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 is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally vibrant team and strongly encourages applications from people of diverse backgrounds. 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

MANAGER, BRAND PARTNERSHIPS

For the past 22 years, The Moth—an acclaimed nonprofit and cultural institution—has celebrated the art & craft of storytelling. Through true stories, told live on stage without notes, The Moth has presented recognized storytellers alongside writers, performers, artists and everyday people —bringing the world together through shared experiences. 

As a key member of the Marketing team, the Manager, Brand Partnerships, will represent The Moth in the advertising marketplace—helping to support various Moth programs, events, platforms and its mission. 

Under the leadership of the Director of Marketing, this role will lead all facets of The Moth’s brand partnerships/corporate sponsorship business including cultivating new relationships, stewarding existing business, and writing sponsorships materials in service of meeting yearly revenue goals. The role will also liaise with The Moth’s Radio/Podcast partners to ensure they are up-to-date on all revenue generating opportunities. 

The ideal candidate is smart, ambitious, and naturally curious with previous sales/corporate sponsorship experience and the conviction that storytelling is an important artform—and the desire to help it thrive. 

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • Lead The Moth’s brand partnership endeavors; spearheading new corporate sponsorship opportunities and strengthening existing franchises to ensure YOY revenue growth across The Moth Radio Hour, The Moth Podcast, The Moth Ball, Mainstage and StorySLAM events, corporate and community workshops, books and social media platforms

  • Constantly identify opportunities for cultivating new business opportunities, stewarding existing clients and engage past client partnerships using data and insights from current or past campaigns

  • Identify, approach and track a robust pipeline of prospective brand partners within Tech, Fashion, Home, Food & Beverage, Wine & Spirits, Arts & Culture, Travel and overall lifestyle categories

  • Collaborate with MothWorks, The Moth’s private workshop and event program, to identify new prospects

  • Own the creation of customized sponsorship proposals, sales materials, case studies and recap decks 

  • Ensure all presentation materials tell a consistent brand story, representative of the premium position and overall mission of The Moth

  • Create and negotiate terms for sponsorship contracts in collaboration with The Moth’s legal team

  • Work directly with The Moth’s production and artistic teams to ensure timely coordination of all sponsorship deliverables

  • Seek other forms of corporate contributions such as in-kind donations

  • Work with external media agency to handle sponsorship inquiries and prospect identification for sponsorship of The Moth Podcast and Radio Hour

  • Keep The Moth’s executive team up to-date on all new sponsorship opportunities and areas of growth

  • Track The Moth’s radio and podcast listenership, identifying key trends and revenue generating opportunities

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • A minimum of 4-5 years of client-facing digital media sales and/or non-profit corporate sponsorship sales experience

  • Strong relationships, both agency and in-house, within Tech, Fashion, Home, Food & Beverage, Wine & Spirits, Arts & Culture, Travel and overall lifestyle categories, as well as a proven track record of successfully cultivating new clients with no history of spending 

  • Deep understanding of sponsor assets and their valuation

  • Strong presentation, verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to meet or exceed deadlines by demonstrating initiative and ownership of projects

  • Deadline oriented: ability to work under pressure and in a fast-paced environment

  • Strategic thinker, creative problem solver, and strong operator

  • Proficiency in G Suite, Word, Excel and Powerpoint; ability to learn CRM Database system

  • Bonus:

    • Radio/Podcast experience

    • Live event production experience

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@themoth.org with the subject line of, “Manager, Brand Partnership”. The deadline to apply is July 12th, 2019.

