NOW HIRING: Business Operations Manager

Portal A is an award-winning digital studio that develops, produces, and distributes video built for the digital age.

We partner with the world’s leading brands – Google, YouTube, Universal Pictures, Lenovo, Banana Republic, NBCUniversal, and more – and create original, owned digital entertainment properties. Portal A is independent with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Our team is looking to hire a Business Operations Manager, who will report directly to the Head of Business Operations, to join our team in our LA Office.

Responsibilities
• Navigate and manage the legal process across talent, client, and general company needs
• Work directly with the Head of Business Operations on business administration, tax, and financial reporting
• Update and maintain detailed financial budgets, reports, and projections
• Manage relationships across various business administrations functions as well as coordinate directly with professional service providers
• Act as an HR resource for the team by working directly with our HR service provider to oversee HR initiatives and implement internal processes accordingly
• Organize and maintain various forms of insurance, benefits, employee documents, and other essential business documentation
• Manage all invoicing, billing and contracting with clients and contractors
• Reconcile all spending, including staff credit cards and various business accounts
• Create and implement processes designed to improve operational efficiencies

Skills/Qualifications
• 3-5 years of business operations experience
• Legal and business affairs background strongly preferred
• Fluency in Microsoft Office and Google Drive with proficiency in Excel and Sheets
• Experience working with professional service professionals in law, accounting, bookkeeping, insurance, etc.
• Experience with Human Resources management is preferred
• Excellent writing skills and ability to communicate in a clear, concise manner
• Detail-oriented to the extreme and able to multi-task and manage a variety of projects at once
• Willingness to work with a collaborative team in a startup environment
• Entrepreneurial mindset with the ability problem-solve across all business functions
• Strong ability to establish priorities and make time-sensitive decisions

A few of the benefits of working at Portal A
• Our team is fun, curious, full of creativity and optimism, with a strong desire to innovate
• Our office environment is flexible, autonomous, focused, and collaborative
• Our team structure is flat and non-hierarchical, with opportunities to grow into leadership and contribute at various layers of the process
• We offer competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and generous bonuses
• Benefits include a matching 401K plan, medical, dental and vision group coverage and commuter benefits
• Flexible vacation and work-from-home policies, including multiple WFH days a month
• A casual work environment
• The chance to be at the forefront of one of the most dynamic, complex creative and strategic industries – original and commercial online video
• Office always stacked with drinks and snacks
• Weekly lunches catered on the company
• Matching charitable donations at year-end
• Fun days and outings (baseball games, concerts, volunteer days, etc.)
• The freshest Portal A swag (backpacks, hoodies, water bottles, etc.)
• Travel stipends between our LA and SF offices
• Reimbursed cell phone expenses

How to apply
Email jobs@portal-a.com with your resume, references, and a few sentences on why you’d be interested in working with us. Please include “BUSINESS OPERATIONS MANAGER” in the subject line of your email.

Portal A is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Women, people of color, LGBTQ, veterans, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for our open positions.

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NOW HIRING: Development Producer

Portal A is an award-winning digital studio that develops, produces, and distributes video built for the digital age.

We partner with the world’s leading brands – Google, YouTube, Universal Pictures, Lenovo, Banana Republic, NBCUniversal, and more – and create original, owned digital entertainment properties. Portal A is independent with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Our team is looking to hire a Development Producer to join our team.

Responsibilities
• Develop show concepts for talent vehicles and original IP
• Work with Originals team to option scripts and treatments from external creatives
• Research market trends / culture trends / underrepresented voices and scenes
• Manage external design partners for presentation materials, including treatments and show bibles.
• Oversee editors on creation of visual pitch materials including rip reels, character reels, and pilots.
• Work with Producers to build out budgets for series presentations
• Contribute directly to shows that are greenlit for production

Skills/Qualifications
• 5 – 7 years experience working in digital or traditional entertainment production / development in both scripted and unscripted formats.
• Knowledgeable and passionate about creating content for emerging digital platforms.
• Passion for both unscripted and scripted development
• Detail-oriented to the extreme and able to multi-task and manage a variety of projects at once
• Able to leverage resources and creatively problem solve
• Strong team building, collaborative, and interpersonal skills
• Excellent writing skills and ability to communicate in clear, concise language
• Strong ability to establish priorities and make time-sensitive decisions
• Willingness to work on a collaborative team in a startup environment

A few of the benefits of working at Portal A
• Our team is fun, curious, full of creativity and optimism, with a strong desire to innovate
• Our office environment is flexible, autonomous, focused, and collaborative
• Our team structure is flat and non-hierarchical, with opportunities to grow into leadership and contribute at various layers of the process
• We offer competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and generous bonuses
• Benefits include a matching 401K plan, medical, dental and vision group coverage and commuter benefits
• Flexible vacation and work-from-home policies, including multiple WFH days a month.
• A casual work environment
• The chance to be at the forefront of one of the most dynamic, complex creative and strategic industries – original and commercial online video
• Office always stacked with drinks and snacks
• Weekly lunches catered on the company
• Matching charitable donations at year-end
• Fun days and outings (baseball games, concerts, volunteer days, etc.)
• The freshest Portal A swag (backpacks, hoodies, water bottles, etc.)
• Travel stipends between our LA and SF offices
• Reimbursed cell phone expenses

How to apply
Email jobs@portal-a.com with your resume, references, and a few sentences on why you’d be interested in working with us. Please include “DEVELOPMENT PRODUCER” in the subject line of your email.

