11/03/14

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Our Webby Award

Dear Friends,

Our Webby “People’s Voice” Award for Takei’s Take finally arrived, and it’s definitely not a slinky.

We’re feeling proud.

-Portal A

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10/30/14

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It’s Not as Terrifying as You Think

Our very own Nate Houghteling wrote a field guide in Mashable on how to collaborate with top online talent and influencers.

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10/27/14

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NOW HIRING: Designer

Portal A is an award-winning creative studio with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles that develops, produces, and distributes video built for the web.

Our team is looking to add a full-time Designer based in our San Francisco office to lead all design and art direction for Portal A.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide art direction for creative executions for a wide range of media
  • Partner cross-functionally with creative, production, and strategy teams to execute and bring to life a creative vision through design
  • Develop and design a wide variety of presentations, decks, creative pitches, etc.
  • Design and sketch storyboards and concept art for use in production
  • Build campaign-specific materials – microsites, custom YouTube channels, thumbnails, social media imagery, logos and collateral, etc.
  • Design graphics, logos, backgrounds, titles, and misc. design elements to be animated for use throughout specific video projects
  • Develop design templates and style guidelines for various production, creative, and company documents

Skills & Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of professional design experience
  • An understanding of (and passion for) design, composition, and typography
  • Advanced proficiency in programs like Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects, and Illustrator
  • A fluency with Google Docs, Powerpoint, Keynote, etc.
  • The ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and work on a variety of dynamic projects at once
  • Experience creating content for digital channels like YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook
  • A passion for video specifically, and some basic experience with production
  • Willingness to work on a collaborative team in a startup environment

A few of the benefits of working at Portal A:

  • A fun, collaborative, youthful, and autonomous work environment
  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • A generous group health care, vision, and dental plan
  • A new Macbook Air and various other Mac products along the way
  • Paid and flexible vacation policy
  • Flexible work from home policy
  • A casual work environment
  • Office always stacked with drinks and snacks
  • Weekly lunches catered each Friday on the company
  • Matching charitable donations at year-end
  • Fun days and outings (baseball games, concerts, volunteer days, etc.)
  • Portal A swag (backpacks, hoodies, water bottles, etc.)

Our team is fun, full of creativity, characterized by optimism, curiosity, and a desire to innovate. Our office environment is flexible, youthful, focused, and hard-working.

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 “SF DESIGNER” 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.

 

10/27/14

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NOW HIRING: Business Manager

Portal A is an award-winning creative studio with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles that develops, produces, and distributes video built for the web.

Our team is looking to add a full-time Business Manager based in our San Francisco office to oversee business operations strategy and manage business administration, financial, and legal operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Map out general business administration, tax, and financial strategy
  • Oversee company financial statements and cashflow
  • Manage various forms of insurance and insurance certificates
  • Collaborate with bookkeepers and accountants
  • Track accounts receivable and payable
  • Track and manage monthly fixed expenses
  • Manage all invoicing and outbound Statements of Work
  • HR support and management
  • Budgeting, financial tracking, financial projections
  • Health care & benefits management
  • Credit card reconciling and tracking
  • Misc. forms, surveys, requirements, insurance, etc.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of financial management and business operational experience
  • Fluency with Quickbooks and other financial management software
  • Experience working with professional service professionals in law, accounting, bookkeeping, insurance, etc.
  • Experience with Human Resources management
  • Excellent writing, communication, and project management, organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented to the extreme
  • Willingness to work on a collaborative team in a startup environment

A few of the benefits of working at Portal A:

  • A fun, collaborative, youthful, and autonomous work environment
  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • A generous group health care, vision, and dental plan
  • A new Macbook Air and various other Mac products along the way.
  • Paid and flexible vacation policy
  • Flexible work from home policy
  • A casual work environment
  • Office always stacked with drinks and snacks
  • Weekly lunches catered each Friday on the company
  • Matching charitable donations at year-end
  • Fun days and outings (baseball games, concerts, volunteer days, etc.)
  • Portal A swag (backpacks, hoodies, water bottles, etc.)

Our team is fun, full of creativity, characterized by optimism, curiosity, and a desire to innovate. Our office environment is flexible, youthful, focused, and hard-working.

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 “SF BUSINESS 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.

 

10/27/14

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NOW HIRING: Associate Producer/ Office Manager

Portal A is an award-winning creative studio with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles that develops, produces, and distributes video built for the web.

Our team is looking to add a full-time Associate Producer/Office Manager based in our Los Angeles office to manage various components of our production process and oversee general office administrative responsibilities.

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:

  • A fun, collaborative, youthful, and autonomous work environment
  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • A generous group health care, vision, and dental plan
  • A new Macbook Air and various other Mac products along the way.
  • Paid and flexible vacation policy
  • Flexible work from home policy
  • A casual work environment
  • Office always stacked with drinks and snacks
  • Weekly lunches catered each Friday on the company
  • Matching charitable donations at year-end
  • Fun days and outings (baseball games, concerts, volunteer days, etc.)
  • Portal A swag (backpacks, hoodies, water bottles, etc.)

Our team is talented, full of creativity, optimism, and the desire to innovate. Our office environment is flexible, energetic, open, and hard-working.

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 “LA 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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