We’re Hiring!

The promise of doing funny, meaningful, helpful work that we can be proud of is what makes us all get out of our beds in the morning, even when it means waking up right in the middle of that recurring dream where we fly through outer space with a kind horse-headed man. If working and playing with a bunch of smart, lovable goofballs sounds like fun, get in touch and let us know what you’d bring to the table.

What do we bring to the table? Great benefits. Free yoga. And oh yeah, we have snacks. Lots of snacks. Sweet snacks, savory snacks. You name it, we snack it.

Here are some frequently asked questions about our hiring process.

Our Recruiting Process

1. Write a great cover letter.

Believe it or not, people actually read those dusty old things, and we tend to weigh them heavily. Why? We dig concise, interesting, and on-point communication (it’s kinda what we do), and we really like to get to know our applicants through the recruiting process. So get out your feather duster and write us a cover letter that relates whatever experience you have to the position you’re applying for, and do it in a Jellyvision way.

2. Do an audition.

No tap dancing, trilling, or emotionally-meaty monologue required. If you advance past the first several stages of the recruiting process, we’ll ask you to complete a task within a set amount of time. This task can be done totally from the comfort of your own home (or your favorite coffee shop, whatever’s your jam). This audition will relate to the actual functions of the job you’re applying for and serves a couple purposes. First, it allows us to see you in action and make sure that your skills line up with the skills we’re looking for. Second, it gives you a chance to see what the role would be like. Recruiting is a two-way street around here – we want you to have as much information on the role as possible before joining our team, and the audition is a great way to get a feel for what you’d actually be doing all day.

3. Some interviews.

Whether it’s a preliminary small group interview for starters, or a larger final interview with more people than you can count on two hands, you’ll get to sit down and interview with members of the team that you’ll be working with. Bringing a new person on board is a group effort and decision, and we want lots of people to get to know you. While you may need a nap after it’s all said and done, it’s great to show up on your first day and see the familiar faces of people you’ve already met.

Your application will always be reviewed by people. Real, live humans.

We know how much work goes into creating an application for us, and we never cease to be humbled by the time and effort people put into applying for one of our roles. So we carefully read, absorb, and ponder every application, no exceptions. Actually, anywhere from one to more than a dozen people get acquainted with your application materials before a decision is reached for each applicant. Basically, you’re famous!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I submitted an application two weeks ago and haven’t heard anything. What gives?
    • 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.

  • So, I have this interview thing at your place tomorrow. What do I bake/prepare/wear?
    • 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 audition 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.

  • I’ve applied to this role before…can I submit a new application and new cover letter to be reconsidered?
    • 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!