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Jellyvision FAQs

Submitting an Application
What should I do if I submitted an application two weeks ago and haven’t heard anything?

Eeeep. We’re sorry. We try to be as timely as possible in our responses, but sometimes we get a little behind – especially with new roles where we receive an abundance of applications. We review everything on a rolling basis and chances are good we haven’t gotten to your particular application just yet. Hang in there. Everyone gets a response from us, whether good news or bad.

How do the demographic questions on the form affect my application?

Hey! Totally understand. That set of questions was chosen to establish self-identifying demographic information based on guidelines set by the EEOC. While we’d love to customize them to better fit with our values, we cannot edit them. For example, we’d love to have “non-binary” as an option regarding gender, but are unable to at this point in time.

Regarding impact – hiring managers do not see candidate demographic info. In fact, your demographic info isn’t connected to your individual application at all! Our tracking system stores the info so we can pull reports about who is applying to Jellyvision. This information helps inform our diversity and inclusion initiatives from a recruiting perspective.

What should I wear? How should I prepare? Should I bake something?

Cookies, nothing, anything you want. Kidding about the cookies, but don’t worry about preparing anything out of the ordinary unless we specifically ask you to. Be prepared to talk about your work on the exercise and the role you’re applying for. Simple enough, eh? As for dress, wear whatever you’re most comfortable in. You’ll find most folks here are in jeans, so we’re not exactly a suit and tie establishment. Wear what makes you feel the most comfortable, prepared, and yourself. That said, no shirt, no shoes, you likely won’t make it here before the cops pick you up.

Is your building accessible?

We have a number of work spaces spread out over three buildings in the same neighborhood. Many of these spaces are accessible – so if stairs are an issue for you for any reason, just let us know that when you schedule an interview with us.

Who should I talk to about interviewing and hiring accommodations (like an ASL interpreter)?

Just let us know when we reach out to set up an interview what you need. As an example, we’ve got a great roster of ASL interpreters we work with routinely. But whether you need a location-related accommodation, a resource-related accommodation, or something else, please let our recruiting team know what you need.

Do you have a private room for nursing mothers or prayer I could use between interviews?

Totally! We have several rooms set aside for this exact purpose. Just let us know when we’re scheduling your interviews that you’ll need a break between sessions, and we’ll make sure you have the time and privacy you need.

How do I indicate what gender pronouns I prefer?

Please feel free to let us know in your application or when we contact you to set up an interview what pronouns you use and we’ll share that info with the team before you get here. Or you can share it directly with the folks you meet with when you come in to interview. We really appreciate the heads up so that we get it right!

Other Questions
Can I submit a new application to a role I’ve already applied for?

Indeed you may, provided it’s not the same open position you applied for. For example, maybe the same role opened at a different time. If that’s the case, we are happy to reassess your materials. If our online system doesn’t allow you to apply, that’s a good indicator that the role you’re submitting for is, in fact, the same open position.
For writers, this rings particularly true. In general, we’re happy to reconsider writers for our Interactive Writer role when we post a new writing sample prompt, which is usually every six months or so. Keep your eyes peeled!

What should I do if I’ve started a gender transition, and my references and identification refer to me by the wrong gender?

We understand that checking references from pre-transition employers might mean that we’ll hear different gender pronouns – that won’t faze us. As long as they have great things to say about the work you did for them, we don’t care what pronouns they use and will make sure their pronouns don’t influence ours. If you have any concerns about being misgendered, please let us know in your application or when we contact you to set up an interview so we address you correctly. (By the way, we just changed our health insurance, so we can provide health insurance benefits for transgender services that we couldn’t before. We’re really psyched about that.)