to: comScore and Google analytics or social analytic tools such as Twitter, Facebook, Insight, Abode Social, etc.
• Specific software: web, social analytics, reporting and analysis, media research and benchmarking
• Experience with marketing key performance indicators (KPI)
• Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills
• Attention to detail and deadlines
• Ability to manage multiple priorities across teams
• Exceptional communication skills (both oral and written)
• SEO experience a plus.
• Intermediate graphic design skills a plus including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash

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Production AccountantLearn More

Primary Position Duties:

We are looking for a Production Accountant who will thrive in an environment that demands rapid change, with activities and responsibilities that develop over time. The Production Accountant will support multiple business verticals and a wide variety of production content, and serve as the Production Accountant for all in-house productions. Reporting to the Accounting Manager, the Production Accountant will be responsible for all production and associated cost reporting and accounting, as well as processing the Company’s expense report requests, managing production payroll, as well as various accounting duties within the department. The ideal candidate will have outstanding problem solving skills and enjoys working in a challenging, fast–paced and high-growth environment.
Responsibilities:
• Work closely with producers and coordinators to prepare budgets for productions
• Work with department heads to process production payroll through the CAPS system
• Monitor production budgets, analyze costs and expenditures, analyze weekly cost reports and forecasts Estimated Final Costs.
• Cost tracking, coding, and processing invoices and payments
• Review and reconcile all production related cost accounts
• Process all bill-backs of corporate costs to productions
• Process all production and corporate petty cash requests
• Analyze and process expense reports through the Concur processing system
• Assist with revenue recognition and project amortization for monthly close.
• Provide monthly forecast for productions including P&L, cash flow, and variance analysis.
• Reconcile cost of goods sold for both productions and acquisitions.
• Assist with financial month end close and daily accounting activity on tight deadlines.
• Monthly journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations.
• Review /audit expense reports ensuring compliance with the Company policy. Escalate requests and issues to the appropriate party on a timely basis.
• Provide timely support to employees to communicate best course of action for problems regarding travel, expense and company credit card questions/issues.
Requirements:
• Minimum of 3-4 years of combined production and accounting experience; must have prior experience with Production Accounting
• Experience in film production and knowledge of tax, union, guild, and relevant government regulations
• Strong knowledge and understanding of the production process and experience with budgets and weekly cost reports
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
• Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in performing all essential duties
• Strong organizational skills & attention to detail and highly motivated/proactive
• Previous experience with SAP, Oracle or other ERP products preferred; experience with some production accounting software (Farmer’s wife, PSL, Vista, Ease, etc.) preferred
• Extensive knowledge and use of Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, v-lookup, etc.)
• Experience with Concur a plus
• Positive attitude and ability to work collaboratively with team
• Wants to work in a fast-paced, energized, self-starter environment

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Sales Development Director - Los AngelesLearn More

The Sales Development Team will sit at the intersection of Ad Sales & Programming, comprised of a group of individuals tasked with leading in the ideation and packaging of go-to-market, proactive sales solutions at all budget levels (agnostic of a specific advertiser).

Each individual will be aligned with one of the four key Programming Verticals: Games & Sports, Entertainment, Family and Life & Style and will be responsible for serving as the product experts and evangelists for the extended Sales Team.

Responsibilities will include:

• Go-to-Market Collateral for Sales (Internal & External Education)
• Talent
• Capabilities
• Programs
• Audience Insights

• Proactive Packaging Including (to proactively bring to market):
• Seasonal demand (Ie: BTS, Holiday)
• Strategic conference/festival packages (Ie: ComiCon, SXSW)
• Vertical opportunities that become available
• Programming/Talent calendar/schedule alignment
• Maker Labs opportunities
• Tentpoles
• Disney extensions

Additional Responsibilities:
• Create new marketing opportunities, promotional ad products and sales materials, maximizing revenue potential through progressive digital advertising solutions
• Lead in crafting opportunities and material in collaboration with Programming, Branded Entertainment, Marketing/Social, Inventory, Pricing, Talent, Research and Planning.
• Handle vetting concepts and solutions with appropriate channels

Qualifications:
• Minimum of 6+ years marketing/strategy/media/consulting experience
• 3-5 years in an online setting preferred
• Proven track record in developing successful advertising, marketing or promotional campaigns
• Experience working with nation-wide clients; business development and relationship management skills are essential
• Proven skills in creativity, problem-solving, follow-through, attention to detail, and priority setting
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including negotiation and presentation skills
• Sharp business sense, resourceful, innovative and responsive to change
• Managerial skills preferred (managing others and projects)
• Analytical, quantitative and financial analysis skills a plus
• Bachelor degree required in a marketing, business, communications or related field

