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Writer and Story Artist Scout  
  posted: July 14, 2017
 Offered by: 
Health, Dental, 401K, Bonus, Stock options
Full Time
San Francisco, CA
Episode is a mobile storytelling network and platform created by Pocket Gems. Episode aims to define storytelling for the 2+ billion people on mobile with animated, interactive stories that are part TV, novel, movie, and mobile game. Since launching in 2014, users have viewed over 3 billion episodes (equivalent of ~57,000 years) across 60,000+ stories. Over 6 million storytellers have signed up to create their own stories, including award-winning screenwriters and published novelists. Episode also partners with major studios and industry stars to create stories such as Mean Girls: Senior Year, Demi Lovato: Path to Fame, and Pretty Little Liars.

We’re looking for an explorative and discerning quick-thinker to find exceptional writers and story artists who can partner with us to create original content on the Episode platform.


-Develop creative ways to find and connect with great writers through a variety of channels (e.g., participation at conferences, social media outreach, launching and managing writing contests)
-Build and maintain relationships with great writers, developing their talent and getting them signed up and writing stories that readers love on Episode
-Identify talented story artists and other visual storytellers to help bring stories to life on the screen using Episode’s unique toolset
-Iterate constantly to create new sourcing plans and tools to find amazing writers and story artists
-Design and drive new processes across writer and story artist auditions, management, and skill-building so that we can best empower our creative team to succeed
-Recognize, create, and nurture talented partnerships between the writers and story artists you’ve brought to our team
-Be agile enough to quickly change course and fill new needs or roles as Episode grows


-3+ years of talent scouting experience for an agency, studio, production company, publisher, festival or related experience
-Bachelor’s degree required, relevant advanced degree a plus
-Superb taste in stories for film, animation, TV, novels, games, comics and other media
-Interest in a variety of genres, including but not limited to YA and romance
-Excellent critical faculties in deconstructing narrative and visual storytelling
-Fantastic eye for up-and-coming talent and dynamic story material
-Experience in television, publishing, movies, and/or gaming
-Self-starter with strong attention to detail, good time management and multitasking abilities


Pocket Gems offers top-notch benefits, including a Premiere PPO health plan. We cover 100% of the cost of employees’ Medical, Dental and Vision premiums (and 75% of the cost for their dependents), as well as short and long-term disability, and life insurance. We also offer flex spending & dependent care accounts, pre-tax commuter benefits and a 401(k) plan. Pocket Gems is located in beautiful downtown San Francisco, one block North of the Montgomery Street BART station.

Pocket Gems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
 About Our  
What is Episode?

The Episode app is a mobile storytelling network and platform. Episode features interactive Hollywood-caliber stories built from the ground up for mobile, not the passive entertainment of TV and movies. In Episode, your choices decide the path of your story.

There have been over 3 billion episodes viewed on Episode so far, which adds up to over 57,000 years of combined viewing time! We’ve also opened up our storytelling platform and have the world’s largest community of interactive stories and storytellers, with over 6 million registered creators and 57,000 stories.
If interested, please apply here:
Job #  19426
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