IDA staff at the 2019 IDA Documentary Awards.

IDA is made up of a small but mighty team of individuals dedicated to uplifting documentary storytellers and building an inclusive documentary culture. We are located in the vibrant Koreatown community in Los Angeles but have members working remotely from across the US.

Our Benefits:*

  • 100% employer-paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance

  • short and long-term disability insurance

  • paid parental and family leave

  • access to contribute to pre-tax commuter benefits

  • flexible spending accounts

  • Cell phone subsidy

  • a 401k retirement savings plan with employer match

  • generous paid time off, including sick days, 15 vacation days in the first year of employment, 14 paid holidays and a paid week off when our office closes from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day

  • a friendly, casual work environment, and flexible schedule and work-from-home opportunities

*Full benefits are available to regular full-time employees. Part-time and temporary/seasonal employees also accrue some more limited benefits. See individual job listings for more details.

To request accommodations for completing an employment application please contact access@documentary.org or call 213-332-1660 x209

The International Documentary Association is an Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our work, and to building an equitable and just organization that, at every level, reflects the diversity and vibrancy of the community we serve and our society as a whole. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.


Internship Opportunities

Our paid summer internship and year-round credit-based internship opportunities are currently on pause due to the pandemic.


  • Grants Manager

    Reporting to the Director of Development & Partnerships, the Grants Manager will oversee IDA’s foundation and government grant portfolio, managing and independently driving the grants process from start to finish.

  • Communications Manager

    We’re looking for a cross-channel storyteller to serve as the key communications point person for advancing IDA’s mission and presence. The successful candidate will develop proactive and reactive data-driven communications strategies, provide support across the organization to promote all IDA programs, implement digital advertisements and engage the wider documentary community. With team members working both onsite and remote, we are looking for someone who is an active virtual and in-office collaborator.

  • Director, IDA Funds and Enterprise Documentary Program

    We are looking for an experienced documentary leader responsible for the overall direction and management of all of IDA’s granting initiatives, currently consisting of the IDA Enterprise Documentary Fund, which supports in-depth explorations of original, contemporary stories that integrate journalistic practice into the filmmaking process, the Logan Elevate Fund, and the Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund. Combined these funds provide over $1 million in philanthropic support to films at various stages, from development through post-production, each year.