Specific Skills Required:
• Excellent computer skills – Highly proficient with Keynote, MS PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
• Experience in Internet or Entertainment Marketing/Promotions;
• Proven ability to manage multiple internal client and external customer relationships and manage through conflict, driving groups to collective business decisions
• Polished interpersonal and communication skills
• A passion for creativity; the creative drive to develop rich, dynamic, and exceptionally effective advertising strategies
• A deep understanding of the sales and advertising landscape
• Analytical, quantitative and financial analysis skills a plus




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Sales Director - InternationalLearn More

Purpose of Position:

Passionate and motivated. Driven, with an entrepreneurial spirit and leadership qualities. Resourceful, innovative, forward thinking and committed. The Sales Director will be responsible for creating and selling branded entertainment, high-impact advertising programs across the UK region.

Key Responsibilities:

Meet with planning, buying, and strategy teams at both the brand level and agency level
Create and maintain relationships with decision makers at all levels of agencies and brands within territory
Generate RFP opportunities through meetings and constant correspondence with target accounts
Cold-call/email and evangelize Maker to advertisers unfamiliar with Maker and it’s offerings
Create and pitch proposals which include custom video, media plans leveraging Maker’s O&O properties
Build a plan that leverages Maker Studio's assets to achieve client marketing objectives while consistently exceeding revenue targets.
Be visible within the ad community and own high level relationships.
Client success is critical and he/she must possess a strong sales background with the ability to develop creative and strategic programs that meet marketing objectives.
He/she must be able to identify the strategic components necessary to drive success and work collaboratively internally to accomplish goals

Requirements:

· BA/BS

5 years experience required
Self-Starter
Strong background of digital media sales in both large media companies as well as start up atmospheres (5-10 years)
Established track record of closing business
Entrepreneurial spirit
Strong comfort with PowerPoint and Excel
Strong propensity to take initiative and thrive on change
Proven ability to lead cross-functional, global teams toward mutual objectives
Strong facility for negotiating deals and closing business

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Sales Solutions Director - New York or Los Angeles Learn More

Solutions will play a critical role in developing the strategy for packaging Maker Studios and crafting solutions to meet both Sales and Marketplace demands. Solutions will lead in the ideation and creation of strategic sales pitches, which include programming, branded entertainment, social platforms, leveraging influencers, their social graph and amplification opportunities, as well as bundling media.

Each regional team member is to ensure that sales has a product ambassador based in their region, able to attend client meetings, build strategic pitches and solutions (both proactive and reactive), share product insights and provide feedback to the appropriate channels when new opportunities are requested.

Specific Duties Include:

• Generate ideas and concepts for pre-sales pitches, leading in the ideation of solutions for sales and advertisers, deeply rooted in storytelling and insights
• Own intake process of RFI’s and RFP’s for dedicated Region to assign and empower team to lead in the development process and end to end solution
• Attend client meetings in partnership with Sales, serving as the Product/Marketing expert, presenting product insights, while receiving feedback firsthand and reporting back for production ideation
• Create scope documents outlining the campaign elements that have been sold for internal and external distribution and review

Qualifications:
• Minimum of 5+ years marketing/promotional experience, with 3+ years in a Digital setting preferred
• Proven knowledge of video, social media & influencer landscape, digital marketing, and integrated digital campaigns
• Deep understanding of marketing and packaging strategic solutions for brands
• Proven relationship building skills
• Proven skills in problem-solving, follow-through, attention to detail, and priority setting
• BA/BS degree required (marketing, sales business, or related field preferred).

Specific Skills Required:
• Excellent computer skills – Highly proficient with MS Powerpoint, KeyNote, Word, Excel
• Proven track record translating marketing and promotional objectives into results for advertisers
• Excellent written, verbal and listening communication skills
• Highly organized and detail oriented
• Proven ability to adhere to a project plan to ensure that client commitments are delivered accurately, on time, and within budget
• Ability to establish regular contact with internal and external customers to ensure their needs are met, communicate campaign progress, measure progress and proactively address issues and develop solutions
• Photoshop a plus
• Thrives in a fast-paced environment and can juggle multiple projects
• A energetic, positive, “can do” attitude
• Ability to work in a highly matrixed environment
• Resourceful and responsive to change

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Senior Financial Analyst, Reporting and Analysis Learn More

Maker Studios is currently seeking a Senior Financial Analyst, Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) in our Culver City, CA location, reporting to the Senior Director, FP&A. This position will partner with departmental managers and the management team to deliver proactive and insightful strategies, financial models, analysis and metrics to help optimize the current and future business and drive business decisions. The successful candidate will have prior experience in conceiving and building financial models with only moderate oversight, and will have strong presentation skills. Essential responsibilities and duties include budgeting, forecasting, reporting, variance analysis, decision support projects and ad hoc analysis.

