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When we first heard about Current, all we knew was that we didn’t get it. To clarify – not only did our cable provider not offer the Current tv channel, but we also didn’t understand what Current was all about. We did realize that Current was targeted towards young people and had a wealth of job openings, so we knew that we had to keep digging. Our research led us to a great article about Current on ReadWriteWeb which helped us get a better understanding of Current’s market positioning and reason for existence – being the place where the Internet meets television. It makes sense; just looking at Google Trends you can see how much television watching drives searches on the Internet. In fact, there’s a good chance that you’re reading this while watching tv – which reminds us, we’re still working on that article about job searching while watching the boob tube. Anyways, Current has 24/7 programming that relies on user-generated content and tight integration with their website. We’d tell you more, but we haven’t been able to tune in – our cable only goes up to channel 95.
To be honest, Current is one of those companies that we’re still a little skeptical about – they were founded by Mr. ManBearPig himself, Al Gore. We’re super serial! We’re also a little curious about the financials behind the IPO that they filed for. Despite our concerns, Current is a company that is all about young people (even if it’s run by old fogies), and they even won an Emmy, so we’re going to say take a look at their jobs, but proceed with caution. We like what Current is doing, and it seems like they’re having success, but we’d hate to see you get a new job, only to have your company end up in the deadpool 3 months later. Maybe our outlook would be different if we’d had a chance to watch some Current programming. If you’ve watched Current, let us know what you think about them in the comments section.
Ok, we’re done being Debbie Downer. The reason we’re so interested in Current is that they have a ton of jobs and other employment opportunities for new college grads. It’d be silly if they didn’t, considering their target demographic. Many of these jobs aren’t by definition entry-level, but the experience they require is something that many college students could have. Here are the entry-level jobs at Current that we found for you:
Programming & Production: Junior Designer – Broadcast Design Dept, Editor – Wraps, Media Coordinator, Newspod Producer/Editor, Newspod Producer, Scheduling Coordinator, and Production Assistant (Temporary)- Current Fix
Current Technology Group: Broadcast Engineer- LA Studio and Post Production Engineer / Compression Specialist
Sales & Marketing: Digital Analyst
Online: Web API/ Widget Developer, Flash Developer, Front End Developer, Web Designer, and Online Outreach Coordinator
For those who are trying to get in on the production side, your best bet is to “upload a VC2 pod.” If Current likes what they see, there’s a good chance they might want to add you to their team. It’s happened before. And if none of the jobs that we’ve listed are your jam, then you can “hit email@example.com with your resume.”
Note: On April 25th we revisited entry-level jobs at Current.
Links to Help You Begin Your Research
Looking for an internship? It’s your lucky day, we featured Current on One Day, One Internship.
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Current is fantastic! It’s 24 hour news-as defined by users. There are some truly interesting and creative pods on there about things I’d never dream about. It’s random, but if you do get a chance to watch it enough you’ll pick up a pattern.
Thanks for adding that, Laura. It’s good to know that Current is putting out great content.