Portal A is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Women, people of color, LGBTQ, veterans, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for our open positions.

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NOW HIRING: Associate Producer

Portal A is an award-winning digital studio that develops, produces, and distributes video built for the digital age.

We partner with the world’s leading brands – Google, YouTube, Universal Pictures, Lenovo, Banana Republic, NBC Universal, and more – and create original, owned digital entertainment properties. Portal A is independent with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Our team is looking to hire an Associate Producer based in our San Francisco or Los Angeles office to manage various components of our production process and work on multiple projects at once.

Responsibilities
• Hiring and managing production crew
• Casting and managing relationships with talent
• Drafting and monitoring production budgets and schedules
• Booking locations, permits, travel, and insurance
• Managing client relationships and project timelines
• Working hand-in-hand with Executive Producer, Production Supervisor, and firm principals to ensure a finished product that is high quality, on time, and under budget
• Overseeing general office administration

Skills & Qualifications
• 2-3 years of video production experience
• Detail-oriented to the extreme
• Able to multi-task and manage a variety of projects and clients at once
• Excellent communication and organizational skills
• Experience managing budgets
• Willingness to work long hours in a startup environment
• A network of freelancers — directors, editors, line producers, music composers, etc. — in place is a plus
• Experience with on-location filming and production
• Familiarity with production equipment and editing/finishing software

A few of the benefits of working at Portal A
• Our team is fun, curious, full of creativity and optimism, with a strong desire to innovate
• Our office environment is flexible, autonomous, focused, and collaborative
• Our team structure is flat and non-hierarchical, with opportunities to grow into leadership and contribute at various layers of the process
• We offer competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and generous bonuses
• Benefits include a matching 401K plan, medical, dental and vision group coverage and commuter benefits
• Flexible vacation and work-from-home policies, including multiple WFH days a month
• A casual work environment
• The chance to be at the forefront of one of the most dynamic, complex creative and strategic industries – original and commercial online video
• Office always stacked with drinks and snacks
• Weekly lunches catered on the company
• Matching charitable donations at year-end
• Fun days and outings (baseball games, concerts, volunteer days, etc.)
• The freshest Portal A swag (backpacks, hoodies, water bottles, etc.)
• Travel stipends between our LA and SF offices
• Reimbursed cell phone expenses

How to Apply
Email jobs@portal-a.com with your resume, work samples, references, and a few sentences on why you’d be interested in working with us. Please include “ASSOCIATE PRODUCER” in the subject line of your email.

Portal A is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Women, people of color, LGBTQ, veterans, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for our open positions.

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NOW HIRING: Producer

Portal A is an award-winning content studio that develops, produces, and distributes video built for the digital age. We are based in San Francisco and Los Angeles, with offices in both cities.

We partner with global brands – Google, YouTube, Universal Pictures, Banana Republic, NBC Universal – and create original, owned entertainment properties for the web. Portal A is independently owned, with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Our team is looking to add a full-time Producer to oversee the production process on a number of projects simultaneously.

Responsibilities
• Hiring and managing production crew
• Casting and managing relationships with talent
• Drafting and monitoring production budgets and schedules
• Keeping the production team on task and making sure we’re hitting deadlines
• Booking locations, permits, and insurance
• On-set producing
• Hiring post-production crew (editors, sound engineers, colorists, etc.) and managing post-production process
• Working hand-in-hand with Executive Producer, Production Supervisor, and firm principals to ensure a finished product that is high quality, on time, and under budget

Skills & Qualifications
• 2-3 years of video production experience
• Detail-oriented to the extreme
• Able to multi-task and manage a variety of projects and clients at once
• Excellent communication and writing skills
• Experience managing budgets
• Willingness to work long hours in a start-up environment
• A network of freelancers — directors, editors, line producers, music composers, etc. — in place is a plus
• Experience with on-location filming and production
• Familiarity with production equipment and editing/finishing software

A few of the benefits of working at Portal A
• Our team is fun, curious, full of creativity and optimism, with a strong desire to innovate
• Our office environment is flexible, autonomous, focused, and collaborative
• Our team structure is flat and non-hierarchical, with opportunities to grow into leadership and contribute at various layers of the process
• We offer competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and generous bonuses
• Benefits include a matching 401K plan, medical, dental and vision group coverage and commuter benefits
• Flexible vacation and work-from-home policies, including multiple WFH days a month
• A casual work environment
• The chance to be at the forefront of one of the most dynamic, complex creative and strategic industries – original and commercial online video
• Office always stacked with drinks and snacks
• Weekly lunches catered on the company
• Matching charitable donations at year-end
• Fun days and outings (baseball games, concerts, volunteer days, etc.)
• The freshest Portal A swag (backpacks, hoodies, water bottles, etc.)
• Travel stipends between our LA and SF offices
• Reimbursed cell phone expenses

How to apply
Email jobs@portal-a.com with your resume, references, and a few sentences on why you’d be interested in working with us. Please include “PRODUCER” in the subject line of your email.

Portal A is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Women, people of color, LGBTQ, veterans, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for our open positions.