Primary Responsibilities
• Support annual budget and monthly forecast processes, incorporating actual results, current trends, and future strategies
• Support monthly P&L forecast and close by recapping actual results versus plan and preparing variance analyses for business owners; analyze current and past trends in various metrics including revenue, gross margin and operating expense
• Analyze key performance indicators by utilizing and becoming an expert in various systems including YouTube Analytics, Tableau, Salesforce and proprietary dashboard tools
• Create financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives
• Analyze complex financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision making purposes
• Prepare presentations to Board of Directors and senior management team
• Extract meaningful information from data, facilitate strategic initiatives and serve as the key contact in reporting key financial metrics for the Company

The company presents these primary responsibilities as a guide to the major areas and duties for which the jobholder is accountable. However, the business operates in an environment that demands rapid change, and the jobholder’s specific responsibilities and activities will vary and develop.

Requirements:
• Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics
• MBA a plus
• 3-5 years in an analytic role in corporate finance, management consulting, investment banking or equivalent analytical experience
• Solid understanding of basic accounting and finance principles required
• Must be comfortable and have experience in a dynamic, rapidly growing, fast paced environment
• Ability to meet deadlines quickly and accurately, multi-task and work well under pressure with changing priorities
• High mathematical and analytical skills required. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions. Overall, a logical problem solver.
• Demonstrates impeccable organizational skills and attention to detail
• Experience in digital media and online advertising a plus

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Senior Manager AccountingLearn More

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Status: Full Time
Hiring Manager: Corporate Controller
FLSA: Exempt

Primary Position Duties:

Maker Studios, acquired by The Walt Disney Company in May 2014, generates revenue from the sale of advertising, branded entertainment, sponsorships, and ecommerce. This position is primarily responsible for worldwide revenue and programming and production expenses, and reports directly to the Corporate Controller.

Maker Studios is seeking a hands-on, self-driven, results-oriented, independent thinker to support the company’s key activities around revenue, programming and production. The Sr. Manager is responsible for driving the ongoing development of the company’s revenue recognition and production accounting policies, processes and reporting. The Sr. Manager will be expected to exhibit the highest professional standards and attention to detail, providing thought leadership and driving continued process improvements to help strengthen the Company’s internal controls and procedures. The ideal candidate has demonstrated success in fast-paced, dynamic environments, a strong work ethic and proven track record of high performance, a sense of urgency and commitment with a positive attitude and leverages technology and systems to extract the maximum benefit.
Responsibilities:

• Develop understanding of key business drivers and foster relationships with key personnel across the company
• Ensure revenue recognition in company financials is in accordance with US GAAP, including multiple-element arrangements
• Interpret revenue and programming/production arrangements and document conclusions on revenue recognition treatment for all arrangements in accordance with US GAAP
• Work collaboratively with sales, programming, legal and finance organizations to provide guidance and to ensure compliance with revenue recognition rules and proper revenue recognition treatment
• Manage monthly revenue and production accounting close efforts, including cut-off procedures and deferred revenue account reconciliations
• Manage Production Accounting for the Company, including generating reports, analyzing results and sharing recommendations
• Implement, document and maintain adequate and effective workflows to improve the close cycles and ensure timely and accurate reporting
• Prepare and deliver relevant schedules included in monthly and quarterly reporting package for the executive team
• Effectively interface with Disney accounting teams as related to compliance with accounting policies and procedures
• Research accounting guidance and draft technical accounting memos that analyze and conclude on accounting issues and its impact on company financials. Analyze and interpret accounting standards to support new business requirements
• Drive business process improvements and initiatives; bring best practice to accounting function
• Support special and ad-hoc projects on an as-needed basis
Requirements:
• Minimum 7 years of progressive accounting experience with 2 years of managerial experience in a public or private company, preferably with a large multi-national company
• Minimum 5 years of GL accounting experience including preparation of journal entries and performing period end close procedures and balance sheet reconciliations
• Excellent knowledge of GAAP and complete understanding of accounting principles and financial statements
• Must possess strong quantitative and analytical skills combined with solid business and financial acumen and ability to present to senior management
• Flexible, “special-projects” orientation coupled with solid multi-tasking abilities
• Advanced use of Microsoft Excel (v-lookup, pivot tables, etc.) and ability to perform financial analysis
• Team player who possesses solid interpersonal and organizational skills, a positive attitude and willingness to roll up your sleeves
• Preferences are CPA/MBA, prior SAP and pubic company experience

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Social Media ManagerLearn More

The Social Media Manager should have a passion for the internet and social media, and be curious about new trends and fan interaction.