ABOUT THE MOTH

Since launching in 1997, The Moth has presented over 35,000 stories, told live and without notes to standing­-room-only crowds worldwide. The Moth conducts seven ongoing programs: The Moth Mainstage, which tours internationally, has featured stories by Malcolm Gladwell, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, John Turturro, Molly Ringwald, Boots Riley, Krista Tippett, Rosanne Cash, Danyel Smith and Tig Notaro, as well as an astronaut, a pickpocket, a hot­dog eating champion and hundreds more; The Moth StorySLAM program, which conducts open mic storytelling competitions in 30 cities: 27 in the US plus Sydney and Melbourne, AU and London, UK; The Moth Community Program, which offers storytelling workshops and performance opportunities to adults who are too often overlooked by the mainstream media; The Moth Education Program, which brings the thrill of personal storytelling to high schools and colleges in New York, and educators around the world; The Moth Global Community Program, which develops and elevates true, personal stories from extraordinary individuals in the global south; The Moth Podcast, which is downloaded more than 61 million times a year; MothWorks, which uses the essential elements of Moth storytelling at work and other unexpected places; and the Peabody Award-winning The Moth Radio Hour which airs weekly on 500 public radio stations nationwide. To date, The Moth has published three critically acclaimed books: The New York Times Best Seller The Moth: 50 True Stories (Hachette Books, September 2013), All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown (Crown Archetype, March 2017) — described as “wonderful” by NYT’s Michiko Kakutani and Occasional Magic: True Stories of Defying the Impossible (Crown Archetype, March 2019) which debuted at #12 on The New York Times Best Sellers List.

We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and a better storytelling experience for our audience. This is something we value deeply and we encourage everyone to come be a part of changing the way the world experiences storytelling. Moth employees benefit from a variety of perks including:

  • Full benefits package, including 401k, wellness reimbursements and more

  • Summer Fridays

  • Quarterly happy hours and excursions



POSITION: StorySLAM Swing Producer 

LOCATION: Boston

DETAILS:
This is a part-time, subcontractor position: 10 hours per SLAM, when needed.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

The Moth is a nonprofit dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. Since launching in 1997, The Moth has presented over 35,000 true personal stories, told live, without notes, to standing-room-only audiences around the globe. Renowned for showcasing a broad range of human experiences, The Moth produces approximately 600 live shows each year and has an ongoing presence in 30 cities worldwide. Additionally, The Moth runs storytelling workshops for high school students, teachers, adults and advocates from around the world through its Education, Community and Global Programs, and MothWorks which uses the essential elements of Moth storytelling at work and other unexpected places. The Moth Podcast is downloaded over 61 million times a year, and each week, the Peabody Award-winning The Moth Radio Hour, presented by PRX, The Public Radio Exchange, is heard on 500 radio stations. The Moth has also published three critically acclaimed books, most recently The New York Times Best Seller, Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible (2019). [To really understand The Moth, we encourage you to listen to a few stories here: https://themoth.org/stories.]

POSITION OVERVIEW:
The Moth seeks a vibrant professional to join our Boston StorySLAM team as a Swing Producer. The swing producer will substitute for either of the current regional producers in their absence. The Swing Producer will connect with our current local producers to produce our three-a-month Boston StorySLAMs, engage in community outreach, and coordinate with Moth Headquarters in NYC.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Confirming that crew is booked
- Prepare show materials, social media/show promotion, confirm and schedule volunteers for show
- Coordinate with the venue for setup, ticketing and finances 
- Submit show deliverables, including settlements and invoices 
- Communicate with Moth Headquarters in NYC for each SLAM you produce 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
- Familiarity with The Moth's programming
- Willingness and availability to shadow regular producer during the show and go over and pre and post details and requirements in depth 
- Sensitivity to different perspectives from around the world and ability to communicate effectively with people from different cultural and educational settings 
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both in person and remotely) 
- Ability to work under pressure and in a fast-paced environment 
- Strong organizational skills, detail and deadline-oriented 
- Computer skills: Google Drive, Microsoft Office 
- 21+
- Production experience a plus 

HOW TO APPLY:
Please complete this questionnaire and email your resume to jobs@themoth.org (Be sure to specify which position you're applying for in the subject line!).

The deadline to apply is July 3rd, 2019.

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