Careers

Do you believe in the transformative power of storytelling? 
Come work with us. 

The Moth helps people connect with their own power as a storyteller, and with one another. Our mission is to honor the diversity and commonality of human experience through the art and craft of storytelling. 

Our energetic team is made up of directors and producers, archivists and educators with a passion for stories and community building through storytelling.     

The Moth seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions at The Moth are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. The Moth brings storytelling opportunities to people from a variety of communities. Candidates with a commitment to supporting diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

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JOBS

Digital Media Producer,
Full Time | Based in New York City | Applications due July 5th
The Moth is looking for a dynamic and creative professional for its Media department. Under the Media & Archives Manager, the Digital Media Producer oversees The Moth’s web properties and digital communications. This includes creating daily content for publication on The Moth’s website and social platforms, project management on special initiatives and digital strategy. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Management of all Moth social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn) including answering questions, fielding complaints, feedback and engaging Moth followers.
  • Consulting with all departments on how to frame and deliver messaging for maximum impact.
  • Design graphics, select and edit photos and write copy to promote events, episodes and news from HQ.
  • Monitor analytics, research and capitalize on social media trends.
  • Manage weekly content updates including new storyteller, story and episode pages, photo spotlights and story extras.
  • Work across all departments to create web-based solutions to both user and internal challenges.
  • Build new pages and oversee implementation of new features including managing content for The Moth’s blog.
  • Participate in monthly story meetings: work with manager to facilitate dialogue around broadcast calendar and how to leverage new episodes for maximum impact.
  • Oversee podcast cross-promotions with PRX.
  • Oversee video request program:
    • Handle correspondence with storytellers 
    • Ensure stories are delivered on time and meet quality guidelines
  • Edit unique video content including highlight clips and reels as well as storyteller videos for all departments.
  • Maintain library of storyteller photos and library of stock photography.
  • Create digital and print graphics including flyers, advertisements, show announcements and one off events.
  • Act as liaison between Omnivorous and Moth staff to communicate design needs.
  • Act as the principal point of contact with The Moth’s publicist, send bi-weekly press round ups to Executive Team and oversee press archive.

Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will be immersed in the podcast world and have a keen awareness of developments in digital journalism and online media.
  • 2 years experience in media, social media and/or at an arts organization. 
  • Adobe Creative Suite skills including Photoshop, Indesign, and Premiere.
  • Strong interest in utilizing social media to expand and cultivate new audiences for storytelling.

To Apply

Send a cover letter and resume attached as a pdf to jobs@themoth.org with “Digital Media Producer” in the subject line. Applications are due by 11:59pm EST July 5th.

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Global Producer, The Moth Community Program
Full Time | Based in New York City | Applications due June 24th

The Moth is seeking a dynamic professional to provide logistical, production and operational support for its growing Community Program partnerships with African and South Asian organizations. The Global Producer will handle the logistical planning and execution for the Moth’s storytelling workshops internationally and will oversee production for live storytelling events showcasing the workshop participants in the U.S. and abroad. The Moth’s Global Community work elevates personal stories in an effort to highlight world issues, dissolve stereotypes, and bridge social divides -- with a particular focus on Women and Girls’ personal stories. This position, as well as the workshops and events associated with it, are currently funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This is a full-time position, based at The Moth’s headquarters in New York City, and will report directly to the Executive Producer. Full health benefits are included. Note: this is a production position. The Global Producer will not be instructing workshops or designing curriculum.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan and execute the logistic production for 12 or more annual Moth storytelling workshops and events associated with The Moth’s Global Community Program, including: location scouting, venue contract negotiations, scheduling of audio and video crew, arrangement of onsite rehearsals, flights and hotel accommodations for tens of staff and workshop participants, and budget forecasting and tracking of the Program’s expenses.
  • Travel domestically and internationally to produce onsite Moth events and provide logistic support for workshops on the ground (approx 2 weeks every 2 months).
  • Work closely with the Executive Producer and 3-person Community team to communicate effectively with partner contacts regarding the nature, design, and scope of planned and scheduled workshops.
  • Support Executive Producer and community partners in recruitment and selection of workshop participants. Liaise with Moth Community Workshop facilitators. 
  • Track the impact of the Global Community workshops by issuing surveys and gathering feedback from the workshop participants.
  • Assist in the preparation of qualitative and statistical reports for Development Directors, Board of Directors, and current funders.
  • Contribute to the design and execution of engagement opportunities for alumni of the Global Community Program.
  • Update promotional and informational media, including web text, printed materials, and slide presentations.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of three years travel production management experience, ideally in theatre or film.
  • Meticulous planner who delights in paying attention to details.
  • Able to prioritize and handle logistics in a wide variety of settings with partners from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Experience working with community organizations in Africa and/or South Asia preferred. Please note which languages you speak in your application.

To Apply

Complete this questionnaire and send your resume attached as a pdf to jobs@themoth.org with “Global Producer Application” in the subject line. Applications are due by 11:59pm EST June 23rd.

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Regional Swing Producer 

Part Time | Based in New Orleans or Minneapolis/St. Paul | Applications due June 26th

Position Overview: We're hiring for part time event producers in two Moth cities! As Swing Producer, you will produce our open mic StorySLAM events when the Regional Producer is unavailable. The ideal candidate is a local. You know your city inside and out and are tapped into multiple communities. Bringing people together and community engagement is where you thrive. You will work hand in hand with the Regional Producer and staff from Moth HQ to help expand our network of storytellers and new audience members as well as connect us to local press, venues, musicians, videographers, photographers, audio engineers and volunteers. You have a track record for meeting deadlines and excellent communication skills. This job requires approximately 10 hours of work per StorySLAM. 

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Book crew including musicians, videographers, photographers, audio engineers and volunteers
  • Prepare promotional materials including social media posts and flyers
  • Coordinate with venues for setup, ticketing and finances  
  • Submit show deliverables, including settlements and invoices  

 Qualifications and Skills:  

  • Tactful communicator: able to set expectations and succinctly share information via email and in person
  • Sensitivity to different perspectives: you communicate effectively with people from different cultural and educational settings 
  • Detail and deadline oriented 
  • Undaunted by digital: Google Drive and Microsoft Office are your allies
  • When the pressure is on, you're at your best 
  • Familiarity with The Moth's programming 
  • Must be a resident of your city for three or more years 
  • You're over 21 
  • Previous live event production and familiarity with your city’s arts culture a plus! 

To Apply: 

Email your resume and a paragraph about what you'd bring to this position to jobs@themoth.org with 
"[City] StorySLAM Swing Producer Application" in the subject line. Applications are due by 11:59pm EST June 26th.

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INTERNSHIPS

There are no open positions at this time. We will begin recruiting for Spring Interns starting October, 2017. Please check back then.

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