Responsibilities:

· Assist programming and production teams with sophisticated integration of social media into shows

· Track KPIs across social media and video views

· Develop social campaigns and promotion plans around major tent pole events/broadcasts, breaking news, trends and cultural milestones

· Optimize tactics based on social analytics

· Work with web managers and producers to coordinate social media initiatives

· Coordinate with programming and production teams to create exclusive, shareable social media content specific to different platforms

· Innovate new and creative ways to use social platforms and digital content to tell stories and interact with the audience

· Write and create content on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, and Instagram, Vine

· Gather assets from talent and production to distribute across multiple networks

· Develop an overall social editorial plan as well as content in coordination with fellow Social Media Managers, stakeholders in the company, and show production

· Build, listen to, and cultivate the online audience for content

· Provide insights and ongoing metrics

Qualifications

· Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in social or digital media, creating entertainment-based content and experiences

· Bachelor’s Degree

· Knowledge and application of Simply Measured, Brandwatch, Radian6, Tweetreach, etc.

· Self-starter with exceptional organizational and follow-through skills

· Passion for social media, online communities and digital content

· Keen awareness of pop culture and social media trends

· Familiarity with digital content formats and production

· Thrive in the fast paced media and social environments; manage multiple projects and tasks at the same time

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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Support I Maker GenLearn More

Maker Studios is looking for a common sense thinker with the ability to provide excellent customer service and troubleshoot issues for the partner base. Will also be responsible for ensuring network content adheres to the copyright policy laid forth by Maker Studios.

Responsibilities:

• Work closely with other team members to help grow our Partner Support department


• Respond to copyright infringement inquiries, perform research to determine ownership, and take down content when appropriate

• Notify involved parties when content has been taken down

• Troubleshoot issues with partners via Sales Force and other CRM mediums

• Provide customer service in a variety of mediums, chat, email, and phone support

• Critical thinking while troubleshooting Partner issues as well as providing general feedback to the business for process improvements

• This position will evolve over time to include more duties

Minimum Qualifications:


•Must be fluent in Portuguese

• Customer Support/Service Experience is a must

• The ability to thrive in a rapidly-changing workplace

• Outstanding organizational skills

• Internet savvy

• The ability to research topics quickly and efficiently

• Proficient in the use of office software (Word, Excel), Google Docs

• Excellent communication skills

• A solid grasp on the social networking & new media environment

• Previous experience with SalesForce desirable, but not required

• Personality and team spirit is just as important as experience is for this position. You will be dealing with a lot of different people across the organizational spectrum

• Understanding of copyright law, fair use, and transformative works is highly desirable, but not required

Equal opportunity employment employer

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Video UploaderLearn More

Maker Studios
Maker Studios, Inc. is a next-generation digital video studio/network. The Company has rolled-up a set of the largest and most influential YouTube channels/talent into a new network model. Maker provides each talent/channel in the network with production, promotion, and monetization resources to allow them to fully maximize their viewership and revenue potential. The Company currently represents 6,000+ channels and delivers 4.5+ billion monthly views. By bringing these once fragmented YouTube channels together, the Company offers unparalleled opportunities for content creators, brand advertisers, and consumers.

Purpose of Position:
• Video optimization and YouTube best practices are important tools that serve our talent and drives views to our network.
• The YouTube Uploader will work with a talented team of digital experts to keep up with the increasing visibility of Maker Studio Channels.
• This position will have broad YouTube experience as a channel expert, and will have extensive optimization skill to help build and develop online video strategies which includes but is not limited to:

Key Responsibilities:
• Manage multiple video uploads across the Maker network of YouTube channels and present results to team
• Analyze and assess YouTube visibility of Maker Studio Channels and present findings
• Design and implement YouTube best practices and video SEO into upload workflow. Includes titles, descriptions, tags, links, and thumbnails for specific video and channel launches.
• Analyze data, create weekly reports on upload efforts and present findings.
• Test and implement new ways to impact viewership and grow audience.
• Work with programming team to implement and catalog optimization campaigns.
• Keep abreast of changes to YouTube platform.

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree from 4-year program or equivalent
• 1 year experience in digital marketing / social media.
• Expert user on YouTube platform (Interview process will include a basic test on YouTube best practices).
• Specific expert knowledge with YouTube as a Social Ecosystem.
• Detailed familiarity with YouTube Analytics and ability to analyze, prepare and present data
• Advanced Excel Skills and PowerPoint skills.
• Exceptional organizational and follow through skills.
• Attention to detail and deadlines.
• Ability to manage multiple priorities across teams.
• Exceptional communication skills (both oral and written).

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Maker Studios is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to attract and retain a talented, diverse workforce, and encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

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